The Quebec Industry

Quebec’s Assets

Quebec’s Assets

Quebec is in an excellent position to aspire to occupy a leading position in the leading pack of this sector, which is decisive for the success of the electric vehicle revolution.

This decision is based on a firm commitment to take a major turn to support the sustainable development of our economy and the fight against climate change, a desire that has been reconfirmed several times. It also relies on comparative advantages linked to the resources and know-how of Quebec, assets on which we can always count.

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Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is a renewable and abundant energy source at a highly competitive price. Hydro-Quebec’s network can sustain the energy requirements of a million electric vehicles.

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Minerals

Minerals

Minerals

The province’s territory abounds in strategic mineral deposits such as lithium, aluminum, graphite, titanium, phosphate, and cobalt.

Knowledge

Knowledge

Knowledge

Quebec boasts high-calibre research capabilities in the electric and
smart transportation sector.

IREQ : Hydro‑Quebec’s research institute owns over 800 patents and 400 licenses worldwide.

Artificial intelligence :
the province is a world-class leader in the industry.

Skills

Skills

Skills

The province’s technical skills, honed over years of experience in the transportation sector, are recognized internationally. It is renowned for its specialty vehicle manufacturing expertise.

Climate

Climate

Climate

With its four very distinct seasons and wide range of precipitations, Quebec is a unique playground well suited for electric and smart vehicle-related trials and demonstrations.

Charging network

Charging network

Controlled by Hydro-Quebec, the Electric Circuit is Canada’s first public charging station network.

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Testing Lab

Testing Lab

Transport Canada’s only automotive research and testing centre is based in Quebec.

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Economic profile of the smart and electric ground transportation sector

Economic profile of the smart and electric ground transportation sector

Economic profile of the smart and electric ground transportation sector

With its impressive assets and uniquely innovative ecosystem, Quebec is home to a thriving and firmly established smart and electric ground transportation sector. Check out some of the numbers behind this promising sector set to undergo big changes in the coming years.

This is a prime opportunity for Quebec to showcase its strengths. It’s up to us to rise to the challenge and lay the groundwork to meet our future needs.

Our sector is:

Our sector is:

Our sector is:

$1.3B

In contributions to
Quebec’s GDP
(direct and indirect)

147

Active businesses

6,240

Jobs

$830M

In Quebec exports
of products and services

$2.2B

In sales

 
NOTE: This economic profile considered product and service businesses but excluded clients (e.g. fleet management companies).

An Innovative Ecosystem

An Innovative Ecosystem

An Innovative Ecosystem

We’re building a strong smart and electric transportation industry today to rise to the imminent challenges of tomorrow. We’re working with an ecosystem that is committed to pushing the innovation envelope.

– Sarah Houde, CEO of Propulsion Québec

Quebec’s Lithium-Ion Battery Sector Ecosystem

Quebec’s Lithium-Ion Battery Sector Ecosystem

With over 80 players active in every link of the value chain, the lithium-ion battery and battery recycling ecosystems are alive and thriving in Quebec. Strengthening the lithium-ion battery sector is the logical and strategic next step in the government’s commitment to the large-scale transition to electric transportation and an engine for economic growth in Quebec and its regions.

We need to develop an ambitious and inclusive vision in order to seize opportunities that contribute to the growth of the lithium-ion battery sector.

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