TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The fifth Automotive Intelligence Series panel discussion – 'The Electric Revolution: What form will it come in?'– will take place at the Canadian International AutoShow on Wed., Feb. 21.
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February 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Automotive Intelligence Series: The Electric Revolution: What form will it come in?
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, John Bassett Theatre, Level 100, North Building
Electrification is still one of the hot topics in the automotive industry - whether it's in the form of pure electrics, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen fuel cells - the push for alternative powertrains is accelerating. A lot of that rapid movement can be attributed to the imminent government regulations related to fuel economy, but there is also a strong push from many consumers for eco-friendly options.
This diverse panel of industry experts will debate what type of electric urban revolution might be in Canada's forecast. Many automakers have set an actual year, such as 2020 for its pure electric plan to take shape, while others preach about hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell technologies. In addition, this discussion will look at Norway's world-leading electrification of its roads including incentives, infrastructure and mobility, and whether those actions and incentives could be applied to Canada.
Media and guests will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of various points of view including: charging infrastructure, city planning, the current rebate model, as well as the pros and cons of the current electrified technology.
Following the panel discussion AJAC will announce its Automotive Innovation Awards for Best Innovation, Best Safety Innovation, and Best Green Innovation. One-on-one interviews with all the panelists and award winners will follow.
Mark Richardson, President, AJAC – Moderator
Morten Edvardsen – Senior Political Adviser, the Norwegian EV Association (NEVA)
Stephen Beatty – Vice President, Corporate, Toyota Canada Inc.
Brett Smith – Co-director, Center for Automotive Research at the University of Michigan
François Lefèvre – Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan LEAF, and Manager of Executive Planning, Nissan Canada Inc.
David Paterson – Vice President, Corporate and Environmental Affairs, General Motors of Canada Company
Brookes Shean – Regional General Manager, Central Canada for FLO/AddEnergie
Scott Hollinshead – Product Planner, Volkswagen Canada
Jack Simpson – General Manager - Business Development & Innovation, Toronto Hydro
For this panel, media arriving without prior accreditation MUST enter the Metro Toronto Convention Centre through the entrance from the MTCC South parking garage. By car, enter the garage from the west side of Simcoe Street south of Bremner Blvd. From street level, enter via the elevator on the southwest corner of Simcoe and Bremner. Any media attempting to enter without a pass will be redirected to this entrance. Accreditation begins at 8:30 a.m.
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About the Canadian International AutoShow With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country's largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles. Nearly 340,000 attended the 2017 show.
SOURCE Canadian International AutoShow
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