AN EIGHTFOLD INCREASE IN CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE TO MEET 2030 TARGETS
Although Quebec is currently home to 45% of Canada’s electric vehicle fleet, the province will need to increase its charging infrastructure by at least eightfold if it is to successfully meet its electric vehicle (EV) adoption targets. This is one of the findings of a new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) that analyzes EV charging infrastructure in Quebec, with a closer look at the Montréal area. To meet the demand for more than 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (or 30% of all light-duty vehicles) expected to be on Quebec roads in 2030, the report outlines a series of five recommendations:
- Provide targets for charger deployment,
- Establish charger deployment strategies,
- Establish zero emission zones,
- Provide fiscal support for contingencies,
- Use smart private charging systems.