Fast Charge Corridor Confirmed For Highway 20 From Montréal To Mont-Joli

JUL 9 2016 BY MARK KANE 23

Québec

Québec

On the photo, from left to right: Luc Blanchette, Minister for Mines; Éric Martel, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec; Guy Ouellette, MNA for Chomedey; Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec; Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord; and Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification

On the photo, from left to right: Luc Blanchette, Minister for Mines; Éric Martel, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec; Guy Ouellette, MNA for Chomedey; Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec; Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord; and Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification

On the occasion of the international convention of electric vehicles – EVS29 in Montréal, Québec,Premier Philippe Couillard announced the electrification of Highway 20.

Québec’s busiest corridors will get a total 14 fast charging stations (of which eight are already are on-line) between Montréal and Mont-Joli.

Chargers will be supplied by the Québec-based AddÉnergie, and will be included into Electric Circuit’s network (which currently features over 670 charging stations, including 32 fast-charge stations, in operation across 16 Québec regions).

“The Electric Circuit has signed agreements with the Belle Québécoise 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 Lévis. 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 Québec and Mont-Joli, with the addition of fast-charge stations in Montmagny, Rivière-du-Loup, Trois-Pistoles and Rimouski. Charging stations are already in service in La Pocatière and Mont-Joli.”

Status of the fast-charge stations between Montréal and Mont-Joli

Fast-charge stationStatus
BouchervilleIn service
Sainte-JulieIn service
Saint-HyacintheCommissioning planned for October
DrummondvilleIn service
DaveluyvilleIn service
Laurier StationCommissioning planned for July
QuébecIn service
LévisIn service
MontmagnyCommissioning planned for fall
La PocatièreIn service
Rivière-du-LoupCommissioning planned for fall
Trois-PistolesCommissioning planned for fall
RimouskiCommissioning planned for July
Mont-JoliIn service

 

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard said:

“Québec has all the elements needed for the development of electric vehicles. Sound public finances that instill investor confidence. Québec know-how, which is being developed at the college and university levels and in our research centres. As a result, we have a talented pool of manufacturers, component assemblers and integrators who are specialized in electric transportation. By developing our network of charging stations, we are advancing this industry, which is poised to be a strong vehicle for growth in Québec in coming years,”

Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification said:

“The addition of these charging stations ensures safe travel along one of Québec’s busiest highways. It will provide added incentive to drivers who take Highway 20 for personal and business-related travel to purchase an electric vehicle, and thus bring us closer to the ambitious target set in our Transportation Electrification Plan, of having 100,000 electric and hybrid vehicles registered in Québec by 2020,”

The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, Pierre Arcand said:

“The electrification of Highway 20 ties in perfectly with the energy transition we embarked on through our ambitious 2030 Energy Policy announced on April 7. This policy aims to offer choices to consumers while fostering concrete behavioral changes. In addition to reducing oil consumption by 40%, it will allow us to build a strong, diverse and low-carbon footprint,”

Éric Martel, president and CEO of Hydro-Québec said:

“The Electric Circuit and its partners are making a significant contribution to electrifying transportation and making Québec roads more accessible for electric vehicles. And Hydro-Québec has what it takes to contribute to this trend with our clean, renewable energy and our recognized expertise,”.

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23 Comments on "Fast Charge Corridor Confirmed For Highway 20 From Montréal To Mont-Joli"

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Good move. Make a provision to install another 14 stations in between. Ultimately every 10 km, there should be a charging station and the vehicle should be able to stop and recharge.

A Level-2 charger costs only $1,000 – $,1500 to install.

This is green washing. This government is licking the ars of the oil companies. Like in too many places. Only 6 chargers is ridiculous.

Frédérick St-Laurent

Are you confusing the actions of the current provincial government with the actions of the old federal government?

question….why they cut the subsidy for home charging installation just 4 months ago ????(if they really want to support EVs?!) many broken promises here……….n’est ce pas?

Nope, the Couillard government reduced the libéreux EV target for 2020 from 300 000 to 100 000. Hydro-Québec should be the continental leader in spreading fast chargers for many many years but they do the bare minimum to shine their green image. With 98% clean hydro electricity, Québec should be an example to follow, but Thierry Vandal, and André Caillé before him were both issued from the fossil fuel industry.
Traitors like Couillard.

that is, what we suppose…..too…..!!!(“bien paraitre au lieu d,etre…”)

I agree, as for the Anticosti Island where this government just allowed the devastating fracking technique to proceed with his benedistion. First Anticosti, then all of the best farming lands and fresh water sources in the Province (La vallée du St-Laurent) will be gradually poisoned by the criminal gas companies. We saw what they did in the USA with illnesses and earthquakes all around the millions of wells, not even mentioning the huge amout of methane leaks all along the distribution chains. Humans really are their own worst enemy.

Although the deployment of electric mobility charging infrastructure is too slow here and for all that this government is entangled in terrible fossil fuel exploration and promises that the origin of the current decision-makers is soaked , the province Quebec is where the charging network is the most advanced in the world in person !
In a sense, we are among the leaders , which is better than nothing.
I also succumbed to our Latin temperament which makes us believe in the absolute and the clear opportunity to let all the others far behind, but this will not happen with this government or another.

“Un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l’auras”

“”A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!””

It’s worth nothing to have the most chargers per person if they are mostly slow chargers and not found where they would be most convenient.

This government is worst than the previous one, but it’s also worth noticing that Pauline Marois didn’t move a finger to keep Daniel Breton as Minister of environment, for the first time we had a real one! And the scandal he was afflicted with was the same kind media circus set up than “Le scandale des commandites” who permitted Petro Harper to get in power.

We, as in the USA or elsewhere are very badly disinformed by the worldwide petro-auto-banking cartel who owns all of the major media.

Although the deployment of electric mobility charging infrastructure is too slow here and for all that this government is entangled in terrible fossil fuel exploration and promises that the origin of the current decision-makers is soaked , the province Quebec is where the charging network is the most advanced in the world in person !
In a sense, we are among the leaders , which is better than nothing.
I also succumbed to our Latin temperament which makes us believe in the absolute and the clear opportunity to let all the others far behind, but this will not happen with this government or another.
“Un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l’auras!”

“”A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!””

Frédérick St-Laurent

I think you are focusing the negative points. Although the situation is far from perfect, it could be a lot worst. Let’s see what they did: Kept subsidies higher than initially planned (all previous plans (previous liberal or PQ) were talking about reducing them), added access to HOV lanes, free ferries, … (http://www.aveq.ca/guide-avantages-plaque-verte.html) but personally the best is still to come: Zero Emission law inspired from what was done in California and other states should enter into action this fall.

Also, just to help you demonstrating your points in the future, I don’t think shouting names will help making your arguments better.

You will see with the upcoming law. I BET IT WILL HAVE NO TEETH and all the money will go to the car makers. Greenwashing only. BTW where do we see advertising about the HOV lanes and free stuff?

Frédérick St-Laurent

Have you read “le projet de loi” : http://www.assnat.qc.ca/fr/travaux-parlementaires/projets-loi/projet-loi-104-41-1.html

What I find particularly interesting is that from what I understood it would apply to vehicles up to 4500 kg, not only “small cars” (which I think, correct me if I’m wrong, is the case in the California law). Even the coalition formed by citizens to promote that law seem to be happy by what was presented so far: http://www.czeq.org/2-juin-2016-depot-du-projet-de-loi-no-104/. So give it a chance before condemning it.

As for the advertising, I saw some advertisement on big sign in front of a bridge (13 North from Montreal to Laval) for a few weeks after it was adopted. I also saw some publicities on TV. I guess your timing was simply wrong.

I don’t always drink beer but when I do I do it while fast charging 😉

If there were a Tim Horton’s next to our quick chargers in the Northwest, I’d be in electron heaven.

Some already are (next to)
Sample http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/55291

Laurier Station, Commissioning planned for July, will be

A map would have been nice

Tank’s Insidervs for this Québec new’s. We have a 2017 Volt since 2 mounth and we are looking foward to be 100% electric car in 2020 !

Pas de problème Stéphane

Just a quick note: you cannot use a high speed charger with a Chevrolet Volt, no matter what your salesman told you. 🙂

We had good advise from the salesmans that we spoke with in two dealers, and it’s was clear from then that the Volt has not a speed charger. For our need, the Volt is perfect with is 85 km epa range since my work is at 27 km from my home. Actually we are at 90% electric with the Volt and we had made 110 km in one charge this summer in a sunday’s little trip in our eastern township region !