Montréal installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs; targeting 1,000 by 2020
10 November 2016
The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for electric vehicles. In August, the city installed 50 in the downtown area. The 100 terminals will now cover 7 city districts.
Over 70% of car owners in the oldest parts of Montréal park on the streets overnight. Many street parking places are reserved for them.
Eventually, over 400,000 to 800,000 street side over night charging facilities will be required. It is a 20+ year project.
Posted by: HarveyD | 10 November 2016 at 03:31 PM
Does Montréal not have the block-heater-plug pylons which are common in other parts of Canada? Those would also do for charging batteries, just slower. But if you're going to be parked for 20 hours a day anyway, 1440 watts is more than a full charge for a Leaf.
Posted by: Engineer-Poet | 14 November 2016 at 04:50 PM
There are no street side block heater plugs/outlets installed in Montreal city center yet. Parking meters have be replaced (many years ago) with automated collection control boxes for every 10+ parking places. The same control boxes are used for street side parking and public parking lots, using appropriate/unique parking place ID.
The associated electronic control boxes accept coins, paper money and credit cards and automatically alert responsable agents as required.
Street side outlets are possible but should not interfere with users, snow removal etc.
Posted by: HarveyD | 15 November 2016 at 07:08 PM