Commissioning of the 30th fast-charge station - The municipality of L'Ange-Gardien offers a new charging option for electric vehicle drivers

L'ANGE-GARDIEN, QC, March 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The municipiality of L'Ange-Gardien and the Electric Circuit are pleased to announce that a 30th fast-charge station is now available to drivers of electric vehicles (EVs). Easily accessible from Highway 50, it is located in the parking lot of L'Ange-Gardien city hall at 1177, Route 315.

"I am delighted that the municipality of L'Ange-Gardien and a car manufacturer like Nissan are committed to offering the necessary charging infrastructure; this proves that transportation electrification is well on its way in Québec," said the MNA for Papineau and Vice-chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Energy and Natural Resources, Alexandre Iracà. "Today's announcement falls perfectly in line with our government's Transportation Electrification Action Plan 2015–2020. It shows that Québec is positioning itself as a world leader in this field and is tackling the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the transportation sector being its largest emitter."

We are very proud to be the second municipality in the Outaouais region to offer a fast-charge station and I would like to congratulate the members of our environment committee who recommended and supported this initiative," added the mayor of L'Ange-Gardien, Robert Goulet. "I would also like to announce that the municipality of L'Ange-Gardien has created an incentive program to encourage its citizens to purchase electric vehicles. We now offer $250 to residents of the municipality who own this type of vehicle."

"Nissan Canada is proud to be a major partner of the Electric Circuit's expansion. This expansion will allow electric vehicle drivers easy access to numerous fast-charge stations throughout the province, including this new one in L'Ange-Gardien. We are delighted that zero-emission vehicles like the Nissan LEAF are now even more accessible to Québec consumers who wish to make a difference in how they drive. Together, we are united in showing that zero-emission mobility is a smart choice," said Joni Piva, President of Nissan Canada Inc.

"We salute the municipality of L'Ange-Gardien for its leadership in this project, as well as Nissan for its financial support. By offering fast-charging, the mayor and his team are positioning L'Ange-Gardien as a choice destination for electric vehicle drivers in the region. This fast-charge station contributes to developing the corridor along highway 50 between Montréal and Gatineau," mentioned France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec and representative of the Electric Circuit.

A rapidly expanding network
The Electric Circuit is continuing its development in the Outaouais, where there are now 31 public charging stations, including two fast-charge ones. In addition to the stations already in service in L'Ange-Gardien and Montebello, other fast-charge stations are planned along highway 50 and in Gatineau.

To locate a charging station, visit the Find a charging station section of the Electric Circuit Web site: www.lecircuitelectrique.com/trouver-borne.en.

About the Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative in the implementation of the infrastructure required to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec. The network comprises over 600 public charging stations, including 30 fast-charge stations, in operation across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 136 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 7,000 members.

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 the mobile app for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are commissioned. The Electric Circuit card also allows users to access VERnetwork's 150 Québec charging stations.

 

SOURCE Electric Circuit

For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4214, batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca; Alain Descarreaux, General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer, Municipalité de L'Ange-Gardien, 819 986-7470 p. 224, adescarreaux@municipalitedelangegardien.com; Claudianne Godin, Manager - Media Relations and Advertising, Québec Region, Nissan Canada Inc., 514 235-8509, claudianne.godin@nissancanada.com


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