SAINT-GEORGES, QC, Oct. 25, 2013 /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 charging station for electric vehicles
in the city of Saint-Georges, the first municipality in the Beauce to
join the extensive public charging system. The charging station is
located in the Bâtisseurs parking lot, near the Taxibus, at the
intersection of 2e Avenue Nord and 112e Rue. It is now available for drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.
"We are very pleased to offer this service," said François Fecteau,
mayor of Saint-Georges. "This investment totalling $7,000 is another
measure to improve our environment while supporting those who have
opted for electric vehicles. This action reminds us that choosing the
city of Saint-Georges is a sustainable choice, in line with our motto."
"We are delighted to welcome the city of Saint-Georges to the Electric
Circuit," 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 this first foray into the Beauce
region, we can offer broader geographic coverage and serve more
electric vehicle drivers."
Electric vehicle drivers who would like to use the city's charging
station can purchase a card by visiting www.theelectriccircuit.com.
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
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec
with over 200 charging stations (240 V) in service in parking lots of
the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants
throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 49 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.
While most electric vehicle charging is done at home and at work, the
public charging infrastructure allows EV drivers to travel worry-free,
knowing they can top up their batteries on the road if necessary.
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, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information:
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit