Electric Circuit Charging Station Rollout - McMasterville is working towards a greener environment

MONTREAL, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the commissioning of a first public charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) in the municipality of McMasterville. It is located in the new parking lot next to the covered skating rink at Ensoleillé park.

In keeping with its environmental initiatives, the municipality of McMasterville is one of the first municipalities in the MRC de la Vallée-du-Richelieu to own a public charging station and make it available on its territory.

"We hope consumers will appreciate this new service, and that it will encourage them to purchase electric vehicles," said Mayor Gilles Plante. "If the demand justifies it, the municipality will install three more charging stations, as the stage is already set."

"Electric vehicle users can now stop in McMasterville to fill up on clean energy," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "Thanks to its involvement, the municipality is increasing the service offering for the growing number of electric vehicles owners in the Montérégie."

Electric vehicle drivers who would like to use the city's charging station can purchase an access card prior to using it. For more information, visit the Electric Circuit Web site.

The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major initiative in the rollout of charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in vehicles in Québec.

The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec, with close to 250 Level 2 (240-V) charging stations and one fast-charge (400-V) station in operation in parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 53 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit. The network will continue to expand in order to offer greater geographical coverage and serve more EV drivers in many regions of Québec.

Electric Circuit users have access to a 24/7 telephone help line run by CAA-Québec, as well as a charging station locator service. The Electric Circuit Web site, www.theelectriccircuit.com, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.

 

Location of charging stations in the Montérégie region - 62 now in service in the region

400-V fast-charge station

Boucherville

St-Hubert restaurant - 500, rue Albanel (1 charging station)

240-V charging stations

Belœil

RONA store - 500, rue Serge-Pépin (2 charging stations)

Boucherville

Montarville library - 501, chemin du Lac (2 charging stations)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Boucherville
- 1240, rue Volta (1 charging station)
Metro grocery store - 535, rue Samuel-De Champlain (2 charging stations)
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville (Sépaq) - 55, île Sainte-
Marguerite (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 500, rue Albanel (1 charging station)
AMT terminus - 220, boul. de Montarville (2 charging stations)

Bromont

Université de Sherbrooke - 45, rue de l'Aéroport (2 charging stations)

Brossard

St-Hubert restaurant - 6325, boul. Taschereau (1 charging station)
Metro grocery store - 2004, boul. de Rome (2 charging stations)
RONA store - 9800, boul. Leduc (2 charging stations)
AMT parking lot - 4700, boul. Lapinière (2 charging stations)

Candiac

St-Hubert restaurant - 107, chemin Saint-François-Xavier (1 charging
station)

Chambly

AMT parking lot - 3001, boul. Fréchette (2 charging stations)
Metro grocery store - 1233, rue Périgny (2 charging stations)

Châteauguay

St-Hubert restaurant - 290, boul. D'Anjou (1 charging station)
AMT parking lot - 42, boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste (2 charging stations)

Granby

City hall - 87, rue Principale (1 charging station)

Greenfield Park

PJC Jean Coutu pharmacy - 3216, boul. Taschereau (1 charging station)

La Prairie

AMT parking lot - 25, boul. Taschereau (2 charging stations)

Longueuil

Université de Sherbrooke - 150, place Charles-Le Moyne (1 charging
station)
City of Longueuil - 7025, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)
City of Longueuil - 300, rue Saint-Charles Ouest (1 charging station)
City of Longueuil - 4250, chemin de la Savane (2 charging stations)



McMasterville

City hall - 255, boul. Constable (1 charging station)

Roxton Pond

Parc national de la Yamaska (Sépaq) -
1780, boul. David-Bouchard (1 charging station)

Saint Basile-le-Grand

AMT commuter train station - 121, rue de la Gare (2 charging stations)

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

AMT commuter train station - 1200, rue Lenoir (2 charging stations)
Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno (Sépaq) -
330, rang des Vingt-Cinq Est (1 charging station)
RONA store - 1221, boul. des Promenades (2 charging stations)
Hydro-Québec - 705, boul. Clairevue Ouest (1 charging station)

Saint-Hubert

First Capital Carrefour Saint-Hubert - 5984, boul. Cousineau (1 charging
station)
First Capital RBC - 5915, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)

Saint-Hyacinthe

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe - 3000, avenue Boullé (3 charging stations)
Hydro-Québec - 4825, avenue Pinard (1 charging station)

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Centre culturel Fernand-Charest - 190, rue Laurier (1 charging station)

Sainte-Julie

St-Hubert restaurant - 1900, rue Raymond-Blais (1 charging station)

Saint-Lambert

AMT commuter train station - 101, rue Mercier (2 charging stations)

Varennes

Hydro-Québec IREQ - 1800, boul. Lionel-Boulet (2 charging stations)

Vaudreuil-Dorion

Réno-Dépôt store - 3010, boul. de la Gare (2 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant - 601, avenue Saint-Charles (1 charging statio

 

SOURCE Electric Circuit

For further information:

Nathalie Vachon
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit
514 289-2441
vachon.nathalie@hydro.qc.ca


Me Lyne Savaria
General Manager of the municipality of McMasterville
450 467-3580
hoteldeville@municipalitemcmasterville.qc.ca