LYSTER, QC, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Sylvain Labrecque, Prefect of L'Érable regional county municipality (MRC) and mayor of Lyster, and Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit, announced today that partnership agreements had been signed with six municipalities. These agreements, which are the result of an initiative spearheaded by L'Érable MRC, call for the installation of eight public charging stations on its territory. A first charging station is already in service in the Caisse Desjardins parking lot in Lyster. The other charging stations will gradually be commissioned until the end of 2014 and during 2015.
"L'Érable MRC is proud to be able to provide electric vehicle users with a significant number of public charging stations on its territory. This is a welcome boost for our region and municipalities, as they will benefit from increased recognition. Our region will now offer a significant concentration of public charging stations between the two major hubs of Montréal and Québec", said Sylvain Labrecque, Prefect of the MRC.
"We are very pleased to welcome L'Érable MRC and the six municipalities that have chosen to make public charging stations available to their citizens as well as to electric vehicle users passing through this magnificent region", noted Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit. "The Centre-du-Québec is a region that is important to the development of our network. As well, this announcement is further proof that electric transportation is an interesting mobility option for all regions."
The stations will be located in the following municipalities:
- Lyster: Caisse Desjardins – 635, rue Laurier (1 charging station in service)
- Plessisville: City hall – 1700, rue Saint-Calixte (2 charging stations) and Carrefour de L'Érable – 1280, avenue Trudelle (1 charging station)
- Saint-Ferdinand: Municipal office parking lot – 375, rue Principale (1 charging station)
- Inverness: Municipal office parking lot – 1799, rue Dublin (1 charging station)
- Villeroy: Location to be determined (1 charging station)
- Princeville: 25, rue Saint-Jacques Est (formerly a Provigo) (1 charging station)
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 more than 330 public charging stations in operation 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, 85 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 charging stations in the Centre-du-Québec region. Six stations are now in service in the region.
Relais des Navigateurs – 1070, route Marie-Victorin (1 charging station)
Via Rail parking lot – 269, rue Lindsay (1 charging station)
Hériot parking lot – 25, rue du Pont (1 charging station)
Complexe sportif – 1380, rue Montplaisir (1 charging station)
Maison des arts Desjardins – 175, rue Ringuet (1 charging station)
Caisse populaire Desjardins – 635, rue Laurier (1 charging station)
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information: Raphaël Teyssier, Director, Operations and Communications, L'Érable MRC, Tel.: 819 362-2333, ext. 262, [email protected]; Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, Tel.: 514 289-4214, [email protected]