MONTRÉAL, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Cégep Marie-Victorin as well as the commissioning of a new public charging station for electric vehicles. Visitors can now charge their cars in the cegep's parking lot, located at 7000, rue Marie-Victorin in Montréal.
"Our cegep has held the Cégep vert certification since 2004, and the highest level for the past 5 years. We have initiated several environmental and sustainable development projects thanks to the commitment of students, employees, management and contributors. In all respects, the integration of public charging stations reflects our desire to create a space designed to increase awareness of environmental issues and reduce our environmental footprint. Creating responsible citizens who are engaged in their community is also part of our educational mission," noted Sylvain Mandeville, General Director of Cégep Marie-Victorin.
"We are delighted with our partnership with Cégep Marie-Victorin, an establishment with a strong vision in terms of sustainable development," said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "By offering a public charging service, the cegep encourages the adoption of electric vehicles, while contributing to developing the network."
"On behalf of the Québec government, I would like to congratulate Cégep Marie-Victorin for this initiative, which demonstrates its strong interest in electric mobility. This action is in line with our Transportation Electrification Action Plan 2015-2020, which calls for an increase in the number of public charging stations for electric vehicles," said Robert Poëti, Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Montréal region.
With the addition of this charging station at Cégep Marie-Victorin, there are now 149 charging stations in service in the Montréal area.
About Cégep Marie-Victorin
Located in the east end of Montréal, Cégep Marie-Victorin is a public, higher-education institution that holds the highest level of the Cégep vert certification and offers high-quality training in a stimulating and compassionate learning environment. Over 600 employees are actively committed to the educational success of the 4,100 students enrolled in the cegep's regular programs and the 2,500 adult students enrolled in continuing education. Cégep Marie-Victorin's reputation is based on the wide variety of programs it offers in fields such as science, art in all its forms, humanities and social sciences, history, fashion as well as adult education and in-company training.
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 600 public charging stations, including 29 fast-charge stations, in operation across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 132 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 6,500 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.
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4214, [email protected] ; Nathalie Baumgartner, Communications Coordinator, Cégep Marie-Victorin, 514 325-0150, ext. 2305, [email protected]; Anne-Catherine Couture, Media Relations, Office of the Minister of Transport, And Minister responsible for the Montréal region, 418-643-6980