Quebec, Canada’s The Electric Circuit has pinpointed where the next charging stations will be installed in the province’s Estrie region.
Attending a meeting of the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce, Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director – Strategic Planning at Hydro-Québec, took the opportunity to announce, on behalf of The Electric Circuit’s founding partners, the selected locations for the first public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) to be installed in Quebec’s Estrie region and the Sherbrooke area.
Four stations are already in service in Sherbrooke, at the Marché de la Gare, the parking lot at La Grenouillère downtown, the Plateau Sylvie-Daigle and the Centre récréatif de Rock Forest.
Over the next few weeks, more will be installed at five Université de Sherbrooke sites: the main campus, innovation park and health campus in Sherbrooke and the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre in Bromont.
The Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke and Cégep de Sherbrooke will also set up charging stations at 300, rue King Est, and 475, rue du Cégep, in Sherbrooke.
“I’d like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for its warm welcome and underscore the important role played by the City and its institutional partners in supporting the public EV charging station network in Estrie. It’s a very dynamic community and I’m convinced that local service companies will soon get involved, too,” said Mr. Desgagné after his presentation. “The addition of these stations is very important to us, because it will serve the Montréal-Sherbrooke corridor, a key focus of development for The Electric Circuit,” he concluded.
Louise Bourgault, Vice President and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, stated during the meeting that “the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce is more than satisfied with the scope of The Electric Circuit in the region. It will encourage motorists to go green.”