Quebec

Petro-Canada More Than Doubles EV Charging Rates in Quebec

Petro-Canada has more than doubled its electric vehicle charging rates in Quebec, Canada. After Suncor-owned Petro-Canada completed its coast-to-coast DC fast chargers (Level 3) back in January 2020, it has raised pricing in Quebec by 125%. Charging rates in Quebec are now at $0.45 CAD per minute ($0.35 USD), up from $0.20 CAD. Based on […]

Eligible Quebec Households Get Subsidy Letter for SpaceX’s Starlink Internet

After it was announced that Quebec would provide discounted Starlink internet for 10,000 rural homes, letters offering the subsidy have begun to show up at resident households. Certain households in areas where internet is not otherwise available are receiving letters from the Quebec government detailing the Starlink subsidies, according to a letter from the Associate […]

Quebec Taps SpaceX’s Starlink Internet for 10,000 Rural Homes

The province of Quebec in Canada will leverage SpaceX’s Starlink internet for over 10,000 homes in rural areas of the province, reports CTV News. According to Gilles Belanger, the parliamentary assistant to the premier at a press conference on Monday, Starlink was the most viable solution for difficult-to-reach areas instead of fibre optics. “The only […]

Quebec Government Meets with Tesla to Discuss Potential in Supply Chain

Québec’s government is doing talks with Tesla after announcing plans to invest $2-$3 billion CAD into the extraction of metals and the production of battery cells, according to Le Journal de Montreal (via electrek). The government will likely work with a number of private companies to develop the sector within the province, which is likely […]

Cree Village in Northern Quebec Gets First EV Charging Station

According to CBC News, the École de Conduite Taauchiiwaatin – Driving School in Chisasibi — a village in northern Quebec located some 1,700 km north of Montreal, recently installed its first electric vehicle (EV) charger. Not only that, the institution even scored government funding to supplement the purchase and modification of its first-ever all-electric car. […]

Canada Invests $1.8 Million for EV Initiatives in BC and Quebec

The Canadian government has been working hard to start building a zero-emissions future in recent months, through both rebates and incentives for electric vehicle (EV) buyers, as well as through the expansion of an EV fast-charging network. On Wednesday, Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan Jr. announced plans for a $50,000 (CAD) investment into a […]

Canada’s Lion Electric Receives $100 Million Investment for Battery Plant

On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of Quebec François Legault together announced plans of an equal investment of nearly $100 million (CAD) into Lion Electric, with the money going towards the establishment of a highly-automated battery pack assembly plant in Saint-Jérôme, according to a press release. The Lion Electric project, which is […]

Canada’s Telesat Lightspeed Satellite Internet Gets $400M Investment

Canadian satellite operator Telesat has claimed that its satellites are more advanced than those from SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet constellation. In a press release Thursday, Telesat announced that it has entered an agreement with the Québec’s government to receive an investment of $400 million (CAD) to help develop its Lightspeed Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) network. The […]

Quebec Nearly Reaches Goal of 100,000 Electric Vehicles On the Road

In order to help consumers put electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, municipalities and authorities must take a multi-faceted approach, offering incentives for buyers, bolstering a region’s charging network, and making it easier to avoid buying traditional gas cars. Earlier in the year, the province of Quebec in Canada set a goal to have 100,000 […]

Quebec to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035

According to CBC News, the Legault administration is set up to present a ban on the sales of new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) powered vehicles in 2035 as the spearhead of its green economy plan. The Quebec government will unveil its plans on Monday, November 16. The Quebec government's green economy plan is expected to include […]