MONTREAL, June 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The founding partners of the Electric
Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine
de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of
a partnership agreement with owner-pharmacists René Gagné and Marcel Proulx,
affiliated to the PJC Jean Coutu network, for the roll-out of a public
charging station for electric vehicles (EVs). It will be installed this summer
in the parking lot of one of their PJC Jean Coutu pharmacies, at 3216,
boulevard Taschereau, in the borough of Greenfield Park, in Longueuil.
"We are very pleased to be associated with Québec's leader in public charging
and give our customers the opportunity to fill up with clean and renewable
energy when needed," said René Gagné, owner-pharmacist affiliated to the PJC
Jean Coutu network. "The economic and environmental advantages of driving with
electricity are undeniable and, as a corporate citizen, it was important that
we take part in this evolution."
"We are delighted to welcome owner-pharmacists René Gagné and Marcel Proulx
as partners of the Electric Circuit," added Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice
President - Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the
founding partners of the Electric Circuit. "Integrating this first pharmacy to
our service offering demonstrates one of the strengths of our network, namely
to offer top-up service in a variety of places. Electric vehicle drivers can
travel worry-free knowing that a network of public charging is available if
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major initiative in the rollout of charging
infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in vehicles in Québec.
The Electric Circuit now offers almost 160 charging stations (240 V) in
parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro
grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch
in March 2012, 32 other private and institutional partners have joined the
Electric Circuit. It will continue to expand in order to provide greater
geographical coverage and serve more EV drivers in several regions of Québec.
While EV owners do most of their charging at home and at work, 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. The
Electric Circuit Web site, www.theelectriccircuit.com, is updated as new
stations are installed or commissioned.
Nathalie Vachon Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit 514 289-2441
René Gagné PJC Jean-Coutu franchisee 514 465-5225 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Electric Circuit
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