Industrial Alliance joins Electric Circuit

A new electric-vehicle charging station in the city of Québec

Montréal, QC (Jan. 23, 2015) – The Electric Circuit is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Industrial Alliance insurance and financial services for the installation of a public charging station for electric vehicles (EV). Visitors can now charge their cars in the Place Québec parking lot on Boulevard René-Lévesque Est.

“Industrial Alliance, co-owner and manager of Place Québec, has joined the Electric Circuit in an effort to best meet customer needs. We chose the Place Québec parking lot for its prime location and its accessibility at any time of day or night, every day of the week,” said Claude Tessier, Vice-President of Real Estate Services at Industrial Alliance.

“We are particularly proud to welcome Industrial Alliance,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President – Public and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of the Electric Circuit. “It is a Québec-based company and the first insurance company to join our network. The Electric Circuit continues to expand and the arrival of this new partner in the city of Québec is in line with our objective of densifiying the network in and around Québec’s capital.”

There are now 51 charging stations in service in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Deschambault-Grondines (2, including 1 fast-charge)
  • La Malbaie (1)
  • Québec (45)
  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (1)
  • Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (1)
  • Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury (1)

To find out the exact location of each station, see the map.

About the Electric Circuit

The Electric Circuit is the largest public charging network in Québec. It is a major initiative providing the charging infrastructure required to support the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec, with more than 360 stations, including 8 fast-charge stations, in parking lots of the AMT, RONA stores, Metro grocery stores and St-Hubert restaurants throughout Québec. Since its launch in March 2012, 99 private and institutional partners have joined the Electric Circuit.

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 Web site,, and the mobile app for iOS and Android are updated as new stations are commissioned.

About Industrial Alliance

Founded in 1892, Industrial Alliance is ranked among Canada’s leading insurance and financial services companies. It also has an impressive portfolio of more than 35 buildings and approximately 5 million square feet of rental space. With over 60 years’ experience in commercial real estate management, Industrial Alliance has earned a solid reputation as a reliable and responsive landlord.

SOURCE: Electric Circuit

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