MONTRÉAL, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Mister Muffler for the installation of a public charging station for electric vehicles. The charging station, located on Boulevard Lévesque Est in Laval, is now available to drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.
"The Mister Muffler network is proud to join the Electric Circuit and the other companies affiliated with the program. Now that we have taken this initial step, we will continue innovating by soon offering additional service points to Québec drivers in what will be a promising future," stated Marketing Director Pierre Lafrance.
"We are very pleased to welcome our 75th partner to the Electric Circuit," noted Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "We salute the decision made by a company such as Mister Muffler, which specializes in the automotive aftermarket, to support transportation electrification."
About Mister Muffler
Mister Muffler is a Quebec-based company with an established position in the automobile industry since 1956 and a reputation for professionalism and reliability. The company has enjoyed constant growth since it was founded and it proudly promotes the three pillars of its brand: exceptional practices, a strong commitment to protecting the environment and an approach based on integrity and respect.
In a constantly changing environment, from a technological, economic and environmental perspective, Mister Muffler is committed to providing honest and professional service in order to meet its customers' needs and maintain its outstanding brand recognition and customer loyalty.
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 comprises three 400-V fast-charge stations and close to 300 Level 2 (240 V) charging stations in parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 75 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit. It continues 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 Web site, theelectriccircuit.com, and the mobile application for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.
Location of the 12 charging stations now in service in Laval
240-V charging stations
Collège Montmorency – 475, boul. de l'Avenir (1 charging station)
Metro grocery store – 1100, boul. de l'Avenir (2 charging stations)
AMT train station – 1250 avenue Léo-Lacombe (2 charging stations)
Réno-Dépôt store – 1505, boul. Le Corbusier (2 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant – 3325, boul. Saint-Martin Ouest (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant – 1111, boul. des Laurentides (1 charging station)
AMT parking lot, Cartier terminal – 40, boul. des Laurentides (2 charging stations)
Mister Muffler – 4747, boul. Lévesque Est (1 charging station)
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4214, [email protected]