Aéroports de Montréal Joins The Electric Circuit

MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2012 /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 Aéroports de Montréal.

"Aéroports de Montréal is proud to be joining The Electric Circuit. Now that  two charging stations are in service in the parking structure at the Montréal-Trudeau terminal, passengers have every reason to drive their electric cars to the airport," said ADM's President and CEO, James C. Cherry.

"We're very pleased to welcome such a prestigious organization as Aéroports de Montréal to The Electric Circuit," said Hydro-Québec's Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director - Strategic Planning, speaking on behalf of The Electric Circuit's founding partners. "Drivers now have the option of charging their electric vehicles when they fly out or even when picking up friends or family at the airport."

The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of the charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in Québec. It is pursuing its expansion throughout several Québec regions..

Eighty 240-volt Electric Circuit stations are already available in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert Restaurants in the greater Montréal and Québec areas. More than 150 charging stations will be available in Québec by the end of 2012. After that, the roll-out of 240-V and 400-V charging stations, which allow for quicker charging, will be deployed as more electric vehicles hit Québec roads.

EV owners do most of their recharging at home and at work, but drivers can travel worry free, knowing they can top up their batteries on the road if they need to. Electric Circuit users also have access to a 24/7 telephone help line run by CAA-Québec, as well as a charging station locator service. Of course, The Electric Circuit Web site, www.theelectriccircuit.com, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.

About Aéroports de Montréal
ADM is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The corporation has 625 employees at the two airports and its head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMO BESt certified since 2008.

SOURCE: Electric Circuit

For further information:

Mathieu Rouy      
Hydro-Québec, for The Electric Circuit  
514 289-2311      
rouy.mathieu@hydro.qc.ca     

Christiane Beaulieu
Vice-President - Public Affairs - Communications
Aéroports de Montréal
514 394-7304


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