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AZRA invests $40 million Canadian in transport electrification

The firm introduces the Renault Twizy in Canada and deploys 8,000 electric charging points.

Montreal, April 15, 2016 – Over the next 18 months, AZRA will certainly invest $40 million to install 2,000 brand-new electric charging stations and deploy the Twizy, Renault’s initial 100% electric auto in Canada.

“At AZRA, we are adjustment agents regard a mission to decrease greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jean-François Carrière, President and Chief Executive Officer of AZRA. “We are proud to be investing in transport electrification due to the fact that it is the method of the future to decrease our environmental footprint.”

“By utilizing our electricity to electricity our transport we will certainly increase our environment while increasing our economic prosperity,” said Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification. “I hence welcome the investments announced today by AZRA. The reality that Renault has actually decided on a Québec firm to market its electric Auto in Canada speaks volumes concerning our leadership in this area.”

Renault Twizy concerns Canada

At the very same time, AZRA is introducing the Renault Twizy in Canada. The event was celebrated in the presence of Guillaume Berthier, Renault’s Electric Vehicles Sales Director.

“Renault Group is satisfied to have actually decided on a firm as dynamic and dedicated as AZRA for the launch of Twizy in Canada,” said Mr. Berthier. “Electric cars, Twizy in particular, allows for Renault to raise its global development. It likewise allows Renault to participate in the progression of brand-new means to sell cars. This is displayed by AZRA’s “every one of in one” offer, along with digital playing a dominant role in the sales model.”

This little city car, which is 100% electric and made by the Renault Sport team, has actually a type-1 charging cable and adverse reflectors. Certified due to the fact that March 1, 2016 by Transport Canada, its rate is capped at 40 km/h to come under the category of low-rate vehicles.

The Twizy will certainly be offered for lease at $99 Can easily each month, including the costs of registration and insurance. AZRA-Partenaire-Renault-Companion has actually teamed up along with Uni-Decide on to make certain the management and upkeep of the auto fleet.

8,000 brand-new charging points

To add to the expansion of the network and boost the accessibility of charging stations for Canadian drivers of electric vehicles, AZRA will certainly install 2,000 charging stations over the next 18 months. The stations, gained entirely of aluminum, will certainly be equipped along with 7 to 50 kW electricity charges that Can easily serve up to four users, for a complete of 8,000 brand-new charging points. They will certainly be installed for free regard private property through the establishment of partnerships along with owners of office buildings, shopping centres and others sorts of buildings.

The joining of forces in between AZRA and Renault will certainly make certain that Canadian electric Auto drivers Can easily matter regard a comprehensive and effective electricity network.