Gateway to the Outaouais region - Three municipalities in the Papineau MRC join the Electric Circuit

MONTRÉAL, April 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce that partnership agreements have been signed with the municipalities of Chénéville, Thurso and Namur. These agreements, which are the result of an initiative spearheaded by the regional county municipality of Papineau, call for the commissioning of three public charging stations on its territory. The charging stations will be commissioned by spring 2015 on the following sites:

  • Chénéville: parc DoRéMi parking lot, rue D'Youville (1 station);
  • Namur: salle communautaire parking lot, 535, route 323 (1 station);
  • Thurso: Metro grocery store/Caisse Populaire Desjardins parking lot, 325 rue Victoria (1 station).

"The Papineau MRC is the land of green gold and the stations fully reflect this development vision. Moreover, this is a philosophy that we would also like to apply to our green regional industrial park. We want to promote the use of renewable energies in order to preserve our wealth of resources for future generations", said Paulette Lalande, prefect of the MRC and Mayor of Plaisance.

"We are very pleased to welcome the first three municipalities of the Papineau MRC to the Electric Circuit", said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec, speaking on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "By choosing to offer a charging service to their residents and electric vehicle drivers passing through the area, these municipalities will further enhance the Electric Circuit's offering in the Outaouais region, which already has 20 stations in Gatineau as well as a station at the Fairmount Le Château Montebello Hotel."

About the Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative providing the charging infrastructure required to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec, with close to 400 stations, including 8 fast-charge stations, in parking lots of the AMT and several RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, more than 100 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit.

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.


 

SOURCE Electric Circuit

For further information: Jérôme Cyr, Rural Development Officer, MRC de Papineau Tel.: 819 427-6243, ext. 1410, j.cyr@cldpapineau.ca; Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, Tel.: 514 289-4214, batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca

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