SWTCH Energy, a company for EV charging solutions for multi-tenant properties across North America, and the Electric Circuit, the Canadian network owned by HydroQuébec, have made their charging stations and apps interoperable.
In practice, SWTCH and Electric Circuit account owners can charge on either network through their preferred mobile app without creating another account. SWTCH users will gain access to an additional 3,800 chargers in Québec and parts of eastern Ontario, while Electric Circuit drivers will add 2,750 chargers at multi-tenant properties across North America. There is no action required by drivers or building owners and managers to enable roaming.
“With forty-six per cent of all registered electric vehicles in Canada located in Québec, this agreement with the Electric Circuit allows us to give our drivers more charging opportunities at home, work, and on the go,” said Carter Li, SWTCH CEO and Co-Founder.
SWTCH specialises in solutions for building owners and operators to deploy EV charging by tapping into their existing grid infrastructure.
Québec-based ChargeHub’s Passport Hub enabled the roaming integration with the Electric Circuit network. This platform lets drivers use multiple charging networks through a single account.
With roaming between the two networks now live, drivers can use either the SWTCH or Electric Circuit mobile app to find, access and pay for charging. SWTCH stations are now also available for activation in the ChargeHub app by the same measure.
“We’re thrilled to add SWTCH as a Passport Hub partner,” said Simon Ouellette, CEO at ChargeHub.
The company says 60,000 charging ports in the US and Canada are interoperable through the Passport Hub.
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