April 24-27, 2018

The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON


8:00 – 9:00

Continental Breakfast in Tradeshow

09:00 – 10:00

Government / Industry Summit – Confederation I & II

We all understand the importance of Transportation in Canada’s plan to reach its 2030 GHG reductions targets.  The ingredients of a successful Transportation Electrification plan are also well known, and include integrated e-Mobility services, support of incentives for the transition period, planned public infrastructure and business models, ZEV offering in Canada, and much more.  Panelists will exchange their views on their contribution to achieve ambitious but realistic goals, with the contribution of governments, utilities, and the whole industry.

Moderator /

Chantal Guimont
President & CEO
Electric Mobility Canada

Presenter: Ellen Burack, Director General, Environmental Policy Transport Canada

Ellen Burack has held the position of Director General, Environmental Policy at Transport Canada since October 2013.

Ms. Burack has more than twenty-five years of experience in public policy development, program design and delivery, policy planning, and research and analysis. She has worked in a number of federal departments including Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Industry Canada, Environment Canada, and Public Works and Government Services Canada, as well as at the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, generally focused on environmental and related matters.  She began her government career as an economist, and was first appointed as a Director General in August 2007 responsible for greening federal government operations.

Ms. Burack holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the University of Western Ontario.

Presenter: Paul Wieringa, Executive Director, Electricity Policy Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Mr. Wieringa is responsible for legislation, regulation policies and programs to support all forms of electrical power generation and transmission, clean technologies and natural gas utilities within the Electricity and Alternative Energy Division as Executive Director with the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

In 1990, Paul joined the Public Service, Province of British Columbia.  He has held various positions within the Ministry of Finance and Crown Agencies Secretariat and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.  Recently, he has played a critical role in developing options for the electricity and transportation sectors for the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, released in the fall of 2016.

Mr. Wieringa holds a Masters of Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Presenter: Mark A. Nantais, President, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association

As President, having 33 years of experience in the automotive industry, he has the responsibility for the development of policy and the overall strategic direction of the Association representing Canada’s leading manufacturers of motor vehicles. He also oversees its 16 standing committees on a national basis. Mr. Nantais has served on various Advisory Councils and on several Boards of Directors.

As the automotive industry representative, he has served on several of the federal and provincial governments’ consultative groups including Climate Change and Canada’s delegation to the negotiation of the Canadian-U.S. Trans-boundary Agreement on ground level ozone transport on the Ontario Minister of Environment’s Climate Action Advisory Group. On the international trade front he has provided the auto industry’s perspectives on multilateral trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, international standards harmonization fora, and on behalf of the CVMA, provided input to Canada’s negotiators on bilateral trade agreements with South Korea and more recently the NAFTA, CETA, CPTPP and Japan bilateral negotiations.

Mr. Nantais is a graduate in biological and environmental studies, with continued study in computer science and systems analysis.

Presenter: France Lampron, Director – Transportation Electrification

A graduate of Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal and McGill, France Lampron has been with Hydro-Québec for 15 years. Since 2008, she has focused on the transportation electrification sector.

In her current role, Ms. Lampron is in charge of the company’s individual and collective transportation electrification activities. In particular, she ensured the management of Hydro-Québec’s electric vehicle pilot projects and the rollout of the Electric Circuit: Canada’s first network of public charging stations and the largest network of its kind in Québec.

Ms. Lampron is a member of the Boards of Directors of Electric Mobility Canada and La Grappe industrielle des véhicules électriques et intelligents.

10:00 – 10:30

Networking break sponsored by Honda 

10:30 – 12:00

TS10. Multi-Residential Buildings: Charging Challenges – Défis de la recharge en copropriété – room Provinces

Moderator /

Travis J. Allan

Partner, DeMarco Allan LLP
Vice-President, Public Affairs and General Counsel, AddÉnergie

Charging Infrastructure


Presenter(s): Matthew Klippenstein, Plug In BC

Author(s): Ryan Davis, Plug In BC, Vancouver BC; Charlotte Argue, Plug In BC, Vancouver BC

Access to charging infrastructure remains a challenge for many EV owners. Several jurisdictions now have charging station incentives, but most only address the financial barrier to installation. The Province of BC launched the Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) Charging Program in March 2016, and the program underwent a revision in March 2017. While the program was designed to provide direct incentives, participants greatly benefited from the non-financial aides that were developed in support of the program. These aides helped overcome some of the legal concerns of reselling electricity, and restrictions on the use of common property areas. By addressing both financial and non-financial barriers, there was a decrease in the number of program withdrawals and an increase in the number of future-proofed sites. BC’s program went through an evolution that increased the capacity to meet applicant needs. This presentation will outline the final results of BC’s MURB Charging Program, and reflect on key lessons learned.


Presenter(s): Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle, AddÉnergie, Quebec City QC

Author(s): Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle, AddÉnergie, Quebec City QC

As EVs are taking more space in our landscape, charging these vehicles at a Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) remains a major challenge before the EV mass adoption.
Around 80% of EV drivers charge at home. Nevertheless, with limited electrical infrastructure and required condominium board approvals, access to a charging station may seem difficult for a condo owner. To overcome this challenge, several options must be addressed:

• Implement a charging solution that will only impact EV owners and not the other condo owners of the MURB.
• Use EVSEs that allow power sharing to limit the impact on the electrical infrastructure while offering more charging services.
• Plan for the charging infrastructure during the building’s initial design phase.

This presentation will cover multi-residential EVSE challenges and will propose solutions to allow charging access at MURBs.


Presenter(s): Lyuba Wolf, ChargePoint, Campbell CA

Author(s): Lyuba Wolf, ChargePoint, Campbell CA; Suzanne Goldberg, ChargePoint, Vancouver BC

Access to home charging is critical to the deployment of EVs. For the 20-40% of Canadians living in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs), access to EV charging can be complex and costly if not planned appropriately. Acknowledging the importance of and the challenges with home charging access in MURBs, a number of provincial and local governments are developing EV-ready building codes/bylaws in an attempt to support cost-effective EV charging. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, a number of best practices can be implemented to improve cost-effectiveness, including power management, demand response, and Time-of-Use pricing. In addition, providing a platform for tracking, monitoring and billing charger usage and energy consumption provide transparency for users and managers. However, to implement these functions regulatory barriers need to be addressed, including the ability to measure and bill for energy usage using the meters inside EV chargers. We can draw on lessons learned from US States that have addressed similar barriers. ChargePoint will share lessons learned and highlight the building code and regulatory conditions that support cost-effective charging development in MURBs.


Presenter(s): Vic Burconak, Koben Systems Inc, Mississauga ON

Author(s): Vic Burconak, Koben Systems Inc, Mississauga ON

The popularization of electric vehicle (EV) is progressing rapidly around the world. Considering the mass and concentrated EV charging demands in local grid, Condo and Workplace, an effective CaaS with Artificial Intelligence is required. Existing research on charging systems are generally designed from the perspectives of minimum cost or balance consumption, while the vehicle usage demand of the EV owners are neglected.

Our technology is aimed at the prediction of upcoming vehicle usage demand (UVUD) and deployment of infrastructure at Condo garages and Workplace parking lots. The technology additionally focuses on providing a CaaS to achieve relative minimum cost or consumption balance, with the prerequisite of satisfying the vehicle usage demands at the Condo and Workplace level.The KSI EV Charging-as-a-Service program deals with cost allocation of assets by separating Capex and Opex expenditures for EV charging infrastructure while considering the power load balancing of the entire EV charging area and allowing future proofing for the integration of renewable resources such as Battery Storage and switching resources based on time, price and availability.

10:30 – 12:00

TS11. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Technology – Technologie des véhicules électriques à pile à combustible – room Quebec

Moderator /

Andreas Truckenbrodt

President and CEO Canadian Hydrogen
and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

Technology & Innovations


Presenter(s): Nicolas Pocard, Ballard Power Systems Inc., on behalf of Jaimie Levin, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

Author(s): Jaimie Levin, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), Berkeley CA, USA

With more than 10 million miles of proven on-the-road performance, Fuel Cell-Electric Buses (FCEBs) have set the stage for the commercialization of fuel cell technology in the heavy-duty sectors of buses and trucks. FCEBs have a distinct advantage with regard to range, weight, and recharge time, and offer the transit industry a true one-for-one replacement for conventional ICE buses. Significant advancements in power density are also making it possible to integrate more powerful fuel cells in tighter spaces, in order to accommodate the integration of this technology in Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks. Challenges remain, primarily with the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure, but continuing developments in cryo-compression and 700 bar fueling technologies for large capacity vehicles offer promising solutions to satisfy the needs of heavy-duty fleet operators. CTE will share its experience building and deploying fuel cell-electric transit buses, Class 6 and 8 trucks, and cargo-handling equipment.


Presenter(s): Nicolas Pocard, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Burnaby, BC, Canada

Author(s): Nicolas Pocard, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Burnaby, BC, Canada

More and more cities are putting in place regulations to restrict access to city centers from polluting heavy duty vehicles including buses and trucks. Today the only two options for true zero emission at tailpipe are battery electric and fuel cell electric powertrain. Both technologies have their advantages and limitations, but a third option is now available with the emergence of hybrid battery/fuel cell power train. This paper will present the results of a study done on different routes and conditions and the advantages of such hybrid powertrain for heavy duty vehicles.

Fuel cell will provides heavy duty vehicles with stable performance over time and throughout different seasons while maximizing passenger/good load capacity without increasing vehicle weight. Different levels of hybridization are available to meet the requirement of different vehicle types, route and application requirements.


Presenter(s): Dr. Sean MacKinnon, Loop Energy, Burnaby, BC

Author(s): Dr. Sean MacKinnon, Loop Energy, Burnaby, BC

Short-haul stop-and-go delivery of containerized goods in North America is integral to the economy, yet freight transport represents approximately one third of North America’s transport pollution. The challenge is to introduce a comprehensive solution that can reduce or eliminate freight emissions while not disrupting the movement of goods and, if possible, improve the economics of freight delivery.

Electrification of light-duty automotive continues to experience healthy debate regarding picking winners – battery or fuel cell. Heavy-duty freight transport presents additional challenges as onboard energy storage must be sufficient to alleviate range anxiety while timely fuel/energy replenishment cannot hinder delivery of goods, the basis for the consumer economy. Simply adding more battery storage to achieve desired range increases gross vehicle weight and recharging time, making it an ineffective option for heavy-duty vehicle applications.

Loop Energy’s “no-compromise” powertrain solution, which combines an electric battery with the company’s hydrogen fuel cell range extender, is demonstrating the ability to match the performance and economics of diesel-powered yard (or terminal) trucks, drayage trucks, and vocational vehicles, but with zero emissions.


Presenter(s): Colin Armstrong, HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation, North Vancouver

Author(s): Colin Armstrong, HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation, North Vancouver

HTEC has been leading the development of hydrogen fuel supply in Canada for many years. We are currently constructing the first fully retail 700bar fast fill hydrogen station in Canada. This station will be open to the public in the spring of 2018. The station will be the first station in a network of six that HTEC will complete by the spring of 2019. The presentation will provide an update on progress, technical details and how the network is being financed. It will also look at the the technical, regulatory and business model challenges along with the opportunities it presents.

10:30 – 12:00

TS12. EV Outreach Initiatives – Initiatives en matière de sensibilisation aux VÉ – room Ontario

Moderator /

Charlotte Argue
Program Manager, Climate Change and Air Quality Program
Fraser Basin Council

Consumers & Policies


Presenter(s): Pierre Ducharme, D.Mgt., President, MARCON, Montréal QC

Author(s): Pierre Ducharme, D.Mgt., President, MARCON, Montréal QC

Inspired by a proven strategy from the energy efficiency sector, ZEVCO is designed for the 80% of Canadians who either leases or otherwise finance the acquisition of their vehicles. It effectively allows them to make a single monthly payment for all expenses related to the use of their EV by spreading the total cost of ownership over a period of 3 to 5 years, therefore taking advantage of the lower operation cost of EVs from the the moment they take possession of their vehicle. This single monthly payment includes the cost of rental/financing of the vehicles, its insurance, its energy use, its home charging station and its maintenance. ZEVCO was proposed to the federal government as a cheap and effective way to accelerate the adoption of EVs in Canada and to promote a true partnership among all players involved in our industry.


Presenter(s): Hugo D’Amours, Cascades, Kingsley Falls QC

Author(s): Hugo D’Amours, Cascades, Kingsley Falls QC

From its beginnings, Cascades, a multinational company specialized in packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions, has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint. In fall 2017, in an effort to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep pace with employees’ growing interest in electrical vehicles, the company launched an innovative pilot project targeting 1,400 employees at its Kingsey Falls campus. This program aims to encourage employees to purchase an electric car by providing financial incentives of up to $2,000 per employee and by deploying a network of 240-volt charging stations. This project, which will help reduce employee greenhouse gas emissions, also provides the community with access to a 480-volt quick charging station. The company will report the program’s results after the first full year, and is looking at extending the initiative to all its units across North America!


Presenter(s): Cara Clairman, Plug’n Drive, North York ON

Author(s): Cara Clairman, Plug’n Drive, North York ON

In April 2017, Plug’n Drive opened the world’s first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre (EVDC), an experiential learning facility dedicated to electric vehicle (EV) education and awareness. At the EVDC, members of the public can learn about the environmental and economic benefits of electric transportation and test drive the latest EV models from leading manufacturers. After one year of operation, the EVDC has proven to be an extremely successful model for accelerating EV sales with significant visitor conversions.

The presentation will provide perspective on Plug’n Drive’s role in EV market transformation – its impact on consumer and commercial uptake and dealer engagement. Discussion of the EVDC business model, including the importance of establishing effective public/private partnerships and cost-recovery models. Finally, the presentation will touch on KPI’s contributing to the success of the EVDC and opportunities that lie ahead.


Presenter(s): Jennifer Grebeldinger, Community Energy Association, Fernie BC

Author(s): Megan Lohmann, Community Energy Association, Fernie BC; Jennifer Grebeldinger, Community Energy Association, Fernie BC

Accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s 1st community-driven collaborative strategy to build a clean transportation network. Our EV2017VÉ presentation detailed how our community-specific strategy addresses rural charging infrastructure gaps while bridging islands of connectivity to maximize regional benefits. While charging infrastructure addresses a technical barrier to EV adoption, consumer and public awareness is necessary to address social barriers – perceptions and lack of information around EVs. This presentation will detail how we designed a communications and engagement strategy that demonstrates the value and efficacy of EVs in our region by localizing the story, adapting and building off existing marketing campaigns that show EVs in an urban context. Our marketing and outreach initiative normalizes EVs in the rural, mountainous context and demonstrates that the adventure-centric lifestyle can be maintained in an EV. We will also show how our strategy is replicable and appropriate for other rural communities – in the mountains, prairies or lake country, and has been recognized by communities across Canada and Pacific NorthWest of the US as an effective campaign to accelerate EV adoption.

12:00 – 13:15

Awards Luncheon presented by FLO – Confederation I & II

This awards luncheon sponsored by FLO is a sit-down lunch including a speech from Louis Tremblay, President and CEO – AddEnergie and its subsidiary company FLO, the announcement of the EMC/Kia Canada Student Competition winning team by Ted Lancaster, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Kia Canada Inc. The winners of the Al Cormier & Electric Mobility Canada awards will also be unveiled.

Presenter: Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of AddEnergie and its subsidiary company FLO

A pioneer in the field of electric mobility in Canada, he cofounded AddEnergie in 2009 while he was still a student at Laval University (Quebec). Over the years, Mr. Tremblay established himself as an influential and respected figure in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, as he guided his company to become a North American leader in EV charging solutions. He is a board member of Quebec’s Industrial Cluster for Electric and Smart Vehicles and a member of the Generation Energy Council.

Presenter: George Bousioutis, Government Affairs Manager, Kia Canada Inc.

13:30 – 15:00

Panel # 2 – Technology & Innovation – Confederation I & II

New emerging technologies will be leading to the car of the future affecting Vehicle Technology (alternative powertrains, and CVAV) and Mobility Models (shared vehicles). Panelists will share their perspectives on their vision of a technology roadmap, the main challenges, including Canada’s strength, and how ownership models will affect these trends.

Moderator /

Jean-Philippe Linteau, Director for Clean Technology, Climate Finance Business Development, Infrastructure and Life Sciences at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa

Presenter: Ted Graham,Head of Open Innovation, General Motors

Ted Graham is the head of Open Innovation at General Motors where he helps identify partnerships that will help build new forms of mobility including “ACES” (autonomous, connected, electrified and shared). He is also the former Innovation leader at PWC and a McKinsey strategy consultant with a focus on understanding and leveraging people networks to influence the spread of ideas.

Ted often speaks to audiences about The 5 things I learned about disruptive innovation as an UberX driver and how to apply some of these lessons across a multitude of industries on the cusp of disruption. His first hand account was initially released as a widely read LinkedIn influencer post, then a CBC Metro Morning interview and is now part of his book called “The Uber of Everything”.

Over the years Ted has enjoyed diverse pursuits in his spare time: scrabble champion, world ranked Rock Paper Scissors competitor and volleyball magazine publisher.

Presenter: Charles Vincent, Director General, Automotive and Transportation Industries Branch, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

Charles is currently Director General, Automotive and Transportation Industries Branch at Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. Before joining ISED, Charles served as an executive at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat where he was responsible for a portfolio of departments that included Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Kingston, and a Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

A native of Kingston, Charles now lives in Ottawa with his wife and their three sons Patrick, Daniel, and Micah.

Presenter: Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing, BALLARD

Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing, brings to Ballard more 20 years of experience in high technology products sales and marketing at international level..

Nicolas Pocard joined the fuel cell industry in 2004 as sales director for Europe for IdaTech. In 2008 he moved to Asia to set-up IdaTech Representative Office in Kuala Lumpur and developed market and sales in the region. He joined Ballard Power Systems in 2012 following the acquisition of IdaTech assets and was responsible for Ballard sales in the Asia Pacific region. In April 2014, he was appointed Director of Marketing and Business Operations at Ballard headquarters in Vancouver. Among his responsibilities, Nicolas looks after market strategy, marketing activities and government relations for Ballard.

Nicolas Pocard is a board member of the California Hydrogen Business Council co-chairing the Public Transit group and represents Ballard with various Industry Associations and Government forums.

Mr. Pocard holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from ESCOM (Paris) and a Master’s of Science from The Ohio State University (USA).

Presenter: Sylvain Castonguay, ing. M.Sc.A, President, Nordresa

Sylvain Castonguay is a mechanical engineer with both bachelor and master’s degree from University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada. He has been involved in hybrid and electric vehicles since 2001.  He started his first company in 2002 before accepting a position as technical director at the Center for Electric Vehicle Experimentation in 2004 where he led several technical projects, from adoption of Segways to hybrid urban buses.   At the Center he was responsible for assembling a talented technical team responsible for building electric vehicle prototypes for NovaBus, Lion Buses, LTS Marine, and Nordco as well as working for customers such as Renault, Via Motors, Cities of Montreal, Laval, Quebec City and more.  In 2014, he received the Medal of the National assembly of Quebec for his work on electrification of transportation.

In 2015, he founded Nordresa and now leads a team of passionate people developing, manufacturing and commercializing electric powertrains for commercial trucks. Thanks to a state of the art automotive grade battery, Nordresa is capable of offering the best electric alternative for vehicles based on two of the most popular chassis: the Ford E-450 and the Isuzu N Series.  Nordresa’s technology has been implemented by a major Canadian parcel delivery company and is now commercially available both in Canada and the USA. With existing incentives, this technology can be implemented with a rapid return on investment from 2 to 4 years and with an immediate 85% reduction in maintenance cost. The company uses automotive proven components, direct drive power trains and offers the best value for the commercial truck market.

15:00 – 15:30

Networking break sponsored by Honda 

15:30 – 17:00

TS13. Fast Charging & Public Infrastructure Deployment – Déploiement de l’infrastructure de recharge rapide et publique – Confederation I & II

Moderator /

Diane Robichaud
Business Development Specialist
NB Power

Charging Infrastructure


Presenter(s): Hajo Ribberink, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa ON

Author(s): Hajo Ribberink, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa ON; Yinghai Wu, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa ON

The Government of Canada is actively supporting the installation of DC Fast Charging (DCFCs) stations along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) to enable Canadians to drive electrically from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, NL. However, with growing numbers of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on the road, the demand for fast charging will increase and a significant expansion of the fast charging infrastructure will be required.

Using detailed traffic flow data, Natural Resources Canada has developed a methodology to determine the required number of DC Fast Charging stations along highways. This methodology was applied to evaluate the number of DC Fast Charging stations needed along the TCH over the next 5, 10 and 20 years and for different rates of EV penetration. The results of the various forecasts were analyzed further to understand how the implementation of larger numbers of DCFCs may differ from the current way DCFCs are deployed.


Presenter(s): Qianqian Chen, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Author(s): Kai Huang, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON; Qianqian Chen, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

The promotion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) has become a key measure of the governments in their attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. EV charging network must be expanded in accordance with the customer demand growth. We consider a multi-stage scenario tree to forecast the future demand uncertainty. Based on the tree, we build a multi-stage stochastic programming model. Different capacity expansion strategies for EV charging network are compared in the stochastic programming framework.


Presenter(s): Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC

Author(s): Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Montreal QC

While DC fast charging (DCFC) infrastructure is an important enabler for EV adoption, the business models to support it remain unclear. With high installation and operating costs coupled with relatively low potential for revenue, DCFC deployment currently relies on organizations that recognize broader opportunities related to EV adoption.

Through a variety of projects for electric utilities and government organizations, Dunsky has benchmarked a broad range of DCFC deployments across North America, highlighting the benefits of various approaches and leading to a set of best practices to ensure long-term success, including:

• Setting realistic expectations for DCFC costs, utilization and revenue;
• Establishing a sustainable operations model;
• Planning for network expansion and densification; and
• Identifying appropriate sites and site hosts.

This presentation will share the lessons learned from these early deployments that can help to ensure that future programs are designed in a way that makes the best use of available resources and maximizes their impact on accelerating EV adoption.


Presenter(s): Benoît Masson, AddÉnergie, Québec QC

Author(s): Benoît Masson, AddÉnergie, Québec QC

The EV industry is undergoing significant growth and transformations that benefit EV drivers. Some of these are a higher EV battery capacity and a dramatically-increased number of public charging stations.

These major improvements allow EV drivers to virtually travel as far as they want. They also bring new challenges: an EV driver needs to geo-localise, monitor availability, charge and make payment on charging stations which can be from different vendors operating on varied networks. To fulfill these emerging needs, the EVSE industry must implement comprehensive intra-operable (third-party chargers operating on the same network) and interoperable (seamlessly charging on different networks) solutions.

Different standards currently exist or are being created to meet these very important challenges and to eventually allow the EV industry to grow to its full potential. This presentation reviews these solutions and their usage.

15:30 – 17:00

TS14. EV Technology Advancements – Nouvelles technologies en matière de VÉ – room Quebec

Moderator /

Alexandre Beaudet
PhD Program Manager
Consortium Innov-ÉÉ

Technology & Innovations


Presenter(s): Denis Burkov, Business Development Manager, eCAMION

Author(s): Rick W. Szymczyk, eCAMION, Toronto ON

As electric transportation technology becomes increasingly refined, Canada grows ever closer to an integrated e-mobility future. The bottleneck to achieving this goal, however, lies in the inability of existing grid infrastructure to support this increased electricity reliance. Grid congestion inhibits the widespread installation of charging equipment, and the necessary infrastructure overhaul would be costly and time-consuming.

eCAMION believes that Canada’s path to electrifying its transportation industry lies in energy storage, a flexible and cost-effective alternative to grid upgrades. By integrating its energy storage expertise with e-mobility applications, eCAMION has designed high-speed bus and EV charging technology that are not restricted by grid limitations. Through a recently announced initiative that installs 34 Level 3 charging stations across the Trans-Canada Highway, eCAMION aims to lay the foundation for public fast-charging in Canada. The company has also adapted its fast-charging system to be used for electric bus charging, an in-development technology with the potential to greatly extend the bus’s range and allow transit operators to viably introduce electric buses to their fleets.


Presenter(s): John Halliwell , Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN

Author(s): John Halliwell , Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN; Ron Thompson, Eaton Corporation, Lousiville, TN

EPRI has been working with a group of twelve US utilities in the deployment and demonstration of an Energy Management Circuit Breaker. The UL listed device is packaged in a standard one-inch pitch circuit breaker form factor allowing it to be installed in compatible load centers without modification. Two variants of the device are being demonstrated: A standard device, the EMCB, that has embedded revenue grade energy metering, including the ability to measure and report energy, voltage, current and frequency at 1-second intervals, a remotely controllable ON/OFF control switch, an event triggerable fast waveform capture capability (1ms samples) and a Wi-Fi communications interface; and an electric vehicle device, the EVCB, that includes all of the standard device features listed above, plus a fully J1772 compliant electric vehicle charging interface. Both devices are fully remote controllable, allowing for ON/OFF control of the standard device and power throttling for the EV version of the device. Nearly 300 units have been deployed in the trial across the twelve participating utilities at locations around the US.


Presenter(s): Pragasen Pillay, Concordia University, Montreal QC

Author(s): Pragasen Pillay, Concordia University, Montreal QC; Maged Ibrahim, Concordia University, Montreal QC

Currently, most commercial electric vehicles (EVs) use permanent magnet machines with rare-earth magnets for their traction drive. These machines are designed to avoid the magnet demagnetization throughout all operating conditions. In order to allow the machine to reach high speeds, a continuous field weakening current has to be applied in order to limit the induced voltage by the magnet flux rotation. This current component reduces the machine efficiency, especially for high-way drive of EVs, where the machine is mostly operating at high speed and low torque conditions. Variable flux machines with AlNiCo magnets are proposed to achieve high efficiency over a wider speed range, as the magnet flux can be controlled based on the machine operating condition. At high speeds, the magnet flux is reduced by applying demagnetizing armature current pulse in order to extend the machine high efficiency region, as can be seen from Fig. 1. Variable flux machines are found to have the potential for reducing the overall losses of EVs, thus improving the battery energy utilization and extending the vehicle drive range.

15:30 – 17:00

TS15. Fleet Electrification – Électrification des flottes – room Ontario

Moderator /

Nick Xenos
Executive Director, Centre for Greening Government,
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Consumers & Policies


Shakil Khan, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Author(s): Shakil Khan, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON; Hanna Maoh, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

This paper investigates the underlying factors that affect electric vehicle (EV) acquisition in Canadian fleet market. An online survey was conducted to collect information from Canadian organizations that own and operate fleets. The collected data included organization’s general characteristics, details of the existing fleet such as type of vehicles, fuel type and fleet usage and, replacement cycle. Revealed preferences data pertaining to organization’s fleet acquisition strategy, opinion on viability of EVs in fleet and factors that deter and support acquisition of EVs in fleets was also collected. A stated preference section collected data on the choice of vehicle type and powertrain that would most likely be acquired by the organization at its next fleet renewal purchase. The data were used in a modeling exercise to quantify the underlying determinants of EV fleet acquisition by the two dominant sectors in Canadian fleet market namely Government and commercial sectors. Overall, the results provide novel insights regarding the factors that the two sectors take into account while considering EVs for their fleet.


Presenter(s): Mark Goody, FleetCarma, Waterloo ON; Charlotte Argue, Fraser Basin Council, Vancouver BC 

Author(s): Mark Goody, FleetCarma, Waterloo ON, Charlotte Argue, Fraser Basin Council, Vancouver BC ; Ryan Davis, Plug In BC, Vancouver BC

Funded by the Province of British Columbia and administered by Fraser Basin Council and FleetCarma, the BC fleet champions program was developed to help support fleets in their efforts towards deploying electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. Each of the participating fleets received a free EV suitability assessment from FleetCarma in fall 2017 to help demonstrate the business and operational case for EV adoption custom to their unique fleet operations. Participating fleets were also eligible to apply for a rebate for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charging station.

A total of 300 conventional vehicles across 13 participating fleets were included in the program. The results of the assessment demonstrated that 55 percent, or 165 of the baseline vehicles, were suitable for an EV replacement with an average total cost of ownership savings potential of $2200/vehicle/year. This presentation will provide audience members with an overview of the program design elements and will highlight challenges and opportunities for accelerating fleet electrification across participating fleets and opportunities to replicate this program in different jurisdictions.


Presenter(s): Andrea Brown, Ontario Power Generation – OPG, Toronto ON

Author(s): Andrea Brown, Ontario Power Generation – OPG, Toronto ON

In 2017 Ontario Power Generation developed a transportation electrification strategy that starts with the internal action to transitions our vehicle fleet to electric; where feasible. OPG’s fleet spans across the province and consists of cars, SUVs, minivans and pick up trucks. In this presentation we review real world steps and planning required to transition a large vehicle fleet to electric; the associated physical requirements (infrastructure, electrical, time); the fleet management complications and opportunities; and the ongoing work needed to bringing down the emotional and awareness barriers.


Presenter(s): Vincent Bordeleau, Innovative Vehicle Institute, Saint-Jérôme QC

Author(s): Vincent Bordeleau, Innovative Vehicle Institute, Saint-Jérôme QC

You are the one responsible for the purchase of vehicles for the company fleet. You see some electric vehicles on the roads, but are they worth it financially? Can they go far enough? What about during winter? How can you charge them? How much does it cost? Can you drive them the same way as a gasoline vehicle? Do they even really pollute less?

Making a transition to electric vehicles with so many questions seems very difficult and you do not want to be held responsible for a wrong decision.

This presentation is to introduce the “Flotte Rechargeable” project where fleet managers can get familiar with electric vehicles by using them for about three weeks, with the necessary charging equipment also included. Just as if they had already bought electric vehicles, but at no cost and with no strings attached. They also get a day of training and technical support, so the trial goes well for them and their employees.

17:15 – 18:15

Accelerating the Deployment of ZEVs – Quebec Room

Pollution Probe and The Delphi Group, along with Bruce Power, Global Automakers of Canada and the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, invite you to the release event for Accelerating the Deployment of ZEVs: Opportunities for the Atlantic and Prairie Provinces, a report commissioned by Natural Resources Canada. The report captures the barriers and opportunities related to the deployment of ZEVs in these regions.

The event will feature short presentations from project participants followed by a Q&A. Hard copies of the report will be available for guests.

To register for this free event please send a short email to Derek May at Pollution Probe (dmay@pollutionprobe.org).

17:45 – 21:30

e-bus tour / shuttle
Essais routiers /  navettes autobus électrique

Proterra is inviting the EV2018VÉ delegates to benefit from their electric bus shuttle service going to ByWard Market and downtown Ottawa or simply to do a tour of the city in this 40ft all-electric bus. Delegates will also have the opportunity to be picked up at 2 idling spots in ByWard Market and downtown.

Shuttles will departure every 30 minutes from the Westin Ottawa (on Daly Avenue) from 5:45 to 9:30PM.

EV2018VÉ Conference & Trade Show
April 24th to 27th, 2018 | The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) invites you to the 9th annual national event, taking place in Ottawa, Ontario from April 24th to 27th, 2018. Focusing on all modes of ground electric transportation, the EV/VÉ Conference and Trade Show is the most important and respected event in the EV industry in Canada.

Organized by

Electric Mobility Canada

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