The Legault Plan for a green economy smiles both on the manufacturer of AddÉnergie electric terminals and on the oil companies who hope to continue to have a role to play.
“In the future, it won’t be all electric. There will be trucks, which will use hydrogen, liquid natural gas or even trucks that will be able to produce 80% -85% ethanol or biodiesel ”, indicated Bob Larocque, President and CEO from the Canadian Fuels Association (CCA).
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Yesterday, the Legault government presented its Plan for a Green Economy (PEV), which provides for the ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles from 2035. But for No. 1 of the Canadian Fuels Association (ACC) , there is no need to worry.
“There will always be liquid fuels until 2050. Whether it is for light vehicles or larger vehicles, such as airplanes, marine transport or rail. We do not see in the future that everything will be electric, ”said Bob Larocque, CEO of ACC.
On the AddÉnergie side, management said they were satisfied. The end of the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles should explode demand for charging stations and the Quebec company intends to take advantage of this opportunity.
“I have been in the field for 16 years and it shows how inevitable the electrification of transportation is and how quickly it is coming,” said Louis Tremblay, President and CEO.
For AddÉnergie, this announcement somehow secures demand for its products in Quebec. A market that represents 70% of its sales of charging stations for electric vehicles.
AddÉnergie is notably the main supplier for Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit.
Yesterday, Lion Électrique also praised the plan, including measures to electrify 65% of all school buses in circulation in Quebec in 2030 and aid that will reduce the cost of purchasing urban trucking vehicles.