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Magog, September 12, 2015

Press Release

A first fast-charge station in the Estrie regionCarrefour Santé Globale is now an Electric Circuit Partner

Announcement of public charging stations at Carrefour Santé Globale
From left to right : Pierre Reid, Member at the National Assembly for Orford, Renaud Cloutier, Delegate - Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec, Isabelle St-Germain, Deputy managing director at Equiterre and Gilles Bélanger, General Manager of Carrefour Santé Globale. Photo credit Marco Bergeron.

The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Magog’s Carrefour Santé Globale (CSG), as well as the commissioning of a 400-V fast-charge station and four 240-V charging stations for electric vehicles. Visitors can now charge their cars in the parking lot of the new shopping center located at 2389, Rue Principale Ouest. The announcement is part of Équittere’s Rendez-Vous branchés event being held at CSG today.

This is the first public fast-charge station in the Estrie region. This initiative was made possible thanks to the support of Nissan Canada. The fast-charge network is growing rapidly and this new charging station is an additional point of service along the Montréal-Vermont charging corridor.

“We are delighted to offer these new public charging stations. This initiative reflects Carrefour Santé Globale’s commitment to offer an array of services to its customers and ties in with our sustainability strategy,” said Gilles Bélanger, General Manager of CSG. “In addition, we are proud to participate in the efforts of the City of Magog to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.”

« We salute the initiative of Carrefour Santé Globale that allows Magog to be the first city in the region to offer a fast-charge station for drivers of all-electric vehicles, in addition to playing a strategic role in the Québec-Vermont charging corridor,” said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. “We are pleased to have such a dynamic partner contribute to making the Electric Circuit the most extensive public charging network in Québec.”

The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative in the implementation of the infrastructure required to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec. The network has over 475 public charging stations in operation, including 14 fast-charge stations, in select parking lots of the AMT as well as several RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants across Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 112 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 5,000 members.

Electric Circuit users 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 theelectriccircuit.com and the mobile app for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are commissioned.

For information:
Louis-Olivier Batty
Hydro-Québec, for the Electric Circuit
514 289-4214
batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca

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