Companies in Québec increase EV uptake through fleet trials

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29 May 2020

Through the Plug-in Fleet Project – which is designed to support an increase in uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) –companies in Québec have participated in a trial using EVs loaned from car manufacturers and dealers in their own fleets.

An initiative of the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI), the project was supported by the Government of Québec as part of the Action-Climat Québec program stemming from the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan.

The three main objectives behind this initiative were:

  • to demonstrate the profitability and viability of electric vehicle fleets;
  • to make fleet managers aware of the benefits of electric vehicles by providing them with training and coaching;
  • to develop measurement tools and documentation for fleet managers interested in electrifying their vehicle fleets.

The social acceptability of EVs in Québec made it possible to identify a large number of companies interested in participating in the trials with the initiative being made possible thanks to the support of the financial and strategic partners.

This case study was developed as part of the ZEV Community, an initiative co-hosted by the Under2 Coalition and the ZEV Alliance, in partnership with C40 Cities and the U.S. Climate Alliance. 

The ZEV Community is supported by the Scottish Government and the ClimateWorks Foundation.

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