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Quebec sets up Canada's first public charging network for electric vehicles

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Montreal, January 12, 2012 – The founding partners of the Quebec Electric Circuit – St-Hubert Restaurants, RONA, METRO, Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Quebec – announced the locations of the first 90 240-V charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles that will be available this spring for public use. An additional 30 charging stations will be added by summer 2012.

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"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 charging service for the Electric Circuit will cost 2.50 CAD per use, or 25 CAD for 10 charges, regardless of the duration of the charge. The charging stations will act as backup for electric car owners or customers of rented electric cars. On August 15, 2011 – Communauto, Hydro-Quebec and Nissan Canada have announced the launch of the largest North American all-electric carsharing service with 50 all-electric Nissan LEAFs to be rolled out until early 2012.

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Courtesy of Hydro-Quebec




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