Getting started on a multiple dwelling building charging station installation project

If you would like to have installed multiple dwelling building charging stations but do not know where to start, the general information and guides below will help you.

What is a connector?

A connector is a device at the end of the charging cable that is inserted into the electric vehicle outlet.

A charging station usually has only one connector, but certain manufacturers are proposing charging stations with two connectors.

The number of connectors determines the financial assistance, and it is, therefore, important to indicate it in the reimbursement request.

Joint application or cost-sharing

It is not possible for a syndicate of co-owners or a multiple dwelling building owner or manager to claim the financial assistance for the installation work and let the individual co-owners submit a claim for the acquisition of their charging station.

You must opt for one of the following approaches:

  • The syndicate of co-owners, the owner, or the manager assumes all project costs and submits a single reimbursement request. The invoices must be in his name otherwise he will have to submit other proofs of payment to prove that he assumed the project costs.
  • The common costs are divided among the co-owners or tenants who possess an electric vehicle and each one of them must subsequently submit a reimbursement request.

Good installation practices

Guide concerning multiple dwelling building projects

Hydro-Québec distributes a guide on electric vehicle charging projects in new or existing multiple dwelling buildings that examines the technical, economic, functional, and legal aspects of such projects. It offers advice on the steps to follow, the conditions governing installation and use, the solutions available, and the importance of charge controllers, the costs involved, or the choices respecting the optimal management of energy use.

Electric vehicle charging in a multiple dwelling building This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only)
Hydro-Québec, June 2022

Accessibility of the charging stations

It is advisable to apply certain good installation practices to ensure that multiple dwelling building charging stations are accessible to mobility-impaired individuals.

Consult section 4.8 - Accessibility to mobility-impaired individuals of installations in this respect:

Electric vehicle charging stations - Technical installation guide This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only)
Hydro-Québec, August 2015



Last update: July 11, 2023


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