On the 9th October, in the presence of ministers Robert Poëti, Pierre Arcand, Jacques Daoust and David Heurtel, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard unveiled the new 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan.
The $420m plan aims to increase the number of electric vehicles in Québec, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependency in order to contribute to the fight against climate change and better integrate green electricity into Québec’s economy.
More specifically, Québec aims to have 100,000 electric and hybrid vehicles on its roads by 2020. This constitutes a shift that will reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 150,000 tonnes and save 66 million litres of fuel annually.
‘With this new structured, ambitious and mobilising action plan, we are giving ourselves the tools needed to gain the maximum benefit from Québec’s technological and economical potential, whilst contributing to the fight against climate change’, stated Philippe Couillard.
Take a look at the 2015–2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan