On November 29th, 2018 MITL hosted its Insights on Canada’s Transition to Electric Mobility event at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington, Ontario. With MITL and its partners approaching the conclusion of a five-year federally funded project, The Social Costs and Benefits of Electric Mobility in Canada, the research team reported on results, largely from the latter stages of the research, and provided some integration of findings from the overall project.

The research team would like to thank those who attended the event, those who presented their research findings, industry partners who participated in the panel discussion, and of course our research partners and stakeholders who have supported the project over the past five years. Thanks also to Mr. Al Cormier for moderating the event.

We would particularly like to thank our keynote speaker, Professor Kara Kockelman from the University of Texas at Austin, who travelled a long way to share her experience and insights on November 29th.

Many of the day's presentations are available below and others are expected to become available at a later date -- please click on the title of the presentation (links shown in green) to access a copy.

Agenda:

Opening Remarks

    Welcome and Opening Remarks presented by Dr. Saiedeh Razavi, Director, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics

Analytics Based on Primary Data Collection

  1. "Selected 2018 National EV Survey Results and Comparisons with 2015” presented by Dr. Mark Ferguson, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics
  2. "What Hinders the Adoption of Battery Electric Buses in Transit: A Techno-Economic Analysis” presented by Dr. Moataz Mohamed, Civil Engineering, McMaster
  3. “The Potential for Adopting EV Technology by Canadian Automotive Fleets” presented by Dr. Hanna Maoh, University of Windsor
  4. "Older Drivers and their Attitudes Toward Autonomous Technologies and Electric Vehicles” presented by Dr. Hany Hassan, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics

Keynote Lunch

Electric Vehicles: Environment, Infrastructure and Economic Implications

  1. “Electric Vehicles and their Environmental Aspects” presented by Dr. Altaf Arain , Director, McMaster University Centre for Climate Change
  2. “Economic Implications of EV Incentives” presented by Dr. Atif Kubursi, Professor, Emeritus of Economics, McMaster

Student Presentations

  1. “A Comparison of Lagging and Leading EV Adoption Regions in Canada” presented by Elnaz Haj-Abotalebi, PhD candidate, McMaster
  2. “Modeling the Demand for EVs in Canadian Corporate and Government Fleets” presented by Shakil Khan, PhD candidate, University of Windsor
  3. “An Urban Charging Capacity Expansion Model” presented by Qianqian Chen, MSc candidate, McMaster University
  4. “Insights from a Qualitative Analysis of 4000 Consumer Comments on Electric Vehicles” presented by Quinn Hachey, MSc, McMaster

Progressing Electric Mobility in Canada: Barriers to Overcome

    Panelists:
  1. Plug ’N Drive presented by Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug ’N Drive
  2. LDC 2.0 presented by Dan Guatto, COO VP Engineering and Operations, Burlington Hydro
  3. Scott Hollinshead, VWC Product Planning
  4. Electric Mobility Canada

Conclusion

    “Summing Things Up (2014-2018): What has our research uncovered?” presented by Dr. Mark Ferguson, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics