Electric Mobility Canada applauds Quebec’s leadership and new investment in electrifying transportation, public and active transportation and fighting climate change
May 19, 2023 – Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) welcomes today’s announcement that the Québec government is stepping up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and plans to invest $3.8 billion over the next five years to accelerate the electrification of transportation.
“We’re pleased and proud that Quebec is taking a leadership role in North America by not only setting ambitious targets, but by putting in place the concrete policies and regulations needed to achieve them,” said Daniel Breton, EMC’s president and CEO. “This includes stricter zero-emission vehicle
standards which will result in an additional 400,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030, and new infrastructure investments. We also agree on how important it is to include buses and other heavyduty vehicles and encourage more people to take transit and use active transportation. Quebec is home to many EV manufacturers and suppliers, and it’s clear that what is good for the environment can also be very good for business.”
The government has also planned additional investments to promote the electrification of heavy vehicles. The eco-trucking program is receiving an $82.5 million increase in funding and support for the electrification of intercity and private buses is being increased by $13.5 million. In the coming weeks the Quebec government is expected to unveil a $514 million dollar recharging strategy, reinforcing Quebec’s leadership position in the electrification of transportation. This is in addition to previously announced measures, such as tightening the zero-emission vehicle standard, which will reduce the waiting time for obtaining an EV and maintaining incentives for consumers.
With these measures, Québec is giving itself the means to have the most electrified and least polluting fleet of vehicles in North America.