MONT-JOLI, QC, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the city of Mont-Joli and the commissioning of a fast-charge station for all-electric vehicles as well as a standard charging station. Drivers can now charge their vehicles at one of the charging stations located in the parking lot of Château Landry – Maison de la culture, at 1588, Boulevard Jacques-Cartier. This is the second public fast-charge station in the region—the first was commissioned at the end of July in La Pocatière.
"By contributing to the development and expansion of the network of electric vehicle charging stations, Mont-Joli is demonstrating that transportation electrification is well underway in Québec. With the numerous actions taken over recent years, our government is reaffirming its commitment to transportation electrification and the fight against greenhouse gas emissions," said Jean D'Amour, Minister responsible for the region.
"Today, I am incredibly proud that Mont-Joli is contributing to electrifying transportation, a clean and renewable energy. This partnership is an added value to the services we offer to the numerous visitors who come to our city and discover its many attractions. I thank Nissan and Hydro-Québec for their significant financial support, their diligence and their excellent cooperation. I would also like to thank our local partner, the Caisse Desjardins de Mont-Joli, for supporting this initative which is in line with our common sustainability goals," added the Mayor Danielle Doyer.
"We proudly welcome Mont-Joli as a partner of the Electric Circuit and salute the leadership of the municipality in carrying out this project, as well as Nissan for its financial support. By offering fast-charge and standard charging stations, the mayor and her team are contributing to reinforcing Mont-Joli's role as a member of Québec's village-relais network, as well as a premium destination for electric vehicle drivers in the region," said Ann Bourget, Assistant Director – Regional Affairs – Eastern Québec at Hydro-Québec and Electric Circuit representative.
A rapidly expanding network
The Electric Circuit is continuing its development in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, which has 14 public charging stations, located in Amqui (1 charging station), Grand-Métis (1 charging station), La Pocatière (1 fast-charge station), Mont-Joli (2 charging stations, including one fast-charge), Rimouski (3 charging stations), Rivière-du-Loup (2 charging stations), Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (3 charging stations) and Trois-Pistoles (1 charging station). The installation of additional fast-charge stations in the Bas-Saint-Laurent is already planned for Rimouski, Trois-Pistoles and Rivière-du-Loup. The fast-charge network is growing rapidly and now offers 19 stations in Québec thanks to the financial support of Nissan Canada.
To locate a charging station, visit the Find a charging station section of the Electric Circuit Web site: www.lecircuitelectrique.com/trouver-borne.en.
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 nearly 500 public charging stations, including 19 fast-charge stations, in operation across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 121 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 5,600 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]; Nancy Proulx, Communications Coordinator, City of Mont-Joli, 418 775-7285, extension 2114, [email protected]; Claudianne Godin, Manager - Media Relations and Advertising, Québec Region, Nissan Canada Inc., 514 235-8509, [email protected]; Zoé Couture, Press officer, Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, Minister responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine regions, 418 643-6980