Ninety charging stations to open in Quebec

The Electric Circuit launches at Montreal auto show

January 12, 2012
by Fleet Management staff

MONTREAL: The founding partners of The Electric Circuit — St-Hubert Restaurants, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—have revealed the locations of the first 90 240-V charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles.

Powered with clean renewable energy, The Electric Circuit’s first 90 charging stations will be available to the public in spring 2012. An additional 30 charging stations will be added by summer, bringing the total to 120. Electric vehicle users will be able to drive worry-free, knowing that a public network of charging stations is available to meet their needs.

There are two main objectives: to provide accessible recharging to the greatest number of drivers and to offer a simple method of payment. The charging service for the Electric Circuit will cost $2.50 per use, or $25 for 10 charges, regardless of the duration of the charge.

“We are very proud to officially launch The Electric Circuit. The locations announced mark an important step in the development of this network and its roll-out in the greater Montréal and Québec areas,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, senior director, strategic planning at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners. “The automotive industry is rapidly evolving and we want to be ready to meet our customers’ needs by providing easy access to practical services and clean fuel.”

View the maps of the locations of charging station in the Montréal and Québec areas: