Many municipalities are working on developing and rolling out the EV Workplace Charging Policy and are grappling with operations and maintenance issues as the charging fleet grows. In this webinar, Lynn Robichaud and Tom Pedlar spoke to some of the issues that the City of Burlington needs to address in a policy and in EV charging stations.
Fossil fuel powered lawn and yard equipment have poorly developed emission treatment systems that contribute to GHG emissions, air pollution, health risks and noise pollution. During this webinar, Mitchell House from City of Ottawa discussed the actions the City has completed thus far in preparation for phasing out the use of gas-powered lawn and yard equipment over time. Carrah Bullock and Mary George spoke to the City of Mississauga’s Green Tools Pilot Project. Juliet Rennick from Clean Air Partnership highlighted some of the efforts and challenges that various municipalities face trying to advance policies to electrify light duty equipment. This webinar also sought input from municipalities that are working on similar initiatives.
- Webinar Recording
- Juliet Rennick, PDF Presentation
- Mitchell House, PDF Presentation
- Carrah Bullock and Mary George, PDF Presentation
Other Related Resources
Fleet managers are trying to improve efficiency via route prioritization and optimization, vehicle tracking, and reduced fuel use. In this workshop, Bhopinder Singh and Jeremy Travers from Peel Region talked about automatic vehicle location (AVL) tracking systems and Peel Region’s anti-idling approaches.
Bhopinder presentations starts at the 0.00
Jeremy presentations starts at 27.52
Municipalities are transitioning towards low carbon fleets. As electric drivetrain technologies and components move into the mainstream market, fleet electrification of pickup trucks, vans, and class 3-5 trucks is still challenging. During this webinar Lightning eMotors presented their solutions for converting medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles into EVs by designing, manufacturing, and installing electric drivetrains.
Lightening eMotors will be part of Sourcewell starting April. They worked through Merx to win the competitive bid with one of Canada’s largest mail providers. They are also participating in the Vancouver bit on battery-operated CCTV CAMERA VAN. This all to say that it is an opportunity for those municipalities who want to do a pilot project.
- Electric Commercial Vehicles: What You Need To Know – 14 -page document that highlights . Differences Between Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles, Electric Conversions vs. Purpose-Built Vehicles, Battery Quality: Efficiency, Performance and Longevity, etc.
- Vehicles Options Brochure
- City bus repower powertrain configuration (case study): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZHP8FN3PoQ
In this webinar Bruce Nagy shared the advantages and challenges faced by cities adopting electric and low emission buses and vans in cities across Canada.
While municipalities are transitioning towards using a low carbon fleet, the need for emerging technology is rising. In this webinar, we learned more about portable solar EV chargers from Andy Ike, Envision Solar. In the second part, we explored the Canadian legal framework on autonomous vehicles. Fahad Shuja from the Ontario Good Roads Association talked about how Ontario is ahead of the curve with its Ottawa-Windsor Preferred Corridor project. Fahad Khan from the City of Toronto presented the Automated Shuttle Trial.
- Desi Stefanova, Clean Air Partnership – Overview of EVs and AVs in Canada (PDF of Presentation)
- Andy Ike, Envision Solar – EV ARC™ 2020 (PDF of Presentation)
- Fahad Shuja, Ontario Good Roads Association – Windsor-Ottawa Preferred Corridor, MACAVO project (PDF of Presentation)
- Fahad Khan, City of Toronto – Automated Shuttle Trial (PDF of Presentation)
Transport Canada resources:
- Testing Highly Automated Vehicles in Canada: Guidelines for Trial Organizations
- Canada’s Safety Framework for Automated and Connected Vehicles
- Canada’s Vehicle Cyber Security Guidance
- Safety Assessment for Automated Driving Systems in Canada
City of Toronto resources:
At our previous EV Workshops and Survey, an interest in establishing a Green Fleet Working Group was identified. On March 5th, we held the first kick-off meeting of the Working Group that chose to change its name to Sustainable Fleet Working Group (SFWG).
To establish an understanding of each member’s green fleet goals and interests for collaboration, we conducted a short survey. The results can be found in the PowerPoint presentation linked below. Furthermore, to explore what value municipalities are seeking to extract through collaboration on ‘green fleet’ initiatives that will optimize fleet operations and strategic planning, we conducted a table group activity. The results of this activity are shared in the Area of Collaboration PowerPoint presentation below.
- Green Fleet Survey Results (fleet size, sustainable fleet goals and initiatives) (PDF of the presentation)
- SFWG Area of Collaboration (& next steps) (PDF of the presentation)
- Summary of Collaboration Areas PDF
- Zero-Emission Technology Inventory – searchable database of every commercial fleet EV available on the market, by different regions around the world. It is still in beta.
- The CALSTART Drive to Zero initiative pledge program – for organizations that are striving to get to zero vehicle emissions in their commercial fleets
- Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada – Fleet – Fleet Performance Measurement Report 2018
- Building the corporate business case for electric vehicles – report by Clean Air Partnership
- Link to PDF of Presentation
- Link to EV Resource Hub
- Link to information on Bloomberg Report on EV adoption/market share: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/business/electric-car-outlook-bloomberg/index.html
- Link to information re: charging by time or energy: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mc-mc.nsf/eng/lm04839.html
Electric vehicle charging stations allow consumers to charge their electric car by buying electricity. The practice of charging a fee for the use of these stations is relatively new. Various levels of government and private industry organizations have started to install these stations to invest in clean technologies.
Many of these charging stations use measurement systems that incorporate new technologies. These new technologies must comply with different federal measurement laws depending on how the electricity is sold.
When electricity is sold at these stations, the consumer is usually charged a flat rate, a time-based rate or a blended rate (e.g. the consumer is billed for parking and for the vehicle charge together). Blended rates may also be time-based
If the fees for the use of these stations are based on time, these stations are currently exempt from inspection or any intervention by Measurement Canada. However, if the fees are based on an energy or power measurement, then an approved and inspected meter must be used. Measurement Canada is closely following how this technology is being used, both in Canada and internationally.
Wednesday November 21st, 2018
This workshop brought together municipal, NGO and academic partners to share efforts to advance low emission transportation strategies. An initial focus was placed on the Greater Golden Horseshoe/Southern Ontario to explore regional approach opportunities but the workshop also explored municipal fleet and employee low emission vehicle strategies, and economic development and equity considerations.
- Daniel Hoornweg, University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Improved Transportation in the Toronto Region (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Aaron Hoskin, NRCan: Low Emission Transportation Opportunities (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Steve McCauley, Pollution Probe: Low Emission Transportation Opportunities (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Nathaniel Magder and Jenesssa Doherty, Partners in Project Green and OCC: Municipal Levers for Advancing LEV Transportation Opportunities (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Tyler Seed, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), OPG EV Strategy (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Ian Neville, City of Vancouver EV Strategy (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Brendan McEwen, McEwen Climate & Energy: Richmond, BC and other BC EV Strategy Case Studies & Resources (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Louis Coningsby, Clean Air Partnership: Municipal Fleet Business Case Development Approach and EV Workplace Policies (pdf of presentation) (presentation recording)
- Improved Transportation in the Toronto Region Report, UOIT Report on Congestion, Climate Change and Economic Prosperity
- NRCan Greening Government Fleets Best Practices
- City of Vancouver EV Ecosystem Strategy
- Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in New Multifamily Developments – Requirement Options and Costing Analysis. Prepared for City of Richmond.
- Residential EV Charging: A Guide for Local Governments, City of Richmond & BCH
- Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Shared Parking Areas, City of Richmond & BCH
- Building the Corporate Business Case for Electric Vehicles, Clean Air Partnership
- Creating and Effective Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Policy, Clean Air Partnership
- Zero emission vehicle charging in MURB & Garage-orphans, NRCan – forthcoming
Clean Air Council Green Fleets Workshop
Date: Friday September 15th, 2017
Location: Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, 1126 Finch Avenue West (near Dufferin)
Action Items & Meeting Notes (Coming soon)
- Dav Cvitkovic, Plug N’Drive: Emerging Electric Vehicles for the Fleet Market & the Business Case for EVs
- Tanner Watt, AMO & FleetCarma The Role of Fleet Telematics in Green Fleet Management (Identification of Opportunities, Business Case Development and Monitoring and Reporting)
- Charge Up Ontario: Partners in Project Green – This report is a how-to guide for businesses to evaluate and successfully implement EV charging station installations.
EV Business Cases
- If your municipality has undertaken an EV Business Case can you please send it to email@example.com if you are willing to share that business case with others. I am also hoping if you are willing if you would be able to provide a bit of a background on the development of the business case outlining the assumptions, et al via a webinar/teleconference.
NRCan EV Funding Stream – DEADLINE For Expression of Interest in September 25th
- May 2016 Meeting Notes
- Adam Vaiya, Partners for Project Green: Actions and Lessons from Advancing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in the Pearson EcoZone (video of presentation) ( Partners for Project Green: Electric Vehicle Business Case Framework ) ( Partners for Project Green: Electric Vehicle Reference Document ) ( Partners for Project Green: Electric Vehicle Scorecards )
- Naomi Miller, University of Toronto: Best Practices from Leading Electric Vehicle Cities (video of presentation) ( University of Toronto: Switching the Current Full Report )
- Emily Nicoll & Jason Moody, MaRS: The Internet of Things, Connected Transportation and Home Energy Market Trends and Sustainability Implications (video of presentation)
- Alex Wood, Executive Director, Province of Ontario: Climate Change Directorate