Elec­tric Ve­hicles co­ming soon

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - L'ACTUALITÉ EN SURVOL -

The De­part­ment of Na­tio­nal De­fense ( DND) ' s ener­gy conser­va­tion pro­gram to re­duce its ener­gy foot­print has pro­du­ced tan­gible re­sults since it be­gan ope­ra­ting in 2013. A new step in this di­rec­tion will soon be ta­ken with the in­tro­duc­tion of elec­tric ve­hicles at Ba­got­ville and Val­car­tier Bases, as well as the Longue- Pointe and Saint- Jean- sur- Ri­che­lieu gar­ri­sons.

The Real Pro­per­ty Ope­ra­tions Unit ( Que­bec) is lea­ding this im­por­tant pro­ject in the pro­vince for the DND and the Ca­na­dian Ar­med Forces ( CAF). Near­ly 250 elec­tric ve­hicles are ex­pec­ted to be de­li­ve­red gra­dual­ly to all four sites by Sep­tem­ber 2018. At the pro­vin­cial le­vel, it is close to 24,000 elec­tric ve­hicles that criss­cross the dif­ferent roads of Que­bec. The en­thu­siasm for these ve­hicles has in­crea­sed si­gni­fi­cant­ly thanks to the de­ve­lop­ment of their au­to­no­my. Ac­cor­ding to fo­re­casts by the Que­bec go­vern­ment, Que­bec's road net­work is ex­pec­ted to have 100,000 of these cars by 2020. To meet this de­mand, 2,000 fast char­ging sta­tions will have to be ins­tal­led by then.

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