Montréal Auto Prix has inaugurated the first establishment in Canada dedicated exclusively to the sale of used electric and hybrid vehicles. Jacques Daoust, minister of transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, was present at the launch. With this new business model, Montréal Auto Prix anticipates trends by offering its customers the opportunity to turn a vehicle purchase into a gesture that shows their commitment to the electrification of transport and the environment.
“To achieve our ambitious target to get 100,000 rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles on our roads by 2020, we need the participation of many innovative stakeholders. Montréal Auto Prix’s initiative to open a first establishment in Canada dedicated exclusively to selling used electric and hybrid vehicles is a step in exactly the right direction,” stated Daoust.
By concentrating exclusively on electric and hybrid vehicles of all brands, this initiative will increase the quantity, accessibility and knowledge of electric and hybrid vehicles in Quebec. “We are very aware that the market is shifting and that local consumers have a growing interest in this type of vehicle. Opening this first point of sale for used electric and hybrid vehicles in Canada will demonstrate the diversity, sustainability and reliability of these vehicles.
Montréal Auto Prix expects to improve consumer knowledge by providing factual and objective information about each model. “Getting information on this innovative new market out to the public is part of our business model, in line with the importance of transport electrification. We will help consumers select the right vehicle by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of available models, now that the market is really taking off,” said Richard Martin, the company’s co-owner. “In this same spirit, we have decided to support the students of École Polytechnique for their project to design a high-performance electric vehicle.”
At the official inauguration of the establishment located at 5600 Métropolitain Boulevard East, in Montréal-Nord, Montréal Auto Prix invited attendees to try different electric vehicles and admire the racing car designed by the Poly eRacing team.
“We want our commitment to be meaningful to consumers and bring about change. On that note, we invite all Quebec companies to also do something significant to contribute to the objectives of Quebec’s transport electrification policy,” stated Sylvain Lamoureux, co-owner of Montréal Auto Prix.