Transition énergétique Québec

Charging

If you have an electric car, it means you will have to charge it. Instead of filling up at the gas station, you will need to plug in your car. You can do this at home and at work—the two places where vehicles are parked the longest during the day. Therefore, they are the perfect places to charge electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids.

At home

It is possible to charge your car at home with a regular 120V outlet or a 240V charging station, the last choice being the faster option. If you have leased or purchased a new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, you can get a rebate for the purchase and installation of a 240V charging station at your home.

At work

It is also possible to charge your car at work if you reach an agreement with your employer. The Roulez vert program allows businesses to receive a rebate for the purchase and installation of 240V charging stations to recharge company and employee vehicles.

Since April 18, 2019, employers are no longer required to provide free charging to their employees. Free charging is nonetheless a good incentive to encourage employees to switch to electric vehicles.

During longer trips

Vehicles can also be charged in certain public areas. There are currently more than 1,500 free and fee-based public charging stations in Québec owned by different networks. They can be found in front of hotels, restaurants and stores and at municipal parking lots, car dealers, service areas, etc. The Québec public charging network continues to grow week by week!

Since fall 2014, the installation of a few quick charging stations in Québec has significantly improved the existing charging offer. It is now easier to plan longer trips, which may help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by the public.

Many Internet sites and mobile applications can help electric vehicle drivers check the location of the charging stations along their route as well as their real-time availability.