Aéroports de Montréal Joins The Electric Circuit



MONTREAL -- The founding partners of The Electric Circuit-Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec have signing of a partnership agreement with Aéroports de Montréal (ADM).

Two charging stations are in service in the parking structure at the Montréal-Trudeau terminal, said ADM's President and CEO, James C. Cherry. Passengers now have every reason to drive their electric cars to the airport, he added.

ADM is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports since 1992.

'Drivers now have the option of charging their electric vehicles when they fly out or even when picking up friends or family at the airport,'said Hydro-Québec's Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director - Strategic Planning,

The Electric Circuit

The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of the charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in Québec. It is pursuing its expansion throughout several Québec regions.

Eighty 240-volt Electric Circuit stations are already available in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert Restaurants in the greater Montréal and Québec areas. More than 150 charging stations will be available in Québec by the end of 2012. After that, the roll-out of 240-V and 400-V charging stations, which allow for quicker charging, will be deployed as more electric vehicles hit Québec roads.

EV owners do most of their recharging at home and at work, but 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.

For more information, visit the Electric Circuit Web site, www.theelectriccircuit.com.

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