Transition énergétique Québec
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Public charging station

More than 1,500 public electric vehicle charging stations are in operation in Québec, including roughly 200 fast-charge stations (400 volt). Some Tesla fast-charging stations are also available. All of the public electric vehicle charging stations allow the owners of electric vehicles to more readily plan travel and long trips.

The Electric Circuit

The Electric Circuit is the biggest public charging network in Québec. The first stations in the network were installed in the parking lots of the Agence métropolitaine du transport (AMT) and several RONA hardware stores, Métro supermarkets and St-Hubert restaurants in March 2012.

In January 2019, the Electric Circuit offered in Québec 1,578 240-volt charging stations and 171 fast-charging stations.

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You must first register to the network to use this service which also includes technical support from CAA-Québec. The member’s card covers stations in the Electric Circuit and Flo charging stations.

Electric Circuit website

www.lecircuitelectrique.com This link will open in a new window.

Mobile applications can help you find a charging station and use it as well as show you how to replenish your account:

Electric Circuit charging station at the Québec City Aquarium
Electric Circuit charging station at the Québec City Aquarium

Flo

In October 2012, the Québec-based company AddÉnergie launched VERnetwork, a network of charging stations for rechargeable electric vehicles. In June 2016, VERnetwork has been renamed Flo.

Flo is also well established in Québec, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Rate: The usage fees vary from one station to another based on the policies of local charging station operators. An hourly rate based on use usually applies, e.g. $1 per hour of use, but some stations offer free charging. You must first register with the network. CAA-Québec provides technical support, which is available at all times.

Flo website

FLO on the go This link will open in a new window.

Mobile applications can help you find a charging station and use it as well as show you how to replenish your account:

Indoor Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Sun Country Highway

In 2012, Sun Country Highway installed nearly 200 240-volt recharging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway. Other stations were rolled out in 2013 and 2014 along Canadian and US highways.

This charging network is made possible through a partnership of municipalities and private businesses that offer charging services free of charge.

Rate: Charging is free. Any electric vehicle owner can use these stations.

Québec website of Sun Country Highway This link will open in a new window.

Tesla Motors

In Québec, Tesla Motors has installed several Tesla fast-charging stations.

The Tesla Supercharger allows owners of the Tesla Model S, X and 3 to obtain a half-charge of their battery in 20 minutes and a full charge in 75 minutes.

Tesla Fast Charging Station in Magog
Tesla Fast Charging Station in Magog

Rate: Charging is free but is only compatible with Tesla vehicles

To find a Tesla Supercharger This link will open in a new window.

AZRA

AZRA, a real estate developer, announced in August 2014 that it would install several fast-charging stations in Québec in collaboration with private-sector partners. A number of charging stations are already available, including those in Repentigny at the intersection of Highway 40 and Route 341.

Rate: Charging fees will be around $5.

Locator maps

There are many maps online to help you locate public charging stations easily. They are available as websites or mobile apps. It may be worth consulting several of these maps before planning a long trip.

Given how quickly new stations are popping up and the differences in their terms of use, keeping this type of reference site updated is an ambitious undertaking. The providers of these maps rely on station operators and users to help them gather and confirm information.

Here are a few examples: