City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet
31 March 2016
The City of Montreal, Canada has signed a two-year framework agreement with Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC to supply LEAF EVs for the municipal fleet.
This agreement reflects the commitment of our Administration to develop the electric vehicle sector. We move from words to actions by example; electrification of part of the municipal vehicle fleet is one of the pillars of the electrification of transport strategy of the City of Montreal. The purchase of electric vehicles is a step towards achieving our goal of 30% reduction by 2020 of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990.—Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal
Montreal’s strategy for transportation electrification is based on the guidelines contained in the Master Plan, the Transportation Plan, the Sustainable Development Plan 2010-2015 Montreal community, and the Plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse for Montreal from 2013 to 2020.
The main elements of the electrification strategy are:
The establishment of a network of 1,000 street recharging points by 2020;
The establishment by private companies of a system of self-service electric cars;
The conversion of the municipal fleet to electric vehicles;
Electrification of Montreal Transit Corporation (STM) buses; and
Continued cooperation of the City with governmental partners.
The City of Montreal has been a member of the public charging network Electric Circuit Hydro-Québec since 2013. The city recently installed 16 charging stations located near the convention center, following the acquisition of 50 terminals and 3 terminals for fast charging. By the end of 2016, nearly 100 charging stations that will be accessible to the public, said Elsie Lefebvre, associate Councillor responsible for electrification strategy of the City of Montreal.
Montreal will host EVS29 from 19-22 June 2016.
Better late than never!!!
This could have been done 3+ years ago. However, it is a first step for the expanded use of EVs by the city. More charging points will help.
Considering the cold local climate and winter months reduced e-range, the new Chevrolet Bolt would have been a better 2016 choice?
Electric city buses will be coming out soon and will progressively replace the diesel units fleet.
Posted by: HarveyD | 31 March 2016 at 12:38 PM