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June 7, 2019

Sustainable Mobility: All Eyes on Québec

Taking advantage of the presence in Montréal of the Movin’On World Summit on Sustainable Mobility, which drew over 5,000 participants from more than 31 countries, Investissement Québec held a number of high-level meetings with foreign companies likely to make investments in Québec in this promising field.


Photo taken at the Movin'On 2019 World Summit on Sustainable Mobility


Led by CEO Guy LeBlanc and Vice President of International Affairs Éric Dequenne, Investissement Québec’s team made it its mission to introduce key international players to Québec’s extensive sustainable mobility ecosystem Open a new window.


As the Canadian leader in smart and electric vehicles with over 650 suppliers and major players to its credit, Québec offers a number of advantages, including:


  • A stable supply of 99% clean energy, with the lowest costs in North America
  • Labour costs that are 34% lower than in the United States and 16% lower than the G7 average
  • Generous incentives for companies, including a 26.6% tax rate and research and development tax credits totaling nearly 35% of project costs


Mobility on everyone’s lips


Photo of Éric Dequenne, Vice-président, International Affairs, Investissement Québec,  at the 12th Annual Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance Conference


Earlier in the week, Investissement Québec also took part in the 12th Annual Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance Conference, hosted by Québec and attended by representatives from six American states and six Canadian provinces.


During the event, Investissement Québec Vice-President of International Affairs Éric Dequenne spoke at a panel discussion on best practices in providing financial support for smart mobility projects.


The panel addressed a range of topics including assistance to smart mobility companies, which led to thought-provoking exchanges between Marie-Hélène Cloutier (Vice President, Passenger Experience, Marketing and Sales, Keolis Canada), Catherine Gosselin (Projects Development Officer and Technology Outreach Officer, CUTRIC), and Nadia Theodore (Canada’s Consul General in Atlanta).