EMC’s Weekly Message

Wrapping up EVVE 2022!

From September 27th to 29th, EMC hosted our first in-person conference in three years at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.The theme of EVVE 2022 was My Canada Drives Electric.


Over the course of three exciting days, attendees gathered for presentations from the industry’s thought-leaders, meaningful discussions, business-to-business networking opportunities, and an opportunity to drive their favourite electric cars with our EV test drives.


Along with our roster of excellent panelists and keynote speakers, we were honoured to be joined by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Julie Dabrusin; and by Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault. We were also joined by Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra by video for some opening messages.


We would like to thank everyone who helped make EVVE2022 a great success, including the staff at the Beanfield Centre, EMC members who were involved in the planning process, the speakers, moderators, and EMC staff. We are also grateful for the support from the conference sponsors. This event would not have been possible without you.


And that’s a wrap! We are already looking forward to getting things underway for EVVE2023!


Stay tuned for a post-conference survey which will be sent out to all attendees later this week. We look forward to hearing your feedback.


Presentation slides from the conference sessions will also be made available once finalized.


Recipient of this year’s Al Cormier Award announced at EVVE 2022

The Al Cormier Award is named after Electric Mobility Canada’s founder, Al Cormier, who started EMC in 2006. The Al Cormier Award, presented annually, recognizes an individual who is or has been a champion in advancing the electrification of transportation.
This year’s recipient of the Al Cormier Award is Marc Bédard, CEO-Founder of Lion Electric.



Congratualations Marc!

Canadian Infrastructure Bank launches Charging and Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure Initiative

At EVVE 2022, the Canada Infrastructure Bank announced the launch of its $500 million Charging and Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure Initative (CHRI) for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Initiative. The objectives of the initiative are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector by accelerating the private sector deployment of large-scale ZEV charging stations and hydrogen refueling stations, stimulate the market for private investment, and foster economic opportunities.


The CHRI initiative will address the uncertainty in the rate and pace of ZEV adoption, and thus infrastructure use – a barrier to significant private sector investment in charging and refueling infrastructure.


For more information on the CHRI initiative, please visit https://cib-bic.ca/sectors/green-infrastructure/.

ZEV Scorecard published and now available online

Electric Mobility Canada, with the support of Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors, released a Scorecard comparing how well Canadian provinces and territories are doing at supporting consumers in their journey to emission-free transportation.


The Scorecard shows that exciting action is already underway, with EVs becoming the clear choice for consumers and businesses in many parts of the country. At the same time, provinces and territories still have much work ahead to meet demand and provide affordable access to electric vehicles.


The Scorecard measures progress based on policies and programs put in place to ensure EV supply, support adoption, build charging infrastructure, and develop the workforce. Provinces and territories are then grouped under the categories of Canadian Leaders, Building Momentum and Getting Started.


Read the full report here.

Three-part panel series on alternative fuels hosted by Electric Autonomy now available to watch online

In September 2022, Electric Autonomy Canada hosted a three-part panel discussion series with leaders from the fuels industry, the automotive sector, and research groups to explore the potential to develop Canada’s use of alternative fuels.


The series covers the basics about these technologies, framing the need for this transition with appropriate context, and showcasing the exceptional Canadian talent and innovation in clean fuels.


Recordings are now available online.

Recording now available for Globe and Mail webcast on developing Canada’s charging network
The Globe and Mail hosted a webcast on September 14 to bring experts in energy, mobility and electrification together to discuss how to accelerate the build-out of charging capacity.


The webcast focused primarily on the question: is Canada is moving quickly enough to build charging infrastructure to support mass electrification?


The panel included:

·    Steve Boccadoro, President, Eaton Canada;

·    Louise Lévesque, Policy Director with Electric Mobility Canada;

·    Adam Arnold, Manager of Transit integration with Metrolinx;

·    Alec Tsang, Manager of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning with BC Hydro.


Watch the recording here.

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