Electric Mobility Canada e-News | August 2019
President Corner
Summer is in full swing across Canada and many of our members are enjoying time outdoors with family. While this is certainly a lovely time of year in many parts of Canada, we have seen more signs of extreme weather across the world which serve as another reminder of the real threat that climate change poses.
 
Another feature of the Canadian summer is the backyard barbeque and increasingly as fall approaches, talk will turn to the federal election and the choices that Canadian’s will face. While EMC and our government relations committee is reaching out to the various political parties to ask how they plan to tackle the threat of climate change and specifically how they see the electrification of the transportation sector as part of their plans – such through purchase incentives, the Clean Fuel Standard and continued investment in charging system infrastructure, it is important that the Electric Mobility Canada community seize this opportunity to advance our messages and broader goals.
 
Poll after poll is showing that Coast to Coast to Coast there is a growing consensus among Canadians to see their government take series action to address climate change. The interest in electric mobility is central to this and the rapidly growing interest is electric vehicles is just one example of how more and more Canadians are looking to make changes to address climate change. 
 
Please enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday season.

Brad Ryder
President & CEO 
Electric Mobility Canada
News from EMC
Charging the Future Webinar
EMC invites you to its next webinar:
 
Charging the Future Challenge
Tuesday August 13, 2019 @ 3PM (ET)
 
NRCan’s Charging the Future team will go over the details of this exciting innovation Challenge, including eligibility requirements, Challenge timelines and evaluation criteria, and respond to questions from participants.
 
Presenter: Jacob Sigler, Impact Canada,
Natural Resources Canada
EV2020VE: Never to early
While April may still seem far away, EMC staff is already busy planning for the Annual Conference which will be held at the Hilton Meadowvale Mississauga from April 26-29, 2020.  
 
Our new Director of Marketing, Kiana Page-Lajoie has already been to the hotel to start the planning for logistics and is actively seeking sponsors. If your organization is interested in sponsoring EV2020VÉ, contact Kiana Page-Lajoie.
 
Catherine Kargas has agreed to Chair the Conference and Program Committee to ensure that we continue to showcase the high calibre of panelists and speakers for which EMC has become known.  
 
Stay tuned for much more exciting news about the EMC conference over the months to come!  
ZEV programs and policies across Canada
As part of the work under the Clean Fuel Steering Committee, Natural Resources Canada has created a summary of the ZEV programs and policies across Canada.

Take a look at it on our website and get a clear overview of the incentives available and the targets of each administration.
EMC Webinars: Call for Proposals
The EMC webinars are aimed at sharing the latest research results, technical advances, pilot projects, innovative business models, and public policies.

Members and non-members are invited to submit their webinar proposals and topics by email at info@emc-mec.ca .
Upcoming EVents

September 10-12, 2019
Novi, Michigan
September 14-22, 2019
October 17, 2019
Montreal, QC
November 19-21, 2019
Barcelona, Spain
News from Members
Canada joins the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance
Canada is now a member of the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance, an international group of governments joining forces to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, and is committed to working with like-minded jurisdictions.

This follows the June 2019 agreement between Canada and California on advancing clean vehicles and fuels, which includes working together to analyze measures to help achieve zero-emission vehicle sales targets.
Nova Bus announces a new order for two e-buses by Brampton
Nova Bus is proud to announce a new order for two fully electric Nova Bus LFSe vehicles by the City of Brampton as part of the Canadian Consortium for Urban Transportation Research and Innovation (CUTRIC) Canada-wide Interchangeability Project.

The announcement made on July 29 in the presence of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, completes the first phase of this ambitious plan to deploy electric buses in several Canadian cities, including Brampton, Vancouver and York Region.

Clean Foundation Jeremie Bernardin and Minister Derek Mombourquette.
Nova Scotia EV initiative launches with support from minister of Energy and Mines
The new initiative Next Ride aims to boost adoption of electric vehicles by providing Nova Scotians with education and first-hand experience of EVs.

Next Ride is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and is administered by the Clean Foundation, a nonprofit charity that focuses on education and sustainability.

Propulsion Québec launches funding directory
To contribute to the growth of Quebec’s smart and electric ground transportation sector, Propulsion Québec has created a directory of funding sources adapted to the needs of its members and the ecosystem.

Each category will redirect you to a customized selection of programs and organizations listed on the Info entrepreneurs site, which is updated daily by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s Acclr experts.

Resale uncertainty compounds EV-fleet decisions
The cost of a new electric vehicle today is strongly influenced by its residual value tomorrow. But when that number is a moving target, what’s a fleet manager to do?

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Membership News
EMC is happy to welcome the following new members:
Associate Members
City of Vancouver

Not-for-Profit
Call2Recycle Canada

Supporters
Paul Bertram
Detrik Liznick
Steve Myro
Roger Smith
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 .
EV Opportunities
Charging the Future Challenge
Natural Resources Canada's Charging the Future Challenge aims to increase the pace of Canadian innovation of battery technologies to strengthen the battery value chain in Canada and the world.

Successful finalists will be eligible to receive up to $700,000 to complete their prototype development. Following prototype development, finalists will be able to showcase their technologies at a pitch event, following which a grand prize winner will be selected to receive $1,000,000 to scale up their solution towards commercial readiness.

Application deadline: October 28, 2019.
Innov-R's call for proposals
Do you have an innovative solution for GHG emission reduction? Innov-R is waiting for your collaborative R&D projects that could impact GHG emission reduction in Quebec.

Projects will be eligible for funding of up to 50% of eligible expenses and a maximum of $1.5 million over three years. The closing date of the call for projects is September 27, 2019.

For more details, visit Innov-R's website.
Previous Opportunities
Other EV Accelerators
Alberta's municipal EV incentive program has its first taker
The City of Leduc has become the first municipality in Alberta to cash in on a new $4.6-million provincial rebate program designed to encourage the purchase of greener vehicles.

Last July, the city took delivery of a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and received an $8,000 rebate from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). The centre's Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program, which launched in March, helps Alberta municipalities transition their fleet vehicles towards more fuel-efficient ones, such as battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

B.C. Transit switching entire fleet to electric buses
B.C. Transit will make its entire fleet of buses fully electric over the next two decades as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

On July 29, the transportation authority launched its low carbon fleet program . The plan includes replacing more than 1,200 existing buses and adding another 350 over the next 10 years, with the goal of having an entire fleet of electric buses by 2040.

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