THURSDAY, JUNE 1

08:00 – 09:00

Continental Breakfast/Petit déjeuner

08:00 – 09:00

EMC AGM/AGA de MÉC

09:00 – 10:30

TS14 | Autonomous, Shared and Electric/Transport autonome, partagé et électrique

TS14-1 CONNECTED, ELECTRIC AND AUTONOMOUS: WHAT IS HYPE AND WHAT MIGHT REALLY HAPPEN?

Presenter: Lisa Jerram, Navigant Research

Authors: Lisa Jerram, Navigant Research, Washington DC USA

With automakers, ride hail services and tech companies all pursuing connected, autonomous and electric vehicles, what will be the likely impacts of these efforts? How soon will this technology solution roll out, and how will it affect vehicle usage and fuel consumption? This presentation will provide Navigant’s view of how rapidly autonomous vehicles will roll out, with forecasts out to 2035 and beyond. The presentation will also examine the potential for new transportation services to utilize this technology, what the intersections are with electric vehicles, and the role of wireless charging. Finally, the presentation will provide some scenarios for the long-term fuel consumption impacts.

 

TS14-2 ARION OFF-ROAD AUTONOMOUS RESEARCH PROGRAM IN BRIEF

Presenter: Marc-Antoine Legault, IVI + Introlab

Authors:Marc-Antoine Legault, Innovative Vehicle Institute, Saint-Jérôme QC ; Pier-Marc Comtois-Rivet, Innovative Vehicle Institute, Saint-Jérôme QC; Mario Landry; Innovative Vehicle Institute; Saint-Jérôme QC; Jasmin Provencher, Introlab, Sherbrooke QC; Jonathan Vincent, Introlab, Sherbrooke QC

The ARION program of the Innovative vehicle institute (IVI) undertakes projects in the fields of off-road transport automatization, including agriculture, industrial material handling equipment and people transit. We will present work currently carried out by our R&D team in this research field mostly through two demonstration projects: an agriculture autonomous vehicle prototype and an autonomous people moving shuttle.

The design and commissioning of off-road autonomous vehicles involve several technological challenges. Among these challenges a great understanding and interpretation of the surrounding environment of the vehicles is essential. This requires the implementation of appropriate environment sensing network, usage of geo-localization and mapping algorithms, mastering data fusing algorithms and appropriate scene interpretation with some form of artificial intelligence. Another challenge is to create autonomous systems which take appropriate actions based on their mission. Usage of motion and mission planner algorithms are therefore another requirement.

We present some lessons learned on these subjects along with the engineering design workflow we have followed to create autonomous hybrid electric vehicle and also risk management associated with their usage.

 

TS14-3 AUTONOMOUS AND SHARED VEHICLES: BEING DRIVEN INTO THE FUTURE

Presenter: Josh Tzventarny, Metrolinx

Authors: Josh Tzventarny, Metrolinx, Toronto ON ; Kevin Chan; Mark Sadoway

Electrification was just the start of major change for the automotive industry, change that is now increasingly focused on automation. While these changes appear slow to consumers, the automotive and ITS industries are pushing forward and governments are playing catchup to understand the implications and opportunities presented by these new technologies and services. Some envision a utopian society where shared-autonomous vehicles provide mobility on-demand to compliment transit. Others envision city streets clogged with zero-occupant vehicles and fledgling transit routes. And others insist the technology will never be ready. All parties agree however, that cities need to begin planning for their arrival or risk being left behind.

This presentation will draw from Metrolinx’ experience in developing its Regional Transportation Plan, which for the first time includes a section on New Mobility where automation is explored in detail. It will also provide an exclusive look at data from a consumer insights study measuring interest in autonomous vehicles by residents in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA).

 

TS14-4 ACES ARE COMING SOONER THAN YOU EXPECT

Presenter: Barrie Kirk, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence

Authors:Barrie Kirk, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE), Ottawa ON

ACES – autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles (AVs) will change our lives and society in the 21st Century as much as the arrival of cars did during the 20th Century. The presentation will be in three modules:

– The status of ACES vehicles and the expected deployment trends;
– The overall impact of ACES on the lives of individuals, our cities, society, Canada and the world;
– The specific role of EVs within the ACES ecosystem..

 

TS15 |Car Sharing and Public Fleets/Autopartage et parcs publics

 

TS15-1 ADVANCING EV ADOPTION IN PUBLIC FLEETS: A CASE STUDY OF THE FLEET ELECTRIFICATION EXPERIENCE OF 8 PUBLIC FLEETS IN CALIFORNIA

Presenter: Mark Goody, FleetCarma

Authors: Mark Goody, FleetCarma, Waterloo ON

As part of the Public Fleet Pilot Project funded by the California Air Resources Board, FleetCarma and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), conducted an Electric Vehicle (EV) Suitability Assessment program for eight public agency fleets across disadvantaged communities in California. The aim of the program was to engage public fleets in disadvantaged communities in a data-driven assessment to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits and operational feasibility for integrating EVs into their specific fleet operations.

A total of 85 vehicles were included in the program across all eight public agency fleets. The EV modelling results demonstrated that 68 duty cycles were suitable for EV technology. If the recommended conventional vehicles were replaced with the best-fit EV, each fleet would save an average of $75,000 over the life of the vehicles. Within just four months of completing the program, the eight respective fleets were in the procurement process to acquire a total of 50 EVs with further fleet electrification commitments.

This presentation will provide an overview of the fleet electrification program and key results.

TS15-2 ‘AND’, NOT ‘OR’ – REMOVING REGULATORY BARRIERS TO ACCELERATE ELECTRIC AND SHARED MOBILITY

Presenter: Jeff Turner, Dunsky

Authors: Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC ; Philippe Dunsky, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC; Lauren McNutt, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC; Elsa Joly, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC

Our streetscapes are changing: advanced technology increasingly connects people to a variety of transportation options, and a shifting culture is increasingly interested in owning the mobility experience rather than the vehicle itself.

Shared mobility and electric vehicles can contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions however, policies and incentives to encourage EV adoption could also favour single occupancy vehicle use, which fails to address other policy goals such as reduced congestion, parking land use and car-related infrastructure costs. How can we capitalize on the use of new, innovative technologies and business models to encourage greater use of both shared mobility and electrification, maximizing their combined benefits?

This conference presentation will explore regulatory barriers to shared mobility in Canada’s three largest municipalities – Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver – based on a study completed in late 2016. We will then provide insights from key industry players across the country, and formulate options for policymakers to accelerate the growth of shared mobility services in a way that supports – rather than hinders – accelerated adoption of electric vehicles.

 

TS15-3 HOW CAR SHARING OPENS THE WAY TO SMART ELECTRIC MOBILITY: SUCCESS AND HURDLES OF THE LARGEST ELECTRIC CARSHARING FLEET IN CANADA

Presenter: Marco Viviani, Communauto

Authors: Marco Viviani, Vice-President, Strategic Development, Communauto, Montreal QC

Communauto is the oldest North American carsharing company . It was one of the first organisations of its kind to take the path of electrifying its fleet. In Montreal, Communauto offers the largest electric carsharing in Canada: 100 EVs out of the 1800 vehicle fleet are available in station or in one-way free floating. Thanks to this service, thousands of citizens gained access to electric mobility. Communauto system is able to demonstrate multiple real benefit of an electric carsharing system. Its model reduces the number of kilometers driven and consequently, greenhouse gas emissions are avoided. The benefits of EVs in a carsharing fleet have a longer life span. Only for the electric motorization they can be calculated to 300 tons of CO2.

The presentation illustrates the business plan that can bring this offer to be economically viable, how the different operation challenges are addressed and the large impact that this system will produce on urban environment and electric mobility acceptance.

 

TS15-4 LAUNCHING AND OPERATING A PURELY ELECTRIC TAXI FLEET IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Presenter: Thierry St-Cyr, Taxelco inc.

Authors: Pascal Blouin, Institut du Véhicule Innovant, St-Jerome QC ; Thierry St-Cyr, Taxelco inc., Montreal QC

Born in an entrepreneurial mindset, this case study presents the early lessons learned from launching and operating a purely-electric taxi fleet in an urban environment subject to harsh winter conditions. Challenges go from the planning of private charging infrastructures, to implementing car-swapping strategies that are calculated by an IT-based fleet dispatch system monitoring the fully-connected fleet in real-time. Operating a company-owned fleet with employee drivers that never drove an EV before, this project proves to be an interesting challenge on human level too. The wide range of daily events, such as rapid weather fluctuations or human errors, are all constraints that make using EVs as taxis, an interesting experience.

 

TS16 |Workplace and Public Charging Strategies/Stratégies de recharge publique et au travail

TS16-1 LEVERAGING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE TRAINING PROGRAM TO SUPPORT EV MARKET GROWTH

Presenter: Carol MacLeod, National Electrical Trade Council + Plug N’ Drive

Authors:Carol MacLeod, National Electrical Trade Council, Ottawa, ON ; Chris Swick, IBEW Local 105, Hamilton, ON; Cara Clairman, Plug’n Drive, Toronto, ON

Safety, national standards and consumer confidence in the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment support EV market growth. In 2013 the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO)—jointly sponsored by the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Canada to focus on workforce development—launched a Canadian training program for qualified electricians leading to certification as an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program™ (EVITP™) Installer.

EVITP™ was initially developed in the USA to provide a structured platform to facilitate training and certification for qualified electricians installing electric vehicle supply equipment across residential, commercial/public and fleet markets. In 2012 NETCO became the EVITP™ Canada partner, adapting the curriculum and certification examination for use in Canada and later updating it to align with the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code. All EVITP™-certified Instructors have access to a state-of-the-art curriculum and a train-the-trainer program is available.

NETCO’s partnership with Plug’n Drive to develop an EV entry-point education module for youth in grades 11/12 using the EVITP™ curriculum as a touchstone is an exciting new development.

 

TS16-2 THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF WORKPLACE CHARGING ON EMPLOYEE PURCHASE PATTERNS AND VEHICLE UTILIZATION AT FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Presenter: Daniel Boston, Ford Motor Company (Michigan)

Authors: Daniel Boston, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI (Presenter); Anne Marie Graham-Hudak, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI USA

Based on experience from over 200 workplace stations installed to date at Ford’s North American facilities, usage and survey data was collected from over 300 employees who utilize the campus network to better understand how access to workplace charging stations impacts the choice to drive a plug-in vehicle and its utilization.

This paper analyzes the impact of workplace charging, looking at electric miles driven before and after workplace installation, home vs workplace charging rates, workplace charging policy preferences, and an analysis of workplace charging best practices based on Ford’s experiences and other workplace charging projects.
Data results demonstrate that workplace charging is a key influencer in the decision to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle. Employees who have access to workplace charging and drive plugin-hybrid electric vehicles, exhibit a reduction in gasoline consumption, and a positive impact on overall electric miles driven.

 

TS16-3 SMART ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING FOR WORKPLACES

Presenter: Daniel Carr, Alectra Energy Solutions; Pratap Revuru, Schneider Electric

Authors: Daniel Carr, Alectra Vaughan ON ; Pratap Revuru, Schneider Electric, Mississauga, ON

Alectra is in the process of deploying a smart electric vehicle charging program for workplaces. As workplaces are the second-most common charging location for EVs (after homes), greater availability of charging stations at workplaces are expected to support the uptake of EVs. Workplaces that provide charging stations can reap benefits such as increased employee satisfaction and a positive brand impact. At the same time, unmanaged EV charging can increase electricity costs for the host facility.

This pilot program will use a distributed energy resource (DER) management platform provided by Schneider Electric to monitor consumption from both charging stations and the facility itself to optimize consumption to limit costs from electricity demand and commodity charges while ensuring vehicles obtain the required charge. It will also include an outreach component to support employees and facility management as they adapt to having this new service. The presentation will include discussion of the DER platform, working with facilities and driver acquisition.

 

 

TS16-4 CHARGE UP ONTARIO: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES TO INVEST IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Presenter: Nathaniel Magder, Partners in Project Green

Authors: Nathaniel Magder, Partners in Project Green, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto ON ; Adam Vaiya, Partners in Project Green, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto ON

Scaling up EVSE in Ontario presents both a challenge and an opportunity for early-adopting organizations. Project champions will be asked to justify an unproven investment, yet those who are able to provide the service first will stand out, projecting a green image to employees, customers and peers, while meeting CSR goals. This white paper aggregates key findings from the field, related research, and a survey of EVSE hosts, to provide a guide for businesses in Ontario to evaluate and successfully implement an EVSE project. Section 1 is an industry overview meant to persuade businesses that installing EVSE is forward-thinking and soon will be standard. Section 2 summarizes key considerations for installing stations, ROI modelling and options for alternative financing. Section 3 showcases four case studies of organizations currently offering EVSE for public charging. Highlights include: Current retail public EVSE are used less than every two days on average; installed cost for L2s ranges from $5,000-$8,000 and L3s from $50,000-$80,000; and 90% of organizations surveyed indicated that ROI was not relevant to the decision-making process.

 

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break/Pause réseautage

11:00 – 12:00

Infrastructure Deployment Session/Déploiement de l’infrastructure

Simultaneous Interpretation / Interprétation simultanée

12:00 – 12:30

Closing Ceremony/Cérémonie de clôture

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch on own or lunchboxes/Dîner libre ou boîtes à lunch

13:30 – 17:30

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EV2017VÉ Conference & Trade Show
May 29th to June 1st, 2017 | Hilton-Toronto, Markham, Ontario, CANADA

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