GRANBY, QC, Dec. 18, 2013 /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 city of Granby for the installation of a first public charging station for electric vehicles (EVs). The charging station is located in city hall's du Millénaire parking lot and is now available for drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.
"We are very pleased to offer this new service to our residents as well as to visitors that drive an electric vehicle," said Pascal Bonin, Mayor of Granby. "Today marks another opportunity for the city to turn words into deeds by taking concrete action in favor of the environment. When it comes to making our city a greener and healthier place, every step counts."
"The Electric Circuit is expanding in part thanks to the willingness of dynamic municipalities like the city of Granby that make public charging stations available to their citizens," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec. "This is great news for the region's electric vehicle drivers who now have some 60 Electric Circuit charging stations at their disposal in Montérégie to extend their range when needed."
Electric vehicle drivers who would like to use the city's charging station can purchase a card by visiting the Electric Circuit Web site.
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, 53 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.
Location of charging stations in the Montérégie region - 61 now in service in the region
| 400-V fast-charge station
St-Hubert restaurant - 500, rue Albanel (1 charging station)
|240-V charging stations||240-V charging stations (cont'd)|
|RONA store - 500, rue Serge-Pépin (2 charging stations)||City hall - 255, boul. Constable (1 charging station)|
|Montarville library - 501, chemin du Lac (2 charging stations)|
|Discount Car and Truck Rentals Boucherville - 1240, rue Volta (1 charging station)||Parc national de la Yamaska (Sépaq) - 1780, boul. David-Bouchard (1 charging station)|
|Metro grocery store - 535, rue Samuel-De Champlain (2 charging stations)|
|Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville (Sépaq) - 55, île Sainte-Marguerite (1 charging station)||Saint Basile-le-Grand|
|St-Hubert restaurant - 500, rue Albanel (1 charging station)|
|AMT station - 220, boul. de Montarville (2 charging stations)||AMT station - 121, rue de la Gare (2 charging stations)|
|AMT commuter train station - 1200, rue Lenoir (2 charging stations)|
|Université de Sherbrooke - 45, rue de l'Aéroport (2 charging stations)||Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno (Sépaq) - 330, rang des Vingt-Cinq Est (1 charging station)|
|RONA store - 1221, boul. des Promenades (2 charging stations)|
|Hydro-Québec - 705, boul. Clairevue Ouest (1 charging station)|
|St-Hubert restaurant - 6325, boul. Taschereau (1 charging station)||Saint-Hubert|
|Metro grocery store - 2004, boul. de Rome (2 charging stations)|
|RONA store - 9800, boul. Leduc (2 charging stations)||First Capital Carrefour Saint-Hubert - 5984, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)|
|AMT parking lot - 4700, boul. Lapinière (2 charging stations)||First Capital RBC - 5915, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)|
|St-Hubert restaurant - 107, chemin Saint-François-Xavier (1 charging station)||Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe - 3000, avenue Boullé (3 charging stations)|
|Hydro-Québec - 4825, avenue Pinard (1 charging station)|
|AMT parking lot - 3001, boul. Fréchette (2 charging stations)|
|Metro grocery store - 1233, rue Périgny (2 charging stations)||Centre culturel Fernand-Charest - 190, rue Laurier (1 charging station)|
|St-Hubert restaurant - 290, boul. D'Anjou (1 charging station)||St-Hubert restaurant - 1900, rue Raymond-Blais (1 charging station)|
|AMT parking lot - 42, boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste (2 charging stations)|
|City hall - 87, rue Principale (1 charging station)||AMT commuter train station - 101, rue Mercier (2 charging stations)|
|PJC Jean Coutu pharmacy - 3216, boul. Taschereau (1 charging station)||Hydro-Québec IREQ - 1800, boul. Lionel-Boulet (2 charging stations)|
|AMT parking lot - 25, boul. Taschereau (2 charging stations)||Réno-Dépôt store - 3010, boul. de la Gare (2 charging stations)|
|St-Hubert restaurant - 601, avenue Saint-Charles (1 charging station)|
|Université de Sherbrooke - 150, place Charles-Le Moyne (1 charging station)|
|City of Longueuil - 7025, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)|
|City of Longueuil - 300, rue Saint-Charles Ouest (1 charging station)|
|City of Longueuil - 4250, chemin de la Savane (2 charging stations)|
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