MONTREAL, September 24, 2012 - The founding
partners of The Electric Circuit-Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA,
METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and
Hydro-Québec have signing of a partnership agreement with Aéroports
de Montréal (ADM).
Two charging stations are in service in the parking structure at
the Montréal-Trudeau terminal, said ADM's President and CEO,
James C. Cherry. Passengers now have every reason to
drive their electric cars to the airport, he added.
ADM is the local airport authority that has been
responsible for the management, operation and development of
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international
airports since 1992.
"Drivers now have the option of charging their electric vehicles
when they fly out or even when picking up friends or family at the
airport,"said Hydro-Québec's Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director -
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of the
charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in
electric vehicles (EVs) in Québec. It is pursuing its expansion
throughout several Québec regions.
Eighty 240-volt Electric Circuit stations are already available
in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware
stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert Restaurants in the
greater Montréal and Québec areas. More than 150 charging stations
will be available in Québec by the end of 2012. After that, the
roll-out of 240-V and 400-V charging stations, which allow for
quicker charging, will be deployed as more electric vehicles hit
EV owners do most of their recharging at home and at work, but
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.
For more information, visit the Electric Circuit Web site, www.theelectriccircuit.com.