MONTREAL, March 4, 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
confirm that a partnership agreement has been signed with the Société
des casinos du Québec to install four public charging stations for
electric vehicles (EVs). Already, a first one is up and running at
Casino de Charlevoix, thanks to a partnership with the Fairmont
Le Manoir Richelieu. Starting this spring, visitors to the casinos in
Montreal and Lac-Leamy will also be able to fill up on clean, renewable
energy at a station at each of those locations. The feasibility of
making a plug-in station available at the Casino de Mont-Tremblant will
also be examined.
The Société des Casinos brings the constantly growing number of Electric
Circuit partners to 28.
"Installation of these public charging stations in casino parking lots
is in line with our sustainability and social commitment initiatives,"
said Louise Dostie, Director of Communications and Social
Responsibility at the Société des casinos du Québec.
"With the Société des casinos du Québec as a new partner, the Electric
Circuit is expanding in the most popular regions of Québec to serve a
greater number of EV drivers with a variety of charging needs," said
Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Hydro-Québec's Senior Director - Strategic
Planning, on behalf of the Electric Circuit's founding partners.
Québec's casinos, known internationally for their sites, architecture
and excellent service, are an exceptional showcase for the Electric
Circuit. We are really very pleased that this new partner has joined
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the development of the
charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in
electric vehicles in Québec.
The Electric Circuit offers nearly one hundred fifty 240-V charging
stations in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA
hardware stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert Restaurants
throughout Québec. Since its launch on March 30, 2012, 23 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 several regions of Québec.
While EV owners do most of their charging at home and at work, 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. The Electric Circuit Web site, www.theelectriccircuit.com, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.
About the Société des casinos du Québec
The mission of the Société des casinos du Québec, a subsidiary of
Loto-Québec, is to operate and develop Québec's casinos. Over
5,000 employees work to give customers an experience that's "all play".
With its casinos in Montréal, Charlevoix, Lac-Leamy and Mont-Tremblant,
it is also a major force in promoting tourism in four regions of
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information:
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit