Transportation electrification is a natural fit and a highly sensible choice for Québec. Driving electric is a winning option for Quebecers, because of our clean renewable energy and low rates. In addition, electric vehicles reduce our dependency on oil. When you fill up with hydropower, every dollar you spend stays in Québec. Not to mention the fact that EV drivers save $1,500 a year, which is very worthwhile.
In order to reduce its carbon footprint, Hydro-Québec, has set out to reduce the number of vehicles it owns. Eventually, we hope to integrate more and more plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles to our fleet, provided they suit our needs. In addition to vehicle use considerations, we take into account many factors when selecting our fleet: price, consumption, GHG emissions, dealership proximity, etc. There are currently about one hundred plug-in or hybrid vehicles in our fleet.