Electric Circuit and ChargePoint agree roaming deal
The Electric Circuit, a Canadian EV charging network, and US-based ChargePoint have made a roaming deal. Electric Circuit members will get access to an additional 40,000 charging stations while ChargePoint members will be able to access all 3,300 Electric Circuit charging stations in Canada.
The Electric Circuit network includes nearly 600 fast-charging stations, which all members can now use without the need for a new charge card or contract.
“This new roaming connection demonstrates it once again by giving our members access to the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America, which will help them in their travels outside Quebec,” said France Lampron, Director, Mobility at Hydro-Québec.
Bill Loewenthal, Senior Vice President, Product, ChargePoint, added, “This integration expands our ongoing efforts to deliver a superior driver experience to EV drivers in Canada and North America.”
Roaming between the two networks is now live, and drivers can find, start and pay for a charge using either the Electric Circuit or ChargePoint mobile apps.
Staying with the Electric Circuit, Mercedes-Benz Canada also announced a significant new addition to its’ me Charge ecosystem’ – integration with the Electric Circuit network that will give Mercedes-EQ drivers access to said 3,300 additional EV charging stations in Québec and Eastern Ontario.
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in the Canadian province of Quebec, which also entertains roaming agreements with the FLO network and New Brunswick’s eCharge network.
The network will reportedly be rolling out 4,500 new standard charging stations by 2028 in partnership with Québec’s municipalities. A grant program is being offered exclusively to municipalities to support this initiative.
The network consistently relies on fast-charging stations reportedly supplied by AddÈnergie Technologies.
In terms of software, the latest roaming integration with ChargePoint is facilitated by a clearinghouse platform developed by Mogile Technologies, also based in Québec.
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