JUNE 19-22, 2016

Montréal, Québec

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Technical Tour 1 - South Shore of Montreal

Technical Tour 1 - South Shore of Montreal

1:45 pm to 6:45 pm

TM4 or Blue Solutions Canada and IREQ
Departure from Palais des congrès: 1:45PM
Return to Palais des congrès: 6:15PM

135, rue Joseph-Armand Bombardier
Boucherville (Québec) J4B 8P1

Duration of the visit: 90 minutes

A wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, TM4 designs and manufactures electric and hybrid powertrain systems suitable for the commercial, automotive, marine, mining, rail, motorsports and recreational vehicle markets.  A visit at TM4’s facilities is an opportunity to get an inside looks at the birthplace of over 100 patents on electric motor and control system technologies. Through a tour of its manufacturing plant and testing areas, attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of TM4’s mission, products, services and licensed technologies. Visitors will have the opportunity of touring the stator, rotor and power electronic assembly lines as well as seeing the finished products integrated in vehicles.

Blue Solution Canada
1600, rue de Coulomb
Boucherville (Québec)  J4B 7Z7

Duration of the visit: 90 minutes

Blue Solutions is a subsidiary of Bolloré Group, which ranks among the 500 largest companies in the world. We work on the development and production of the LMP battery. 
Our company has a well-known experience regarding electricity storage solutions and intends to become a leading global player in storage and smart management of electricity.

We believe to benefit from unique positioning as integrators, with access both to batteries and complete solutions for meeting new needs associated with energy transition. Based in France and Canada, Blue Solutions seek out new growth opportunities in securing networks, integrating renewable energies, and connecting previously unconnected areas, including developing countries. 
This 90-minutes technical tour will help you to find out more about the battery processes and the applications under development. Members of the BSC team will be pleased to advise you on the latest R&D advances and answer your questions.

1800, boul Lionel-Boulet 
Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S1

Duration of the visit: 105 minutes

Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ, is one of the largest integrated electrical research and testing centres in North America.  Created in 1967, IREQ has developed large-scale expertise in electrical apparatus, network analysis and control, automation and measurement, materials, chemical and mechanical engineering, and applications of electricity.  It has impressive facilities at its disposal: distribution tests lines, high-voltage laboratory, mechanical-thermomechanical laboratory, a power system study and simulation centre and an electrotechnology laboratory, as well as numerous specialized laboratories, notably in robotics, battery materials and mechanical engineering.  IREQ has facilities in Varennes, some 45 minutes from downtown Montréal.

Development and marketing of advanced technologies
The researchers at Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) are developing a range of new battery materials with three objectives in mind: increased safety, improved performance and reduced costs.

To visit IREQ*:

  • Canadian and American visitors must provide the full name, passport number and driver’s license number and issuing province/state at least two weeks in advance.
  • Visitors from other countries must provide their full name, passport number and issuing country at least two weeks in advance.
  • Hydro-Québec’s employees do not have to provide any information in advance but must indicate they are employees of the organization.
  • All visitors (Hydro-Québec’s employees included) must show an official I.D. upon their arrival and sign the visitor’s book.
  • The visitors who will not have provided the information requested in advance or those who will not have a valid I.D. to show on the day of the visit will not be allowed entry to IREQ.

*EVS29 staff will be in contact with you after your registration to collect this information.


Organized by:


Hosted by:

Electric Mobility Canada

In Collaboration with:


Platinum Sponsors:

Hydro Quebec
Investissement Quebec