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BIXI Montréal and the City of Montréal Launch the City’s First Electric Station and Welcome Hilo, New Partner for Electrically-Assisted BIXI

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BIXI Montréal and the Metropolis of Montréal Launch the Metropolis’s First Electrical Station and Welcome Hilo, New Companion for Electrically-Assisted BIXI

Montreal has many causes to be pleased with its pioneering function within the electrification of its public bike system, and BIXI Montréal to supply an electrical bike-sharing service that’s not solely inexpensive and accessible to all residents, but additionally of high quality, due to modern and distinctive tools. Electrical micro-mobility is shaping a brand new era of city transportation, whose practicality, pace, financial system and respect for the atmosphere are only a few of its many benefits. It is a approach of getting across the metropolis that meets the considerations of sustainable growth, whereas assembly residents’ expectations” says Alexandre Taillefer, Chairman of the Board of Administrators of BIXI Montreal.

Éric Alan Caldwell, who’s accountable for city planning and mobility on the Metropolis of Montreal’s Government Committee, added: “We’re extraordinarily proud to inaugurate the primary of many energy stations that will probably be supplied to the inhabitants. BIXI has all the time been in a position to innovate and this challenge is additional proof of that. This challenge is made doable partially due to the most important investments made by our administration, who firmly believes in energetic transportation and has ensured that the BIXI fleet continues to develop. BIXI has thus been ready so as to add no fewer than 1,000 electrical BIXI’s on our roads, increase the service and provide it right here, within the east finish of Montreal. Montreal can now depend on one of many largest fleets of electrically assisted bicycles on the earth and on the 2nd largest bike-sharing community in America. Let’s be pleased with it!” 

A QUEBEC INNOVATION: LOADED BICYCLES AT ALL TIMES
The most important benefit of {the electrical} station for the person is that dule charged bicycles may be rented at any time. The results of a number of years of growth by PBSC City Options, the electrical BIXI stations additionally make it doable to hire electrically-assisted bicycles and common bicycles at a single location, making Montreal one of many solely cities in North America to supply these stations with two choices.

On this specific 12 months, Mr. Vermette, BIXI Montreal’s Basic Supervisor, additionally emphasizes the significance for BIXI to proceed to collaborate with Quebec companies. Specifically, he cites accomplice PBSC City Options in Montreal, creator of the clever recharging-integrated station and of the design and know-how of BIXI bikes, in addition to Devinci in Saguenay, behind the meeting of normal BIXI and electrical BIXI bikes: “As a part of our imaginative and prescient for the long run, the deployment {of electrical} stations and electrically assisted bikes additionally permits for the creation of jobs in Quebec, with our companions who’ve generously contributed to the belief of this large-scale challenge for years.”

ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF RENTALS FOR ELECTRIC BIXI BIKES!

Since its creation in 2014, BIXI Montreal and its companions have developed invaluable experience of their discipline, due to a passionate, skilled and devoted staff headed by BIXI Montreal’s Basic Supervisor, Mr. Christian Vermette.

Supported by the Metropolis of Montreal, which has made energetic and sustainable transportation one among its priorities, BIXI formally launched 160 first-generation electrical BIXI bikes in September 2019. Electrical BIXI bikes shortly gained over lovers, who used them 75% greater than common bicycles.

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE NEW GENERATION BLUE BIXI

This second era electrical BIXI bikes has many distinctive options, along with improvements within the battery, which now affords a minimal vary of 70 km. With 3 gears, this blue-coloured bike has a most pace of 32 km/hr.

  • Higher and sooner travelled distance
  • The widest doable territory protection of the territory
  • Much less effort for the person, particularly within the case of steep gradients.
  • Simple to make use of
  • Accessible to all
  • Financial
  • The load stage is all the time displayed, making certain worry-free journey!

For extra info on renting electrical BIXI bikes and the standing of the community, we invite you to seek the advice of the connected info sheet.

BIXI WOULD LIKE TO THANK HILO, A HYDRO-QUÉBEC SUBSIDIARY AND NEW EXCLUSIVE PARTNER FOR ELECTRIC BIXI BIKES, AS WELL AS ITS VALUED PARTNERS

Mr. Taillefer concluded by saying that he was delighted to welcome Hilo, a subsidiary of Hydro Québec, as the brand new unique accomplice of electrical BIXIs: “The affiliation between electrical BIXI bikes and Hilo, which notably affords a wise residence service that helps Quebecers optimize their power consumption, was a pure match, since each providers are eco-responsible and on the forefront of know-how.”

Sébastien Fournier, Hilo’s president and CEO, took a second to specific Hilo’s pleasure in partnering with BIXI Montreal to propel electrical BIXIs: “It is an environment friendly and clever solution to get round in a city area. This partnership is all of the extra pure since each corporations share frequent values and an modern and environmentally accountable imaginative and prescient. Whereas BIXI contributes to Montrealers’ high quality of life by selling an energetic mode of transportation, Hilo affords turnkey providers aimed toward serving to its prospects transfer in the direction of accountable power consumption. This complementarity will deliver a complete new dimension to city mobility,” he says.

BIXI Montreal want to warmly thank its helpful companions, who made this inspiring challenge doable and made it doable to place the primary electrical station into service at the moment: Valérie Plante and the whole Metropolis of Montreal staff, Caroline Bourgeois, mayor of the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough, Sylvain Mandeville, normal supervisor of Cégep Marie-Victorin, Hilo, Fizz, CKOI 96. 9, Rachelle Béry, ARTM, Lyft (technological accomplice), PBSC City Options (technological designer), and Devinci (bicycle producer).

ABOUT BIXI MONTRÉAL
BIXI Montreal is a non-profit group created by the Metropolis of Montreal to handle its            bike-sharing system.  As of fall 2020, the community contains 611 stations, 7,270 commonplace bikes and 1,000 electrical BIXI bikes all through Montreal, in addition to in Westmount, Montréal-Est, Mont-Royal, Longueuil and Laval. For extra info, you’re invited to go to the BIXI Montreal web site.

ABOUT HILO
Hilo is a Hydro-Québec subsidiary whose mission is to develop modern, value-added services and products designed to place Hydro-Québec as a significant supplier of recent power providers. Along with good residence choices, Hilo will quickly launch providers to assist corporations cut back their carbon footprint and power prices. Different services and products will progressively be deployed, together with electrical mobility choices, good power storage and photo voltaic self-generation. http://www.hiloenergie.com/en-ca/.

SOURCE BIXI Montréal

For additional info: Bérengère Thériault, [email protected], 514 999-6493

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