March 9, 2016 10:05 pm
Updated: March 10, 2016 6:28 am

Plug it in! Quebec and Maine expanding electronic charging stations

WATCH ABOVE: Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard meets with Maine Governor Paul LePage in an effort to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations between the province and the state. Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.

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QUEBEC CITY- The government of Quebec is teaming up with the State of Maine to make it easier for people to use electric cars.

The project would create more charging stations between Quebec and Portland and then branch out to other cities.

At the meeting in Quebec City Wednesday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage said the project will help increase tourism for the state.

“I’m anxious to get this in the ground and have Canadians come back and visit us,” LePage said.

Plans should be in place by the summer of 2016.

Vehicles will be able to make the journey by the following year.

Quebec already has 614 charging stations in its fleet.

The corridor to Maine would see another 220 added.

The province expects to have 100,000 electric cars on the road by the year 2020.

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