This morning, the founding partners of The Electric Circuit – St-Hubert Restaurants, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec – announced the locations of the first 90 240-V charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (see appendix for detailed list). This announcement was made at the Montréal International Auto Show, which officially opens tomorrow at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
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 today. 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."
The Electric Circuit Website (theelectriccircuit.com) allows electric vehicle drivers to learn more about public charging stations. The site features a charging station locator service provided by Hydro-Québec. Users of The Electric Circuit's charging stations will also have access to a 24-hour telephone help line run by CAA Québec.
Hydro-Québec (hydroquebec.com) will conduct tests this winter on the first certified quick-charge station at over 400-V. It will be installed in Boucherville this spring and tested on a daily basis in collaboration with the local St-Hubert restaurant. With Hydro-Québec’s oversight, The Electric Circuit will then deploy quick-charge stations along Québec’s major roads over the course of the next year.
The Electric Circuit
Launched on June 16 of last year, The Electric Circuit is Québec and Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles. This initiative marks a major step in the deployment of the charging infrastructure required to support the operation of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec and is in line with the 2011-2020 Action Plan for Electric Vehicles announced by the Québec government on April 7, 2011.
Given that the vast majority of recharging needs will be met at home and at work, this public charging network will play an important role in meeting drivers’ backup or emergency needs.
Learn more about Hydro-Québec’s transportation electrification projects at hydroquebec.com/transportation-electrification.
List of the initial public charging station locations in Québec and Canada
Charging stations will be located on commercial sites of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit, in a number of AMT park-and-ride facilities and in some of Hydro-Québec's parking sites. A total of 120 charging stations will first be rolled out in the Montréal and Québec regions:
20 charging stations by RONA
20 charging stations by METRO
20 charging stations by St-Hubert Restaurants
40 charging stations by the AMT
20 charging stations by Hydro-Québec.
Here is a list of the locations of the first 90 charging stations:
RONA (RONA L'entrepôt and Réno-Dépôt) – (*) Projected sites
Anjou – 7273, boulevard des Galeries-d'Anjou
Belœil – 500, rue Serge-Pépin
Brossard – 9800, boulevard Leduc
Laval (*) – 1505, boul. Le Corbusier
Montréal – 1011, rue du Marché-Central
Pointe-Claire – 400, boulevard Brunswick
Québec – 1500, rue Bouvier
Québec – 3131, avenue Blaise-Pascal
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville – 1221, boulevard des Promenades
Vaudreuil-Dorion – 3010, boulevard de la Gare
St-Hubert Restaurants – (*) Projected sites
Brossard – 6325, boulevard Taschereau
Châteauguay – 290, boulevard D’Anjou
Laval – 3325, boulevard Saint-Martin Ouest
Laval (*) – 1111, boulevard des Laurentides
Laval (*) – 1150, boulevard Chomedey
Longueuil (*) – 1901, boulevard Roland-Therrien
Mirabel (*) – 17525, rue Charles
Montréal – 10520, rue Lajeunesse
Montréal-Nord (*) – 10495, boulevard Pie-IX
Pointe-aux-Trembles – 12575, rue Sherbrooke Est
Québec – 1550, avenue Jules-Verne
Québec – 3410, boulevard Sainte-Anne
Québec – 5720, boulevard de l’Ormière
Sainte-Julie (*) – 1900, rue Raymond-Blais
Sainte-Thérèse – 350, boulevard Labelle
Saint-Jérôme (*) – 270, rue De Martigny Ouest
Saint-Nicolas (*) – 500, rue de l’Aréna
Terrebonne (*) – 1415, boulevard Moody
Vaudreuil-Dorion (*) – 601, avenue Saint-Charles
Boucherville – 535, rue Samuel-De Champlain
Kirkland – 3801, boulevard Saint-Charles
Laval – 1100, boulevard de l’Avenir
Longueuil – 395, rue Saint-Charles Ouest
Montréal – 1745, rue Fleury Est
Montréal – 3600, boulevard Saint-Joseph Est
Québec – 2450, boulevard Laurier
Québec – 2830, avenue Saint-David
Repentigny – 150, rue Louvain
Sainte-Thérèse – 214, boulevard René-A.-Robert
Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)
Boucherville – 220, boulevard De Montarville, terminus De Montarville
Brossard – 1895, rue Panama, terminus Panama
Brossard – 4700, boulevard Lapinière, stationnement Chevrier
Chambly – 3001, boulevard Fréchette, stationnement Chambly
Deux-Montagnes – 400, boulevard de Deux-Montagnes, gare Deux-Montagnes
Montréal – 5275, rue Jean-Talon Ouest, stationnement Namur Est
Montréal – 7155, rue Sherbrooke Est, stationnement Radisson
Sainte-Thérèse – 6, rue Saint-Alphonse, terminus Sainte-Thérèse
Saint-Laurent – 5465, boulevard Henri-Bourassa Ouest, gare Bois-Franc
Terrebonne – 4800, côte de Terrebonne, terminus Terrebonne
Beauport – 430, rue Ardouin
Lévis – 5130, boulevard de la Rive-Sud
Montréal – 201, rue Jarry Ouest
Montréal – 75, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal – 7575, Henri-Bourassa Ouest
Québec – 2625, boulevard Lebourgneuf
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville – 705, boulevard Clairevue Ouest.