Montreal, November 23, 2020 – Propulsion Québec, the electric and smart transportation cluster, is pleased to announce the merger of the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster and Propulsion Québec. This union allows for the consolidation of Québec’s land transportation ecosystem, which is positioned as a strategic vector for a sustainable and prosperous economy.
As a result of the Government of Québec desire to regroup all players in the transportation supply chain, Propulsion Québec was given the mandate to combine the strengths of the two organizations into one in order to strengthen the global positioning of Québec’s electric and intelligent land transportation industry. The members of Québec Ground Transportation Cluster are therefore welcomed as members of Propulsion Québec and will soon be contacted to discuss their involvement in the new structure.
As part of the government’s vision to focus on the electrification of the economy as an engine of growth, the objective of the process is to create an optimal coordination of its actions by implementing a more coherent structure for electric and intelligent land transportation, while maintaining the leadership of the Propulsion Québec cluster.
“Propulsion Québec is very proud to welcome the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster and its members. The electrification of transportation is part of a strategy to boost Quebec’s economy and represents the future of land transportation, but also the mobility of the future. This pooling of forces is beneficial for all our members, whose experience and expertise will be more highly valued, both nationally and internationally.
Propulsion Québec is currently mobilizing all players in the industry around concerted projects aimed at positioning Québec among the world leaders in the development and deployment of land transportation modes that promote intelligent and electric transportation. Our activities and projects will be modulated to meet the needs of the new members who will soon be joining this enhanced version of the cluster. The integration of the resources and members of the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster within Propulsion Québec is well organized, thanks to brainstorming sessions and exchanges that allow us to establish a common vision.”
—Sarah Houde, President and CEO of Propulsion Québec.
About the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster
The mission of the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster, which grew out of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation’s ACCORD niche initiative and was the first centre of excellence to be created in Québec, was to provide the industry with a strong, unified structure aimed at implementing actions that promote the industry’s mobilization, growth, competitiveness and influence, in addition to ensuring its long-term development.
By participating and collaborating in the new ecosystem led by Propulsion Québec, the Quebec Ground Transportation Cluster now offers its members the opportunity to develop the ground transportation industry of tomorrow: the electric and intelligent transportation industry.
About Propulsion Québec
Quebec’s electric and intelligent transportation cluster mobilizes all the players in the sector around concerted projects aimed at positioning Quebec among the leaders in the development and implementation of land transportation modes that promote electric and intelligent transportation. Created in 2017, Propulsion Québec now has more than 180 members from various sectors and deploys its resources in seven distinct areas aimed at developing and supporting innovative projects. The cluster receives financial support from the Government of Québec, the Government of Canada, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, Quebecor and ATTRIX.
For more information:
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Continue reading on this subject
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more