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Conference Program

   Preliminary Program
Throughout this program, the term EV is used to denote both Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)

The EV 2010 VÉ Conference and Trade Show is Canada’s premier electric mobility event for 2010. It brings together representatives of the vehicle industry - including small companies- energy providers, fleet managers, government agencies, research centres, academia and others. The Vancouver Region contains many leading examples of electric traction initiatives that will delight the delegates.

Conference Tracks
The Conference Technical Program is organized along the following four tracks. Related sessions are displayed in the same colour.

Track 1 – Vehicle Technologies – 5 sessions proposed
This track focuses on vehicles and their components, energy storage, power management, testing/demo results, and operating conditions. All modes of transport both on road and off-road benefit from EV and this track will explore the most commonly used applications outside of passenger and commercial vehicles.

Track 2 – Infrastructure and other readiness measures – 3 sessions proposed
This track focuses on infrastructure readiness to receive electric vehicles, grid capacity and impacts, charging infrastructure and the vehicle/grid interface.

Track 3 – Public Policies  and Institutional Changes Required – 4 sessions proposed
This track focuses on how EVs are a critical pathway to address peak oil and greenhouse gases that lead to climate change and the public policies needed to support EVs: implementation activities of the Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap for Canada (evTRM), incentives, standards, codes, regulations and the public vehicle procurement process.

Track 4 - Commercialization and Environmental Impacts – 4 sessions proposed.
This track focuses on market forecasts, the need for EVs and on the innovative business models used by manufacturers of EVs, batteries as well by as utilities as needed to promote EVs to the marketplace, to explain the environmental benefits and how the environmental impacts of batteries will be managed.

Instructions for Poster Presentation
The Conference organization will accept “poster presentations” which will be suitably displayed in the conference area of the hotel. Posters may be submitted by EMC members, university students and others. If you are interested, please submit a draft content of your poster no later than May 1, 2010 to EMC’s Director of Technical Services, Sylvain Castonguay at s.castonguay@emc-mec.ca. If your proposed poster is accepted, you will be contacted with detailed instructions on how to submit your final poster. Poster participants will be required to register at the conference.

The preliminary program below is under development by the Technical Program Committee and is subject to change before finalization. Changes will be posted to this web site on a regular basis.

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Special meetings (by invitation only)

  • Government – Industry Summit on Electric Vehicle.
    This will be the first of planned annual summits between the Government of Canada and EV industry members to track progress on the implementation of Technology Roadmap for Electric Vehicles in Canada (evTRM) (by invitation only)
  • Academics involved in EV research activities from across Canada
    Academic researchers on various aspects of EVs will meet to share information on current activities. (by invitation only)


Special Sessions

Meeting of Canadian some municipalities, and their utilities, to share plans and lessons learned for EV Infrastructure readiness and to plan a strategy to turn Canadian municipalities into EV ready places. The outcome of this meeting will be presented and discussed in Track 2 – Session 2.
Co – Moderators
Brian Beck, City of Vancouver
Ben Marans, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Special session 2 - Open to all delegates
This session with focus on ‘Advanced Energy Storage Technologies’ dealing with technical data on new and emerging energy storage technologies.
13:30 to 15:00 – Advanced Battery Developments (zinc air, new developments in lithium, or other emerging technologies)
15:00 to 15:30 – Refreshment Break
15:30 to 16:00 – Ultra Capacitors
16:00 to 17:00 – Fuel cells (hydrogen, zinc-air and others, flywheels, etc)

Moderator : Angelo Giumento, Hydro-Québec

Isobel Davidson - National Research Council – Canada
Recent Advances in Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
Linda Nazar – University of Waterloo
Beyong Li-Ion: large scale energy storage for automotive transport
James Hayter - Western Lithium Corp
The Supply Chain - What investments need to be made today to ensure a secure lithium supply tomorrow?
Daniel Bélanger – Département de Chimie, Université du Québec à Montréal
Electrochemical capacitors as emerging energy storage systems
Ian Clifford – Zenn Motor Company, Toronto, Canada
The EEStor Ultra Capacitor
Dave Ghosh - NRC Institute For Fuel Cell Innovation
Development of fuel cells and clean energy technologies at NRC-IFCI, Electrochemical Capacitors at National Research Council Canada: Challenges and Perspectives
Lucie Robitaille – CNRC-NRC
Development of High Performance Fuel Cell Membranes for the Automotive Industry

17:00 to 19:00

Welcome Cocktail

Come meet with friends and colleagues and reconnect with old acquaintance during the Welcome Reception, which will kick-off the EV2010VÉ Conference and Trade Show. Join Conference Co-chairs Mark Dubois-Phillips and Mike Elwood as they receive greetings from British Columbia's Minister of Environment Barry Penner. This event also gives the delegates the chance to welcome the Mitsubishi i-MiEV as it finishes its Clean Cross-Canada Tour with us at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.



Continental Breakfast


Opening Plenary Session and Awards

  • Session Chair – Mike Elwood, Electric Mobility Canada

  • Participants
    • Kip Morison, Chief Technology Officer, BC Hydro)
    • Honourable John Yap, Minister of State for Climate Action
    • Deputy Mayor Heather Deal, City of Vancouver
    • Mayor Greg Robertson, City of Vancouver
    • Message from Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
    • Adrianne Carr, Deputy Leader, Green Party of Canada
    • Stephen H. Crolius, Senior Director, William J. Clinton Foundation
    • Geoff Munro, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada to present a general report on the implementation activities of the Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap for Canada (evTRM). More information on current evTRM and related projects will be available in Track 3, Session 2.


Refreshment Break


Track 1 -
Session 1

“Modeling and Boundary Definition for EVs”
This session will provide an overview of how modelling techniques can be used to predict how energy systems will perform and how to construct prototypes and demonstration projects.

Darlene Clarke, – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Brad Oldham - Azure Dynamics
Volume production electric vehicle considerations by upfitting a production internal combustion vehicles from an electrical standpoint

Christopher Ostafew - Azure Dynamics
Sensitivity analysis of electric vehicle components on overall efficiency

Matthew Stevens - CrossChasm Technologies
Using model-based design to maximize the benefits of heavy-duty hybrids – A case study with the Toronto transit commission

Simon Ouellette - McGill University
Powertrain Modeling and Simulation for Off-road Vehicles

Track 1 -
Session 5

“Energy Storage Technologies”
Batteries continue to be a key element of EV strategies and important progress is being made on many fronts. This session will update delegates on the current status of energy storage technologies already in the market place, with a focus on the lithium ion chemistries in use.

Stephen Bieda -
Precepts Benchmark Consulting Inc., Stoney Creek

Ben Herlinger - BC Transit
Battery Dominant Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration

Mark Shoesmith - E-One Moli Energy Canada
Further Developments in Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Gary Wang - Simon Fraser University
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle modeling with optimum battery selection

Gitangali Dasgupta – Electrovaya
Lessons from Hyper-competitive, Cost Driven Automotive Battery Industry


Track 3 -
Session 1

“Using EVs to address climate change, peak oil, oil security and air quality issues”
EVs are being cited globally as a key element of policies and programs to address climate change and related issues. Transforming transportation to electric traction cannot happen without appropriate policies, support programs and incentives. This session will explore this relationship in practical terms.

Jim Perkins -
Metro Vancouver, Burnaby

Eric Bibeau – University of Manitoba
Increasing the renewable energy ratio using electric mobility

Ron Gremban - The Calfornia Cars Initiative (CalCars.Org)
How gas-guzzler conversions can accelerate transportation electrification

Bob Oliver – Pollution Probe
Policy frameworks to accommodate and support electric vehicles

John Stonier- Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association
PV & EV? Renewable energy and the electric car

Track 4 -
Session 1

“The Utilities Perspective
With electricity widely considered as the ‘fuel of the future’, this session is designed to explore what utilities are engaged in to promote EVs in their jurisdictions.

Mark Dubois-Phillips - BC Hydro Vancouver

France Lampron - Hydro-Québec
Hydro-Québec, an example to follow

Tom Molinski - Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Hydro's Efforts to Promote EV in Manitoba

Rob Harris – ENMAX Corporation
Enmax welcomes EV’s to Calgary

John Halliwell - Electric Power Research Institute
The Near Term Future of Electric Transportation – An EPRI Perspective


11:00 to 13:00
Media Ride and Drive


 Buffet Luncheon


Track 1 –
Session 2

“Duty Cycle Analyses”
Proper analyses of the duty cycles to which fleets and vehicles are subjected to can help to identify the needed technologies to minimize fuel consumption and the potential applications of EV’s.

Nigel Fitzpatrick -
Azure Dynamics, Burnaby

Sylvain Castonguay – Centre National du Transport Avancé
Vehicle Modeling and Duty Cycle to Validate Technology Feasibility

Norm Meyer– Transport Canada
Impact of driving cycle and climate on electrical consumption and range of two electric vehicles

Jay Giraud – REV Technologies
Designing flexible electric drive and storage solutions to match vehicle duty cycles

Eric Bibeau – University of Manitoba
Using urban vehicle travel data to develop a duty cycle for plug-in electric vehicles

Track 2 -
Session 1

“EVs and the Grid – a status report”
Utilities across Canada and elsewhere have been studying the potential impacts of EV’s on the grid. They will share their findings, issues identified and possible solutions.

Tom Molinski -
Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg

Angelo Giumento - Hydro-Québec
Grid impacts of plug-in electric vehicles on hydro-québec’s distribution system

Hajo Ribberink – Natural Resources Canada
The impact of PHEV charging on the future electricity grid and on GHG emissions in Canada

Mike Schuler - Variable Grid
The variable grid – a subset of the electrical grid defined by automated demand control

Alec Tsang – BC Hydro
EV Charging Pathways - Energy Efficiency

Track 3 –
Session 2

“Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap (evTRM) related activities”
A number of committees are at work in implementing the strategic initiatives from the evTRM. The Committee Chairs will give a brief overview of their work plans and current status. A general Q & A session will follow.

Mike Elwood -
Azure Dynamics, Mississauga

Nathan Armstrong - Motive Industries Inc.
Project EVE - A Response to the Roadmap Initiative proposing a Canadian Brand EV

Al Cormier – Electric Mobility Canada
Implementation Process for the Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap for Canada

Brian Beck – City of Vancouver
Along with Ben Marans of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Brian Beck will present the conclusions of the Network of Municipal Officials from across Canada who have developed a strategic plan for the implementation of EV infrastructure at the municipal level. The key elements of this plan will be presented at this session.

Ian MacIntyre – Nrcan Canmet
Government of Canada Activities Related to the Electric Vehicle Technology

Track 4 –
Session 2

“Customer Perspectives”
This session will include current reports assessing how customers view the various forms of EVs and their environmental and economic impacts

Catherine Kargas -
Marcon, Montréal

John Gartner – Pike Research
Pike Research's Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey

Matthew Stevens - CrossChasm Technologies
Purchasing Electric Vehicles – developing PHEV and EV business cases (ROI) through simulation-based buying

Michael Coury -Frost & Sullivan.
Abstract of Frost & Sullivan’s Presentation at the EV 2010 VÉ Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show



Refreshment Break


Track 1 –
Session 3

“EV Demonstration Projects”
This session will include a report on an EMC led project aimed at defining how EV monitoring projects in Canada should be structured, monitored and reported. It will also provide an overview of current demo project activities in Canada and elsewhere.

Sylvain Castonguay - Centre National du Transport Avancé, Saint-Jérôme

Pascal Beauregard Pontinha - Hydro-Québec
Are you SMARTer than your charger?

Richard Carlson – Idaho National Laboratory
The «EVproject» Electric Vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment and demonstration

Ray Hoemsen – Red River College
Manitoba PHEV Demonstration

Maxime Ouellet – Cnta
Canadian EV demonstration project guidelines


Track 2 –
Session 2

“Infrastructure Readiness for EV’s”
Without appropriate infrastructure in place, the deployment of EV’s will not progress satisfactorily. Three ‘readiness’ topics will be included in this session.

1. The plans of several major Canadian cities in adopting charging infrastructure for EV’s. 

2.Plans of US and other cities

3. Other readiness measures being implemented. 

Gerry Pietschmann -
Fleet Services, Toronto

Kimberly Scratch – Pollution Probe
Moving toward and electric mobility master plan for the city of Toronto

Manoj Karwa – Leviton
Electrical vehicle supply equipment value chain analysis

Dave Peterson - Blue Camas Consulting Ltd.
EV charging facilities and LEED

Track 3 –
Session 3

“Needed revisions to codes and standards to welcome EVs”
In addition to the evTRM presentations described earlier, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), in collaboration with EMC, has launched an aggressive plan to update the standards, codes and personnel certification processes to ensure that Canada is ready to adopt EV’s as part of its transportation supply mix. The CSA-EV Resource Task Group will describe its activities and provide a status report. In addition, speakers from other jurisdictions will share their activities in this regard.

Michael Wilson
- CSA Standards, Mississauga

Julie Cairns – Canadian Standards Association CSA
Alternative energy vehicle – EV codes and standard

Ron Gremban - The Calfornia Cars Initiative (CalCars.Org)
What codes, standards and regulations are needed for conversions?

Ivan Miller - Puget Sound Regional Council
Electric vehicle infrastructure codes and ordinances in Washington State

Track 4 –
Session 3

“New Business Models for OEM’s, Battery manufacturers and Utilities”
Selling EVs will require radical new business models on the part of the OEM’s, the battery providers and utilities to compete with regular internal combustion engine vehicles that will continue to be available at lower costs. Unless new models emerge, the economic viability of EV’s is in doubt. This session will explore new business models proposed to meet these marketing challenges.

Ian Clifford - Zenn Motor Company, Toronto

Jay Giraud – REV Technologies
The role of solutions providers and system integrators

Mark McDade - Nissan Canada Inc.
The Nissan LEAF Customer Journey

Martin Rovers – Better Place
Better Place: batteries included



Networking Reception
Hosted by the City of Vancouver and BC Hydro
at Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Enjoy waterfront and mountain scenery as you mix and mingle with friends and colleagues in this state-of-the-art City of Vancouver recreational facility. In the heart of Olympic Village, this venue opened to the public in July 2010 and is only steps from the seawall, Science World and the future home of Canada’s first EV Quick Charger. Be sure to attend this special networking event and award ceremony complete with hors d’oeuvres from Vancouver’s most renowned caterer. Shuttle transportation will be available between the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel and the Creekside Community Centre starting at 4:45 pm.



 EMC Annual Meeting (for EMC members)



Continental Breakfast



Track 1 – Session 4

“Power Management”
Managing the flow of energy onboard, and to and from EVs uses well advanced technologies that continue to improve through R & D and customer feedback. Extreme climate conditions in Canada and other Nordic countries pose additional heating as well as air-conditioning that need attention in how these technologies are designed and used

Gitanjali Dasgupta- Electrovaya,

Toby Astill -National Research Council - Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
Advanced Testing and Validation Centre in Vancouver gets Electric Vehicle Technology to market faster

Stuart Evans – Delta Q Technologies Corp.
QMX3.3 Module-based on-board vehicle charger

Todd Pratt - Future Vehicle Technologies Inc.
"Taking care of the super hero." Battery management systems from a different perspective

Josh Usher – MistyWest
Implications of V2G for owners and utilities


Track 2 –
Session 3

“Infrastructure Readiness for EV’s” – The
International Perspective”
This session will explore the infrastructure readiness measures used in other countries to welcome EV’s in their communities.

Arne Elias - Elias Consulting, Victoria

Harry Zervos – IDTechEx
The Future of Electric Vehicles - The Analyst Perspective

Kevin Morrow - Electronic Transportation Engineering Corp (ETec)
The EV Project - The largest deployment of EV Infrastructure Ever

Serge Roy - CHAdeMO Association
International standards on DC charging stations


Track 3 –
Session 4

“International Developments”
This session will explore EV technical and policy developments in other industrialized nations. It will include a special presentation on the EMC/EDTA collaboration on the National Plug In Vehicle Initiative (NPVI)

Ken Bondy
- CAW-Canada, Toronto

Leigh Christie – MistyWest
International west of the pacific

Terry Johnson - National Plug-In Vehicle Initiative (NPVI)
The National Plug-in Vehicle Initiative

Cynthia Orr - Ernst & Young LLP
Electrification of transportation - From Vision to Reality

Pierre Lavallée - Créneau D’excellence Transport Terrestre Avancé
Developments in France and Europe

Track 4 –
Session 4

“Life Cycle, Emissions and Impacts of Batteries and EVs”
Strategies to use EV batteries for grid support and other purposes after mobile use (re-purposing) and for their eventual recycling are progressing on many fronts. This session will also identify the emerging processes to make the whole EV vehicle more easily recyclable than conventional vehicles.

Katie Laufenberg
- The Pembina Institute, Vancouver

Richard Carlson - Idaho National Laboratory
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle testing results achieved by the U.S. doe’s advanced vehicle testing activity

Todd Coy – Kinsbursky Brothers, Inc.
Managing Hybrid Electric Batteries at End of Life

Maxime Dubois – Université Laval
Measured fuel economy of the first Toyota Plugin Prius III in various driving conditions

Maxime Dubois – Université Laval
Total exchangeable energy of lithium batteries in V2G application and related economics




Trade Show – with small screened in meeting room in one corner for presentation by suppliers on a first come first served basis – max 15 minutes each


OEM Perspective Session  - Second Annual Event
Senior representatives of OEM’s producing highway-capable passenger vehicles, light duty and heavy duty commercial vehicles will be invited to again share their views on the Canadian market and to describe the electric drive vehicle choices they will offer to Canadians over the next 5 years as well as their marketing/deployment plans. Confirmed participants include:

  • Tomoki Yanagawa, Vice President, Sales/Marketing & Corporate Planning, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc.
  • Rudolf Smaling, PhD, Chief Engineer, Hybrid System Architecture Hybrid Power System, Eaton Corporation
  • Ron Iacobelli, Chief Technology Officer, Azure Dynamics Corp.
  • Matt Crossley, Director of Canadian Engineering, General Motors Canada
  • Todd Pratt, Future Vehicle Technologies
  • François Adam, PEDNO
  • Sandy Di Felice, Director External Affairs Toyota Canada
  • Andreas Truckenbrodt, Daimler, CEO Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation 
  • Mark McDade, Director – Marketing, Nissan Canada
  • Nathan Armstrong - Motive Industries Inc. - Project EVE
  • Robert Murray – Navistar
  • Brett Gipe - Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp.


Closing Plenary – Focus on the 2011 Conference in Toronto

  • Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs Mike Elwood and Mark Dubois-Phillips
    Claudio Canizares, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)
  • Welcome to the 2011 Conference from Toronto Hosts


Public Evening at the Trade Show
Canada’s largest exhibition of electric vehicles will open its doors to the general public. Attendees are invited to the trade show and to preview the launch of a new short video, "The Life Electric” as well as hear featured guest speaker, Chelsea Sexton, Founder, The Lightning Rod Foundation & former GM EV1 Specialist.



Meeting of the new EMC Board of Directors


Post Conference Technical Tours
The following technical tours are offered to the delegates and will be available if enough register.

Tour 1 -  Translink facilities for Canada Line, Sky Train
Climb aboard one of the newest rail projects in North America; the Canada Line.  You’ll start your trip with a short ride on the original SkyTrain line to Waterfront Station, the Western terminus of both the SkyTrain Expo Line and Canada Line.  From Waterfront, your train will pass quickly underneath downtown Vancouver, False Creek, the Olympic Village and Vancouver suburbs to the neighbouring city of Richmond.  In Richmond, you will walk a short distance from Bridgeport Station to the new Operations and Maintenance Centre (OMC) for Canada Line.  Guests will have the opportunity to see the maintenance facilities, storage yards and control centre for this 21st century system.  Canada Line represents the largest public private partnership of it’s kind in North America and a first for Canada.  Receive a briefing on the system and how the private operator, ProTrans BC Operations works with TransLink in delivering world-class service to more than 85,000 passengers every day.  

Tour 2 -  Tour of local manufacturers of EV products
Companies participating to date include:

  • Azure Dynamics
  • REV Technologies

Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc. (REV) develops proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy management technologies and 100% electric, modular drive systems, which bridge the convergence of Automotive and Energy industries.

These technologies in concert with the AutoGrid, an intelligent network of data and tools, enable fleets to benefit from a new category of specialized vehicles called APVs (Ancillary Power Vehicles). APV’s on the AutoGrid will provide distributed electricity supply services that increase the security, reliability and efficiency of the electric grid.

In this tour, REV will underline its capacity in the development of vehicle to grid energy management tools and technologies, and highly advance modular all-electric drive systems.

Tour 3 – Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation – National Research Council
The National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI) supports Canadian leadership in fuel cell and other clean energy technologies by addressing industry-defined R&D, testing, demonstration and commercialization priorities. NRC-IFCI’s Advanced Testing and Validation Centre (ATVC) provides a specialized and safe environment for objective, reliable and accurate standardized performance characterization and long-term testing applications of batteries, electric vehicles, and other clean energy systems and technologies. The tour will highlight the centres capabilities towards battery, super capacitor and electric vehicle testing; with additional focus on the environmental chamber suitable for testing EV vehicles and systems with its dynamometer and vibration table.

Tour 4  -  BC Hydro Control Centre – Langley, BC
The tour includes a walk through the facility and an explanation of the workings of the control centre, from the dispatching of generating facilities to the operation of the transmission and distribution system. The new control centre was recently completed in 2008, and has built in flexibility to accommodate future distribution automation and interaction with the customers in anticipation of customer load management functionality. BCH I in the process of implementing DMS (distribution management system, target 2012) and this will enable us to implement many applications of smart grid For example, the control centre could perform direct load management of electric vehicle charging to mitigate impacts on distribution equipment.



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