Montreal, with help from Quebec, is launching a new charging infrastructure project for on-street parking spots.

Over 100 charging spots will be installed by next spring.

By 2020 number of charging spots in Montreal to hit 1,000

Montreal intends to install 25 double AC charging stations and three DC fast chargers. Quebec will match this, providing funds for another 25+3 stations under its five-year $420-million vehicle-electrification plan (hoping for 100,000 EVs by 2020).

In total, there will be 50 double charging points and 6 DC fast chargers (106 spots). First batch is scheduled to be operational by the end of November.

Montreal already has 46 off-street charging stations and 32 more to be installed by end of this year.

Mayor Denis Coderre said:

“We’re getting somewhere. Montreal is back.”

Charging stations will be supplied by AddÉnergie Technologies. Montreal will pay about $415,000 for 53 stations. Quebec intends to spend $500,000.

Prices for charging:

  • AC: $1 an hour + cost of the parking meter (if any),
  • DC: $10 an hour (charged by the minute) + cost of the parking meter (if any)
Source: Montreal Gazette

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