February 21, 2013
by Fleet Management staff
MONTREAL—The Bell Centre in Montreal will deploy two public charging stations for electric vehicles (EV)as part of The Electric Circuit. They will be installed in its parking lot in the coming weeks.
“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 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 2013, more than 150 240-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.