Events & Training
EV2018VÉ - Ottawa
- Tuesday April 24th to Friday April 27th, 2018.
- The Public Ride N’ Drive happens on April 24th while the Conference and Trade Show officially begins on April 25th.
All presentations and the trade show will take place at
The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
CHARGING STATIONS NEAR THE CONFERENCE VENUE
There are three Level 2 Tesla charger and one Level 2 standard charging station at the Westin Ottawa. One DCFC charger (Electric Circuit) is also located 0.4 km from the Conference venue.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND? TOP 4 REASONS TO ATTEND
- Stellar program and Trade Show: Learn about the latest developments and innovations in the EV industry.
- A chance to test drive the latest EV models at the Ride N’ Drive.
- Take part in discussions with top leaders in the industry.
- Share your work and network with more than 300 delegates.
OPG ready to power the EV revolution
As Ontario’s largest clean power generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has long played a key role in supporting electric vehicles (EVs).
The company founded Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization that advocates for EVs. Now, OPG is well-positioned to use its clean power to help propel the province’s electric mobility plans.
With Ontario’s electricity sector largely decarbonized thanks to OPG’s shut down of its coal generation, the next big opportunity to fight climate change is using the company’s clean power to electrify the transportation sector. This will help the province meet its carbon reduction targets set out in its Climate Change Action Plan.
To spur greater adoption of EVs, OPG is leading by example as it electrifies its own fleet of cars, SUVs and minivans by replacing gas-powered vehicles with EVs and hybrids. Converting most of the company’s vehicle fleet could result in potential savings of more than $3 million, per year over time.
OPG is also installing EV chargers for employees and visitors at the company’s various sites and offices, as well as piloting the deployment of electric boats at two of its hydroelectric stations.
OPG continues to support Plug’n Drive through the sponsorship of its newly opened Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, which includes the OPG Power Place conference room. Visitors to the new centre can learn more about EVs, batteries and charging, and also test drive the vehicles.
Looking ahead, OPG is exploring opportunities to electrify transportation more broadly across Ontario in a number of key areas, including mass transit, fleet vehicles, school buses and cargo/trucking. Future business opportunities may also include tapping into deployed EV batteries to provide power to the grid.