The three main objectives behind this initiative were: to demonstrate the profitability and viability of electric vehicle fleets, to make fleet managers aware of the benefits of electric vehicles by providing them with training and coaching, and to develop measurement tools and documentation for fleet managers interested in electrifying their vehicle fleets.

The companies were each loaned up to six electric vehicles for three weeks, free of charge. On the first day of trials, an electric fleet expert provided training to employees to introduce them to the vehicles. Technicians also went to the sites to install Level 2 charging stations and fast charging stations so that the companies could charge the vehicles in their parking lots.

Tools for successful electrification of your fleet

The Innovative Vehicle Institute has published a guide to assist fleet managers in their electric transition. It contains an analysis approach as well as essential information to help you successfully electrify your fleet ! Download the guide

As a complement to the guide, IVI has also created practical tools that allow you to simulate your daily journeys and calculate the savings you could make with an electric car.

To use the simulator

To use the calculator

At the end of the trial we noticed a saving of $900 in fuel. That's why we bought a 2019 Chevrolet Bolt.

Alexandre Sundborg, Location d'auto Beaudoin

65% of the organizations or their employees purchased electric vehicles after the trials.

Charles Trudel, P.Eng. at IVI

With the comments and evaluations received, our trial was very conclusive and we are starting the process of converting our current fleet to a 100% electric fleet.

Jules Benoit-Gougeon, P.Eng. , GE Énergie Renouvelable

Our partners

  • Bourgeois Chevrolet
  • Elmec Inc. (EVduty)
  • Kia Canada
  • Mercedes-BenzNissan Gabriel Jean-Talon
  • Véhicules électriques Simon André
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
  • Conseil régional de l’environnement de l’Estrie
  • Conseil régional de l’environnement de Laval
  • Équiterre Maillon Vert

Participating companies

  • Aéroport de Montréal
  • Architecture CBA
  • Armoires Tremblay
  • Bell Canada
  • Cascades
  • Cogeco Média
  • Coopérative de soutien à domicile de Laval
  • Croix Rouge
  • Desjardins
  • Eurovia
  • ÉvoluTel
  • GE Énergie Renouvelabl
  • Coop FA
  • Groupe Optel
  • Les Réseaux Cyr
  • Location d’auto Beaudoin
  • NAPA Les Pièces d’auto Saint-Jérôme
  • Peterbilt Excellence
  • Police de Repentigny
  • Rôtisserie St-Hubert de Mont-Tremblant
  • Rôtisserie St-Hubert de Piedmont
  • Royer
  • Société VIA
  • STIM Sherbrooke
  • Teknion – Roy & Breton
  • Vidéotron
  • Ville de Laval
  • Ville de Longueuil
  • Ville de Mont-Tremblant
  • Ville de Saint-Jérôme
  • VitrXpert Duratech NDP