Montreal, Quebec – Businesses in Boucherville, Quebec are invited to participate in Canada’s largest all-electric vehicle pilot project. Hydro-Québec and Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada are currently testing five Mitsubishi i-MiEVs with employees from the City of Boucherville, the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Pierre-Boucher and Hydro-Québec and expect that by mid-2011, about fifteen vehicles will be made available for local businesses to integrate into their fleets.
“In addition to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, participating businesses will help Hydro-Québec gather valuable data that will serve to plan charging infrastructure and assess customers’ needs with greater precision,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, senior director of strategic planning and government affairs at Hydro-Québec. “The diverse range of users and needs targeted by this trial are instrumental to its success.”
Businesses interested in participating can complete a form at Boucherville by February 11, 2011. Participants must drive an average of 50 km per day using both highways and local streets, have access to a dedicated parking spot at work and garage at home where charging stations can be installed, and be able to incorporate charging time into the daily routine.