Congratulations Nino Di Cara!
Electric Vehicle Society established the “Howard Hutt Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Electric Transportation” as a way to recognise individuals or organisations who have engaged in outstanding efforts towards the advancement of electric transportation in Canada.
We are excited to announce the 2020 recipient of the award as Nino Di Cara, Founder & President of Electric Autonomy Canada. We honour him for his tireless and outstanding work in communicating Canadian electric vehicle related news and information in an accurate, unbiased, and relatable way.
Nino joined EV Society in early 2018, prior to owning his first EV (a situation he quickly resolved). He was passionate about the value and societal benefits of electric vehicles and wanted to do whatever he could to advance the cause. With a strong leadership background in marketing and publishing, Nino actively helped EV Society with its efforts and generously donated his skills and time to numerous committees.
His work outside EV Society has contributed significantly toward Canadian EV adoption and awareness. Launched by Nino in May 2019, Electric Autonomy Canada has quickly become a must- read for federal, provincial and municipal policy makers, OEMs, charging infrastructure providers, fleet managers, utilities, EV society members, and others in the Canadian EV ecosystem. Readership of Electric Autonomy now tops 35,000 users and over 100,000 page views per month.
Nino is increasingly being called upon to moderate industry panels, and interviews with national and local media to speak about EVs and important news of the day. Electric Autonomy Canada hosts regular webinars on important industry topics and has strong followings on LinkedIn and Twitter.
All this is quite an achievement in under two years; EV Society thanks Nino for his efforts and is proud to present the 2020 Howard Hutt award to him this year!
When I first started reading Electric Autonomy Canada i immediately felt that the stories were informed and connected with the technology and our times. When EAC’s screens are before me, I read them.
Such a refreshing change from mainstream media to engage and make change happen.
Congratulations Nino. Like the comments from the previous respondent, I was immediately drawn to the communications (emails) from Electric Autonomy Canada. The look, style and content are excellent and portray the professionalism of the EV industry well.
My only question is about Howard Hutt. I served in the Electric Vehicle Society group that was led by Mr. Hutt close to 20 years ago. I’ve lost track of him but recall he was a passionate and driven supporter of EVs.
Electric Autonomy Canada is a must read for me every week. I look forward to the up-to-date reporting, concise and informative articles, important interviews and the ability to search archived articles. I maintain my own EV Primer and list of EVs available in Ontario that I share with people who want an introduction to EVs and the electrification of transportation. Keep up this important work Nino!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us and the work we do at Electric Autonomy. It’s a tremendous honour to receive this award from EV Society members, who I know are very discerning and informed about the EV landscape. I feel especially humbled by it as I personally have learnt so much from the EV Society and its members over the years – many of whom are equally deserving of this award.
We could not do the work we do without your support, sharing your knowledge and insights with us and reading and sharing our articles. Thank you.
Hi Roger! I was thinking the exact same thing, I have also lost track of Howard. A great guy, the EVS was fortunate to have him at the helm. Monte Gisborne