5th installment of EcoRun brings us home

AJAC 2016 EcoRun:  TorontoOttawa

Bringing Fuel Efficient Technologies to Your Community.

The EcoRun 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 EcoRun 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.

TORONTO, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - A fleet of vehicles showcasing the latest eco-friendly and fuel-efficient technologies will soon hit the road in Ontario for the fifth annual AJAC EcoRun, which starts June 2 in Toronto and concludes the following day in Ottawa. Fifteen manufacturers, who have entered 27 vehicles for EcoRun, are participating in this year's two-day drive, which kicks off at Toronto's Evergreen Brickworks and then makes stops in Oshawa, Cobourg, Belleville, Picton, Kingston and Brockville before concluding at Ottawa City Hall.

The EcoRun is not a competition – it's a demonstration of the most eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles automakers are offering. A team of highly respected automotive journalists – all members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) – will drive these vehicles over a route comprised of the same roads and terrain drivers face daily.

Here is a list of vehicles participating in this year's AJAC EcoRun:

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV
  • 2016 Fiat 500 1957 Edition
  • 2016 Ford CMAX Energi
  • 2016 Ford Focus 1.0L
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Sedan PHEV
  • 2016 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet (gasoline)
  • 2016 Honda Civic Touring
  • 2016 Honda HR-V EX 2WD
  • 2017 Porsche Carerra
  • 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5SL
  • 2016 Nissan Leaf SL
  • 2016 Subaru Impreza
  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV
  • 2016 Toyota Prius
  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle)
  • 2016 Mazda CX-3
  • 2016 Mazda MX-5
  • 2016 Mazda CX-9
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze
  • 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2016 Chevrolet Spark
  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel
  • 2016 Kia Optima LX ECO Turbo
  • 2016 Lexus RX450h
  • 2016 Lexus CT 200h

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: EcoRun COMMITTEE: For more information regarding the EcoRun program, please contact David Miller (davemiller1188@gmail.com) or Kevin Mio (kevinmio@hotmail.com) EcoRun Co-Chairs.


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