Quebec’s EST sector is full of innovative, cutting-edge businesses known worldwide for their unique expertise. Propulsion Québec represents more than 210 electric and smart transportation organizations, from startups to big businesses to institutions, research centers, and mobility operators across the province.
The following Quebec businesses are En Route! partners:
AddÉnergie is a leading North American charging network operator for electric vehicles and a major provider of smart charging software and equipment. Every month, AddÉnergie charging stations and its FLO network enable approximately half a million charging events and the transfer of 5.5 GWh in electricity, thanks to 35,000 high-quality public, commercial, and residential stations. AddÉnergie’s headquarters and network operations are based in Quebec City, and its assembly plant is located in Shawinigan, Quebec. The company also has an office in Montreal and regional teams located in Ontario, British Columbia, California, New York, and Florida.
BIXI Montréal has a network of more than 8,000 bikes and 660 stations across Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Westmount, Mount Royal, and Montreal East. BIXI is more than just a mode of transportation—it’s a great way to zip around the city whenever you want, wherever business or pleasure leads. BIXI Montréal is transforming urban living with active, accessible, innovative, collaborative mobility.
CycloChrome is a school-to-work social enterprise offering specialized training in bicycle repair. It helps young people develop mechanical skills, prepares them to enter the job market, and supports them as they complete their secondary school diploma.
Blue Solutions is a Bolloré Group company that operates all of the Group’s electricity storage solutions. Bolloré began producing electrical components for capacitors as part of its efforts to diversify its traditional paper and film business. Now it controls over one-third of the global market. Building on its film expertise and after 20 years of R&D, the Group has developed batteries and energy storage solutions based on a unique advanced technology, the LMP® (Lithium Metal Polymer) battery. This “all-solid-state” technology delivers superior safety, energy density, and performance, without being sensitive to external temperature conditions. Blue Solutions is also uniquely positioned as an integrator, with access to both batteries and complete solutions to meet current and future energy challenges.
BRP has been creating innovative ways to move—on snow, water, or asphalt, offroad, and through the air—since 1937. Headquartered in Valcourt, Quebec, BRP operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria. Their portfolio of distinctive and industry-leading products includes snowmobiles, personal watercraft, on- and off-road vehicles, boats, marine propulsion systems, and engines for karts, motorcycles, and recreational aircraft. To enhance their electrified offering, they have developed seven different electric concepts for their current product lines and other potential segments. BRP was recognized at the 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards for their electrified powersports concepts.
Number of employees: 13,500
Dana is a world leader in providing power-conveyance and energy-management solutions that are engineered to improve the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment. Enabling the propulsion of conventional, hybrid, and electric-powered vehicles, Dana equips its customers with critical drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.
Active members of the engineering and prototyping team participate in every phase of product development, designing, testing, and integrating new features for electric vehicles. Join the development and integration team to tackle exciting technical challenges at the Laval technology center!
Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec. The company designs and manufactures low- and high-voltage electric motors, generators, power electronics, and control systems suitable for the automotive, commercial, off-highway, marine, rail, motorsports, and recreational vehicle markets.
Dana TM4 contributes to the highest possible energy conversion efficiencies through its expertise in permanent magnet motors, thermal management, coil winding, outer-rotor topology, and control algorithms.
The company has three manufacturing plants around the world and four engineering centers.
Active members of the engineering team participate in every phase of product development, designing, testing, and integrating new features for electric vehicles. Join the development and integration team to tackle exciting technical challenges at the Boucherville engineering technology center.
Effenco develops transportation electrification solutions that reduce the GHG emissions and fuel costs of heavy-duty vehicles. Its patented technology allows heavy-duty trucks to turn off their engines when stopped and supplies electrical power to vehicle equipment and cabin and chassis accessories, including the HVAC system. Since these vehicles spend most of their time operating in a stationary position, the technology creates value by reducing the amount of time the engine runs and, as a result, the amount of fuel, emissions, and maintenance required. This innovation makes Effenco a leader in improving the energy efficiency of heavy-duty trucks.
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs, and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, paratransit, and mass transit segments. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds, and assembles all its vehicles’ components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins, and bus bodies.
The company has locations in the United States and Canada and has secured major funding to fuel its expansion through a merger that will see it listed on the NYSE.
LeddarTech is a leader in environmental sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. Founded in 2007, LeddarTech has evolved to become a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company by enabling customers to solve critical sensing and perception challenges across the entire value chain of the automotive and mobility market segments with its LeddarVision™ sensor-fusion and perception platform.
The company has five R&D centers and locations worldwide.
Merkur. Merkur is an engineering firm specializing in manufacturing performance and product development. Merkur experts help their clients with transportation projects and more, supporting them from ideation to completion. Since 1994 the team has worked with key players in the transportation industry on projects related to specialized, public transit, and electric vehicles.
Nova Bus is a public transit bus manufacturer based in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The company is owned by Volvo Buses through its subsidiary Volvo Canada. Nova Bus is known for its Low Floor Series (LFS) line of products. As a public transit partner, Nova Bus brings its expertise in designing urban transit solutions that meet the challenges of today’s cities. The company provides sustainable public transit solutions, including reduced-emissions vehicles, articulated buses, and integrated intelligent transportation systems.
Société de transport de Laval (STL) provides innovative, efficient, high-quality public transit to meet the changing mobility needs of the residents of Laval, the third largest city in Quebec. As a leader in sustainable mobility, the STL is raising the bar for the industry. The STL operates 46 bus lines as well as shared taxi and paratransit services.
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