Press Conference and Example of our Capacities in Electric Mobility

June 17 2016

See the new, innovative electric compact transit system Image 2vehicles designed by a Canadian consortium and built right here in Quebec for the Calgary International Airport!

Pointe-Claire, QC – June 16, 2016 – FPInnovations’ PIT Group invites media representatives to register for an opportunity to see the innovative electric passenger transportation system it designed and custom built with fellow Quebec-based companies for the Calgary International Airport.

In attendance will be the Hon. Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification.

WHEN: Monday, June 20, 12:45pm to 1:15pm
WHERE: 2016 Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (Booth #901) Palais des congrès de Montréal 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5

RSVP: Please RSVP to by June 18 to attend.
Press Conference and presentation of YYC LINK passenger shuttle

Quick facts:

  • In December 2013, after reviewing numerous transportation options, the Calgary Airport Authority launched a request for proposal for the procurement of 20 custom electric passenger shuttles as part of development of new International Terminal facilities at the Calgary International Airport. FPInnovations’ PIT Group called upon four Quebec- based partners – PRECICAD, KARGO, Institut du véhicule innovant, and Deutschman Design – to create a consortium and win the contract.

About PIT Group
Based in Montréal, Québec, PIT Group is a division of FPInnovations that was formed in 2008. The unbiased, neutral testing organization helps manufacturers evaluate and refine prototypes and fleet managers select the best technologies to reduce costs and environmental impact. The group consists of engineers, technicians, ecodriving trainers and fleet management specialists that promote efficient energy use by fleet members in the commercial transportation, municipal and transit industries across North America. PIT Group works in cooperation with the U.S. SmartWay Transport Partnership, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada, which has selected PIT as the benchmark facility for testing green transportation technologies. PIT Group is a member of the American Trucking Associations, the Technology & Maintenance Council, and the Truckload Carriers Association. For more information, visit

About FPInnovations
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 525. Its R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Ottawa, Montréal, Thunder Bay, Hinton and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit:

Media Contact:
Jennifer Ellson
Senior Communications Specialist