Infrastructure for vehicle charging
The Electric Circuit is Canada’s first public charging network for electric vehicles (EVs). It offers both 240-volt and 400-volt charging stations. Electric Circuit charging stations are powered by clean and renewable energy supplied by Hydro-Québec. The stations are installed in the parking lots of the Circuit’s numerous partners across Québec.
In this way, Hydro-Québec is helping to develop the technical parameters for a North American vehicle charging infrastructure. This involves ensuring the development of vehicle charge spots that are safe, adapted to grid capacity and compatible continent-wide. One such solution is the SAE J1772 standard, which defines an industry standard outlet for 240-V vehicle charging. Since January 2010, all rechargeable vehicles marketed in North America must be equipped with an outlet that meets this standard.