MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2012 /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 the signature of a partnership agreement with the City of
Joliette to install public charging stations for electric vehicles.
They will be installed in the coming weeks in the city's downtown area.
The mayor of Joliette, René Laurin, is proud of this addition. "The City
of Joliette already has five public charging stations in its downtown
core and this agreement will bring that number to seven. That's
exceptional for a city of our size. By joining The Electric Circuit, a
greater number of drivers will be able to fill up with clean energy in
our city," said the mayor. Joliette has a population of nearly 20,000
citizens. The city set itself apart in February when it became the
first municipality in Québec to install a network of public charging
"We are very pleased to welcome Joliette to The Electric Circuit," said
Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director - Strategic Planning at
Hydro-Québec, speaking on behalf of The Electric Circuit's founding
partners. "It is a dynamic community and the addition of these charging
stations in Joliette will continue to diversify the network's service
offering by bringing it to Lanaudière, an important region to us."
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of charging
infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric
vehicles (EVs) in Québec.
By the end of the year, more than one hundred fifty 240-volt Electric
Circuit stations will be available in parking lots of the AMT, as well
as those of many RONA hardware stores, Métro grocery stores and
St-Hubert Restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March
2012, 18 private and institutional partners have joined The Electric
Circuit. It will continue to expand in order to offer the greatest
geographical coverage and serve the largest number of EV drivers in
many Québec regions.
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.
For further information:
Hydro-Québec for The Electric Circuit
Ville de Joliette