The Electric Circuit, in partnership with Québec’s municipalities, will be rolling out 4,500 standard charging stations by 2028, to meet the needs of electric vehicle drivers who do not have access to home charging.
To support this important initiative, a grant program is being offered exclusively to municipalities, through which Hydro-Québec is providing financial assistance of up to $12,000 per standard charging station.
Charging stations must meet one of the following charging needs:
- Overnight charging in neighborhoods where electric vehicle owners do not have access to private outdoor outlets
- Daytime charging downtown and near shops
In addition, the municipality must allow access to the curbside station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer free parking in front of the curbside station from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Municipalities who wish to contribute to this effort to accelerate transportation electrification must submit their duly completed grant application and all required documents by August 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
For the first two years, the program is exclusively for curbside charging stations, made up of two standard stations, installed where electric vehicles parked on the street can use them.