The Quebec Strategy on Electric Vehicle Charging investment will add 6,700 fast chargers and 110,000 Level 2 chargers as well as 600,000 EV-ready parking spots in MURBs — all by 2030
The government of Quebec has added definition to its Plan for a Green Economy 2030 with a major announcement about EV-ready MURBs and more public EV chargers.
It plans to spend $514.5 million to add 116,700 public chargers (6,700 fast chargers and 110,700 Level 2) to Quebec’s public network. The government is also putting a portion of the funds to ensure 600,000 EV-ready parking spots in multi-unit residential buildings.
Both initiatives are part of the Quebec Strategy on Electric Vehicle Charging.
This outlay adds to the $249 million the government has previously spent on public EV charging.
Premier François Legault, minister of the environment Benoit Charette and the parliamentary assistant for electrification, Mathieu Lemay, made the joint announcement in Jonquière, Que., on Thursday.
The government is aiming to have the new chargers and EV-ready parking spots ready by 2030. That year is also Quebec’s target to have two million EVs on the road.
The Plan for a Green Economy strategy is guided by three key focus areas:
- Ensure charging deployment that effectively meets the needs of all Quebecers;
- Create a business environment favourable to the deployment of charging; and
- Ensure efficient, coordinated and integrated development of charging.
The $514.5 million put into the Plan for a Green Economy will be divided between several streams that support the three focus areas. The funding breakdown includes:
- $265 million in accelerating the deployment of public charging stations;
- $108 million for upgrading charging infrastructure in multi-dwellings;
- $35 million to accelerate the implementation of public charging for heavy transport; and
- $40 million to deploy charging stations in the tourism sector.
Commenting on the strategy, Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) president and CEO Daniel Breton said in a statement: “We congratulate the Government of Quebec on its leadership and vision. This exemplary strategy includes clear objectives and the measures needed to achieve them.”
Getting from now to then
Quebec is already one of the leading EV adoption jurisdictions in Canada.
According to EMC, the province has approximately 39 per cent of Canada’s public charging stations.
In 2023, that network totals more than 9,200 public charging stations (more than 7,800 Level 2 charging stations and nearly 1,400 DCFC stations).
That leaves less than seven years for Quebec to install 116,700 additional public EV chargers.
The full Plan for Quebec’s Green Economy 2030 strategy may be found here.