Nissan and Hydro-Québec partner to expand the Electric Circuit
Good news for Nissan Canada, Hydro-Québec and AddÉnergie, 3 members of EMC!
Nissan commits to 20 DC Fast Charging sites in 2015 and five more in 2016
On January 16, at the Montreal International Auto Show, Nissan announced it will support the expansion of the public charging network the Electric Circuit with a significant investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites. The partnership agreement is part of a new phase of development of the Electric Circuit, which targets up to 50 sites in high-traffic, major road corridors and large urban centres.
“With record sales for the Nissan LEAF, more Canadians are embracing electric mobility and this growth will continue as public charging infrastructure continues to expand, making longer distance drives even easier,” said Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “This is the next phase of Nissan’s commitment to supporting electric mobility in Canada and we understand that charging infrastructure should support all electric vehicles to make maximum impact. Hydro-Québec has demonstrated considerable leadership in developing public charging infrastructure and we’re very happy to support the expansion of the Electric Circuit.”
Québec City based AddÉnergie will supply the chargers which will be manufactured at AddÉnergie’s plant in Shawinigan. Equipped with both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo plugs, the DC Fast Chargers will accommodate charging the Nissan LEAF and most electric vehicles. In under 30 minutes a fully depleted Nissan LEAF battery can be charged to 80 per cent, getting drivers back on the road quickly.