MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ -On behalf of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit, Hydro-Québec
is pleased to confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the
Bell Centre to deploy two public charging stations for electric
vehicles (EV). They will be installed in its parking lot in the coming
"We are proud and delighted to contribute to improving the quality of
our environment by installing charging stations. This initiative fits
in perfectly with our sustainable development program, The goal is
green," explained Kevin Gilmore, Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer, Montreal Canadiens.
"Having such a prestigious partner in the sports and entertainment
industry join The Electric Circuit shows that the interest in public
charging is here to stay," said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director -
Strategic Planning at Hydro-Québec. "EV drivers can charge their
vehicles while they attend sports or cultural events at the Bell
Centre, a venue with a well-established reputation."
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major initiative in the rollout of charging
infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric
vehicles in Québec.
By the end of the year, more than one hundred fifty 240-volt Electric
Circuit stations will be available in ten Québec regions. Since its
launch on March 30, 2012, 21 private and institutional partners have
joined The Electric Circuit. The network will continue to expand in
order to offer the greatest geographical coverage and serve the more EV
drivers in many Québec regions.
While electric vehicles owners do most of their charging at home and at
work, drivers can travel worry-free, knowing they can top up their
batteries on the road if they need to thanks to a public charging
infrastructure. Electric Circuit users also 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.
SOURCE: Electric Circuit