MONTRÉAL, Jan. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is very pleased to announce that Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert will be outfitting all of their restaurants with public charging stations by the end of 2015. To date, 28 charging stations are already in service in the parking lots of various St-Hubert restaurants across Québec. Eventually, more than one-hundred St-Hubert restaurants will be equipped with charging stations.
"Québec has made a choice: it has chosen transportation electrification. Moreover, Québec is a world leader in this sector and this success is possible thanks in particular to visionary enterprises such as Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert. We are proud that these local businesses are choosing to offer charging infrastructure to their customers since this will definitely contribute to increasing the number of plug-in vehicles currently circulating on our roads," said Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan.
"We are firm believers in the transportation electrification initiative and are convinced that the success of this project depends largely on the availability of public charging stations across Québec", said Jean-Pierre Léger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Saint-Hubert. "By supporting the development of the Electric Circuit, we are signifying the company's commitment to sustainable development and addressing the environmental concerns of our employees and customers."
"From the very beginnings of the Electric Circuit, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert have proven to be an extraordinary and first-rate founding partner", noted Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice-president – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit. "I would like to highlight their commitment and confidence in our network. This is what has allowed us to continue developing the public charging offering in Québec. We are at the forefront of this development and we plan on fully maintaining our leadership status", concluded Mr. Desgagné.
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 360 public charging stations, including 8 fast-charge 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, 92 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.
Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
Founded in 1951 in Montréal, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert serve more than 31 million meals annually in Québec, Ontario and in New Brunswick. The company has a proud tradition of innovation and constantly strives to meet its customers' needs.
28 charging stations are already in service in various St-Hubert restaurants:
Boucherville (2 charging stations, including 1 fast-charge station)
Bromont (1 charging station)
Brossard (1 charging station)
Candiac (1 charging station)
Châteauguay (1 charging station)
Laval (2 charging stations)
Montréal (5 charging stations)
Québec (3 charging stations)
Rimouski (1 charging station)
Rivière-du-Loup (1 charging station)
Sainte-Julie (1 charging station)
Sainte-Thérèse (1 charging station)
Saint-Eustache (1 charging station)
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (1 charging station)
Saint-Jérôme (1 charging station)
Saint-Nicolas (1 charging station)
Sorel-Tracy (1 charging station)
Trois-Rivières – Cap-de-la-Madeleine (2 charging stations, including 1 fast-charge station)
Vaudreuil-Dorion (1 charging station)
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, Tel.: 514 289-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org; Josée Vaillancourt, Senior Advisor, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée, Tel.: 450 688-4400, ext. 2104, email@example.com