MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2014 /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 Palais des congrès de Montréal to install two public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). Starting tomorrow, visitors can charge their vehicles at the two service areas in the underground parking garage, accessible via rue Cheneville.
"We have been committed to sustainable development for more than a decade, so we are pleased to offer this new charging service for electric vehicles to our customers and visitors," said Gaétan Prud'homme, Director of Building Management for the Palais des congrès de Montréal. "Having these two new charging stations installed is perfectly in line with our desire to continue to develop sustainable services while managing our infrastructures in the most environmentally responsible way possible."
"We are delighted to welcome one of the most renowned convention and exhibition centres in North America," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec. "The Palais des congrès hosts thousands of events every year, including the Montréal International Auto Show. Owners of plug-in electric vehicles now have access to additional charging stations, right downtown."
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 Québec.
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec, with close to 250 Level 2 (240-V) charging stations and one fast-charge (400-V) station in operation in parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 55 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit. It will continue to expand in order to offer greater geographical coverage and serve more EV drivers in many regions of Québec.
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, www.theelectriccircuit.com, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.
About the Palais des congrès
The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais des congrès generates major economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed proudly for nearly 30 years to sharing knowledge and enhancing Montréal's international reputation as a first-rate destination. To learn more: www.congresmtl.com.
Location of charging stations in Montréal - 37 now in service on the Island of Montréal
240-V charging stations
Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport - 800, place Leigh-Capreol (2 charging stations)
Metro grocery store - 3801, boul. Saint-Charles (2 charging stations)
Centre Bell - 1275, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest (2 charging stations)
Casino de Montréal - 1, avenue du Casino (2 charging stations)
Metro grocery store - 1745, rue Fleury Est (2 charging stations)
First Capital SAQ - 5040, boul.Jean-Talon Est (1 charging station)
AMT station - 5465, boul. Henri-Bourassa Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station - 11 000, boul. Gouin Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station - 9670, boul. Gouin Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station - 7250, rue Sherbrooke Est (2 charging stations)
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel - 900, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Plateau Mont-Royal - 4447, rue Papineau (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals St-Jacques Ouest - 6250, rue St-Jacques Ouest (1 charging station)
RONA store - 7273, boul. des Galeries d'Anjou (2 charging stations)
Palais des congrès - 1025 rue Cheneville (2 charging stations)
Place des Arts - 1450, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal (4 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant - 10520, rue Lajeunesse (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 10495, boul. Pie-IX (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 4700, boul. Saint-Jean (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant - 12575, rue Sherbrooke Est (2 charging stations)
Réno-Dépôt store - 400, boul. Brunswick (2 charging stations)
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information:
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit
Palais des congrès de Montréal