Sylvain Castonguay, Nordresa's President with Donald Angers, CEO of C3E and Christine Lagacé, President of C3E's Board

Sylvain Castonguay, Nordresa’s President with Donald Angers, CEO of C3E and Christine Lagacé, President of C3E’s Board

Montreal (Quebec), January 21st 2016 – The Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (C3E) invests 350 000 $ in NORDRESA inc. for the commercialization of its motorization systems for electric vehicles including batteries, charging systems, power and control converters and various interfaces (electrical, mechanical and thermal). In a first time, these technologies will be exploited in a conversion system for Ford’s platforms E-450 used primarily for delivery operations of goods, postal delivery or passenger transport by minibus.

The company benefits of 15 year-experience of its founder, Sylvain Castonguay, to support its approach on international alliances and extensive expertise in technology watch, market analysis and engineering related to electric vehicles.

C3E’s investment in NORDRESA will accelerate the introduction of this technology in the increasing market of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). While reducing their cost of operation, the users of fleets vehicles of classes 3 and 4 will generate carbon credits available for the Quebec market, “says C3E’s CEO, Donald Angers.

“NORDRESA intends to become a leader in marketing solution for sustainable mobility. The NEC 50, put on display with the C3E, will prevent the equivalent of 20 tons of GHGs per year per vehicle. The proposed solution will be demonstrated by a commercial operation in parcel delivery, but the technology is also compatible with the service vehicles, transport of disabled people and even school transportation by minibus.The C3E’s participation enables our company to increase its visibility in Quebec and elsewhere in North America as well as quickly attract the attention of large truck fleet owners interested to reduce their overall operating costs and carve out a place among the leading companies involved in the fight against climate change ” explains NORDRESA’s President, Sylvain Castonguay.


About NORDRESA inc.                    

NORDRESA designs, manufactures and integrates electromechanical systems for commercial and institutional vehicles. Shaped in Quebec, the solutions exploit components and suppliers of car calibers. The systems are designed to meet customer needs and are able to face the rigors of our winter climate.


About C3E                                                                                      

The Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (C3E) was founded from the initiative of Rio Tinto Alcan and Hydro-Québec. Its mission is to support the commercialization of innovations in the sector of energy efficiency. Benefiting from the financial support of the Bureau d’efficacité et d’innovation énergétiques du Québec (BEIE), the C3E invests in transportation electrification. This funding is made possible through the Green Fund from the amounts planned for the Priority 4 of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan.

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