Quebecor joins EV100, vows to increase electric vehicle use
MONTRÉAL — Quebecor has joined EV100, a global initiative launched by the Climate Group to help companies accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by business between now and 2030.
Quebecor already has several electric vehicles in its fleet. In January 2020, the company said, while it stepped up the transition to electric it began several years ago and pledged to electrify the fleet of 1,000 cars and light trucks operated by its subsidiaries, including Videotron and TVA Group.
“Quebecor is proud to join the EV100 initiative,” says Pierre Karl Péladeau, the company’s president and CEO. “As a socially responsible company, it is important for us to show leadership by implementing effective action plans to reduce our environmental footprint and supporting the electrification of transportation using hydroelectric power, a natural resource that is one of Québec’s most valuable assets. We have a duty to do so, and Quebecor is pleased to make this commitment for its employees, investors, partners and, of course, its millions of customers.”
The plan entails purchasing electric cars and converting light trucks from internal combustion to electric engines, using Québec technology. It is expected to reduce Quebecor’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 per cent.