A public charging station for electric vehicles in Acton Vale

MONTRÉAL, July 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the City of Acton Vale for the installation of a public charging station for electric vehicles. The charging station is located in the municipal parking lot on rue Landry, across from the train station, and is now available for drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.

"It is essential that our city supports new technologies, which meant we did not hesitate to join," said Mayor Éric Charbonneau. "The installation of a public charging station for electric vehicles on our territory is perfectly in line with the area's upcoming tourism policy. It will bring a new clientele to Acton Vale who will stop and visit our beautiful region. This public charging station will further improve the range of services we offer all travelers as a Village-relais."

"We are delighted to welcome Acton Vale to the Electric Circuit, offering an additional charging point in the Montérégie, near highways 116 and 139," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "Some 71 Electric Circuit charging stations are now in the region, which is located in the heart of Québec and sees a lot of highway travel."

The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative in providing the charging infrastructure required to support the adoption of rechargeable electric cars in Québec.

The network comprises a fast-charge (400-V) station and close to 300 Level 2 (240-V) charging stations in parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 69 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, theelectriccircuit.com, and mobile application for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.

Location of charging stations in the Montérégie region – 71 now in service in the region.

400-V fast-charge station

Boucherville

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

240-V charging stations

Acton Vale

Municipal parking lot – rue Landry (1 station)

Belœil

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

Boucherville

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

Bromont

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

Brossard

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

Candiac

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

Chambly

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

Châteauguay

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

Granby

City hall – 87, rue Principale (1 station)

La Prairie

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

Longueuil

PJC Jean Coutu pharmacy – 3216, boul. Taschereau (1 station)
Université de Sherbrooke – 150, place Charles-Le Moyne (1 station)

240-V charging stations

City of Longueuil – 7025, boul. Cousineau (1 station)
City of Longueuil – 300, rue Saint-Charles Ouest (1 station)
City of Longueuil – 4250, chemin de la Savane (2 stations)

McMasterville
City hall – 255, boul. Constable (1 station)

Rigaud

Municipal library – 102, rue Saint-Pierre (1 station)

Roxton Pond

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

Saint-Basile-le-Grand

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

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

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

Saint-Hubert

DeSerres store – 4055, boul. Taschereau (1 station)
First Capital Carrefour Saint-Hubert – 5984, boul. Cousineau (1 station)
First Capital RBC – 5915, boul. Cousineau (1 station)

Saint-Hyacinthe

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

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Centre culturel Fernand-Charest – 190, rue Laurier (1 station)
St-Hubert restaurant – 260, boul. du Séminaire Nord (1 station)

Sainte-Julie

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

Saint-Lambert

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

Sorel-Tracy

Chalifoux dairy – 1049 boul. Fiset (1 station)
City hall – 200, rue Victoria (1 station)
St-Hubert restaurant – 381, boul. Fiset (1 station)

Varennes

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

Vaudreuil-Dorion

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

 

SOURCE Electric Circuit

For further information: Nathalie Vachon, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-2441, vachon.nathalie@hydro.qc.ca; Julie Tougas, Coordinator - Communications, City of Acton Vale, 450 546-2703, extension 125, julie.tougas@ville.actonvale.qc.ca