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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Ottawa, Quebec invest in mining EV tech

Fund development of first electric heavy surface mining vehicle Metal Tech News – Nov. 4, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:53pm

Heavy duty electric mining haul truck lithium ion battery graphite

Western Star

Fournier et Fils, a recognized operator in Quebec's mining sector, is providing a Western Star 6900XD heavy-duty truck to be converted to an electric propulsion system.

Ottawa and the Quebec provincial government are contributing nearly C$3.6 million to support Propulsion Québec's efforts to advance electric haul trucks, battery technology, and fast charging infrastructure for Canada's mining sector.

"We're helping mining companies lower their emissions by investing in onsite emissions reduction technologies, and they're helping us by powering the clean tech...

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