Electrification of Transportation and Looking Ahead

TEI/IET Mobility Newsletter

Montreal, QC (Dec. 19, 2015) – The Transportation Evolution Institute is a staunch supporter of electrification of transportation. For Canada, it is a no-brainer. Almost 70% of Canada’s electricity is generated through renewables and thanks to utility efforts , this percentage is increasing. Instead of importing fossil fuels and hurting the provincial trade balances, it makes strong economic sense to use electricity produced locally to power our mobility solutions.

Sharing is an important part of the SEAMless Mobility model. Research has demonstrated that a shared vehicle replaces 9 to 13 individually owned vehicles.

Automated technology: The Finnish Government is interested in incorporating autonomous vehicle technology into MaaS: the fourth pillar of the SEAMless model.

Given its numerous benefits, the Institute is a firm supporter of automated vehicle technology. We are pleased to have contributed to the discussions at the Ontario AV Ministerial Roundtable that took place on October 29th 2015.

We are working on exciting projects that we hope to report on in the coming year. In the meantime, we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a great start to 2016.

Read the variety of short news items in these categories:

  • Electrification of transportation;
  • Car sharing;
  • Ride sharing;
  • The future of mobility must be sustainable;
  • Positioning for future mobility;
  • Governments positioning to reap the economic benefits;
  • Government planning required;
  • Government planning required;
  • Insurance;
  • Transit;
  • Logistics – local delivery.
  • … and more.

Read the newsletter (PDF).

With so much change already underway, 2016 looks to be quite an exciting year. Happy New Year – let’s enjoy the ride!


MARCON Management Consultants Inc. is a specialized market research, strategy and management consulting firm based in Montreal. For more information, visit www.marcon.qc.ca.

About the Transportation Evolution Institute

The Transport Evolution Institute’s goal is to anticipate changes related to the evolution of mobility, to develop optimal strategies for our collective benefit and to act as an instrument for their implementation. For more information, visit teiet.org.

Source: MARCON