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News   September 13, 2023   by Adam Malik

New EV chargers announced for Quebec

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Quebec is getting hundreds of new electric vehicle fast chargers, the federal government recently announced.

The $30 million investment will bring 1,500 chargers total with 400 of them fast chargers across the province.

The government’s announcement noted that almost 260,000 incentives to buy or lease a zero-emission vehicle have been provided to Canadians and Canadian businesses — with almost 137,000 of those coming from Quebec.

The money is being spread across 18 projects, including:

  • $21.7 million to Hydro-Québec to install 1194 chargers, including 385 fast chargers
  • $4.4 million to the Canadian National Railway Company to support 62 fast chargers at train stations across Canada, including 12 in Quebec
  • $1.3 million to Les Pétroles R.L. Inc. to deploy 57 chargers across Quebec
  • $375,000 to Bell Canada to install 75 Level 2 chargers at workplaces across the province
  • $300,000 to Syndicat des copropriétaires Lowney sur Ville to install 60 Level 2 chargers in multi-use residential buildings in Montreal
  • $133,775 to the Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouais to deliver 23 chargers across the Outaouais region
  • $88,311 to the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport to support the installation of 31 EV chargers
  • Funding to help install another 126 chargers across the province, all of which will be available by 2025

So far, 45,000 chargers have been installed across the country.

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