The urgency of reducing our ecological footprint and ultimately becoming carbon neutral is undeniably a hot topic, and we can be proud of the leaders and visionaries in the transportation electrification and sustainable mobility sectors that are bringing us closer to our goal. Here are six Québec businesses that are blazing a trail so that we can move forward with confidence.
The first company to offer the “Energy as a Service” (EaaS) concept; its UGOWORK® batteries are able to transmit real-time data to it on customers’ use and performance, so that it invoices them for only the energy consumed by their lift trucks.
As a North American leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles, the company has 2,300 charging stations in its own “FLO” network, the largest one in the country.
Lito Green Motion
This Québec company has developed an all-electric high-end motorbike. Certified by Transport Canada, the Lito Sora attains speeds of up to 200 km/h and has a range of approximately 200 km for city driving and 100 km on highways. Moreover, the carbon fibre and aluminum vehicle is equipped with the Safe Range System, which is able to adjust power usage based on the destination entered into the GPS.
Its Active Stop-Start technology targets the heavy vehicle market, which includes waste collection trucks, buses and delivery trucks. When one of these vehicles is immobilized, the system cuts the engine while continuing to power the accessories and equipment. This makes it possible to reduce fuel consumption by more than 30% while bringing down noise levels and harmful emissions.
Lion Electric Co
Lion Electric Co. is the only North American manufacturer of large-capacity electric school buses. These vehicles have a range of 150 km, which is set to double in the next three years. Production and management are based at the company’s plant in the Laurentides region, which purchases from more than 400 Québec suppliers.
This company, which specializes in industrial design, mechanical engineering and numerical simulation, was the first to obtain LSV (Low-Speed Vehicle) certification from the SAAQ. The Kargo, manufactured in Alma, is the first aluminum electric vehicle authorized to drive on roadways with speed limits of 50 km/h or less.