Electrical terminals

INFORMATION

WHERE ARE THEY LOCATED?

WÔLINAK: In the parking lot of the offices of the Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation located at 10175 Kolipaïo Street, Wôlinak, Que., G0X 1B0

WÔLINAK: In the parking lot of the offices of the Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation located at 10175 Kolipaïo Street, Wôlinak, Que., G0X 1B0

WHO CAN USE THESE TERMINALS?

These kiosks are accessible to all those who own a hybrid or electric vehicle, whether or not they are members of one of the two communities.

COSTS?

It is interesting to know that these standard terminals are part of the extensive FLO network. The FLO network provides access to thousands of charging stations across Canada to all its members and its average supply cost is $1 per hour. To learn more about this network or to find out about all their points of service across Canada, visit their website at www.flo.ca.

WHY THIS APPROACH?

Since spring 2015, Wôlinak and Odanak have had their own climate change adaptation plan (PACC). Such a plan aims to propose concrete actions, i.e. adaptation measures, to enable communities to be as little negatively impacted as possible by temperature changes. Among these measures, we find the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in order to reduce the human impact on the environment, which is a priority. It is in this context that a grant was obtained from Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada to allow the installation of charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Given that the transportation sector alone is responsible for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in Quebec, half of which come from light vehicles (MDDELCC, 2016), it goes without saying that using low-consumption cars is a first-line solution. It is therefore with this in mind that communities have used charging stations to encourage their residents to choose this mode of transport. In addition, the visibility provided by this project is not insignificant, since the stations will be accessible to all, which brings Wôlinak and Odanak to the Quebec electrical circuit (https://lecircuitelectrique.com/).