In this video, Johanne Ouellet, Vice-President YHC Mobility at YHC Environnement discusses how, in 2016, the Société d’innovation en environnement (SIE) and YHC Environnement started a pilot project to introduce an electric vehicle-sharing system, partnering with the municipalities of Plessisville, Nicolet, Bromont, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Rivière-du-Loup and Sainte-Julienne.
Through this project, the six participating municipalities added electric vehicles to their fleets and made them available to residents and partners through a car-sharing system for municipalities in the region. The electric vehicle-sharing system reduces emissions and generates revenue.
Studies have shown that in Plessisville alone, three-quarters of the municipality’s fleet was used less than 3.5 hours per day, 50 percent of the time. Most of the vehicles (87 percent) were used for trips shorter than 40 kilometres. The other five participating municipalities showed similar patterns, with fleets sitting idle in the parking lot for long stretches of time.
The success of this project has inspired other municipalities to follow the example. Since 2018, more than 10 municipalities have joined to program.
Johanne Ouellet, Vice-President YHC Mobility at YHC Environnement
For the sake of quality, the video is available in its original language with the possibility of adding English subtitles.