MONTREAL, June 10, 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 the city of
Disraeli for the installation of a first public charging station in the
Thetford tourist region. The charging station will soon be installed on
Avenue Champlain (Highway 112), across from the Parc de la Gare,
located next to 585, Avenue Champlain.
"This initiative by the people in the region will mean that many
Quebecers will be able to discover this beautiful city, whose
modernization objectives include a strong environmental component,"
noted Mayor Jacques Lessard.
"The city of Disraeli's decision to join the Electric Circuit is a major
step for the network," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President -
Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the
founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "This initial charging
station on Highway 112 is strategically located and promotes the
reputation of our network. In addition to further developing the public
charging network in the region, it is in line with our objective to
expand our geographical coverage."
The Electric Circuit is also pursuing its development in the
Chaudière-Appalaches region, where other charging stations are also in
operation, namely in the Bâtisseurs parking lot in Saint-Georges de
Beauce and the St-Hubert restaurant in Saint-Nicolas.
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec.
The network is a major initiative in the rollout of charging
infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric
vehicles in Québec.
The Electric Circuit has one fast-charge (400-V) station and over 250
240-V charging stations in operation in parking lots of the AMT, RONA
stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout
Québec. Since it was inaugurated in March 2012, 66 private and
institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit. The network
will continue to expand in order to offer the greatest geographical
coverage and serve the largest number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers
in many Québec regions.
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.
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information:
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit
City of Disraeli
418 449-2771, ext. 229