As a founding partner of The Electric Circuit, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is pleased to provide its customers with 20 new public charging stations for electric vehicles at its park-and-ride facilities. Forty charging stations are now installed in the following park-and-ride facilities in the greater Montréal area:
the Châteauguay, Chambly, Chevrier, Repentigny lots, the Terrebonne, De Montarville, Radisson and Cartier terminals and the Bois-Franc, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Sainte-Thérèse, Roxboro-Pierrefonds, Sunnybrooke, Deux-Montagnes, Blainville, De La Concorde, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Bruno train stations. The charging stations at La Prairie will follow shortly.
"Our participation in The Electric Circuit is part of our firm commitment to provide sustainable methods of transportation in the greater Montréal area," noted Nicolas Girard, President and CEO of the AMT. "Several initiatives involving the use of electric vehicles have been set in motion on our network. In addition to the 40 charging stations of The Electric Circuit that are deployed at our park-and-ride facilities, we developed the CLIC electric car sharing project. And this is just the beginning. We are committed to continuing to focus on the role electricity can play in the future of transportation throughout our network."
"We are very pleased to mark this second rollout phase for the AMT charging stations," stated Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director - Strategic Planning at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit. "These charging stations will give users of plug-in electric vehicles a green and sustainable transportation experience. This is another important development for The Electric Circuit."
The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec.
The Electric Circuit will offer up to 150 240-V public charging stations by the end of January 2013, in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro grocery stores, and St-Hubert Restaurants throughout Québec, among other places. Since its launch on March 30, 2012, 18 private and institutional partners have joined The Electric Circuit. This expansion will continue to cover a greater geographical area and serve more and more EV drivers in many regions of Québec.
Electric vehicle owners do most of their charging at home and at work, but the public charging network allows drivers to travel worry-free, knowing they can top up their batteries on the road. Users of The Electric Circuit 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.
About the AMT
The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is a metropolitan government agency whose mission is to plan and develop public transit services in order to improve the efficiency of commuting in the greater Montréal area. The AMT currently operates five train lines, 51 stations, one metropolitan express bus line, 61 park-and-ride lots, 16 metropolitan terminals and close to 90 km of reserved lanes. Annual ridership on AMT commuter trains is more than 17,5 million trips, which places the greater Montréal area sixth in North America. For more information, visit amt.qc.ca.