The Quebec utility has selected AddÉnergie to supply its recently launched faster chargers to match the charging speeds of newer electric vehicles
AddÉnergie Technologies has been selected to supply 100kW EV fast-charging stations to Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit network following the latter’s recent call for proposals.
The contract will see AddÉnergie deliver more than 100 of its newest chargers over a two-year term, adding significantly to what is already Quebec’s largest public EV charging network.
Hydro-Québec’s request for proposals followed a January 2019 announcement that it would expand the Electric Circuit network by adding 1,600 fast-charge stations over 10 years. Proposals were evaluated based on criteria including station robustness, price, user-friendliness, and after-sales service, according to Hydro-Québec.
“It is always a great honour for AddÉnergie to be chosen as an Electric Circuit supplier,” said Louis Tremblay, president and chief executive officer of AddÉnergie.
“Hydro-Québec is a demanding client with stringent standards. We are proud that our new 100kW fast-charge stations were able to meet Hydro-Québec’s requirements, and we firmly intend to use this new collaboration with the Electric Circuit as a springboard to showcase Quebec’s electric transportation expertise across North America.”
Faster charging speeds
Since 2013, AddÉnergie has supplied the Electric Circuit with nearly 2,500 public charging stations. This is the fifth request for proposals the company has won from Hydro-Québec.
“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with AddÉnergie for the rollout of a new generation of Electric Circuit fast-charge stations,” said France Lampron, director of transportation electrification at Hydro-Québec.
100kW fast charging allows EVs to receive full charges in significantly less time than the more common 50kW chargers, although exact charging speeds vary by vehicle. The decision to bolster the number of 100kW chargers available for public use comes as an increasing amount of new EVs are capable of levels of charging power higher than 50kW.
AddÉnergie has supplied over 30,000 public, workplace and residential charging stations across north America and produces its charging stations in Shawinigan, Quebec.