Case Study

AddÉnergie

The company’s ambitious goal: changing the world by replacing conventional polluting vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs)!

AddÉnergie’s mission is to make smart charging stations easily available to users and promote the integration of EVs on our roads.

AddÉnergie develops, manufactures, and operates charging solutions for all market segments (public, employer, fleet, residential, multi-residential) in addition to providing the charging infrastructure for the Electric Circuit and VERnetworkTM—the two largest charging station networks in Canada with a fleet of more than 1,300 charging stations. AddÉnergie supplies the products and software needed to operate these networks and launch new networks with international partners in the near future.

AddÉnergieleads the Canadian market in smart charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s ambitious goal: changing the world

An ideal partnership

The company’s success stems from its strategic partnerships. Since 2010, one of AddÉnergie’s key partners in this achievement is Rio Tinto, which supported AddÉnergie on several fronts including the development of its charging stations in aluminium, the selection of aluminium processing providers, the deployment of charging stations and pilot projects, as well as the implementation of its plant in Shawinigan.

“We would not be where we are today without the continuous support and expertise of the Alcan team! They have my undying admiration and gratitude for what they did for us and other Quebec companies. Alcan is an outstanding contributor to economic development and has definitely been a driving force behind our company’s growth”—Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of AddÉnergie.

A booming market

The charging station industry is closely linked to the electrical vehicle market. There were none in Canada in 2010 and by the end of 2014, there were 11,000 EVs on Canadian roads; an increase of 65% compared to 2013! And as of June 2015, there are more than 14 000.

While still in its infancy, this market is experiencing strong growth and the quality of AddÉnergie charging solutions has gained the company a large and increasing share of the market. The company has doubled their revenues every year in its six years of operation.

Did you know that Quebecers have embraced EV adoption in a big way? Quebec has the most electric vehicles in Canada (50%);

The growing number of electric vehicles has resulted in a proportional increase of charging stations in the province.

To illustrate, 31 charging sessions were recorded at Laurier Quebec shopping mall in February 2014. A year later, that number more than doubled to 73.

Aluminium and more

Since aluminium plays a key role in the quality and reliability of AddÉnergie’s charging infrastructure, its partnership with Rio Tinto is essential to its development and growth. This partnership has been defined by quality from the start, both in terms of the product and the dedicated people working at Rio Tinto—a shining example of economic development and sharing of passions!

Numbers

  • AddÉnergie has sold more than 1,300 stations since its founding.
  • AddÉnergie’s stations transfer enough energy each month to circle the globe by EV (40,000 km).
  • With its headquarters in Québec City, the Shawinigan plant, and its new office in Mississauga, Ontario, AddÉnergie has now more than 40 employees.

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