MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 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
confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the Cégep de
Saint-Hyacinthe to install three public charging stations for electric
vehicles in its parking lot as of this summer.
"The involvement of our CÉGEP is in line with our sustainable
development positioning. It's in addition to our many initiatives to
encourage responsible behavior within our community, especially through
the implementation of an eco-pass to encourage the use of public
transit and car sharing. The installation of these charging stations is
yet another step in the right direction," said Roger Sylvestre, general
director of the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe.
"By welcoming the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe to its network, The Electric
Circuit increases its service offering in the Montérégie region and
along one of Québec's major roads, Highway 20" added Pierre-Luc
Desgagné, Senior Director - Strategic Planning at Hydro-Québec, on
behalf of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit. "This new
agreement is very significant because it reflects the confidence of a
leading educational institution in the region."
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.
The Electric Circuit offers nearly one hundred fifty 240-volt charging
stations in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA
hardware stores, Métro grocery stores and St-Hubert Restaurants
throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 22 private and
institutional partners have joined The Electric Circuit. It will
continue to expand in order to offer the greatest geographical coverage
and serve the largest number of electric vehicles (EV) drivers in many
While EV 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. 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.
About the Cégepde Saint-Hyacinthe
With over 4,000 students enrolled in regular programs and nearly as many
in continuing education, in addition to some 900 employees and two
technological transfer centres in agri-food and textile, the Cégep de
Saint-Hyacinthe plays an important role in the region. Thanks to its
involvement in this project, the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe will continue
to be a leader in environmental protection.
SOURCE: Electric Circuit