Québec’s The Electric Circuit announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) to install seven public charging stations for electric vehicles over the next few weeks.
Sépaq is a government agency mandated to operate recreational facilities and territories throughout Québec. Its role is to manage and develop these natural sites with local partners and protect, conserve, and ensure profitability while fostering sustainable development.
Two will be installed at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, one at the Aquarium du Québec, another at the Station touristique Duchesnay, and one each at Mont-Saint-Bruno, Îles-de-Boucherville and Oka national parks.
“I am pleased to notice that more and more government corporations and companies are committing to develop energy alternatives, which in turn encourages Quebecers to adopt them,” said Daniel Breton, minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks. “At Sépaq, we are very proud of this agreement, which allows us to participate in the development of The Electric Circuit. Helping to make our establishments accessible to electric vehicles fits in perfectly with our mission,” added Sépaq’s president and CEO, Raymond Desjardins.
The Electric Circuit is pursuing its expansion throughout several Québec regions.
More than eighty 240-volt Electric Circuit stations have been installed since its launch on March 30, 2012. 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 to meet charging needs as more electric vehicles hit Québec’s roads.
Sépaq is a government corporation that manages a vast network of parks, wildlife reserves and tourist resorts with a view towards sustainable development. Its almost 80,000 km2 of territory and tourism facilities constitutes a collective natural and cultural heritage that makes Quebecers proud.
Sépaq’s fleet of plug-in electric vehicles is among the largest in the province.