Country:Canada
Year:2015
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:State/Regional
Date Effective:2015
Date Ended:2020
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Transport, Transport>Electric Vehicles
Agency:Government of Quebec
URL:http://www.transportselectriques.gouv.qc.ca/en/action-plan/
URL:http://medias.mtq.fabrique3.net.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CIAO-050-LG2-MTQ-Rapport2016ENv2.1_.pdf
Description:

In 2015 Government of Quebec adopted Transportation Electrification Action Plan 2015-2020 period. The goal of the policy is to bring Quebec to a position of a leader on electric-powered means of transportation and a forerunner in the domain of sustainable mobility. The purpose is to develop the industry associated with this economic sector and to create an environment conducive to the transition from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles towards electric vehicles.

Some of the key objectives of the Action Plan are (by 2020):

  • Reach 100 000 plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles registered in Québec.
  • Reduce the annual GHG emissions produced by transportation by 150 000 tonnes.
  • Reduce by 66 millions the number of litres of fuel consumed annually in Québec.
  • Reach 5 000 jobs in the electric vehicle industry and bring about investments for a total of $500 million.

Of which, reaching these ambitious targets is a step towards an even higher target of 300 000 electric vehicles by 2026.

This initiative is part of a series of measures whose combined effects will enable Québec to achieve the objective set in its 2013‑2020 Climate Change Action Plan: a 20% reduction below the 1990 level by 2020.

Related policies:Quebec Climate Change Action Plan (2012 - 2020)

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