Quebec invests in electric truck prototypes By Today’s Trucking Staff

MONTREAL, QC — Quebec is contributing $8.6 million from the province’s Green Fund to five companies working on the electrification of heavy vehicles.

Autobus Lion, TM4, AddEnergie Technologies, Solution Adetel and Alcoa, are expected to build four prototypes over the next three years, including two buses and two load-hauling trucks. To create lightweight vehicles, special attention will be given to the use of aluminum, officials said.

“We all know that Quebec has its own energy in large quantities and at competitive cost,” announced Laurent Lessard, Quebec’s Minister of Transport. “By focusing on the electrification of transport, we want to become a forerunner in sustainable mobility and a leader in the use of means of transport powered by electricity.”

The Green Fund is revenue from Quebec’s carbon cap and trade program. Total project cost is expected to be more than $17 million.

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