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Montreal Is Planning To Get Way More Electric With A Bold New Strategy

It's a nearly $1 billion investment!

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Montreal Is Planning To Get Way More Electric With A Bold New ...

The City of Montreal is planning to get way more electric with a bold new strategy for the electrification of transport.

An investment of $885 million is earmarked for a huge three-year plan called the "Transportation Electrification Strategy 2021-2023." This action plan will "prioritize measures that promote the increase and diversification of the supply of sustainable, integrated, affordable and accessible transport, being at the heart of green and inclusive economic recovery," according to a press release.

In addition to nearly 1,000 paid reserved parking spaces for electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Montreal by 2025, the city will focus its efforts on "decarbonization solutions for public transport, individual transport, shared mobility and freight transport."

Most notably, the city will support the STM's plans to electrify its bus fleet and garages. Funding will also include investments for the blue line extension.

The plan will also add more than 2,100 electric BIXI bikes across all 19 boroughs.

"I am extremely proud of this new strategy, which proves once again to Montrealers that the environment is an issue that is dear to us and that we are taking concrete steps to achieve the targets we have set for ourselves, in particular carbon neutrality by 2050," said Mayor Valérie Plante.

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