GN21 Meeting: Electric Vehicles: are you ready to take the plunge?
To reduce Ontario’s carbon footprint, Ontario is encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) – but are you ready to take the plunge? Bring your doubts, questions, concerns, and EV experience and join us as we talk about electrifying our ride.
Speaker #1: Ron Groves, www.plugndrive.ca/, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.
Speaker #2: Paul A. Sabo, P. Eng., Transportation Services, City of Toronto. Learn about the Downtown and Residential On-street EV Charge Station pilot projects. (See: City Council matter (Nov. 7/17) "Preparing Toronto for Electric Vehicles" http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PW24.7)
A representative from the City’s Environment and Energy and Division will also join us – details are in the works!
According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation …
“The transportation sector accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than iron, steel, cement and chemical industries combined.
Accelerating the shift to low- and zero-emission vehicles will be crucial if Ontario is to achieve its climate change goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to 15% below 1990 levels in 2020, 37% in 2030 and 80% in 2050.
To achieve this goal, the Province will need to reduce emissions from vehicles on the road today, and undertake actions to promote the adoption of zero and low emitting vehicles now and in the future.”