You’re right. The range and charging time of batteries are central to the success of electric vehicles. Hydro-Québec is very active in this field.
Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) is doing important work on battery materials, such as molten salts, lithium iron phosphate and nanotitanates. Its contribution is helping to develop safe, high-performance lithium-ion batteries that can be charged more quickly and many more times.
In addition, The Electric Circuit, launched by Hydro-Québec, is currently Canada’s first public charging network. It comprises over 600 public charging stations in Québec, including 30 fast-charge stations that can charge 80% of a battery in less than 30 minutes.