As the largest international convention of electric vehicles, EVS29, takes place in Montreal this week, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced that a fast-charge corridor will be completed along Highway 20, one of Quebec’s busiest corridors.
The Electric Circuit has signed agreements with the Belle Quebecoise restaurant in Daveluyville as well as the Tim Hortons in Laurier Station, which will each install a fast-charge station for electric vehicles.
These charging stations are in addition to those already in service in Sainte-Julie, Drummondville and Levis. A sixth charging station will be available this fall at the St-Hubert restaurant in St-Hyacinthe.
Later this year, a second phase of Highway 20 electrification will be completed between Quebec and Mont-Joli, with the addition of fast-charge stations in Montmagny, Riviere-du-Loup, Trois-Pistoles and Rimouski. Charging stations are already in service in La Pocatiere and Mont-Joli. The charging stations will be manufactured by the Electric Circuit’s supplier, Quebec-based AddEnergie.