Electric & Autonomous Vehicles News - 02/03/2020 - Views: 241

Hydro Quebec wants kWh pricing, Tesla plugs at its DCFCs, but hurdles remain

Hydro-Québec wants to offer per-kWh pricing, as well as Tesla plugs alongside CCS and Chademo connectors at its hundreds of DCFC stations. So what’s holding them back? Blame Canada (and Tesla, respectively).

Hydro-Québec is a massive vertically integrated power generation, transmission, and distribution company owned by the people of Quebec. The company has 36.8GW of hydro generation capacity, supplies 100% of Quebec’s needs and exports 8.2GW to New Brunswick, New England, New York, and Ontario. They’re lining up more transmission projects to increase exports to the USA.

They also own and operate an electric vehicle charging network with more than 2,350 charging stations, including 293 direct current fast-charge (DCFC) stations under the name “Circuit électrique“.