Eco-Wheels Show 2013 presented by CAA SCO, highlights practical, green and cool transportation
04 Jun, 2013, 11:15 ET
Discover eco-friendly urban transportation at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Where is urban mobility headed? What does the future of transportation in Toronto look like? Why is the next generation so excited about sustainable mobility? How do we spur the development of much-needed infrastructure?
The answers are at the Eco-Wheels Show presented by CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) on June 9, 2013. Practical, eco-friendly transportation has never been more varied, more readily available, or more fun. Highly efficient, city-friendly cars (hybrid/fully electric), scooters, motorcycles, bicycles: both pedal-powered and electric - plus the infrastructure initiatives that support them, accessories and high-tech gear - all come together in a FREE event, now in its fourth exciting year!
Visit CAA SCO's Autogreen booth, test your eco-smarts and learn about some great eco-driving techniques. "Small changes in driving behaviours have positive, measurable and meaningful results for our environment," says Teresa Di Felice, Director of Government & Community Relations and Driver Training for CAA. Research studies show, for every 45 kg. of excess weight, fuel consumption can increase by about 2 per cent.
"Removing excess weight from your vehicle such as roof racks and items from your trunk can save you considerable amounts of money and gas in the long run," added Di Felice.
Toyota Canada will also be offering an opportunity for attendees to experience Hybrid technology first hand by test driving a 2013 Prius and Prius Plugin, on the streets of Toronto. Also, don't forget to visit the Toyota booth, which will showcase vehicles in the growing Prius Family (Prius, Prius Plugin, and Prius V).
Try for yourself the smart fortwo electric drive and smart ebike in our Ride and Drive. Test-ride fully electric and electric-assist bicycles and scooters and come talk with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
Yonge-Dundas Square is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community. Discover a range of activities in the Square in a family-friendly event that will be informative, fresh and highly interactive.
|WHAT:||ECO-WHEELS SHOW 2013|
|WHO:||Presenting Sponsor - CAA South Central Ontario|
|Sponsors - Toyota Canada, Corporate smart Centres, Rogers TV, City of Toronto|
|Exhibitors include - Amego Electric Vehicles, CAA Bike Assist, CAA South Central Ontario, Car2go, Corporate smart Centres, EMMO Ebikes, epRider, Farrucas Music Co., Global Watch, Koben Systems Inc., McMaster Solar Car Project, Oakville Yamaha, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Tire Stewardship, Prime Scooters, Stewardship Ontario, Sun Country Highway, Toyota Canada, Yamaha Motor Canada, Zipcar and Zumaround.|
|WHERE:||Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East, Toronto|
|WHEN:||Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario
For further information:
Kickstart Event Management Inc.
CAA South Central Ontario
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