Ottawa — December 15, 2016
Meo Electric completed the commissioning of 10 new electric vehicle chargers for the Government of Canada in downtown Ottawa last week. The chargers are located in a private parking lot a short walk from Centre Block. They are intended for ministers, senators, and other members of the federal government who drive plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles to work.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, is presently the only federal minister driving a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. She will now be able to charge her vehicle while working on Parliament Hill thanks to Meo Electric’s stations. Natural Resources minister Jim Carr opted not to choose a plug-in electric vehicle for his new executive vehicle earlier this year. Carr cited lack of charging infrastructure on The Hill as one of his reasons.
On the Liberal Party’s official website, they promised to “support clean transportation by adding electric vehicle charging stations at federal parking lots, and rapidly expanding the federal fleet of electric vehicles.” Meo’s new stations mark the first successful execution of this promise.
The chargers installed at the private lot are Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment. They allow the full recharge of modern electric cars in 4 to 5 hours, and can also top up energy levels in much shorter charging sessions.
The chargers were manufactured by Québec-based AddÉnergie. Meo Electric operates in Ontario, Québec, and New Brunswick, and aims to supply customers with a 100% made-in-Canada service, from consultation, to EVSE hardware selection, installation, and training. Other participants in this project were C&M Electric and Pomerleau.
ABOUT MEO ELECTRIC
Meo Electric is one of Canada’s first firms to specialize in the turnkey sale, installation and configuration of electric vehicle supply equipment. Started by a team of alumni from McGill University, Meo Electric has since expanded its EV infrastructure offerings, servicing businesses and organizations across Ontario and Québec. Meo is expanding to more provinces in 2017, further realizing its mission of supporting the electrification of personal transportation across Canada.