EV charging available at Montréal airport

Two stations now available to the public

September 24, 2012
by Fleet Management staff

MONTREAL—Aéroports de Montréal has joined The Electric Circuit, and two charging stations are now in service in the parking structure at the Montréal-Trudeau terminal.

“We’re very pleased to welcome such a prestigious organization as Aéroports de Montréal to The Electric Circuit,” said Hydro-Québec’s Pierre-Luc Desgagné, senior director of strategic planning, speaking on behalf of The Electric Circuit’s founding partners (which include Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec.) “Drivers now have the option of charging their electric vehicles when they fly out or even when picking up friends or family at the airport.”

The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of the charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in Québec. It is pursuing its expansion throughout several Québec regions..

Eighty 240-volt Electric Circuit stations are already available in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert Restaurants in the greater Montréal and Québec areas. More than 150 charging stations will be available in Québec by the end of 2012. After that, the roll-out of 240-V and 400-V charging stations, which allow for quicker charging, will be deployed as more electric vehicles hit Québec roads.

EV owners do most of their recharging at home and at work, but drivers can travel worry free, knowing they can top up their batteries on the road if they need to. Electric Circuit users also have access to a 24/7 telephone help line run by CAA-Québec, as well as a charging station locator service. Of course, The Electric Circuit Web site, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.