Electric Mobility Canada e-News | July 2019
President Corner
One month into the role of President and I’ve had the chance to speak to a number of our members and hear many perspectives and ideas on how EMC can add more value to its members. It’s clear to me that for many of you, the value of EMC lies in our ability to draw upon the knowledge base of our members and bring people together in support of our broad goals of the electrification of transportation including advancing awareness and education of Canadians, securing critical financial incentives and investments such as charging station infrastructure and working with all levels of government to ensure a more favourable policy and regulatory environment. 
EMC staff is working hard to deliver value to its members. One of the main ways we plan to do this is through our various initiatives to engage our members including Chapter meetings, Sector meeting and webinars and we have already begun to do so with Chapter meetings in BC and Quebec as well as with a Sector meeting with the energy producers and plan to re-launch the webinar program. We will continue to seek ways to enhance our value proposition and continue to seek input and ideas from our members. 
As many of you know, we are bidding farewell to Marie-Andrée Emond this month. Marie-Andrée has been a vital part of the EMC team for 8 years now. Many of you will know her well and be familiar with her from her work organizing our Conference, Chapter meetings and various other initiatives. Marie-Andre has been a big part of the growth and success of the organization. On behalf of EMC, I would like to thank Marie-Andrée for all her years of service to the Association. We are sad to see her go and we wish her well as she and her partner relocate to Shawinigan where they are building a house. 
At the same time, I’m pleased to announce that Kiana Pagé-Lajoie will be joining EMC as our Director of Marketing and Communications. Kiana brings to EMC a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector and I’m sure she will quickly make her presence felt. Please join me in welcoming Kiana to EMC. 
Finally, as we are now entering the holiday season in Canada, I wanted to just wish everyone who may be taking time off with family and friends a happy and safe summer holiday.

Brad Ryder
President & CEO 
Electric Mobility Canada
News from EMC
Webinars: Call for Proposals
This summer, EMC is relaunching its monthly series of webinars on e-mobility . Members and non-members are invited to submit their proposals and topics by email at info@emc-mec.ca .

The EMC webinars are aimed at sharing the latest research results, technical advances, pilot projects, innovative business models, and public policies. In the past, they have covered topics such as electric buses, EV charging cost structure, fleet electrification, ZEV legislation, battery recycling and more.
Interview: EMC's CEO Brad Ryder
If you want to know more about the vision of our new CEO Brad Ryder regarding the role of MÉC and its approach to accelerating electromobility in Canada, read the interview he gave to Electric Autonomy Canada .
A New Addition to our Team
EMC welcomes its new Director of Marketing and Communications, Kiana Pagé-Lajoie.

Graduated in public relations at UQAM and passionate about cars, Kiana worked for nearly 2 years as a specialist in special events and national partners at FLO. Given her experience and her knowledge of the sector, EMC will confidently entrust her with the organization of EV2020VÉ.

EMC would like to thank Marie-Andrée Emond for her collosal work and wishes her all the best for the future.
Quebec Chapter Meeting
Quebec members were invited to a meeting at the ABB campus in Montreal on July 2. It was an opportunity for the new CEO Brad Ryder to introduce himself to the 30 members who attended the event. 

ABB made a presentation on its e-mobility offers in its "showroom", Transports Quebec made a presentation on the state of electrification of transportation in the province, and Taiga Motors, a Quebec company, presented its products and the environmental benefits of electric snowmobiles.

Members' Round Table: the importance of heavy vehicles, fleets, modes of transport other than cars, the importance of monitoring technological developments 
EV2020VE: New Dates
Electric Mobility Canada's annual Conference & Trade Show will be back next year from  April 26-30, 2020 in Mississauga, Ontario .

After a much acclaimed 2019 edition, we are already at work to offer you our largest and best event to date.

If you are interested to become a sponsor, please contact Kiana Pagé-Lajoie .
Upcoming EVents
August 29-31, 2019
Santiago, Chile
September 14-22, 2019
October 17, 2019
Montreal, QC
News from Members
Al Cormier, EMC's former CEO, and Ted Dowling, Vice President, BYD Canada at EV2019VÉ.
BYD's First Canadian Bus Assembly Plant
June 25, 2019 - BYD has expanded its North American operations with the opening of its first bus assembly plant in Canada, a 45,000-square-foot facility in Newmarket, Ontario.

The new plant will first focus on assembling buses for the Toronto Transit Commission. The agency will receive ten pure electric buses with an option for 30 more.

“BYD is well-positioned to replicate in Canada the kind of rapid growth we’ve seen in places like Lancaster, California — a plant which started with about 100 workers in 2013, and now employs more than 750” said Ted Dowling, Vice President, BYD Canada.

Jean-Christophe de Le Rue, Uber's Quebec-based spokesperson
Uber Launches its e-Bike Service in Montreal
Since June 26, Montrealers can roam the city's streets on a JUMP self-service electric bike. Montreal becomes the first Canadian city to welcome dockless electric bicycles.

A hundred bicycles have already been deployed and several hundred more will follow in the coming days. JUMP's service is already present in several major American cities such as San Francisco, Washington and Dallas.

Municipal Electric Champion Award Winners
Electric Autonomy Canada published a detailed portrait of the electrification strategies of Montreal, Kingston and Plessisville, the three winners of the Municipal Electric Champion Awards at EV2019VÉ.

If your municipality is looking for more advice on developing EV fleets, charging infrastructure or policies, EMC invites you to explore the new EV Guide for Municipalities in the Members' Only section of our website.
Smart Grid Projects at Alectra Utilities
June 21, 2019 - Natural Resources Canada announced a $3-million investment for Alectra Utilities Corporation for two smart grid projects that will help create smarter, greener cities and communities.

The first project will demonstrate the ability to buy and sell power between utilities and residences.
Using blockchain and other technologies, homeowners will be compensated for the power they provide to the grid.

Canada’s First 100% EV Rally
Canada’s first all-electric car rally “The Plug-In Challenge” wrapped up Sunday May 26th at Motorize in Sidney, BC. Dozens of EVs quietly zipped around southern Vancouver Island over a 10-day span.

The goal was multi-faceted, including bringing to awareness the versatility and capability of EVs into the mainstream media, and also to provide an exclusive event only eligible for EV owners. This sparked the quick purchase of a handful of EV by drivers who really wanted to participate.

The First Electric Motorized Vacuum Cleaner in North America
At the request of the City of Montreal, Exprolink-Madvac approached the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) to develop a 100% electric motorized vacuum cleaner. With a range of 200 km, the electric Madvac LR50 can be recharged over night with only 2 120-volt outlets. The prototype was demonstrated in May at EV2019VÉ.

The electric Madvac LR50s will soon be deployed throughout Montreal, and the company has plans to electrify another vehicle in collaboration with IVI.

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Membership News
EMC is happy to welcome the following new members:
Concept GeeBee

Associate Members
Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines
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
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) Program
This program aims to accelerate the market entry of next generation clean energy infrastructure, by supporting demonstration projects of innovative EV charging and H2 refuelling technologies, which will lead to an increased uptake of ZEVs. 

Demonstration projects will be eligible for EVID Program funding from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.

Visit NRCan's website for more information and submit your Proposal by October 18, 2019.
Request for Proposals – Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is now accepting project proposals for funding consideration under the new Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). This first RFP targets projects for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas such as retail, sport complexes, medical offices, etc. and on-street.

Visit NRCan's website and complete the online form in order to receive a copy of the Applicant’s Package, which includes the Applicant’s Guide and Application Form.

Project Proposals must be received by no later than September 18, 2019, 23:59 EDT .
Jalon Mobility Awards
Jalon , a non-profit organization that accelerates the emergence of innovative solutions to create the intelligent and sustainable mobility of tomorrow, is launching the first edition of the Jalon Mobility Awards. The gala will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Montreal.

This fun and festive gathering will recognize the efforts made by key agents of change within the Québec and Greater Montreal ecosystem.

Call for applications are open until August 30! Find the rules, criteria, and application form here .
Career Ready Fund’s Auto Stream (CRFASP)
This program will be helping connect 225 students, apprentices and recent graduates with jobs and careers in the industry. CRFASP will provide participants with practical, on-the-job experience that will help launch their careers in the automotive sector. Employers will receive $3000 per participant and $5000 if the participant has a disability. This program will give companies line of sight to new talent that will bring fresh ideas and perspective to their workplace.

If you would like more information about the program, please email Meagan Martin, Senior Advisor at the APMA at mmartin@apma.ca . Click here to view the application form.
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