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Press release 26 September 2023

Michelle LLambías Meunier becomes new CEO of Propulsion Québec

Marie Hélène Cloutier, Chair of Propulsion Québec’s Board of Directors, is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle LLambías Meunier as the cluster’s new CEO.

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Press release 3 August 2023

The Next Budget Must Ensure Competitiveness of the EST Industry

Montreal, August 3, 2023 — Propulsion Québec, the cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation (EST), submits its priorities in advance of the 2024 federal budget as part of the federal pre-budget consultations process. The global race to attract champions in the electrification sector has begun and Canada must capitalize its strengths to stay competitive.

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Press release 15 March 2023

FINANCING | Finalta Capital announces $50 million in non-dilutive financing dedicated to the Electric and Smart Transportation sector

Montreal, March 15, 2023 – As part of the Impulsion conference, the International Electric and Smart Transportation Summit organized by Propulsion Québec, Finalta Capital, one of Canada’s largest funds specialized in non-dilutive tax credit and government grant financing, announces $50 million in funding dedicated to the electric and smart transportation (EST) ecosystem. An enhanced funding […]

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Press release 15 March 2023

IMPULSION Innovation Edition | The electric and smart transportation event, an international success!

Montreal, March 15, 2023 — Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation (EST), organized IMPULSION, Innovation Edition, the international summit on electric and smart transportation.

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Press release 15 March 2023

PORTRAIT & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OF THE EST SECTOR IN QUÉBEC | A Status Report on EST and Two Guides to Support Investment in Québec

The Funding group project of Propulsion Québec, the cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation (EST), launched today at IMPULSION, Innovation Edition, the project Portrait & business opportunities of the EST sector in Québec.

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Press release 13 March 2023

IMPULSION, Innovation Edition: The international summit on electric and smart transportation starts today

Montreal, March 13, 2023 — Propulsion Québec, the cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation (EST), presents IMPULSION, Innovation Edition, the first international summit on electric and smart transportation, taking place from March 13 to 15. More than 1,000 leaders and specialists from this cutting-edge sector are converging this week – from around the globe – at the Palais des congrès de Montréal to participate in this major event, which seeks to advance sustainable mobility in Quebec and around the world.

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Press release 11 October 2022

The electric and smart transportation industry is taking action to address the labor shortage through the En route! project!

Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation (EST), is undertaking the En route! to Careers in EST project aimed at showcasing Québec’s know-how and attracting new talent to promote access to a qualified workforce.

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Press release 27 June 2022

Electric mining service vehicle for the open-pit mining industry: Test phase starts in summer 2022

The Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI), Propulsion Québec, and the partners of the electric mining vehicle (EMV) project—Adria Power Systems, Dana TM4, L. Fournier et Fils, Nouveau Monde Graphite, CanmetMINING, Natural Resources Canada and National Research Council Canada (NRCC)—are pleased to announce the start of a nine-month test phase of an open-pit mining vehicle and its infrastructure, starting in summer 2022 at the Nouveau Monde Graphite mine in Saint-Michel-des-Saints.

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Press release 23 June 2022

Ambition EST 2030 : a roadmap for propelling Quebec to the forefront of the electric and smart transportation industry by 2030

Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation, is announcing Ambition EST 2030, a roadmap for the electric and smart transportation (EST) industry developed in partnership with Deloitte.

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Press release 23 June 2022

Propulsion Québec unveils three programs to support and develop Quebec’s electric and smart transportation industry

Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation (EST), has partnered with the Government of Canada to establish three programs that will grow and develop the EST industry.

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Press release 13 April 2022

Quebec’s Growing EV Industry Drives New Jobs But also the Need for Reskilling

Quebec has emerged as a significant player in the Canadian electric vehicle (EV) industry, with expanding ability to compete internationally. New jobs and skills will be needed along with workforce development solutions, training, reskilling, and upskilling.

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Press release 12 January 2022

Fasken, an important new partner for Propulsion Québec

Propulsion Québec, the cluster for Electric and Smart Transportation (EST), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fasken, one of the largest business law firms in Canada.

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Article 9 February 2024

Energy efficiency: Financial support to put your ideas into action

Leading a company involves balancing several priorities at the same time. Energy efficiency? It’s an important issue—one of many! What if we gave you what you need to make energy efficiency a driving force behind your company’s performance and profitability? The good news is, Hydro-Québec offers financial assistance and guidance to help you balance performance and energy efficiency.

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Article 31 October 2023

My Consumption Profile: data that lets you strategically manage your electricity use

Companies have a critical role to play in the energy transition. Knowing that energy efficiency factors big into profitability, your organization will benefit from strategically managing its electricity use. The key? Your data!

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Article 27 October 2023

Electrifying school bus fleets : Grants available to support your project

In this series of articles, we demystify the key steps of converting your school bus fleet to electric power thanks to the Transporteur+ guide. This guide aims to provide easy and direct access to resources to clarify the steps, issues, conditions and facilitating measures for a successful transition to electrification.

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Article 10 October 2023

Electrifying school bus fleets | Key step : Comissioning

In this series of articles, we demystify the key steps of converting your school bus fleet to electric power thanks to the Transporteur+ guide. This guide aims to provide easy and direct access to resources to clarify the steps, issues, conditions and facilitating measures for a successful transition to electrification.

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Article 26 September 2023

FINANCING | $50 million from Finalta Capital in non-dilutive financing dedicated to the Electric and Smart Transportation sector

Fast growing, innovative companies from the electric and smart transportation (EST) sector in Québec take advantage of the $50 million in funding dedicated to the EST ecosystem by Finalta Capital, one of Canada’s largest funds specialized in non-dilutive tax credit and government grant financing, announced in March 2023 as part of the Impulsion conference, the International EST Summit organized by Propulsion Québec.

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Article 26 September 2023

Demand response: Save money by using hydro at the right times

If you could lower your company’s hydro bill while contributing to the collective effort to support Quebec’s energy transition, would you? Yes, most likely! How? By curbing power demand for buildings and equipment during peak demand events. 

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Article 15 September 2023

Electrifying school bus fleets : The importance of adapting buildings and infrastructure

In this series of articles, we demystify the key steps of converting your school bus fleet to electric power thanks to the Transporteur+ guide. This guide aims to provide easy and direct access to resources to clarify the steps, issues, conditions and facilitating measures for a successful transition to electrification.

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Article 14 August 2023

Electrifying school bus fleets : Implementing the pilot project and phase-in

In this series of articles, we demystify the key steps of converting your school bus fleet to electric power thanks to the Transporteur+ guide. This guide aims to provide easy and direct access to resources to clarify the steps, issues, conditions and facilitating measures for a successful transition to electrification

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Article 26 July 2023

Electrifying school bus fleets: The importance of choosing your suppliers

In this series of articles, we demystify the key steps of converting your school bus fleet to electric power thanks to the Transporteur+ guide. This guide aims to provide easy and direct access to resources to clarify the steps, issues, conditions and facilitating measures for a successful transition to electrification.

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Article 28 June 2023

The key to a successful school bus fleet electrification project

In this series of articles, we demystify the key steps of converting your school bus fleet to electric power thanks to the Transporteur+ guide. This guide aims to provide easy and direct access to resources to clarify the steps, issues, conditions and facilitating measures for a successful transition to electrification.

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Article 26 April 2023

FLO®: sparking change, one charge at a time

FLO became a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging in North America by integrating the process from start to finish: manufacturing charging stations, developing software and managing its network. To stay ahead of the curve in a fast-moving, innovation-driven market, the company turned to the Fonds de solidarité FTQ to support its growth.

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Article 9 March 2023

A TRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN IN OUR ECOSYSTEM – A portrait of the situation in the public domain

For a long time, the transportation sector consisted mostly of men. In the past ten years or so, more and more women can be found around discussion tables, in management roles and on executive boards of different leading corporations and organizations in our ecosystem.

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8 key strategic ambitions

The Ambition TEI 2030 roadmap is divided into 8 strategic ambitions, major areas of action that provide an effective method for structuring our ecosystem.