Yesterday Quebec’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) launched public charging stations for electric vehicles at its park-and-ride facilities.
Twenty charging stations are now installed at the following ten park-and-rides in the greater Montréal area: the Chambly, Chevrier and De Montarville lots, at the Terrebonne terminal, as well as the Bois-Franc, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Sainte-Thérèse, Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Sunnybrooke train stations.
Through quick and simple payment, charging will cost a flat fee of $2.50, which will include the cost of the electricity and access to a prime parking spot.
Additional charging stations will follow; a total of forty will be available in twenty AMT park-and-ride facilities by the end of the year.
“The AMT is proud to rely on hydropower to electrify its bus network and commuter trains,” said Paul Côté, interim president and CEO of the AMT. “We are spearheading numerous large projects that focus on energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable energy to operate public transit networks. These new charging stations confirm our desire to use clean, renewable energy, like the fully electric Deux-Montagnes commuter train line, the third of the Train de l’Est line that will run on electricity, and our participation in the CLIC electric car sharing project.”
Pierre-Luc Desgagné, senior director – Strategic Planning at Hydro-Québec – a partner with the Electric Circuit – also spoke of mutual benefits offered.
“We are very pleased to highlight the rollout of charging stations with the AMT, one of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit,” said Desgagné, on behalf. “These charging stations will allow owners of plug-in electric vehicles to take advantage of the AMT’s network and of its park-and-ride facilities with peace of mind.”
The Electric Circuit is Canada and Québec’s first public charging network for electric vehicles. Owners of electric vehicles will be able to use the AMT’s park-and-ride lots to charge their cars and enjoy the advantages of intermodal transportation by taking a bus, the metro (subway) or a commuter train.
The Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) is a Quebec, Canada 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.
Locations of the first AMT charging stations (two per site):
Gare Roxboro-Pierrefonds – 1100, boul. Gouin Ouest, Montréal
Gare Sunnybrooke – 9670, boul. Gouin Ouest, Montréal
Gare Saint-Jérôme – 455, boul. Jean-Baptiste-Rolland, Saint-Jérôme
Gare Saint-Basile-le-Grand – 121, rue de la Gare, Saint-Basile-le-Grand
Gare Sainte-Thérèse – 16, rue Turgeon, Sainte-Thérèse
Terminus Terrebonne – 4800, côte de Terrebonne, Terrebonne
Terminus De Montarville – 220, boul. De Montarville, Boucherville
Stationnement Chevrier – 4700, boul. Lapinière, Brossard
Stationnement Chambly – 3001, boul. Fréchette, Chambly
Gare Bois-Franc – 5465, boul. Henri-Bourassa Ouest, Saint-Laurent