An initiative of Société d’innovation en Environnement in partnership with YHC Environnement, the SAUVÉR project is the first project of its kind in Canada. It’s based on the concept of electric vehicle sharing and is offered by six municipalities in different regions of Quebec, all of which are facing a lack of public transit options.
The idea behing this project is to add electric vehicles to municipal fleets, develop car sharing outside urban centers, and build the green electric highway and network of charging stations in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada.
The pilot project will allow participating cities to acquire ten electric vehicles and more than twenty charging stations for public use. City employees can use the vehicles to get to work, and residents can book them based on availability using access cards. The car sharing program meets the needs of residents by providing them with a convenient, low‑cost, ecofriendly solution for getting around town.