BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit and Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert are pleased to announce the commissioning, over the next few months, of ten new fast-charge stations for electric vehicles, in partnership with Nissan Canada. The addition of these fast-charge stations to the Electric Circuit is great news for current and future electric vehicle drivers, who will be able to make intercity trips by stopping to charge up at a St-Hubert restaurant.
In addition to the fast-charge stations already available at the St-Hubert restaurant in Boucherville, in Drummondville and since this morning in Saint-Jérôme, the new fast-charge stations will be installed at the following locations:
- St-Hubert – Bromont
- St-Hubert – Laval
- St-Hubert – Piedmont
- St-Hubert – Richelieu
- St-Hubert – Sainte-Agathe
- St-Hubert – Sainte-Marie de Beauce
- St-Hubert – Saint-Hyacinthe
- St-Hubert – Vaudreuil
"I am delighted that Québec-based company, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, and a manufacturer like Nissan are offering the charging infrastructure needed to support the adoption of even more electric vehicles on our roads. Like these companies, our government is committed to transportation electrification and strongly believes that Québec has the resources and expertise required to ensure its development. The Electric Circuit, Canada's first public charging network, is an excellent example, demonstrating our leadership in this area," said the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Pierre Arcand.
"At Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, we have always believed in the importance of being innovative and meeting our customers' needs. I am proud to announce the installation of ten fast-charge stations at our restaurants. Our guests will be able to enjoy a good meal while charging their vehicles. Along with measures such as our composting program for our restaurants and our recyclable packaging, this initiative reflects our commitment to the environment," explained Jean-Pierre Léger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Saint-Hubert.
"Nissan is proud to be a major partner of the Electric Circuit's expansion and is highly supportive of Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert in their initiative to add ten fast-charge stations in several cities in Québec. We are thrilled to see how quickly the Electric Circuit has grown in the past few months thanks to the support of all its partners, including Nissan. More Quebecers are opting for electric vehicles, like the Nissan LEAF, and will continue to do so as long as the public charging infrastructure also continues to expand, making it easier for electric vehicles to cover long distances," said Christian Meunier, President of Nissan Canada Inc.
"We salute the leadership shown by Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert and thank Nissan Canada for its support to the Electric Circuit's charging network. This major rollout of fast-charge stations will allow electric vehicle drivers to make intercity trips. Transport electrification is well underway in Québec and Hydro-Québec has what it takes to contribute to this trend," said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit.
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 some 480 public charging stations, including 19 fast-charge stations, across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 119 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 5,000 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.
Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
Founded in 1951 in Montréal, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert serve more than 31 million meals annually in Québec, Ontario and in New Brunswick. The company has a proud tradition of innovation and constantly strives to meet its customers' needs.
SOURCE Electric Circuit
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org; Josée Vaillancourt, Senior Advisor, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée, 450 688-4400, ext. 2104, email@example.com; Claudianne Godin, Media Relations and Advertising Program Manager, Québec Region, Nissan Canada Inc., 514 235-8509, Claudianne.firstname.lastname@example.org; Véronique Normandin, Media Relations for the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Northern Plan, 418 643-7295