AJAC 2016 EcoRun: Toronto – Ottawa
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. There's no limit to the size of vehicle showcased, as they range from subcompacts to pickup trucks. 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, June 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) concluded its fifth EcoRun event on the steps of Ottawa's city hall. This year's EcoRun was labelled as a coming back home party with stops similar to the ones on its inaugural event back in 2012.
The 2016 version started in Toronto at the Evergreen Brick Works on route through the Ontario cities of Oshawa, Cobourg, Belleville, Kingston and Brockville, before concluding in our nation's capital of Ottawa. Not only did the 27 AJAC journalists get to see the sights and sounds of what the province of Ontario has to offer, but they managed to navigate the route in a more fuel-efficient manner than the official combined fuel economy posted on the NRCan website for all 27 vehicles involved. The overall average efficiency driving score was 133.2 per cent.
The EcoRun couldn't have been achieved without the help from our sponsors: Natural Resources Canada, the Canadian Fuels Association, Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., the Smart Drive Challenge, Scout Environmental and the Chemical Guys Canada Auto Detailing. We also would like to thank all of the automakers that participated in this year's event: Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Smart, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo.
A special thanks goes out to Jean Gauthier and his staff at Shannonville Motorsport Park, as well as Conal Cosgrove and the City of Brockville, who both went out of their way to assist and accommodate the EcoRun event by creating a charging infrastructure for all of the plug-in vehicles during the two-day showcase.
EcoRun PRESS ROOM
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. http://www.ajac.ca/eco-run/
SOURCE Automobile Journalists Association of Canada