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Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, November 20, 2015

Press Release

Two new charging stations for electric vehicles commissioned in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the city of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, as well as the commissioning of two new public charging stations for electric vehicles. Visitors can now charge their cars in the parking lot of the new multipurpose sports complex, located at 230, route de Fossambault.

“By contributing to the development and expansion of the network of electric vehicle charging stations, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is demonstrating that transportation electrification is well underway in Québec. With the numerous actions taken over recent years and the Transportation Electrification Action Plan 2015-2020 unveiled last month, our government is reaffirming its commitment to transportation electrification and the fight against greenhouse gas emissions,” said Sam Hamad, Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region.

“Already committed to implementing the ISO 14001 and 37120 environmental standards, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is taking another step towards protecting the environment with these two charging stations. Located at a strategic location at the sports complex, they will be very useful for local and visiting electric vehicle drivers,” said Mayor Sylvain Juneau.

“We are delighted to welcome Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures to the Electric Circuit,” said France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification at Hydro-Québec on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. “With its two public charging stations, the municipality reiterates its support to residents who choose to drive electric.”

The two new charging stations in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures are in addition to the one already in service at the Cap-de-Pierre rest area, along Highway 40.

About 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 comprises over 530 public charging stations, including 21 fast-charge stations, in operation across 16 Québec regions. Since its launch in March 2012, 127 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit, and the network now has over 6,000 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. The Electric Circuit card also allows users to access VERnetwork’s 150 Québec charging stations.

For information:

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

There are now 64 charging stations in service in the Capitale-Nationale region:

Deschambault-Grondines (2 charging stations, including 1 fast-charge)
La Malbaie (1 charging station)
Québec (55 charging stations, including 2 fast-charge)
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (3 charging stations)
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (1 charging station)
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (1 charging station)
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury (1 charging station)

For the exact location of each station, go to: www.lecircuitelectrique.com/trouver-borne.en

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