Earth Day Canada, a group who’s mission is to help people and organizations reduce their environmental impact, announced a new program to make it easier for companies in Quebec to transition to using electric vehicles.
The program, called Transition Wow, will provide support for company fleet managers by offering a number of services when converting their existing vehicles to electric. Those include:
- Needs assessments
- Support for installing charging stations
- Performance monitoring and support after the conversion
- Assistance with grant applications
Earth Day Canada claims that with their conversions, using innovative, safe, and efficient technology, they can convert fleet vehicles that are more than 5 years old or with more than 100,000km on the odometer.
In 2018, the organization converted its first four refrigerated cargo vans and SUVs in the country to electric vehicles in collaboration with IGA retailers.
After a conversion is complete, they expect GHG emissions will be reduced by approximately 9 tons per year. It will also save companies over $4,000 per year in fuel costs, and reduce annual maintenance costs by over 50%.
With their technology, they can convert a number of common fleet vehicles, including:
- Classes 2, 2A, 3 et 4
- Ford trucks, from F-150 to E-450, and GM 1500
- Bearing: 2×4 ou 4×4
Their conversions deliver an all-electric range of 210km to 250km, depending on the vehicle. They have an impressive towing capacity of up to 14,500lb, and can recharged in 1 to 8 hours on Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers.
They also offer a basic warranty of 5 years or 100,000km, but claim their engine conversions have a lifespan of 1,000,000km.
For more information, visit Transition Wow.