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$2-billion electrification plan would include Bixi-like car program

Car-sharing service Communauto has a fleet of 30 electric cars. But a new project under development would see a Bixi-like service for cars built in…more
BY KEVIN DOUGHERTY, GAZETTE QUEBEC BUREAU CHIEF OCTOBER 11, 2013
QUEBEC — Electrification of transport is Premier Pauline Marois’s dream solution to revitalize Quebec’s flagging manufacturing sector: using the province’s plentiful hydroelectric power, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In announcing her government’s $2-billion job-creation plan this week, Marois said $516 million of the total would be devoted to electrification of transport.

Marois is to spell out details of her strategy later this month, but one project for future development is the Nomad, a purpose-built electric car, similar in concept to Montreal’s Bixi bike-sharing program, that is being conceived by the St-Jérôme-based Centre national de transport avancé.

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