A Québec company, AddEnergie, has won the recent call for proposals to supply 100-kW fast-charge stations to the Electric Circuit, a Hydro-Québec subsidiary.
Hydro-Québec and AddEnergie will sign an agreement with an initial two-year term for some 100 hundred kilowatt charging stations. Their installation will continue the accelerated development of fast charging following the January 2019 announcement regarding the deployment of 1,600 fast-charge stations over 10 years.
The bids received in response to the call for proposals were evaluated through a stringent process that took into account several criteria, including station robustness, price, user-friendliness and after-sales service. All proposed charging stations were put through rigorous climate testing at the Institut du véhicule innovant.
This is the fifth Electric Circuit call for proposals to be won by AddEnergie. Since 2013, AddEnergie has supplied nearly 2,500 public charging stations to the Electric Circuit. Thanks to the company’s technology, the Electric Circuit is one of the world’s most reliable charging networks.
In the coming weeks, the Electric Circuit will start to roll out these new 100-kW charging stations to meet the needs of electric vehicle drivers and the arrival on the market of a growing number of electric vehicles able to charge at power levels exceeding 50 kW.
“It is always a great honor for AddEnergie to be chosen as an Electric Circuit supplier. Hydro-Québec is a demanding client with stringent standards. We are proud that our new 100-kW fast-charge stations were able to meet Hydro-Québec’s requirements, and we firmly intend to use this new collaboration with the Electric Circuit as a springboard to showcase Québec’s electric transportation expertise across North America,” said Louis Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer, AddEnergie.
“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with AddEnergie for the rollout of a new generation of Electric Circuit fast-charge stations. AddEnergie is a trusted partner that has developed high-quality charging stations,” said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification, Hydro-Québec.[source: Quebec Electric Circuit]