Its electric truck sells well in the Usa

News 18 December, 2017
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    Nordresa, a company based in Laval and founded by Sylvain Castonguay, manufactures the very first delivery truck electric quebec.

    Anne Caroline Desplanques

    Monday, 18 December 2017 20:40

    Monday, 18 December 2017 20:40

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    Its order book is so full that a builder quebec electric trucks is getting ready to move and will almost double its staff to meet the demand.

    “It is good news, we can’t complain,” says Sylvain Castonguay, the founder of the company Nordresa, a company of Laval, which manufactures 100% electric trucks.

    With eight trucks to be delivered in the coming weeks, the contractor does not know any more where to give head. It seeks four new electrical engineers to join its small team of six people.


    Nordresa presented this summer a delivery truck light as it was designed using the chassis of the vehicles that use the companies of delivery of parcels, such as Purolator, its partner in the adventure.

    Six of the vehicles in the yard have been bought by an american company. The other two are intended for the québec market.

    The SME has also recently qualified for the program Écocamionnage of the ministry of Transport, which enables purchasers to receive a subsidy. The amount covers the extra cost of the vehicle compared to a gasoline vehicle.

    The adventure Nordresa is part of a broader process of electrification of transportation in Quebec wants to set in motion.

    New standard

    On Monday, the minister of the Environment, Isabelle Melançon, announced the implementation of the standard zero-emission vehicles, which will force the car manufacturers to offer more models of electric and plug-in hybrid from the 11th of January.

    The standard imposes quotas to manufacturers. Those who do not comply will be fined. For Martin Archambault, the Association of electric vehicles Quebec, it is a good way to force the manufacturers to go green.

    “A lot of people are ready to make the jump to an electric vehicle, but the offer does not follow,” he said. All dealers have waiting lists of several months. “

    The new standard will, however, be insufficient to put 100 000 green vehicles on roads by 2020, as is the wish of Quebec, according to Daniel Breton, former minister of the Environment and a consultant in transportation electrification.

    “It would take a bonus-malus for doing so to discourage people from buying fuel-inefficient vehicles “, he says.