MONTRÉAL, QC – The province of Quebec has announced the renew of it’s Écocamionnage (green trucking) program.
The Quebec Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport
Electrification, and the Minister of Sustainable Development,
Environment and the Fight against Climate Change made the announcement
Friday that the program, which includes financing of up to $30,000 per
truck for the purchase of heavy vehicles that run on eco-friendly fuels,
The Government of Quebec says that in order to reach their Greenhouse
Gas (GHG) emissions targets they need to continue to help the
transportation industry – the largest producer of those emissions.
The program also includes the option to receive financial assistance
for the purchase of certain used vehicles, a move crucial to helping the
industry transition to lower emissions alternatives.
Gaz Metro, a Quebec fuel company, says fleets who switch from diesel
to natural gas see a reduction of up to 35 tons of GHG per truck.
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