Dunsky is pleased to congratulate its client, the Government of Québec, on the launch of its 2023-2030 EV Charging Strategy.
Supported by $764M over five years (appr. $250M of which was previously announced), the Strategy – developed with significant Dunsky support – is designed to ensure ample charging infrastructure is available to accommodate the rapid growth in EVs now required by law in the province.
The new Strategy addresses key market segments:
- Home Charging: 35% of parking spaces in multifamily buildings to be EV Ready by 2030 (supported by new construction regulations and an ambitious new $108 million EV ready retrofit program for existing buildings). Recognizing the need for demand management, as of 2024, incentives will be limited to connected chargers.
- Public and Workplace Charging: significantly increasing the number of public fast and Level 2 charging stations to a total of 6,700 and 110,000, respectively, by 2030 (supported by an additional investment of $265 million in the government’s program to support third parties to build public charging infrastructure),
- Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles: taking the first steps toward a charging network for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, supported by a significant initial investment of $35 million, as well as other support for major projects in MHDV charging,
- Indigenous and Remote Communities: specific measures to support EV adoption in Indigenous and remote communities, such as the $7.25 million dollar investment in deploying independent fast chargers supported by battery storage for communities not on Hydro-Quebec’s grid.
Importantly, the Strategy also announced the development of a stronger regulatory and legal framework to govern EVs.