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Québec transit authorities order 1,229 electric buses using BAE Systems’ Gen3 drive system

The Association du Transport Urbain du Québec (ATUQ), which represents 10 public transit authorities serving the major urban centers in the province of Québec, has ordered up to 1,229 battery-electric buses using BAE Systems’ Gen3 electric drive system BAE Systems will provide its electric drive systems to Nova Bus for integration on the buses. There… Read more »

Piedmont Lithium and partner Sayona to provide lithium to LG Chem and Tesla from Quebec mines

Lithium producers are hustling to establish production in North America, and that’s a positive thing. However, it’s not going to happen at Silicon Valley speed. The mining industry has its own complex product cycles, and its own terminology, complete with plenty of acronyms. Piedmont Lithium’s joint venture partner, Sayona Mining, has released a definitive feasibility… Read more »

Nouveau Monde Graphite, Panasonic and Mitsui to develop graphite project in Québec

Nouveau Monde Graphite, Mitsui and Panasonic Energy  have entered into a framework agreement to enable the next development steps of NMG’s ore-to-battery-market integrated graphite project in Québec. The deal includes a multi-year offtake agreement between NMG and Panasonic Energy for a significant portion of NMG’s active anode material. Also, an investment of US$50 million from… Read more »

Québec charging network launches heavy vehicle charging pilot

Québec charging network The Electric Circuit has launched a heavy- and medium-duty vehicle charging pilot project. As the number of electric trucks on the roads is expected to increase significantly over the next few years, the project aims to gain a better understanding of heavy-vehicle charging patterns in order to develop infrastructure that meets the… Read more »

Rio Tinto demo plant begins producing Li-ion battery concentrate in Quebec

Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company, has begun producing spodumene concentrate, a mineral used in the production of lithium for batteries, at a demonstration plant in Canada. The plant, part of the Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium Quebec Operations in Sorel-Tracy, was commissioned in June of 2022, and produced its first ton of spodumene… Read more »

Quebec invests $22.5 million in battery recycling firm Lithion

Battery recycling technology company Lithion has received $22.5 million in funding from the Quebec government. It will use the funding to develop its facilities in Quebec. Some will be invested in a battery dismantling and reprocessing plant the company expects to open in 2023, and some will finance engineering studies for the construction of a… Read more »

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 »