MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with LaSalle College, as well as the commissioning of two new public charging stations for electric vehicles. Visitors can now charge their cars in the college's indoor parking lot that can be reached by Rue du Fort in Montréal.
"This new partnership fits in perfectly with the basic principles of our academic project, which aims, among other things, to develop a natural impulse to protect the environment and advocate for sustainable development. The installation of two public charging stations for electric vehicles allows students, instructors, employees and visitors of our neighborhood to have access to a green alternative in terms of mobility and sustainable transportation," said Jacques Marchand, General Director of LaSalle College in Montréal.
"We are delighted to welcome LaSalle College, a Collège Vert du Québec-certified establishment, with a strong vision in terms of sustainable development," said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "With these public charging stations, the college encourages the adoption of electric vehicles, while contributing to developing the network, which now has 153 public charging stations in Montréal."
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Use, Minister of Public Safety and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux is pleased with this announcement. "The commissioning of these charging stations is another step towards a green city, encouraging electric vehicle use at LaSalle College," said the minister.
About LaSalle College
Founded in 1959 in the LaSalle borough of Montreal, LaSalle College offers professional training, as well as college and pre-university programs. Located in the heart of Montreal's downtown district, it is the largest bilingual college in North America. It boasts 5 specialized schools, offering more than 60 programs: Fashion, Arts and Design; Hotel Management and Tourism; Business and Technologies; Humanities and Social Sciences; and E-Learning. A member of the LCI Education network, LaSalle College is proud of its direct connection between the work environment and the field of education, not only in Canada, but throughout the world. Its students have received numerous awards for their talents in many competitions.
About the Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative in the implementation of the infrastructure required to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec. The network comprises over 600 public charging stations, including 30 fast-charge stations, in operation across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 135 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 6,500 members.
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 app for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are commissioned. The Electric Circuit card also allows users to access VERnetwork's 150 Québec charging stations.
SOURCE Electric Circuit
For further information: Louis-Olivier Batty, Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit, 514 289-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org; Carl-Olivier PerrasMaxxum360, for LaSalle College, 514 939-4445, extension 4834; email@example.com