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.