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Dana and Hydro-Québec to make permanent-magnet EV motors in Sweden

Vehicle parts supplier Dana has announced that one of its business partnerships is planning to open an electric motor factory in Åmål, Sweden in late 2022. Called Dana TM4, the partnership joins Dana with Hydro-Québec to make electric motors for EVs. Production is to begin in the first half of 2023. US-based Dana designs and… Read more »

Is Tesla planning to produce batteries in Quebec?

The Canadian province of Québec seems to be an ideal location for large-scale battery production—it is rich in critical battery metals, and has plenty of cheap and clean hydropower. The provincial government is heavily incentivizing the extraction of key minerals such as lithium, nickel and graphite, and recently announced plans to invest up to 3… Read more »

Britishvolt plans to build a 60 GWh battery cell factory in Quebec

Britishvolt, a UK-based manufacturing firm that also has a strong presence in Canada, will soon be building battery cells in Quebec to serve the North American EV industry. Electric Autonomy Canada reports that Britishvolt is close to finalizing plans to build a 60 GWh battery cell factory, an R&D center, and an anode and cathode… Read more »

Lion Electric to build battery manufacturing plant in Quebec

Commercial vehicle OEM Lion Electric has announced plans to build a battery manufacturing plant and innovation center in Quebec. The factory will produce both battery packs and modules, and is expected to begin operations in early 2023. The planned yearly production capacity is 5 GWh of battery storage, enough to electrify approximately 14,000 medium and… Read more »

Taiga Motors to build new assembly facility for its off-road EVs in Québec

Taiga Motors, a developer of electric off-road vehicles, has announced plans to build a mass-production assembly facility in Shawinigan, Québec. The first phase of construction is scheduled for completion in 2022, and the company expects to begin production of electric snowmobiles and personal watercraft immediately. Taiga expects its new facility to increase production capacity to… Read more »

Québec transit operator orders 27 Lion electric school buses

Transdev Canada, a private operator of school buses, has ordered 27 new electric school buses from Québec firm Lion Electric, an investment of just under $4.5 million (Canadian). The company’s fleet of 31 e-buses will be gradually introduced on school transport networks in the Estrie and Montérégie regions of Québec, beginning with the start of… Read more »

Hydro-Québec commercializing electrolyte patents for solid-state batteries

The University of Texas at Austin has agreed to transfer patents relating to a new type of electrolyte to be used in solid-state lithium batteries to Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer. The patents are co-invented by Dr. John B. Goodenough—a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry—and… Read more »

Canada to award $2 million to Mogile for EV infrastructure projects in Quebec

Natural Resource Canada will award nearly $2 million to Mogile Technologies to develop two EV infrastructure projects in Quebec. Funded through the Green Infrastructure Program, the projects will collect data to be used in future Canadian clean energy programs. The first project includes an investment of $1.136 million to test a technology designed to reduce… Read more »

Québec bank installs urban charging superstation

Banking and investment firm Desjardins and utility Hydro-Québec have installed what they describe as Québec’s first urban EV charging superstation at the Complexe Desjardins, the company’s headquarters. The superstation includes four 50-kilowatt charging stations. The project is part of Desjardins’ plan to install 200 charging stations at Desjardins caisses (credit unions) throughout Quebec and eastern… Read more »

Hydro-Québec to deploy 1,600 fast charging stations over the next 10 years

Québec’s public utility, Hydro-Québec, has announced that it will install 1,600 fast charging stations over the next 10 years. It has already deployed 22 new fast charging stations in 2019, and hopes to deploy about 100 in total by the end of the year. as part of its public charging network the Electric Circuit. The… Read more »