MONTREAL, Sept. 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 inauguration of the first public charging station for
electric vehicles (EVs) in the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is
located in the parking lot of the Centre culturel Fernand-Charest at
190, Rue Laurier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
"The municipality is proud to offer a first public charging station in
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This first step will continue, as more
charging stations will be installed as part of the revitalization of
our downtown. Encouraging the use of energy-efficient and non-polluting
vehicles is a priority in the municipality's environmental action plan.
Last June, we acquired an all-electric vehicle and today more than a
third of our vehicle fleet is more ecological. By taking these concrete
measures that improve air quality, the municipality invites its
citizens to do likewise," stated the mayor of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
and prefect of the MRC du Haut-Richelieu, Gilles Dolbec.
"We are delighted to be part of the inauguration of a first EV charging
station in collaboration with the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,"
said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President - Public and Government
Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the
Electric Circuit. "It's great news for the region's drivers of plug-in
electric vehicles, who will be able to fill up with clean, renewable
energy as needed, as well as for those driving between Québec and
The St-Hubert restaurant located on Boulevard du Séminaire Nord will
also be home to an Electric Circuit public charging station. Les
Rôtisseries St-Hubert is one of the network's founding partners.
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major initiative in the rollout of charging
infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in vehicles in
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec
with nearly 200 charging stations (240 V) currently in service in
parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and
St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March
2012, 46 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
While most electric vehicle charging is done at home and at work, the
public charging infrastructure allows EV drivers to travel worry-free,
knowing they can top up their batteries on the road if necessary.
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, is updated as new stations
are installed or commissioned.
SOURCE: Electric Circuit