Federal government announces $2.3-M investment for Alberta electric truck project – June 3, 2021
At a virtual news conference, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan announces a federal investment of $2.3 million in the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project. Corporate investments bring total funding for the project to $9.2 million. The project will validate the design, manufacture and development of long-range fuel cell electric trucks for operation between Calgary and Edmonton. The minister is joined by Marcel Pouliot (lead consultant with IQ Trucking); Chris Nash (president, Alberta Motor Transport Association); Steve MacDonald (CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta); Andrea Decore (vice-president of strategy and corporate development, Suncor); David Lazyzell (director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative at the University of Calgary); and Colin Armstrong (president and CEO of Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation.