The St-Hubert restaurant in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu will also offer a
charging station to its customers.
MONTREAL, June 18, 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 city of
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu for the installation of a first public
charging station for electric vehicles (EVs). In addition, the
St-Hubert restaurant located on Boulevard du Séminaire Nord will also
offer a public charging station.
"We were looking forward to joining the Electric Circuit public charging
network, and it's now done," said the mayor of
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Gilles Dolbec. "In collaboration with
Hydro-Québec, the city will quickly support the roll-out of two
240-volt charging stations on its territory in 2013-2014. In addition
to promoting the use of electric vehicles and improving air quality,
the installation of these charging stations in Vieux-Saint-Jean will
help EV drivers take advantage of all that our city has to offer."
"The Electric Circuit is proud to count the city of
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu as a new partner of our large public charging
network," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and
Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners
of the Electric Circuit. "Strategically located halfway between the
greater Montréal area and the U.S. border, these charging stations will
be an integral part of the Québec-Vermont Electric Charging Corridor.
St-Hubert restaurants, a founding partner of the Electric Circuit, are
also pursuing their involvement in the Electric Circuit. We are very
fortunate to be able to count on such a well-renowned partner as we
expand our network" he added.
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 close to 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, 34 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.
For further information:
Hydro-Québec, for the Circuit électrique
Ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
450 688-4400, ext. 2104