In another step towards the objective to fully electrify its transportation, Videotron has added the very first Ford E-Transit electric vans to its fleet. The service vehicles, the first of an order of about 100, will make their appearance on Québec roads in the coming weeks.
Ford E-Transit electric vans have the power and range to meet the needs of the Videotron technical crews that serve customers on-site. Quebecor also recently completed the installation of 55 charging stations at its Frontenac Street facility in Montréal to accommodate Videotron’s electric vehicles.
The electrification of transportation is the way of the future in the fight against climate change and the building of a sustainable economy in Québec,” says Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor.
“Quebecor is proud to be one of the first companies to make a concrete contribution to this transformation by putting all-electric vans on the road. It is vitally important that the government maintain its support for initiatives of this kind so that we as a society can continue changing things for the better.”
In January 2020, Quebecor pledged to electrify the entire fleet of 1,000 cars and light trucks at all its subsidiaries. The investment of more than $17.5 million will reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50%.