For the past 2 years, the Flotte Rechargeable project, initiated by the Innovative Vehicle Institute, has been travelling throughout Quebec to meet companies wishing to experience electric vehicles. From the Coop FA to the City of Mont-Tremblant an Armoires Tremblay, all of them had a 100% electrical experience. Following this opportunity, some companies, like Piedmont rotisserie, consider integrating EVs in the near future.
Informing and sensitizing
One of the main objectives of this project is to show Quebec companies and organizations that a fleet of electric vehicles is economically advantageous and can meet their needs. A survey conducted as part of the project, among 200 employees who completed the experience, revealed that 80% of them had never driven electric vehicles before. In addition, several of them were apprehensive before starting the experiment, especially about battery life. This was a major concern at Videotron, where Martin Dagenais, Vehicle Acquisition & Disposal Supervisor, points out that
“the employees who participated in the project were afraid of a lack of autonomy, while no one came close to lacking it”.