MONTREAL, May 28, 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
announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the municipality
of Sainte-Sophie for the installation of two public charging stations
for electric vehicles (EVs) at city hall by June.
"It is with great pride that we have purchased two public charging
stations. They will be used for our two electric vehicles as well as
those of our citizens," said the mayor of Saint-Sophie, Yvon Brière.
"Sainte-Sophie is forward-looking regarding green development. We are
continuing to pursue sustainable objectives for future generations."
"We are delighted to welcome the municipality of Sainte-Sophie to the
Electric Circuit, the network's 36th partner," added Pierre-Luc
Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government Affairs at
Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric
Circuit. "Thanks to the vision of this dynamic municipality, electric
vehicle drivers will benefit from an additional charging offer in the
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major initiative in the rollout of charging
infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in vehicles in
The Electric Circuit now offers almost 160 charging stations (240 V) 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 in March 2012, 31 other private and institutional partners
have joined the Electric Circuit. It will continue to expand in order
to provide 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.
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information:
Hydro-Québec for the Electric Circuit
Municipality of Sainte-Sophie