Thank you for your question. Hydro-Québec encourages its employees to carpool for their business trips.
However, the vast majority of trips made with Hydro-Québec vehicles are intended to maintain and inspect our facilities (generating stations, substations, lines, etc.). Employees who carry out these tasks must often transport heavy materials, such as tools and equipment, which calls for the use of vans.
Many of our employees must also take onsite measurements—for customers or real estate developers, for example—requiring a new connection to our power system. Since they work alone, they have no other choice than to travel alone.