Campbell’s Bay, May 30, 2019— In wake of the Branchez Vous event in Gatineau on May 31 and June 1, the MRC Pontiac proudly announces that it is the first MRC in Quebec to participate with 15 other municipalities in the pilot project SAUVéR (car-sharing system with an electric vehicle in rural regions).
This pilot project will fund more than 67% of the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle and the cost of installing an electric vehicle charging station on the MRC parking lot in Campbell’s Bay.
“With the acquisition of this first electric vehicle, the MRC intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and travel costs by 20% by 2020,” says Bernard Roy, Director General of MRC Pontiac. “In addition, the planned installation of two public charging stations will contribute to the development of the electric charging network in the axis of Route 148, currently absent west of Gatineau.”
MRC Pontiac has also formed a reflection committee with partners such as TransporAction, to integrate this vehicle into the public transit offer outside MRC normal staff time.
Mr. Roy concludes that “The MRC Pontiac’s adherence to this car-sharing system with an electric vehicle in rural regions pilot project is a concrete action in a commitment towards innovation to improve the quality of life of local communities.”
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