MCMASTERVILLE, QC, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit and the regional county municipality (MRC) of La Vallée-du-Richelieu are pleased to announce the commissioning of a new public charging station for electric vehicles. The station is now in service in the MRC parking lot at 255, Boulevard Laurier, in McMasterville.
The arrival of this new charging station is the result of an initiative that brings together four organizations: le Conseil intermunicipal de transport de La Vallée-du-Richelieu (CITVR), the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de la Montérégie Est, the Centre local de développement (CLD) de La Vallée-du-Richelieu and the M.R.C. of La Vallée-du-Richelieu, which share the parking lot where the charging station is located, since all of their offices are housed in the same building.
Gilles Plante, the Mayor of McMasterville and Prefect of the MRC, describes his enthusiasm for the project and points out that "it is thanks to the collaboration of the CIT, CRÉ, CLD and MRC that we are making a concrete effort to encourage the use of clean vehicles. I can assure you that we will continue to promote the expansion of the Electric Circuit on our territory. We are on the right track!"
"We are very pleased to welcome the M.R.C. to the Electric Circuit", noted Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit. "The arrival of this new partner in the Montérégie is great news for electric vehicle drivers. It illustrates the vitality of the region, which now has 88 public charging stations in operation."
About the Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative in providing the charging infrastructure required to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec. The network has nearly 350 public charging stations in operation, including seven fast-charge stations, in select parking lots of the AMT as well as several RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants across Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 89 private and institutional partners have joined The Electric Circuit.
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 application for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.
Location of 88 charging stations now in service in the Montérégie region.
Gare du Grand Tronc – 960, rue Boulay (1 charging station)
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4212, [email protected]; Ariane Levasseur, MRC de La Vallée-du-Richelieu, 450 464-0339, ext. 2120, [email protected]