MONTREAL, Que. — The province of Quebec announced recently that it will be allocating $8.6 million to five companies dedicated to building electric heavy vehicles.
The province is gathering the $8.6 million from its Green Fund, Quebec’s carbon cap and trade program.
The five companies participating in the project that is estimated to costing $17.2 million are: Lion Bus, TM4, AddÉnergie Technologies, Adetel Solution and Alcoa. The companies are to manufacture four 100% electric prototypes — two buses and two trucks in just three years. In total, 26 jobs will be created in partners during the implementation of the project.
“We all know that Quebec has its own energy in large quantities and at competitive cost. By focusing on the electrification of transport, we want to become a forerunner in sustainable mobility and a leader in the use of means of transport powered by electricity,” said the Quebec’s Minister of Transport, Laurent Lessard.