Charging stations in the heart of Old Montréal

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is now a partner of the Electric Circuit

MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 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 signing of a partnership agreement with Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to install four public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). Visitors will soon be able to charge their vehicles in the indoor parking lots of Allied's buildings located in the heart of the Cité du Multimédia in Old Montréal.

"Allied Properties REIT is committed to sustainable development," said Micheal Emory, President and CEO. "We are proud to offer this new charging service for electric vehicles to our tenants in the Cité du Multimédia, their customers as well as visitors to Old Montréal. This concrete step is one example of how our concern for the environment translates into action. These charging stations are an added value to the range of services we offer our community."

"We are delighted to welcome Allied Properties REIT, a company committed to sustainability," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "This partnership will allow users of plug-in electric vehicles to have access to additional charging stations in Old Montréal, a neighborhood known for its tourist attractions and festivities."

About Allied Properties REIT

Allied Properties REIT is a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments that enrich experience and enhance profitability for business tenants operating in Canada's major cities.

About 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, 56 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit. It 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 Montréal - 37 now in service on the Island of Montréal

240-V charging stations

Dorval

Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport - 800, place Leigh-Capreol (2 charging stations)

Kirkland

Metro grocery store - 3801, boul. Saint-Charles (2 charging stations)

Montréal

Centre Bell - 1275, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest (2 charging stations)
Casino de Montréal - 1, avenue du Casino (2 charging stations)

Metro grocery store - 1745, rue Fleury Est (2 charging stations)
First Capital - 5040, boul. Jean-Talon Est (1 charging station)
AMT station - 5465, boul. Henri-Bourassa Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station - 11 000, boul. Gouin Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station - 9670, boul. Gouin Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station - 7250, rue Sherbrooke Est (2 charging stations)
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel - 900, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Plateau Mont-Royal/Rosemont - 4447, rue Papineau (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Saint-Jacques Ouest - 6250, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest (1 charging station)
RONA store - 7273, boul. des Galeries-d'Anjou (2 charging stations)
Palais des congrès - 1025, rue Cheneville (2 charging stations)
Place des Arts - 1450, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal (4 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant - 10520, rue Lajeunesse (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 10495, boul. Pie-IX (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 4700, boul. Saint-Jean (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 12575, rue Sherbrooke Est (2 charging stations)

Pointe-Claire

Réno-Dépôt store - 400, boul. Brunswick (2 charging stations)

SOURCE Electric Circuit

For further information:

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