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City of Montreal signs electric vehicle deal for municipal fleet

The deal was signed by Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, with the firm Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC

Mr Coderre said: “This agreement reflects the commitment of our Administration to develop the electric vehicle sector. We move from words to actions by example; electrification of part of the municipal vehicle fleet is one of the pillars of the electrification of transport strategy of the City of Montreal. The purchase of electric vehicles is a step towards achieving our goal of 30% reduction by 2020, emissions of greenhouse gases compared to 1990.”

The city’s strategy for transportation electrification of the City of Montreal also includes plans to establish a network of 1,000 street recharging points by 2020 as well as an EV car sharing scheme run by private firms, as announced last May.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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