Vancouver Workshop Highlights

Photo highlights from the May 28th Drive to Zero Workshop in Vancouver

Check out the BYD – it has a 200km (124.3 mile) range and can be charged in three-and-one-half to four hours.

Global and Canadian leaders in goods movement, services and public transport explain what is needed to speed fleet transition. Featured experts include Claude Nahon, Sustainable Development Director, Electricitéde France (EDF); Russell Davies, Manager of Transit Fleet, City of Calgary; Julie Johnson, Manager, National Business Development, Ryder Systems.

The zero-emission, battery-electric New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE™ has up to 309km (192 miles) range, and also features SmartRider™ intelligent leveling technology, allowing the bus to “kneel” to any curb height and making it fully accessible to all passengers.

Frank Rieck, Applied Research Professor, Smart e-Mobility, Automotive Center of Expertise

First-mover truck and bus makers and their supply partners will unveil the roll out of low carbon, clean trucks and buses, and what is needed to make it happen faster. Featured experts are Randy MacEwen, President & CEO, Ballard Power Systems; Stella Li, President, BYD Motors, Inc.; David Warren, Director of Sustainable Technology, New Flyer; and Manfred Schmidt, Senior Director Global Business Development Electric Commercial Vehicles, Siemens AG.

Leading urban centers describe their actions to drive early change and the results to date. Featured experts are Amy Sidwell, Manager of Equipment Services, City of Vancouver; Don Iveson, Mayor, City of Edmonton; and Kees Slingerland, Director, Automotive Center of Expertise, The Netherlands.

Leading regions of the world describe their actions to drive early change and results to date. Featured experts are Amol Phadke, Lead, India Research Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Mark Zacharias, Deputy Minister, British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change; Sonja Munnix, Senior Advisor, Netherlands Enterprise Agency; and David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission.

Minister Amarjeet Sohi delivers remarks at the Drive to Zero workshop in Vancouver at CEM10/MI-4.

Minister Catherine McKenna announces Canada’s support for Drive to Zero.

Representatives from Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver endorse the Drive to Zero program at CEM10/MI-4.