Energy - Rights and Wrongs. Can we do more right? Yes. Join us to learn more.

When

Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
Add to Calendar 

Where

The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre
1126 Finch Avenue West [Unit 1]
Toronto, ON M3J 3J6


 
Driving Directions 

Contact

Heather Sargeant
Georgian Bay Forever
905-880-4945 X 4
info@georgianbayforever.org
Join My Mailing List

Most of us can't give up electricity or cars, but we also can’t continue the status quo. It is contributing to a catastrophic 3 degrees in Global Warming by century end, heavily impacting impacting families and ecosystems from Georgian Bay to the world.

How can we work towards consuming energy with the least amount of harm?

Part 1: GET THE BIG PICTURE ON ONTARIO'S ENERGY GRID BY DAVID SWEETNAM.

For Ontarians - the starting presentation will give you a comprehensive understanding of the renewable sources of your electricity and a glimpse into the future, as Ontario grapples to contribute to the world's need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emission reductions. Well-known for delivering critical facts in a dynamic and productive way,  you can't miss Georgian Bay Forever's David Sweetnam examining  the current status of renewable energy and futher possibilities in solar, wind, new nuclear, ‘0’ Net Homes and coming technologies that will support their efficiency.

Part 2: TEST DRIVE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND GET ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY PLUG 'N DRIVE STAFF.  

 

After hearing about the larger energy choices our society is confronting and advancing, we invite you to consider further one of your own personal energy consumption choices - the vehicle that you drive.

How? This event is at Plug ‘n Drive's Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre (EVDC) in Toronto. At the event, you will be able to test drive at least one electric vehicle (EV). While you wait, talk to knowledgeable staff to learn how EVs operate, their range, about residential charging stations and the charging infrastructure that exists today. Learn about the many EV models currently available in the Canadian market, and discover what incentives may be applied towards the purchase of a new or used EV. Join us to get the real ins and outs of electric vehicles from experts, and give yourself an opportunity to love to drive them!

TiCKETS ARE $20 EACH, INCLUDE BOTH PARTS, PLUS REFRESHMENTS AND A LIGHT LUNCH.

REGISTER NOW

Or, I would rather goto the Morning session. Click Here

MORE INFORMATION

The Electric Vehicle Test Drive zone is home to 11 different makes and models of electric car, including*:

  • BMW i3
  • BMW i8 (Showcase Only)
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Honda Clarity PHEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Nissan LEAF (Showcase Only)
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volvo XC60 PHEV
  • Volvo XC90 PHEV
GBF friends bringing
  • TESLA S- (Showcase only by permission of owner David Sweetnam)
  • TESLA Model 3 - Long Ranges (Showcase only by permission of owner Urs VIlliger)
* Note models may change

MORE ABOUT SPEAKER DAVID SWEETNAM

David is the executive director of Georgian Bay Forever, a scientist and a Climate Reality leader trained by Vice President Al Gore.  He has spent his career in environment and high tech industries and holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo.  He has always been interested in protecting the environment through sound business practices to yield sustainable outcomes. His business ventures have included the first G.R.E.E.N. chemical drum recycling program, state of the art atmospheric instrumentation development to monitor UV levels and the ozone hole, as well as aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem health.  

David drives a TESLA to and from his work in Georgian Bay, and his boat in Geogian Bay. He loves to talk about his TESLA to anyone with questions.

DRAFT AGENDA

12.30 pm to 12.59 pm: Registration and mingling. Refreshments and lunch available

1.00 pm to 1.40 pm: David Sweetnam presents "Ontario's Energy Grid - The Big Picture"

1.45 pm to 1.59: pm: Electric Vehicles 101, presented by the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre and Mike Brigham

2:15 am to 4:15 pm: Test Electric Vehicles and get your questions answered

4.15 pm: Departing.