The Quebec government wants to allow users of public electric vehicle fast-charging stations to pay according to the amount of electricity consumed.
Billing is currently based on load time.
The government noted that in North America, the industry is moving toward per-kilowatt pricing, which allows for a more transparent, equitable and predictable measurement of the cost of fast charging. Hydro-Québec and its network of electric circuits are part of this movement.
To implement its new measure, the government proposes to modify the Regulation respecting the fees for the use of the public service of rapid recharging of electric vehicles.
In May 2019, it established the first hourly rate applicable to the use of a fast charging station with a power of 50 kilowatts (kW). Two and a half years later, this regulation was modified in order to set, among other things, hourly rates applicable to the use of a fast charging station that vary according to the power of the terminal used.
Last June, another amendment imposed new hourly rates applicable to the use of a fast charging station with a power of more than 100 kW.
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