Quebec is on the wrong track in wanting to develop the car to the hydrogen, according to the AVEQ

News 19 January, 2018
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    Friday, 19 January 2018 18:30

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    The Association of electric vehicles Quebec (AVEQ) calls on the government Couillard of “reverse” in relation to the project of development of cars with hydrogen in the Beautiful Province.

    Worn by the minister of Energy and natural Resources, Pierre Moreau, this project could lead to confusion among motorists who imagined to acquire an electric vehicle, according to the AVEQ, who believes that Quebec should instead continue to support the development of battery electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, pluggable.

    A pilot project deployed in the National Capital will test 50 vehicles, with the hydrogen of the giant Toyota.

    “Quebec does not need to invest millions of dollars in stations […] to hydrogen for fifty cars to hydrogen. It is a waste of money, ” said Simon-Pierre Rioux, president of the AVEQ.

    “All the market studies demonstrate that the chain of cars to hydrogen is not economically profitable and the rest of the world, including China, online for the development of the electric car and not the car to hydrogen,” said Mr. Rioux, saying that the costs of the hydrogen are “much too high” compared to those of gasoline and electricity.

    According to figures cited by the AVEQ, the experience of California has determined that a car to hydrogen is rolling on a distance of 100 km would cost 14 times more costly to the driver than an electric vehicle, or $ 17.50 per compared to 1.25 $ for the same journey.

    “Why is the minister Pierre Moreau wants to [there] to promote a technology that [has] no sense at an economic level ? “asked Mr. Rioux.