Electric Mobility Canada e-News
May/June 2019
President Corner
Dear members,

I'm excited and honoured to be starting as the new President and CEO for Electric Mobility Canada an organization that is doing important and exciting work. I'm fortunate to have the chance to build upon the great work that EMC has done in its first 10 years thanks to the leadership of Al Cormier and others.

These are exciting times for EMC. From the rapid sales of EVs seen in the first quarter of 2019, to the recent announcement of an all-electric mine in Sudbury to the announcement by major urban transit systems for the purchase of all electric buses, this is a very exciting time for electric mobility in Canada.

EMC has paved the way for the electrification revolution in Canadian transportation - a revolution that is now clearly underway and happening much faster than many people realize. Yet, there is still more work to be done to ensure that the right policies are put in place to support this change and that there is alignment and coordination between all levels of government and from coast to coast to coast.

At the same time, we need to work hard to ensure EMC remains the leading multi-stakeholder platform for e-mobility in Canada and that though our various committees, chapter and sector meetings, annual conference, we are adding value to our members. Over the coming weeks and months, I will be reaching out to members to listen to ideas about how we can invigorate and build EMC for the years to come, please don't hesitate to contact me with any ideas you may have.

Brad Ryder
President & CEO
Electric Mobility Canada
News from EMC
EV Sales Report in Canada, Q1 2019
After the record-breaking results of 2018, which brought the number of electric vehicles (EVs) to more than 93,000 across the country, Canada has topped the 100,000 EV mark last March with 8025 EVs sold in the first quarter of 2019. 

Read our full report on Q1 2019 EV sales in Canada to get all the details. For complete monthly sales data by model, visit the EMC's members only website.  

Board of Directors 2019-2020
We are  pleased to present our new Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Travis Allan, AddĖnergie Technologies inc.
Maxime Charron, LeadingAhead Energy
Ted Dowling, BYD
Suzanne Goldberg, ChargePoint
Catherine Kargas, Marcon
Gleb Nikiforov, AutoChargers
Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy Consulting

Energy Providers
Renaud Cloutier, Hydro-Québec
Dan Guatto, Burlington Hydro
Nicole Morter, Enmax Power Corporation
Neetika Sathe, Alectra Utilities
Fleet Managers
Serge Carignan, ATUQ

Not-for-Profit Organizations and Academics
David Corbeil, AVÉQ
I an Klesmer, The Atmospheric Fund
Wilf Steimle, Electric Vehicle Society

Chair: Dan Guatto, Burlington Hydro
Vice Chair: Wilf Steimle, Electric Vehicle Society  
Treasurer:  Suzanne Goldberg, ChargePoint
Secretary: Travis Allan, AddÉnergie Technologies

EMC is keeping busy!
Our conference is over and summer is at our doors, but that's certainly no reason to sit on our hands. In addition to our chapter meeting in British Columbia, which brought together about fifteen members in BC Hydro's offices, here are few of our activities in the last month:

Catherine Kargas leading EMC's Commercial Mission at EVS32 in Lyon (France), May 19-22
Al Cormier on The Clean Electrification Advantage panel hosted by WaterPower Canada in Vancouver, May 28

EMC and Clean Energy Canada
Canadian Senate Standing Committee on National Finance, May 30

Read Brad Ryder's speech to the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on National Finance about EV tax supports in the 2019 budget in the Advocacy section of our website.

EV2019VÉ Highlights
Get all the highlights of our annual Conference & Trade Show in our special e-bulletin, review the conference in photos , or have a look at the presentations of the speakers in the Members section of our website.
News from Members
Canada joins the Drive To Zero pledge
On May 28, Environment Minister McKenna announced in Vancouver that Canada is joining the  Drive to Zero Pledge, an international initiative developed by CALSTART aimed at increasing the number of zero and low emission vehicles in the medium- and heavy-duty transportation sector.
The goal of the campaign is to make zero emission technology commercially viable by 2025 in the commercial vehicle market segments where zero-emission and near-zero technology is most likely to succeed first, building up to the domination of zero emission technology in commercial vehicle sales globally by 2040.  The B.C. government and the City of Vancouver have also signed on.

Quebec supports charging stations in multi-unit buildings
The Government of Quebec has added a new component to the  Roulez vert program  to support the installation of charging stations in multi-unit buildings. Owners of a multi-unit building with five or more units or owners of an electric vehicle whose home is located in such a building are now eligible for financial assistance of up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charging station.

EMC member RVE has created a  checklist containing all the relevant information regarding the reimbursement of a multi-unit charging station.


Framework for Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment
Pollution Probe, in partnership with the Delphi Group, announced the release of the  Framework for Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment report.

This report presents a comprehensive suite of more than 150 actions that any municipality can customize to meet its needs in reducing emissions from all modes of motorized transport through the increased deployment of ZEVs.
Upcoming EVents
June 4-6, 2019
Montreal, QC

August 29-31, 2019
Santiago, Chile
Membership News
EMC is happy to welcome the following new members:


Motorize Your EV Store

Parkizio Technologies

Peak Power

Urban Machina


Associate member
Investissement Québec

Energy Providers

EPCOR Utilities


Marie Lou Coupal
Yvon Noel

To see the list of our members, please visit our website. To obtain the detailed contact info of a member, please visit our   Members Only Section .
News from Other EV Accelerators
Funding Call - Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC)
Natural Resources Canada announced an investment of up to $30 million for a new initiative called  Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC) that will foster cutting-edge companies to deliver game-changing clean energy innovations to the market.
Launched under a new stream of NRCan's Energy Innovation Program, in partnership with Breakthrough Energy, BESC is a first-of-its-kind public-private initiative aimed at accelerating the development of clean energy technologies in the electricity, transportation, buildings and manufacturing sectors with the potential for substantial pollution reductions globally.

Call for projects in transport electrification for GHG reduction in Quebec
The Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation is launching a call for projects for the purchase, implementation and commercialization of clean equipment, processes and technologies by small and medium-sized enterprises in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Quebec. The projects submitted must be in the electrification of transport sector.

Project proposals must be submitted by September 3, 2019. For more information, visit the website of the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation. (in French only)

An all-electric mining operation in Ontario
Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO) are looking to develop one of the world's first mines wholly operated by battery electric-powered vehicles (EVs). 

The Onaping Depth Project, currently under construction and expected to come on-stream in 2023/24, is collaborating with EV-producers to ensure all parties are fully prepared for an all-electric mining operation.

Our Partners
Register for Roadmap 12
EMC is proud to support Roadmap 12, a leading electric vehicle conference. Join us, June 18-19, 2019 in Portland, Oregon for a graduate course in electric vehicle deployment and to advance transportation electrification efforts. Widespread electric vehicle adoption requires a supportive ecosystem of stakeholders, from utilities and local governments to vehicle OEMs, charging providers, interest groups, and drivers. Roadmap 12 will bring all of these stakeholders together in a highly interactive format to explore emerging trends and share best practices.

Find out more and  register today online. Use code EV2019 for $50 off.


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