The financial assistance is up to $12,000 per charging station.
Up to 4,500 new stations will be installed by 2028.
Many consumers would like to purchase an and leave their dependence on oil in the past. For many, the issue is recharging as they live in various complexes that are either too far from the nearest charging station or there are no charging facilities at their place of work. Hydro-Quebec (HQ) wants to fix this.
If a municipality is interested in taking advantage of this financial assistance, HQ requires that the charging stations must meet the following criteria:
Overnight charging in neighborhoods where electric vehicle owners do not have access to private outdoor outlets.
Daytime charging downtown and near shops.
Access to the stations must be possible 24 hours a day, all year, and the parking spot must be free.
France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec, says: “The addition of these 4,500 charging stations is excellent news for the electric vehicle drivers of today and tomorrow who will have easier access to charging near their homes or workplaces. For municipalities, this is a great opportunity to support the growing number of residents who are choosing electric vehicles.”
Municipalities have until August 31st to submit a grant application.