The Government of Canada is making substantial investment of nearly $30 million to further expand electric vehicle (EV)charging infrastructure in Quebec.
Announced yesterday by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, this investment will see the deployment of 1,578 EV chargers across the province, with more than 400 of them being DC fast chargers. The funding will support 18 projects, with various sectors benefiting from the initiative.
Hydro-Québec is set to receive $21.7 million for the installation of 1,194 chargers, including 385 fast chargers, further reinforcing the province’s charging network. The Canadian National Railway Company is also part of the effort, with $4.4 million allocated to support the installation of 62 fast chargers at train stations nationwide, including 12 in Quebec.
Les Pétroles R.L. Inc. will deploy 57 chargers, Bell Canada will install 75 Level 2 chargers at workplaces, and Syndicat des copropriétaires Lowney sur Ville will place 60 Level 2 chargers in multi-use residential buildings in Montreal. The Montreal-Trudeau International Airport will see the installation of 31 EV chargers, and the Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouais will deliver 23 chargers across the Outaouais region.
Additional funding will help install 126 more chargers throughout the province, all operational by 2025.
Canada’s push toward EVs extends beyond charging infrastructure. The government has provided nearly 260,000 incentives for zero-emission vehicle purchases or leases, and significant investments are being directed toward electrified public transportation, with over $780 million dedicated to acquiring 1,229 electric buses in Quebec.