EMC’s Weekly Message

Ontario tables its 2022 budget

The Government of Ontario tabled the 2022 BudgetOntario’s Plan to Build (full document here) on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, revealed the state of provincial finances approximately one week before Canada’s most populous province is due to begin an election campaign. Because the document will not have time to pass through the Legislature before its dissolution, the Budget is widely viewed as a costed election platform—an indication of fiscal plans for Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative Party, should it receive a renewed mandate from Ontario voters. Electric Mobility Canada has undertaken a comprehensive review of these plans from the point of view of electrifying Ontario’s transportation sector.


See our full summary here.

EVVE Annual Conference 2022 – My Canada Drives Electric

Taking place from September 27 – 29, 2022 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, EMC’s EVVE 2022 will gather the industry’s thought-leaders for a program chockfull of innovative ideas, meaningful discussions, networking, and business development opportunities.


This year’s theme, My Canada Drives Electric, will focus extensively, but not exclusively, on the six pillars and recommendations laid out in the 2030 EV Action Plan. Some highlights of this year’s conference will include:


·    VIP keynote addresses

·    Discussion roundtables on various relevant subjects

·    EV test drives in partnership with Plug ’n Drive

·    Tabletop exhibits showcasing products and services from across the industry

·    Sponsorship opportunities that will showcase your organization to hundreds of decision makers. We will be launching our sponsorship opportunities next week, so keep an eye on your inbox.

·    Interacting with one another in-person after a two-year hiatus!


Review our schedule-at-a-glance here.


Many more details are to come in the coming weeks, including online registration. Stay tuned!

Plan for a Green Economy 2030: Transportation electrification

The Quebec government unveiled its Plan for a Green Economy 2030 on Thursday, April 28, 2022. EMC has reviewed the plan and identified actions related to the electrification of transportation. Elements of the plan include an increase in the target number of electric vehicles in Quebec by 2030 from 1.5 million to 1.6 million, an investment of $50 million in 2022-2023 for the installation of 250 additional public fast-charging stations near homes and workplaces, an increase of $46.4 million for the eco-trucking program, 73.4 million for an intercity and private bus program (Ecobus), an additional $114.5 million to support the electrification of transit buses, $16.8 million to support the development of a battery recycling industry, and the development of an electric vehicle charging strategy.


See our summary of the plan here

Daniel Breton stands as witness at the House of Commons Natural Resources Standing Committee

On April 25, EMC’s President & CEO, Daniel Breton presented to the House of Commons Natural Resources Standing Committee. Watch his presentation on EMC’s YouTube channel.

EMC delegation to EVS35 in Oslo, Norway – Capacity for more industry members to attend

EMC has received funding for a Trade Commissioner Service of Canada program to support a delegation from June 12-15 2022 to EVS35 in Oslo, Norway. Program funding will cover up to 50% of eligible costs for participating companies – namely event registration fees, economy airfare, local ground transportation and a per diem towards hotel and meals.

Participating companies will be expected to pay for their travel costs up front and reimbursements will take place after the event.


EVS35 offers an excellent opportunity for Canadian suppliers of EV-related products and technologies to meet with new international customers and collaboration partners. There is still room available for participants who have business interests in exporting globally and/or attracting investment into Canada. Should there be more interested in attending than the funding allows, companies will be assessed on this basis.


To express an interest in joining EMC’s delegation, please complete this short form. Those who have already expressed interest do not have to resubmit.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Maureen Shuell at [email protected]

Toronto EV Charging Survey

More EVs in Toronto is part of the solution to climate and other city goals. The demand for EVs is growing as residents look for alternatives to the rising cost of fossil fuels, but access to charging is an issue. The Atmospheric Fund is trying to understand the barriers to EVs in Toronto, which is why they are asking for your anonymous input. They would be grateful if you would fill out this short survey.

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