Creation of Electric Transportation Institute : Québec aims to become a World Leader
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The section 2.1.1 is about the creation of an Electric Transportation Institute. This institute will become a leader in North America.
Creating the Institut du transport électrique (Electric Transportation Institute)
The priority of the Institut du transport électrique will be to advance transportation electrification by acting as a bridge between companies and technological developments in the field.
— The Institut will support the development of industrial and commercial collaborations and a strong, innovative industrial sector, the key to Québec’s future prosperity.
— It will have to meet the needs of both the heavy vehicle industry (vehicles used in public transit, for example) and the light vehicle industry.
— The Institut will seek to bring knowledge and expertise together in order to design and manufacture EVs for public, personal and specialized transit, drawing on Québec ingenuity.
— Its projects will target a variety of transportation electrification fields, including batteries, electric motors, smart grids, information networks, design, lightweight materials and electronics.
The Institut will also be tasked with manufacturing short runs of pre-production prototypes—a need expressed by the market—as well as providing access to a test track adapted for this type of vehicle. It will allow both large and smaller companies to take advantage of its know-how.
— In so doing, it will be able to draw on IREQ’s expertise as well as use its equipment and advanced technologies. IREQ is a long-standing world leader in battery materials and has state-of-the-art equipment.
— Researchers from Québec’s universities and specialized centres will be encouraged to participate in the research work and forge ties with industry, both in Québec and abroad.
— The Institut de transport électrique will disseminate the results of the research and development work and promote Québec’s expertise in order to attract world-renowned researchers to Québec and secure national and international mandates.