The eight Tesla chargers installed at the Riôtel in Matane are now ready for use.
Until now, the most eastern people found themselves in Rivière-du-Loup, 200 kilometers away. So the Californian manufacturer is taking a step further in its deployment in Gaspésie with its network of fast charging stations.
According to the company’s website, other superchargers may start operating in Gaspé during the summer, with Paspébiac and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts having theirs by the end of the year. However, the details can be taken lightly as delays have often been recorded between calendar deadlines and commencements.
Last year, owner Elon Musk said he wanted to open up his charging network to other types of electric vehicles. The pilot project was launched in February in France, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. There is no date, however, on this side of the Atlantic.
On the bit of good news, Protégez-vous reported a few days ago a big price increase for Tesla chargers. Without going into details, the end has doubled.
Alternatively, the Hydro-Québec Electric Circuit has been well established in Gaspésie since 2016, with the first installation of 11 stations in Matane, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Grande-Vallée, Gaspé, Percé, Chandler, Paspébiac, New Richmond, Pointe-à-la-Croix and Amqui. Today there are around 45 according to statistics from the Quebec Electric Vehicle Association.
As of December 31, the Tesla Model 3 ranked first among the most popular models in Quebec with a market share of 12%. The province at that time had 128,599 electric vehicles on its roads.