The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonatan Julien, is investing $ 500,000 in a pilot project to recharge Videotron’s large electric vehicle fleets.
“Thanks to this pilot project, the resulting findings will make it possible to adapt this sector with immense potential if necessary”, declared Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (MERN), in a press release.
“This type of initiative demonstrates a desire shared by the business community to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle fleets. This is another step forward for a more low-carbon and resilient Quebec, ”added Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change.
Quebec is investing $ 500,000 in a Videotron project to add charging stations with an electrical infrastructure and a generator to electrify the company’s fleet of vehicles attached to its depot on Frontenac Street.
“The 100% electrification of this fleet of sixty vehicles is among the most ambitious in Canada and will require the establishment of one of the largest private charging infrastructures in Quebec,” added the MERN.
In total, more than 42 level 2 stations and a direct current fast charging station will be installed. The 600 kW electrical infrastructure will also have a 160 kW generator.
“Today’s announcement is a first milestone in achieving this goal. For the first time, a large company will operate and maintain an entire fleet of electrically powered service vehicles, ”said Jean-François Pruneau, CEO of Videotron.
Last year, Videotron announced its desire to become the first telecommunications company in the country with 100% of its fleet of vehicles by 2030.