Sépaq adds a tenth public charging station to its network of national parks - Inauguration of an Electric Circuit charging station in the Parc de la Yamaska

MONTREAL, Dec. 13, 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 commissioning of a new public charging station for electric vehicles by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) at the Parc national de la Yamaska. The charging station, which is now accessible to the public, is located at the entrance to the parking lot on boulevard David-Bouchard at Roxton Pond.

Sépaq now offers 10 public charging stations in Québec. In addition to the one in the Parc national de la Yamaska, there are also charging stations located in the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, at the Aquarium du Québec, at the Station touristique Duchesnay and in the Îles-de-Boucherville, Lac-Témiscouata, Mont-Saint-Bruno and Oka national parks. "By facilitating EV access to its facilities, Sépaq is fulfilling its mission beautifully," said Sépaq's President and CEO, Raymond Desjardins.

"Sépaq's commitment is significant," noted Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the Electric Circuit's founding partners. "Sépaq is deploying its charging stations very quickly. The arrival of this new charging station in the Montérégie region is excellent news, particularly for outdoor enthusiasts who travel to the area in their plug-in electric vehicles."

The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit remains a major initiative in the rollout of charging infrastructure needed to support the growing number of plug-in vehicles in Québec.

The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec, with close to 250 240-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, 52 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 Sépaq
Sépaq is a government corporation that manages a vast network of parks, wildlife reserves and tourist resorts with a view to sustainable development. Its almost 80,000 km2 of territory constitutes a collective natural and cultural heritage that makes Quebecers proud. Sépaq's fleet of plug-in electric vehicles is among the largest in the province.


Location of charging stations in the Montérégie region - 59 now in service in the region

240-V charging stations 400-V fast-charge station
RONA store - 500, rue Serge-Pépin (2 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant - 500, rue Albanel (1 charging station)

Montarville library - 501, chemin du Lac (2 charging stations)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Boucherville - 1240, rue Volta (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)
St-Hubert restaurant - 500, rue Albanel (1 charging station)
AMT station - 220, boul. de Montarville (2 charging stations)

Université de Sherbrooke - 45, rue de l'Aéroport (2 charging stations)

St-Hubert restaurant - 6325, boul. Taschereau (1 charging station)
Metro grocery store - 2004, boul. de Rome (2 charging stations)
RONA store - 9800, boul. Leduc (2 charging stations)
AMT parking lot - 4700, boul. Lapinière (2 charging stations)

St-Hubert restaurant - 107, chemin Saint-François-Xavier (1 charging station)

AMT parking lot - 3001, boul. Fréchette (2 charging stations)
Metro grocery store - 1233, rue Périgny (2 charging stations)

St-Hubert restaurant - 290, boul. D'Anjou (1 charging station)
AMT parking lot - 42, boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste (2 charging stations)

Greenfield Park
PJC Jean Coutu pharmacy - 3216, boul. Taschereau (1 charging station)

La Prairie
AMT parking lot - 25, boul. Taschereau (2 charging stations)

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)

City hall - 255, boul. Constable (1 charging station)

Roxton Pond
Parc national de la Yamaska (Sépaq) - 1780, boul. David-Bouchard (1 charging station)

Saint Basile-le-Grand
AMT parking lot - 121, rue de la Gare (2 charging stations)

AMT commuter train station - 1200, rue Lenoir (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)

First Capital Carrefour Saint-Hubert - 5984, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)
First Capital RBC - 5915, boul. Cousineau (1 charging station)

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe - 3000, avenue Boullé (3 charging stations)
Hydro-Québec - 4825, avenue Pinard (1 charging station)

Centre culturel Fernand-Charest - 190, rue Laurier (1 charging station)

St-Hubert restaurant - 1900, rue Raymond-Blais (1 charging station)

AMT commuter train station - 101, rue Mercier (2 charging stations)

Hydro-Québec IREQ - 1800, boul. Lionel-Boulet (2 charging stations)

Réno-Dépôt store - 3010, boul. de la Gare (2 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant - 601, avenue Saint-Charles (1 charging station)


SOURCE: Electric Circuit

For further information:

Nathalie Vachon
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit
514 289-2441

Lucie Boulianne
Responsable des communications, Sépaq
418 686-4875

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