Mar 14, 2023 - 03:08 pm
Quebec pushes public chargers via private companies
The Quebec government is investing nearly $60 million to expand its public network of EV charging stations by 30 per cent. The province has selected 81 projects so far and expects around 400 new charge stops to be created through these public-private partnerships.
Feb 17, 2023 - 12:13 pm
LG Chem secures Canadian lithium from Piedmont
LG Chem has secured lithium from North America. The South Korean chemical company has signed offtake agreements with Piedmont Lithium for a total of 200,000 metric tons of spodumene concentrate (SC6). In addition, LG has also taken a financial stake in Piedmont.
Jan 28, 2023 - 12:57 pm
Kruger Energy orders 50 electric trucks
Canadian developer and operator of renewable energy power plants Kruger Energy is deploying its first two electric heavy-duty trucks and has ordered 50 more. The two electric trucks in the company’s fleet are two Peterbilt 579EVs.
Jan 4, 2023 - 11:09 am
Piedmont to supply Tesla with lithium in second half of 2023
Piedmont Lithium has negotiated an amended supply contract with Tesla. Under the new contract, Piedmont Lithium will supply approximately 125,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate (SC6) to Tesla between the second half of 2023 and the end of 2025 but not from its own mining operations as planned.
Dec 22, 2022 - 02:51 pm
Lion Electric to build battery packs in Québec
North American electric utility vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric has started producing its own battery packs at its Mirabel plant in the Canadian province of Québec. Final certification of the first Lion battery pack is expected in the first quarter of 2023.
Jun 22, 2022 - 04:09 pm
Hydro-Quebec orders 7,500 chargers from FLO
Hydro-Québec, owner of the Electric Circuit EV charging network in Canada, has selected fellow Quebecois charging provider FLO, a subsidiary of AddEnergie, to supply the Electric Circuit with up to 7,500 Level 2 chargers between 2022 and 2026.
Jun 20, 2022 - 04:50 pm
100 Ford E-Transit for Videotron in Canada
The Canadian telecommunications company Videotron is procuring 100 Ford E-Transit electric work vans. The first of the new E-Transit vehicles will be put into operation in the province of Quebec in the coming weeks.
Mar 7, 2022 - 12:55 pm
BASF to build cathode material plant in Québec
BASF has announced its intention to produce cathode materials and recycle batteries in the Canadian province of Québec from 2025. To this end, the company has now signed an agreement that secures BASF a plot of land in Bécancour.
Dec 19, 2021 - 02:12 pm
Nova Bus receives significant e-bus order from Québec
Nova Bus, a Canadian subsidiary of Volvo Group, has announced its largest electric bus order to date. The North American manufacturer will supply four transit authorities in Quebec with a total of 24 e-buses starting in 2022.
Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm
Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets
A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.
Nov 23, 2021 - 06:10 pm
Purchase support for Québec school buses
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has just signed an agreement with the Bus Carriers Federation (Federation) to invest up to $400 million to enable the purchase of 4,000 zero-emission school buses (ZEBs) in Quebec.
Oct 6, 2021 - 03:23 pm
StromVolt Americas announces battery plant plans for Canada
The Canadian start-up StromVolt Americas has announced its intention to build Canada’s first factory for the production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles together with the Taiwanese company Delta Electronics. The factory will be located in the province of Quebec.
Aug 22, 2021 - 03:47 pm
Hydro-Québec launches pilot to support school buses
In Canada, electricity utility company Hydro-Québec has launched a pilot project with Autobus Groupe Séguin to support the electrification of school buses. Several Québec-based suppliers will participate in the project, including Lion Electric, Malco Électrique and AddÉnergie.
May 31, 2021 - 09:18 pm
Grants for public charging points in Québec
The Electric Circuit charging network will be rolling out 4,500 standard charging stations by 2028 in partnership with Québec’s municipalities. To support this initiative, a grant program is being offered exclusively to municipalities.
May 18, 2021 - 05:19 pm
Lion Electric wins order of 260 electric school buses
The Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric has won its largest-ever single order for electric school buses. Lion Electric will deliver 260 LionC to First Student, a provider specialising in school transportation.
May 6, 2021 - 03:11 pm
Québec province to electrify most school buses by 2030
Canada’s province of Québec wants most pupils heading to class in yellow electric school buses by 2030, Premier François Legault announced. The province’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy unveiled last autumn contains the target in some detail.
Mar 16, 2021 - 01:27 pm
Lion Electric to build battery innovation plant in Québec
The Canadian electric utility vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric announces the construction of a battery plant and innovation centre in Québec, Canada. The plant will produce battery modules and battery packs from supplied cells from 2023.
Jan 20, 2021 - 09:40 pm
Lion Electric wins XXL-order for electric school buses
Canada’s Lion Electric strikes again. This time close to home. The commercial vehicle maker has received an order from Autobus Séguin, a transportation operator headquartered in Quebec. They ordered 60 electric school buses to arrive over five years.
Dec 22, 2020 - 09:57 pm
Electrify Canada expands across provinces
Volkswagen’s charging subsidiary Electrify Canada has arrived in the province of Québec with the opening of two ultra-fast charging stations. Additional stations in the province will open in early 2021.
Nov 17, 2020 - 03:31 pm
Lion Electric orders $234 million of bus batteries from Romeo Power
US battery manufacturer Romeo Power has received a major order from Canadian e-commercial vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric. Under the terms of the contract signed by both parties, Romeo will supply battery modules and packs for Lion Electric’s electric trucks and electric buses.
Jun 21, 2020 - 07:48 pm
CA: Rollout of 100-kW fast-chargers on Electric Circuit
AddÉnergie Technologies has been selected to supply more than 100 fast-charging stations to Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit network following a recent call for proposals. The contract will see AddÉnergie deliver its newest chargers over a two-year term.
Jun 17, 2020 - 05:14 pm
Transdev Canada invests in electric school buses
Transdev Canada announced the investment of close to CAD$4.5 million in a new fleet of electric school buses with the Quebec company Lion. With a total of 31 vehicles, this move will make them the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date.
Aug 20, 2019 - 04:01 pm
In Canada Québec gets its first ‘super station’
Financial cooperative group Desjardins Group and Canadian energy providers Hydro-Quebec have announced the opening of what they call Quebec’s first urban ‘super station’ in downtown Montréal at the Quartier des Spectacles.
Mar 12, 2019 - 04:08 pm
Canadian e-bus maker diversifies with e-truck Lion8
The Canadian manufacturer Lion Electric, known for its electric school buses, is now starting the expansion of its range of commercial electric vehicles with the launch of its first electric truck in the US vehicle category of Class 8.
Dec 8, 2018 - 06:56 pm
In Québec, Racine offers a spin in a Tesla to sell their EVs
Sometimes a little madness goes a long way: The Canadian state of Québec is trying to get more EVs in the country to satisfy increasing demand. Racine has just opened a pre-owned EV division offering a free ride in Québec’s “fastest” EV – a pimped Tesla Model 3 – to inspire electric vehicle ownership.
Aug 19, 2018 - 07:06 pm
CA: Keolis & Navya launch first autonomous shuttles
The town of Candiac in Québec will see the first real-road trial of autonomous electric shuttles in Canada. Setup by Keolis using EVs from Navya, the trial will run over 12 months. The shuttles will serve on public roads on a 2-km stretch.
Aug 16, 2018 - 06:13 pm
Canada: Electric Circuit charging network expanding
The EV charging network spanning Québec is receiving another extension. Hydro-Québec ordered 50 kW fast-charging stations from AddEnergie to widen the Electric Circuit. It is the fourth successful bid for the local charging equipment provider.