4th Installment of EcoRun Returns to British Columbia

AJAC 2015 Vancouver Island EcoRun

Bringing Fuel Efficient Technologies to Your Community

The Eco-Run is an annual AJAC event that shows off a variety of eco-friendly vehicles, which include pure electrics, plug-in and conventional hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, diesel-fuelled powertrains and highly-efficient gasoline options. The purpose of the Eco-Run is to help inform consumers of these alternative options, as well as providing accurate road testing fuel economy numbers. These new vehicles are driven on real-world road conditions in order to fully test for fuel efficiency and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

VANCOUVER, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - In less than two weeks-time from March 25-26, the 2015 AJAC EcoRun will make its return to the province of British Columbia for its second-consecutive appearance.

It will be the fourth annual EcoRun that will showcase 20 new eco-friendly vehicles around the province. It all starts on March 25 at the Vancouver International Auto Show at 9:30am PT with opening ceremonies from the Jack Poole Plaza, outside of the Vancouver Convention Centre. That is where 20 of the top Canadian automotive journalists representing various leading automotive outlets individually take off with one of the vehicle entries to start their two-day journey.

The EcoRun route will witness a range of vehicles from sedans to trucks that include pure electrics, plug-in and conventional hybrids, diesel-fuelled powertrains, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, as well as highly-efficient gasoline options.

This group of vehicles will head out into North Vancouver towards the Horseshoe Bay Ferry on route to Vancouver Island. This drive will allow journalists to see different regions, landscapes, history and culture that include such areas as Nanaimo, Duncan, Langford, Victoria and Sidney. Highlights of that journey will be the Nanaimo Bar Trail, Duncan's Totem Trail Tour and a stop at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria for a special press conference with guest speakers, along with an invite as guests into the Parliament House.

As we get back to the mainland of British Columbia, the drive will take us into the Steveston Heritage Village for a walking tour. The journalists will be able to hear about Steveston's fishing heritage and its Japanese Canadian community. The EcoRun concludes back at the Coast Coal Harbour hotel in Vancouver for the presentation of the Green Jersey Award, given to the journalist who statistically was the most eco-friendly driver throughout the run. This award is monitored by CrossChasm that has an electric vehicle monitor in each participating vehicle.

A section on the AJAC EcoRun webpage has been set-up where you may peruse and view photos, video, quotes and testimonials, including recent press releases.  Please see heading MEDIA.

SOURCE Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

For further information: about the AJAC EcoRun, please contact David Miller miller1188@hotmail.com or Clare Dear cdear@sympatico.ca, EcoRun Committee Co-Chairs.


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