On March 17th, 2021, our office embarked on a three-day virtual Midwest Road Show, visiting multiple states in the region.
On our route, we engaged in conversations with multiple agencies, government institutions, and enterprises who share our vision of a greener future and sustainable, innovative mobility solutions. Accompanied by our partners Propulsion Québec and Investissement Québec, our route included stops in Milwaukee, Madison, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Duluth, and Columbus.
Our virtual road show allowed an excellent opportunity to bring different Midwest cities together on shared priorities in sustainable transportation solutions, including electrification, decarbonization, and setting goals for the years to come in alignment with Québec’s new economic recovery and green economy plan. Indeed, this plan will help achieve the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target Québec has set for itself, namely a 37.5% reduction compared with 1990 levels, and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. It will also strengthen Québec’s capacity to adapt to the consequences of climate change.
Quebec is a North American leader in vehicle electrification and is growing its leadership within its Midwest partnerships. In order to highlight our efforts in the promotion of electric vehicles, we would like to emphasize goals and actions from a few of our partner cities: Grand Rapids aims to have 100% of the city’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2025, and Columbus has already registered 121% more electric vehicles compared to state and federal averages. Various Québec companies had the honor of presenting many of their innovations throughout this road show, from electric scooters to to electric off-road vehicles! It was a great pleasure and honor to be able to participate in these conversations and we hope that these partnerships endure for many years.
For more information on vehicle electrification and transportation, please contact Trade Officer, Cyril Gauchet .
To learn more about Québec's plan for a Green Economy, click here.