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Sep 9, 2021
Over the next few years, new electric vehicle models offering even greater range and charging capacities will hit the road in Québec. For this reason, the Electric Circuit has decided to set up test benches on three sites in the province This link will open a new window. This link will redirect you to an external site. in order to test new technologies designed to charge EVs at 100 kilowatts (kW) or higher. All electric vehicles equipped with a socket that is compatible with fast-charge stations will be able to use the ultrafast charging stations, regardless of their charging speed and capacity.
Today, the Electric Circuit announces the commissioning, in Laval, of its third test bench, located at 1525, rue Cunard, behind the city’s municipal garage. EV drivers will be able to charge their vehicles by means of two ultrafast chargers sharing 350 kW and accessible for use by both light and heavier vehicles, such as tool vehicles.
The ultrafast charging site in Laval is unique in that it features a giant mural (more than 540 m2) produced by the Artgang Montréal collective and artists Michelle Hoogveld and Ankh One. The mural has been added to the city’s public art collection.
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As for the two other test benches, one is located in the Porte-du-Nord rest area off highway 15, in the Laurentides region. It comprises two charging stations with a combined capacity of 125 kW. This other, located in the Magog rest area at exit 115 of highway 10, includes two charging stations of 350 kW and 160 kW, respectively.
The rollout of these three test benches has been made possible thanks to the participation of Hydro-Québec, the city of Laval, Québec’s Ministère des Transports and the Government of Canada.