Desjardins and Hydro-Québec have opened Quebec's first urban superstation for charging electric vehicles at the Complexe Desjardins, in downtown Montreal. This superstation includes four 50-kilowatt charging stations at the Quartier des spectacles.
The project is part of Desjardins's plan to install 200 charging stations at its locations throughout Quebec and eastern Ontario by 2021, in partnership with Hydro-Québec and the Electric Circuit. These stations will boost the Electric Circuit's existing network and help encourage Quebecers to more quickly adopt electric modes of transportation.
The Electric Circuit is the largest charging network in Québec. It has close to 2,000 public charging stations, with 200 fast chargers, deployed in 16 regions in Québec. Since its inauguration, some 340 private and institutional partners have joined The Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 55,000 members.
"We're very proud of this project, of our partnership with Hydro-Québec, and of everyone's commitment at Desjardins Group, particularly the caisses (branches) in our network that are providing the infrastructure for these charging stations to be built," said Pauline D'Amboise, Secretary General and Vice-President Governance and Sustainable Development Division.