May 2021


Did you miss us? You may have noticed the lack of newsletter last month as EV Surge was updated to match the new EV Society logo and branding. EV Society had a lot going on over the last few months however, so keep reading to get caught up!

Sean Hart, EV Society Vice-President & Guest Editor


Howard Hutt Award 2021

Congratulations Nino Di Cara!

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.

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EV Society has a new look!

With input from our member volunteers, Chapter leaders, and affiliate organisations, we proudly introduce the new EV Society logo! The EV Society Board thanks everyone who was involved in and dedicated their time to the selection process. We hope you like it as much as we do.

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The EV Society 2020 Annual Report

EV Society is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report, highlighting the amazing work that was accomplished by volunteers across Canada in support of EV adoption.

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EV data wanted for research project

Do you collect data on your EV?

EV Society member, Doug Ferrier, is working on a Ph.D. Dissertation project and is looking for EV owners who collect data on their vehicle status such as; charging level, distance travelled, state of health, etc. The research will look at the impact of charging practices on the health of EV batteries over time. Many owners have apps that collect this kind of data (e.g. LeafSpy, Soul Spy, Tesla app, etc) and Doug is looking for owners willing to share that data to be used for his analysis.

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SaskEV petition to delay provincial EV tax

CTV SASKATOON -- Saskatchewan’s electric vehicle (EV) society is calling on the provincial government to start investing in EV infrastructure rather than imposing a $150 fee on EV owners.

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EV Society Greater Sudbury shows support for city's Tesla fleet

CBC NEWS SUDBURY -- Next month, Greater Sudbury residents are going to see more city-run electric vehicles on the road.

The city is adding four new Tesla Model 3 vehicles to its fleet — and aims to electrify its entire fleet by 2035. The announcement is part of a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The cars will be used by the community paramedic program for scheduled appointments with residents in their homes.

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Industry leaders are eager to see details of federal plan to update EV charging station standards

ELECTRIC AUTONOMY -- It wasn’t a big-ticket item, but the $56.1 million earmarked in last week’s federal budget to advance standard-setting for charging and refuelling stations in Canada and the U.S. could have a significant impact in reducing barriers to EV adoption

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Factory near Toronto could soon start making an electric vehicle that will only cost $4K

BLOGTO -- An automotive company near Toronto has released plans to begin working on a small, three-wheel electric vehicle.

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Tesla Semi electric trucks to power log-hauling program in Canada

ELECTREK -- Tesla Semi electric trucks are going to power a log-hauling pilot program in Canada that is aspiring to be the first zero-emissions log trucking operation.

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Episode #12 - Recycling lithium-ion Batteries in the Supply Chain of Critical Materials

May 4th, 2021 - 7:30pm EDT

Our guest this month is Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO, Co-Founder, and Executive Director of Li-Cycle.

Ajay's presentation will explore the urgent need for creating a sustainable and local critical battery materials supply chain while addressing the economic and sustainability challenges of lithium-ion battery recycling. Ajay explains how Li-Cycle Spoke & Hub Technologies are able to help overcome some of these industry challenges and close the loop for critical battery materials throughout the world.

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