August 31, 2023
The Electric Circuit is introducing new fast-charging stations with dynamic power sharing and making them available for the first time in Canada in the city of Rivière-du-Loup.
The new Satellites based charging stations are manufactured by Kempower of Finland and distributed in Québec by Bornes Québec. Three dual charging outlets share a total of 500 kW of power that is dynamically distributed among connected vehicles based on their respective charging capacities. Each charging cable can deliver up to 300 kW of power.
“These new stations are a welcomed addition to the Electric Circuit, since they’ll simplify the charging experience for our members and maximize the charging power. Our goal remains the same: to make the charging experience as simple and efficient as possible for EV drivers in Québec,”France Lampron,
head of the Electric Circuit
“The Kempower charging stations are already proven to work in Finnish winter conditions. The tried-and-tested technology is perfectly adapted to our climate and the diversity of electric vehicles on Québec’s roads,”Guy Lamarche,
General Manager of Bornes Québec
Dynamic power sharing simplifies the charging experience by allocating the maximum power available to each user based on the vehicle’s capacity.
Users won’t have to select the power level, which will be set automatically by the charging station and billed based on the vehicle’s capacity. The rates at these fast-charge stations are determined in the same way as those that apply at the other fast-charging stations in the Electric Circuit: per-second billing based on power tiers.
An innovative configuration
The configuration of the dual charging stations and cable management system also facilitates charging for all types of EVs. Vehicles hauling trailers and even travel trailers will be able to easily drive in and out, just like they do at gas stations.
The first of these new charging stations will be installed at 80 Boulevard Cartier in Rivière-du-Loup, where St-Hubert restaurant has graciously given up part of its lot to make room for the charging point. St-Hubert is a founding member of the Electric Circuit.
The Electric Circuit, Québec’s largest public charging network for electric vehicles, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of its first charging stations. This anniversary comes at a time of intense interest in electric vehicles with exponential growth of the number of EVs on our roads. However, when the Electric Circuit was launched a decade ago, this level of interest was not present. The Electric Circuit was the first to make it possible for Québec’s electric vehicle users to adopt this type of vehicle, which is slowly replacing combustion-engine vehicles.