What Does the Future Hold for the Energy Transition?

It’s not easy to predict what the future holds in terms of green mobility. However, we can see that all carmakers are betting on the deployment of electric cars in the next few years.

In such a context, the energy transition is well underway, and both automakers and governments are following suit.

So much so, in fact, that the Québec government has announced that, as of 2035, car dealers will no longer be able to sell combustion-powered vehicles in the province. Consumers will also have to turn to electric vehicles to get around.

Green energy has become part of our landscape, and is increasingly visible on our roads and in parking lots. We’re gradually moving from gasoline-powered cars to hybrids, plug-in hybrids and 100% electric cars.

This major trend is not confined to Québec and Canada; it’s worldwide.

Innovative Carmakers

As far as carmakers are concerned, we can see that they are all turning to renewable energy programs and announcing the arrival of numerous electric models. Buying a car in the future will mean buying an electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

We can also see that the energy transition is well underway. Automotive platforms are changing, batteries are becoming ever more efficient, and from the smallest car to the truck, the drive towards electrification is intensifying.

When the electric vehicles were first launched, there were fears about range and performance. In recent years, carmakers have been offering vehicles with ranges of over 800 km, and even close to 1,000 km, with breathtaking performance. Engineers are busy developing vehicles that will make life easier for road users. Consequently, the automotive landscape is changing and innovating.

Moreover, the energy transition continues to surprise us with ever more efficient, powerful and futuristic vehicles. At motor shows, we’re already seeing concepts that show that the car of tomorrow will no longer be what we’ve been used to for so many years.

In short, automakers are preparing for and accentuating the irreversible move towards vehicle electrification.

Aware Governments

With the electrification of vehicles, governments have set up programs to encourage people to buy electric or plug-in hybrid cars, for example.

The federal government’s iVZE program offers rebates of up to $5,000 to Canadians who buy or lease a zero-emission vehicle.

The Québec government’s Roulez Vert program offers a rebate of up to $7,000 in 2024. In subsequent years, the subsidy will be reduced, ending in 2027. On the other hand, the $600 subsidy for the purchase of a residential electric terminal remains valid.

These two programs demonstrate the governments’ desire to follow suit and help consumers to switch to electric cars. It’s a shame, however, to see the provincial government’s contribution to the purchase or lease of electric cars diminish in the years to come.

Nevertheless, it is important to note that governments remain sensitive to environmental quality and have been supporting initiatives in this direction for several years. This federal and provincial support will have helped to reinforce the trend already observed in the electrification of vehicles on the road.

Key Facts

The energy transition is well underway. It is now an irreversible trend if we are to help improve air and noise quality. Renewable energy is essential for the future of our planet.

Carmakers are aware of this reality and are modifying their assembly lines to ensure the green transition.

Governments have initiated the energy transition by setting up incentive programs.

Consumers are already following suit, and many electric vehicles are now on the road.

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