Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm
Cote Saint-Luc City Hall and Public Library
5801 Cavendish Boulevard
Free Information Evening
Join Simon-Pierre Rioux, founder and president of the Quebec Electric Vehicle Association, for an introductory talk that addresses the facts and misconceptions about electric cars and highlights their key benefits both to the environment and your lifestyle.
Since 2013, AVEQ has supported the transport electrification in the province of Quebec. With its main partners, Intact Insurance and Nissan Canada, AVEQ organizes an impressive number of events promoting electromobility such as Branchez-Vous and the Rendez-vous Branchés.
AVEQ is a key player with more than 4,500 active members, 800 volunteers, 10 million visits to its website with 4,000 items in the daily news section.
Throughout the year, AVEQ holds different activities all over the province to inform people of the benefit of electric cars and even allow them to link up with local EV drivers in order to get their very own personalized test drive, through our volunteer EV owner program, “Match and Drive”.
AVEQ has also participated in several parliamentary committees to achieve its mission. It is a key source for electromobility among Quebec media.
The evening will also feature a display of locally-owned EVs. Residents are invited to bring their EV for display in front of the City Hall / Library complex beginning at 6PM.
“This event is sponsored by the Cote Saint-Luc Public Library as part of its 50th anniversary celebration,” said Janine West, Library Director. “The library will have a display of books and sources available to consult and for members to checkout on EVs, the greening of the environment and other related material.”
“I’ve long promoted the EV movement politically, advocating for the City to purchase EVs and to install public charging stations,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, who will host the October 27 event at City Hall and discuss local initiatives in the municipality. “I’ve also encouraged the Jewish General Hospital and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal network to install charging stations at each site. Some already have such installations, others will follow soon.”
“AVEQ has done an expert job and has been very active in organizing information sharing across Quebec in French,” Nashen said. “We have invited them to Cote Saint-Luc to provide information to the English-speaking community and we invite participation from across the region.”
“With a goal of 100,000 EVs on Quebec roads by 2020, all levels of government will have to do much more to move current numbers beyond the 8500 EVs in the province,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein. “Cote Saint-Luc is now stepping up to do its part and we encourage residents to join us on October 27 to become better informed on their options.”