680 new charging stations for electric vehicles coming to Quebec
Thanks to a $4 million grant from Ottawa, Propulsion Québec will install 680 level 2 charging stations for electric vehicles by March 2024 in Québec.
These charging stations will be installed in streets, parking lots of multi-unit buildings, workplaces or maintenance centers for light vehicle fleets. The organization has still not determined in which sectors of the province these new terminals will be deployed. It says it will determine recipients “through a transparent, demand-driven process.”
“Investments like the one announced today in Quebec for the installation of charging stations will put more Canadians on the path to a carbon-neutral future and help us achieve our climate goals,” said the Minister. Department of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, by press release.
Since 2015, Ottawa says it has invested more than $1 billion to “make electric vehicles more affordable and charging infrastructure more accessible.” Remember that the federal government wants all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.
For her part, the President and CEO of Propulsion Québec, Sarah Houde, was delighted with this new investment from Ottawa. She maintained that this “responds to the need to increase the number of charging infrastructures in order to achieve our economic and environmental objectives”.