Charging stations must be certified for use in Canada before the
contract is awarded. They will also be tested in a climate-control
chamber at Hydro-Québec's research institute to make sure they can
withstand the rigors of Québec weather.
Launched this past June 16, "The Electric Circuit" is Canada's first
public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles.
This initiative marks the first stage in the development of the charging
infrastructure required to support the operation of plug-in electric
vehicles in Québec. It also follows the Action Plan for Electric
Vehicles unveiled by the Québec government last April 7.