A data-driven look at where electric trucks perform best

The Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) gave 5 transporters operating in Quebec the keys to an electric truck, including a temporary charging station, for a one-month free trial. This unique opportunity allowed companies to swap a diesel truck for a zero-emission vehicle on their existing routes to test their performance under real conditions, without any risk or cost – and gave them first-hand experience of what it’s like to complete their usual duty cycle and run an electric fleet. Routes were chosen from the participants who took part in the previous phase, in which deep data was captured from 60 diesel trucks over the course of 9 months and 800 000 km to assess their potential for electrification.

The result? IVI has identified the key success criteria for optimally deploying electric vehicles. This session provides a better understanding of how targeted truck electrification can benefit your fleet.


  • Philippe Louisseize, Project Manager – Electrification at the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI)
  • Charles Trudel, Technological Applications Group Manager at the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI)

This session was recorded at the EV & Charging Expo on May 2, 2024, at the Enercare Centre in Toronto.