The Prime Minister of Québec Pauline Marois and the Minister of Economy and Finance of the French Republic, Pierre Moscovici announced the creation of a Franco-Québécois working group on electric vehicles to promote collaboration between industry and research in Québec and France in this area.
The mandate of the Franco-Québécois Group will include ensuring the sharing of information on EV initiatives. The group will also identify potential collaborative projects, both in terms of infrastructure deployment for electric transport, planning, research and development or implementation of public policy.
The Group comprises equal numbers of French and Québécois members, who work in research organizations, French competitiveness clusters, Québec centers of excellence, public administration and public or private companies.
This working group is intended to give additional impetus to Franco-Québec cooperation in this sector.