The municipality of Saint-Donat welcomes its first public charging station

SAINT-DONAT, QC, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the municipality of Saint-Donat, as well as the commissioning of a new public charging station for electric vehicles. Visitors can now charge their vehicles in the municipal parking lot in front of Place de l'Église, located on rue Principale.

"By contributing to the development and expansion of the network of electric vehicle charging stations, the municipality of Saint-Donat is demonstrating that transportation electrification is well underway in Québec. With the numerous actions and the new Transportation Electrification Action Plan 2015–2020 unveiled a month ago, our government is showing its commitment to fighting greenhouse gas emissions," said Pierre Moreau, Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region.

During the recent commissioning of the charging station, Mayor Joé Deslauriers said, "I am very proud that our municipality has joined the Electric Circuit. This investment is the beginning of an indispensable roll-out for Saint-Donat in its ongoing efforts to preserve the unique quality of our environment."

"We are delighted to welcome the municipality of Saint-Donat, whose notoriety and reputation among vacationers extends well beyond the Lanaudière region," said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit. "Not only will it expand the service offering in a popular area, the new charging station is located in an easily accessible location, along Route 125."

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 over 540 public charging stations, including 22 fast-charge stations, operating across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 128 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 6,000 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.

There are now 23 charging stations in service in the Lanaudière region:

Berthierville (1 charging station)
Charlemagne (7 charging stations)
Joliette (2 charging stations)
Lavaltrie (2 charging stations, including one fast-charge)
Mascouche (2 charging stations)
Repentigny (4 charging stations)
Saint-Donat (1 charging station)
Sainte-Marceline-de-Kildare (1 charging station)
Terrebonne (3 charging stations)

To find out the exact location of each station, consult the map: www.lecircuitelectrique.com/trouver-borne.en.html

 

SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4214, batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca

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