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 the Palais des congrès de Montréal to install two public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). Starting tomorrow, visitors can charge their vehicles at the two service areas in the underground parking garage, accessible via rue Cheneville.
“We have been committed to sustainable development for more than a decade, so we are pleased to offer this new charging service for electric vehicles to our customers and visitors,” said Gaétan Prud’homme, Director of Building Management for the Palais des congrès de Montréal. “Having these two new charging stations installed is perfectly in line with our desire to continue to develop sustainable services while managing our infrastructures in the most environmentally responsible way possible.”
“We are delighted to welcome one of the most renowned convention and exhibition centres in North America,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec. “The Palais des congrès hosts thousands of events every year, including the Montréal International Auto Show. Owners of plug-in electric vehicles now have access to additional charging stations, right downtown.”
About The Electric Circuit
The Electric Circuit (theelectriccircuit.com) is a major initiative in the rollout of charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in vehicles in Québec.
The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec, with close to 250 Level 2 (240-V) charging stations and one fast-charge (400-V) station in operation in parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 55 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit. It will continue to expand in order to offer greater geographical coverage and serve more EV drivers in many regions of Québec.
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 Website, is updated as new stations are installed or commissioned.
About the Palais des congrès
The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal (congresmtl.com) is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais des congrès generates major economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed proudly for nearly 30 years to sharing knowledge and enhancing Montréal’s international reputation as a first-rate destination.
Location of charging stations in Montréal 37 now in service on the Island of Montréal
240-V charging stations
Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport 800, place Leigh-Capreol (2 charging stations)
Metro grocery store 3801, boul. Saint-Charles (2 charging stations)
Centre Bell 1275, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest (2 charging stations)
Casino de Montréal 1, avenue du Casino (2 charging stations)
Metro grocery store 1745, rue Fleury Est (2 charging stations)
First Capital SAQ 5040, boul.Jean-Talon Est (1 charging station)
AMT station 5465, boul. Henri-Bourassa Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station 11 000, boul. Gouin Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station 9670, boul. Gouin Ouest (2 charging stations)
AMT station 7250, rue Sherbrooke Est (2 charging stations)
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel 900, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals Plateau Mont-Royal 4447, rue Papineau (1 charging station)
Discount Car and Truck Rentals St-Jacques Ouest 6250, rue St-Jacques Ouest (1 charging station)
RONA store 7273, boul. des Galeries d’Anjou (2 charging stations)
Palais des congrès 1025 rue Cheneville (2 charging stations)
Place des Arts 1450, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal (4 charging stations)
St-Hubert restaurant 10520, rue Lajeunesse (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant 10495, boul. Pie-IX (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant 4700, boul. Saint-Jean (1 charging station)
St-Hubert restaurant 12575, rue Sherbrooke Est (2 charging stations)
Réno-Dépôt store 400, boul. Brunswick (2 charging stations).