Electric Mobility Canada e-News | September 2019
President Corner
It’s been a very productive end of summer and we continue to grow - adding some exciting new members including two leading global OEMs and a Provincial Energy Provider. As we get closer to the 200-member milestone, there is clearly a growing interest in electric mobility and that EMC continues to the association of choice on this important public policy issue. This week EMC launched our membership survey – an important tool to identify where we need to focus our efforts in order to best serve our members. If you have not already, please take the time to complete the survey!

Our advocacy work continued through the end of the summer with submissions on the Clean Fuel Standards, a meeting with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change and a press release in partnership with a number of national associations highlighting the significant potential GHG reduction of a national clean fuels strategy. As we head into the Fall election campaign, EMC will be looking at all party platforms to assess their support for the transition to electric mobility. Whichever party ends up forming the government in a few weeks’ time, we hope that they will continue to support policies that strongly encourage electric mobility.

Finally, preparation for EV2020VE is now in full swing. The Conference is scheduled for April 27-30 at the Hilton Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario and promises to be our biggest and conference to date. Under the leadership of Catherine Kargas, a team is assembling to ensure that we bring leading edge topics and speakers to our podiums and Kiana is working hard to secure top-notch sponsorship. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly. Stay tuned!

Brad Ryder
President & CEO 
Electric Mobility Canada
News from EMC
Meeting with Minister of Environment and Climate Change
On August 28, 2019, President of EMC Brad Ryder was in Ottawa to meet with Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Ottawa-Vanier MP and Co-Chair of the National Liberal Platform Committee, Mona Fortier (herself an EV driver) to discuss federal government programs to support.

Canada has seen a surge in EV sales as a result of recent federal incentives with EVs now accounting for 3.3% of all vehicle sales nationally.
Tesla, Hyundai, and Manitoba Hydro join EMC
It is with great pleasure that we welcome three new key players in the Canadian electromobility industry to our membership.
Q2-2019 EV Sales Report
According to EMC’s latest report, the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow as market share in the 2nd quarter reached more than 3% in the country, a significant increase of just under 1% over the last year.

Q2-2019 EV Sales Highlights:

  • 34% growth in EV sales compared to Q2-2018
  • 174% increase in EV sales in British Columbia and 93% in Quebec compared to Q2-2018, but a decrease in Ontario of 58%
  • Outside of the ‘Big 3’ provinces, sales growth has been considerable with growth of 166% in New Brunswick, 133% in Saskatchewan and 99% in Alberta – showing that demand for EVs is growing across Canada
  • EV market share in Canada during Q2-2019: 3.3%
EMC and Canada's National Clean Fuel Associations Forecast 50Mt of GHG Reductions by 2030
On September 5, 2019, EMC and Canada's other national clean fuels associations issued a joint call for a national 'Clean Fuel Strategy' to meet Canada's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. 

Based on a study by Navius Research,The associations forecast GHG emissions reductions of over 50 million tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada, including 16Mt of GHG reductions through the electrification of light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles, including buses. In fact there is even greater potential to achieve stronger results

EMC September Webinar
We invite our members to our next webinar: 

Innovative Utility e-Mobility Programs by Siemens
Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 3PM (EDT)

This presentation will cover three innovative use cases of EV charging programs involving electric utilities. This will include both provision of infrastructure and new rate and tariff options, highlighting a smart charging program, a consumer-friendly subscription service, and a demand charge solution to improve the economics of public DC fast chargers.

If you have not received your invitation, please contact us.
Did you miss our last webinar on NRCan’s Charging the Future Challenge? No worries!
Our 2019 Membership Survey
Last Monday, EMC members received by email an invitation to complete our 2019 Membership Survey. Your participation is essential to help us better meet your needs.

To thank you for your participation, we will be giving away one free pass to the EV2020VE Conference & Trade Show, taking place from April 27 to 30, 2019, in Mississauga.

Please contact us if you have not received this email.
Upcoming EVents
Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 3PM (EDT)
September 14-22, 2019
October 17, 2019
Montreal, QC
November 19-21, 2019
Barcelona, Spain
June 14-17, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Membership News
EMC is happy to welcome the following new members:


Energy Providers
Manitoba Hydro
Ecology Action Centre

Cyrus Ghassabeh
Richard MacKellar
Stewart Thompson
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 Members
Dana acquires Nordresa 
Dana has announced the acquisition of Nordresa, a commercial-vehicle electrification integrator. The company’s electrification systems experience combined with Dana’s complete gearbox, motor, inverter, and thermal-management capabilities, enables Dana to assist customers in transitioning their traditional vehicles to hybrid or fully electric vehicles.

Evidence suggests EVs are safer than ones fuelled by diesel or gasoline
Dean MacNeil, head of the battery testing team at the National Research Council of Canada, said evidence suggests electric cars are safer than ones fuelled by diesel or gasoline.

But safety issues with traditional cars don't attract the same amount of attention. 

NRCan’s Battery Initiative Workshops
Natural Resources Canada invites you to participate in a conversation on the future of Canada’s battery industry. These workshops will help inform the Government of Canada’s future approach to supporting industry in realizing opportunities in emerging battery value chains.

  • Battery Manufacturing in Toronto on September 17, 2019
  • Energy Storage Adoption in Toronto on September 18, 2019
  • Financing and De-Risking for Mining and Processing in Montreal on September 24, 2019

Please confirm the workshop(s) you wish to attend to Kelly Vandeligt at kelly.vandeligt@canada.ca.
France Lampron, Hydro-Québec and Pauline D’Amboise, Desjardins
Hydro-Québec and Desjardins open first EV superstation
On Aug. 19, Desjardins and Hydro-Québec announced a “superstation” was open at the Complexe Desjardins in Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal. The site features four 50-kilowatt charging stations.

The opening is the first step in a larger initiative that will see the companies install 200 charging stations at caisse locations in Quebec and Eastern Ontario. The partners plan to have all 200 of the stations installed by 2021.

Huge Potential for Quebec’s Lithium-Ion Battery Industry
On September 5th, Propulsion Québec has released a study revealing that Quebec has numerous assets to position itself in the global market of lithium-ion battery, including a relative proximity to vehicle manufacturers, the presence of the raw materials required to make lithium-ion batteries, access to an abundant and clean energy source, and the presence of a pool of innovative companies.

Are EV owners groups underutilized?
As municipal stakeholders, policy makers, manufacturers and other industry players move forward on electrified mobility in Canada, examples of their interaction with EV owners groups are becoming more widespread.

What they’re recognizing is that these groups — which exist at provincial, regional and city levels — can be an important and unique source of knowledge and expertise on products, infrastructure and regulation.

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EV Opportunities
Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative
Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative supports projects that aim to increase awareness of ZEVs through education and outreach; advance knowledge and support capacity-building; increase awareness of public charging and refueling infrastructure activities; and ultimately support a greater adoption of ZEVs by Canadians.

Eligible Recipients can apply for funding until September 20, 2019 at 23:59 (Eastern Daylight Time) for projects to be completed no later than March 31, 2020.

CanadianTrade Mission in India
Global Affairs Canada is undertaking the “Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services” mission to India, which will take place from November 25-29, 2019, in New Delhi and Bangalore, India.

The automotive industry is a significant contributor to both Canada and India’s economies. This mission will focus on introducing Canadian SMEs to potential Indian partners for industrial R&D collaboration specific to applications in e-mobility, alternative fuels, advanced manufacturing and automation, and composites as they apply to the automotive industry.

Interested companies must apply no later than September 27, 2019.

Other Funding Opportunities
Other EV Accelerators
Mandatory residential EV chargers in UK
The United Kingdom’s Department of Transport is proposing to make EV chargers in new residential buildings mandatory. 

The UK’s new protocol, which applies only in England and is slated to take effect in 2020, requires new residential buildings with one parking space to have at least a seven kilowatt charger and a universal socket. Details were recently laid out in a government consultation that closes on October 7. The UK’s move is said to be a first for a national government.

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