STONEHAM, QC, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit and the united townships of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury are pleased to announce the commissioning of a charging station in the parking lot of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury's city hall on Chemin du Hibou. The charging station is now available for drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.
"We are expecting more and more electric cars on our roads," said Mayor Robert Miller. "This new public charging station will surely meet the needs of residents, while also providing charging for tourists and visitors. By installing this first charging station on our territory, we are sending a strong message to modern, connected villagers, with an environmental conscience and a love for the great outdoors. Conveniently located in the heart of the village, the charging station is close to many sites of interest."
"We are delighted with this new charging station in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "This charging station has arrived in time for the start of winter activities in the region, in addition to increasing the service offering in the greater Québec area that now features 43 public charging stations. And that number will keep growing!"
"By positioning itself as a leader, the municipality hopes that Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury's business community will follow suit. We are convinced that this can become an important asset for a municipality like ours, which draws tourists and is close to a major city," added Mr. Miller.
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 close to 350 public charging stations in operation in select parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 86 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 the 43 charging stations now in service in the Capitale-National region
Le Chavigny restaurant – 11, rue des Pins (1 fast-charge station)
Le Chavigny restaurant – 11, rue des Pins (1 charging station)
Hotel Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu – 181, rue Richelieu (1 charging station)
Aquarium du Québec (Sépaq) – 1675, avenue des Hôtels (1 charging station)
CAA-Québec – 444, rue Bouvier (1 charging station)
Metro Laurier grocery store – 2450, boul. Laurier (2 charging stations)
Métro Beauport grocery store – 30, avenue Saint-David (2 charging stations)
First Capital Realty, Carrefour St-David Est – 3505, rue Clémenceau (5 charging stations)
First Capital Realty, Carrefour St-David Ouest – 2815 and 2841, rue Blanche-Lamontagne, and 2837, avenue Saint-David (8 charging stations)
Hydro-Québec – 2625, boul. Lebourgneuf (1 charging station)
Hotel Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – 1, rue des Carrières (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Boucherville – 2500, rue Dalton (1 charging station)
RONA store – 1500, rue Bouvier (2 charging stations)
Réno-Dépôt store – 3131, rue Blaise-Pascal (2 charging stations)
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (Sépaq) – 2490, avenue Royale (2 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant – 605, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant – 5720, boul. de l'Ormière (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant – 1550, avenue Jules-Verne, Sainte-Foy sector (1 charging station)
Université Laval, Alphonse-Desjardins building – 2325, rue de l'Université (2 charging stations)
Université Laval, PEPS sports complex – 2300, rue de la Terrasse (2 charging stations)
Université Laval, Ferdinand-Vandry building – 1050, avenue de la Médecine (2 charging stations)
Cap-de-Pierre rest area – Highway 40, exit 290 (1 charging station)
Station touristique Duchesnay (Sépaq) – 140, montée de l'Auberge (1 charging station)
City hall – 325, chemin du Hibou (1 charging station)
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4212, [email protected]; Sonia Bertrand, Municipality of the united townships of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, 418 848-2381, [email protected]