Louelec releases environmentally-friendly electric car
Maryam FaragEnvironment Industry Manufacturing electric car environmentally friendly quebec trailer
Louelec has released an electric car coupled with a made-in-Quebec trailer, offering cargo space of 240 ft3/3, 225 lbs, and a driving range of approximately 200 kilometres in winter.
The new solution is for commercial fleets looking to offer zero-emission deliveries and reduce their carbon footprint. The car is equivalent of two minivans, or one small truck, removed from the road for each vehicle deployed.
“With the restrictions to fight COVID-19, we had to adapt,” said Léo Bouisson, General Manager, Louelec. “We first targeted Uber and taxi drivers to accelerate the electrification of the taxi industry, but without restaurants, gatherings, events, business trips or tourism, this industry is literally stopped, and we are still waiting to hear about the adaptation of the electrification subsidies the government promised to taxi permit holders before the cancellation of taxi permits.”
With a projected fleet of 108 vehicles by the end of 2021, Louelec aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 1,490 metric tonnes.