Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Awareness Initiative


Advancing awareness, support and adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and technology in Canada’s health services sector


Project Objective

To advance awareness and use of lower-carbon transportation options, such as energy-efficient technologies and practices and lower-carbon vehicles and fuels in Canada.


Project Details

By embracing Canada’s health sector, the project team will incite sector stakeholders to adopt ZEVs and ZEV technology.

The project team will work with multiple stakeholder groups including senior administrative leaders, medical staff, support staff such as facility/engineering/energy champions/purchasing and finance, visitors and patients as well as vendors and contractors of Canadian health care organisations.

We will advance awareness and knowledge of ZEVs and the infrastructure required for their support, increase the understanding and capacity of the sector with regard to charging and fuelling infrastructure, and provide opportunities and resources to enhance understanding and adoption of ZEV technology.


Past webinars

Sustainable Transportation Webinar Series

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and Plug'n Drive hosted Canadian health care's first Zero-Emissions Vehicle (ZEV/EV) educational webinars.

Plug’n Drive has recently developed a brand new workplace charging guide, ‘Lead the Charge’ to help organisations navigate the complex world of installing and operating workplace charging. This webinar series will introduce you to the key aspects of the guide to save you time and money in any workplace charging installation and ensure employees are engaged in the process.

These webinar recordings and slides are suitable for:

  • Energy managers
  • Facility managers and operators
  • Transportation managers and supervisors
  • Project managers
  • Capital planning staff
  • Climate change resiliency planners
  • Finance officers
  • Procurement officers
  • Gearheads and car geeks who like electric vehicles
▼ Past Webinar - March 10th (Webinar #1) - EV 101 - Why should your workplace care about EV?

EV 101 - Why should your workplace care about EV?

  • general overview of the environmental and economic benefits of EV
  • trends in Canada and around the world
  • why a workplace needs to consider EVs as part of its environmental or sustainability strategy

Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Cara Clairman, President/CEO - Plug’n Drive
COST: FREE

To view the presentation, click HERE and sign in with your name and email address.

▼ Past Webinar - March 24th (Webinar #2) - Workplace charging in a health care context

Webinar #2

Workplace charging in a health care context

  • key reasons to consider workplace charging - pluses and pitfalls
  • health care context considerations
  • case study (workplace charging install in hospital setting)

Date: Tuesday March 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Cara Clairman, President/CEO - Plug’n Drive
COST: FREE

Register here

Z.E.V. Case Studies

▼ ZEV Leader Profile - Case Study #1


Physician loses patience with high price of gas, adopts ZEV technology

"Dr. Pascal Gellrich is a physician based in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia where his work in emergency medicine, offshore telemedicine, and addiction medicine frequently finds him commuting hundreds of kilometers each week between his home and Halifax, Digby and Bridgewater. With monthly gasoline charges topping $500, and the lease on his gasoline-powered mid-sized Subaru crossover about to expire, he felt the time was right to reinvigorate his search for a new, more energy-efficient vehicle". Click here to read more.

▼ ZEV Leader Profile - Case Study #2


Sunnybrook electrifies to meet zero-emissions vehicle challenge

"Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is Canada’s largest trauma centre and has a proud history of environmental stewardship which has helped to reduce the environmental impact of hospital activities and allowed Sunnybrook to better realize its vision of inventing the future of health care.

The five keys to their success include: energy conservation, green procurement, waste management, an awareness and education campaign and sustainable transportation which in 2017 saw them begin their quest to add zero-emission vehicle (electric vehicle/ZEV) charging stations into their infrastructure".

Click HERE to read the full case study.

Z.E.V. Fact Sheets

▼ ZEV Fact Sheet #1 - Selecting Charging Equipment

Selecting the most appropriate zero-emissions/electric vehicle charging hardware involves considering the health care organisation’s desired features, vendor equipment specifications and operating network. Organisations have the option to fully own and operate the charging stations or out-source to a third-party owner and operator.

To view the full fact sheet, click HERE

▼ ZEV Fact Sheet #2 - Benefits of Workplace Charging

ZEV Fact Sheet A collaborative of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and Plug’n Drive

Investing in workplace charging can result in multiple benefits for both employers and employees. This resource outlines many of the key benefits and can assist you in helping your many stakeholder groups understand the business case for workplace charging.

To view the full fact sheet, click HERE

▼ ZEV Fact Sheet #3 - Workplace Charging Cost Considerations

ZEV Fact Sheet A collaborative of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and Plug’n Drive

There are multiple ways of offering charging stations at your health care workplace. They can be free for employees or employees can be charged a fee for using the stations. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, and this determination should be based on your goals and reasons for installing the chargers in the first place.

To view the full fact sheet, click HERE

Partners

Plug 'N Drive

Plug 'N Drive - Plug'n Drive is a non-profit organisation that is championing the electrification of transportation in Canada, and is accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Plug'n Drive has made incredible strides in advancing its mission through the launch of the world's first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre - a one-stop hub of education and experiential learning - combined with its acclaimed EV roadshow that has taken place in communities across Canada and beyond. For more about our programs and services, visit plugndrive.ca.

The Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare

The Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare - For over 20 years, the Coalition has been helping those working in health care facilities, non-governmental and governmental organisations, individuals, students and businesses to share green health care best practices and to become better equipped to deal with the growing demands placed upon them to be environmentally responsible health service workers and individuals. We provide a virtual platform for the sharing of ideas and resources, lend support to those seeking to build a stronger, healthier and more sustainable health service delivery system and strive to improve access to best practice information, innovative goods and services that offer a clear environmental advantage to users within the sector, and provide a venue for stakeholders to work together to reduce health care’s environmental impact.

In-House Training Resource

In-House Training Resource: Why should your workplace care about EV?

Click here to download our Introduction to ZEV in the Workplace slide deck to use with your in-house teams as you work towards preparing your organisation for the future of electric transportation.

Z.E.V. Resources and Articles

Z.E.V. Federal Incentives and Reports

▼ Clean Energy Report 2018

Federal, provincial and territorial governments are working to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy. It’s a critical opportunity to put Canada in the EV game. To succeed, it will need to accomplish these four things:

 

▼ Electric Vehicle Sales in Canada – Q2 2019

The popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow as market share in the 2nd quarter reached more than 3% in the country, a significant increase of just under 1% over the last year. Read the full report here.

 

▼ Canada's Electric Vehicle Policy Report Card

"We identified 96 policies that directly or indirectly aim to increase electric vehicle sales in Canada. Of these policies, 8 have expired, 62 are active, and another 26 have been proposed (as of October 2016). Read the full report here

▼ Insights from the Canadian Plug-in Electric Vehicle Study

Electric-mobility may be a key component in a successful transition toward deep greenhousegas (GHG) reductions (Williams et al., 2012). This report considers the potential market for plug-in
electric vehicles (PEVs) in Canada’s passenger (light-duty) vehicle sector. Read the full report here

▼ iZ.E.V. Incentives Guide

The higher cost of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) can make it more difficult to adopt this clean technology. The iZEV program and new tax write-offs for businesses will help make it more affordable.

▼ EV Buyers Guide

Today’s electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream due to lower prices, faster charging times and increased driving ranges How do you choose the right electric vehicle? Check out the hydroOne EV buyers guide here

▼ Sustainable Transportation

Transportation accounts for a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions. With more than 80 per cent of Canadians now living in urban areas, fast reliable public transit and active and shared transportation options have never been better investments. Read more here

▼ Canadian government investments in electric vehicles

As part of its EV policy package, the federal government is also introducing tax incentives for businesses looking to go electric. Companies that purchase EVs can write off the cost of passenger vehicles to a maximum of $55,000 plus sales tax in the year of purchase Read more here

▼ Credits when Buying an EV in Canada.

If you’re in the market for an electric or hybrid vehicle, what you can expect to spend really runs the gamut. Thanks to some attractive government incentives, the decision to buy an electric vehicle has been a no-brainer for some. Read more here

▼ Clean Energy Report 2018

Federal, provincial and territorial governments are working to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy. It’s a critical opportunity to put Canada in the EV game. To succeed, it will need to accomplish these four things:

 

▼ How government can help drive more electric vehicle use

Canada has made strong commitments: to reach 10 per cent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2025, 30 per cent by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2040.

 

Z.E.V. Infrastructure

▼ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations B.C.

"Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has installed 2 electric vehicle charging stations as part of an effort to support clean energy transportation initiatives. Please visit GreenCare Community here for more information ">

▼ Complete E.V. Charging Station Infrastructure Map

ChargeHub is a daily updated map of all EV charging infustructure in the world. Find out what EV infustrucutre is already available at or near your hospital at the link here.  Plugshare also offers a similar map here.

▼ Charge Up Ontario

An analysis of global EV market trends and Ontario’s local context show that now is the time for businesses and municipal government to lead the adoption of electrified transportation.
This report is a guide for businesses to evaluate and successfully implement EV charging station installations. To read the full report click here.

 

Resources
Topic Region Website
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, BC Provincial https://bcgreencare.ca/electric-vehicle-charging-stations
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://talkintrashwithuhn.com/2019/05/21/i-wanna-walk-down-to-electric-avenue/
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://www.plugndrive.ca/event/sunnybrook-hospital-charger-launch/
Health Care, EV Incentives, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://www.mromagazine.com/features/electric-vehicles-and-charging-stations/
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://www.uhn.ca/corporate/News/Pages/Drivers_get_a_boost_with_UHN_new_electric_vehicle_charging_stations.aspx
Health Care, EV Charging Station, Hospitals, PEI Provincial https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-electric-cars-charging-stations-1.5399320
EV Facts, Quebec Provincial https://lecircuitelectrique.com/faq-and-useful-links
Quebec, EV Incentives Provincial https://vehiculeselectriques.gouv.qc.ca/english/
EV Incentives, Provincial Provincial https://www.cevforbc.ca/clean-energy-vehicle-program

▼ E.V. Infrastructure Partners and Networks

The City of St. Catharines is partnering with Alectra Utilities to boost access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations downtown for EV drivers. The EV charging station is part of the FLO network, Canada’s largest electric vehicle charging network.

Z.E.V. Governance:

▼ Vancouver EV Infrastructure policy

The City of Vancouver has committed to reducing fleet emissions to 30% below 2007 levels by 2020, reducing fleet emissions to 50% below 2007 level by 2030, and transitioning to 100% renewable energy usage by 2050. Find out more here

▼Global EV Outlook 2019

"Electric mobility continues to grow rapidly. In 2018, the global electric car fleet exceeded 5.1 million, up 2 million from the previous year and almost doubling the number of new electric car registrations.  Read the full report here

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Zero Emission Vehicle Resources Full List

Resources
Topic Region Website
Health, Healthcare Systems, EV Infrustructure Federal https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190516131752.htm
EV, Canada, EV Awareness and Trends Federal http://rem-main.rem.sffu.ca/papers/jaxsen/Electrifying_Vehicle_(Early_Release)-The_2015_Canadian_Plug-in_Electric_Vehicle_Study.pdf
EV Canada, Incentives, Federal Policy Federal https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-transportation/zero-emission-vehicle-infrastructure-program/21876
Sustainable Transportation, EV, Canada, Resources Federal https://davidsuzuki.org/project/sustainable-transportation/
EV, Municipality, Canada, Incentives Federal https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/livein/electric-vehicle-charging-station.asp
EV Incentives, Business Case, Sales Federal https://cleanenergycanada.org/the-canadian-government-is-making-smart-investments-in-electric-vehicles/
EV Incentives, Canada Federal https://www.lowestrates.ca/blog/auto/credits-still-available-electric-vehicles-canada
EV Incentives Federal https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/road/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles.html
EV Facts, Resources, EV Buyers Checklist Federal https://www.hydroone.com/residential-services/electric-vehicles
EV Infrustructure, Charging Station Network, Canada Federal https://www.flo.com/
Electric vehicles, Canada Federal http://cleanenergycanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Report-EVs-2017-FINAL.pdf
EV Trends and Sales, Canada Federal http://emc-mec.ca/wp-content/uploads/Sales-Report-2019-Q2-2.pdf
EV, Canada, Incentives Federal https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/lightburn-how-government-can-help-drive-more-electric-vehicle-use
Global, Ev Infrustructure, Trends International https://www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2019
Health Care, EV Infrustructure, Trends, US International https://afdc.energy.gov/files/u/publication/pev_charging_healthcare.pdf
Global, EV Infrustructure, Trends International https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC112745/jrc112745_kjna29401enn.pdf
Global, EV Infrustructure, Trends International https://theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/EV_Capitals_2018_final_20181029.pdf
Global, EV Infrustructure, Trends International https://about.bnef.com/electric-vehicle-outlook/#toc-viewreport
Health Care, EV Incentives, UK International http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/news/news-archive/hospitals_launch_electric_charging_points_in_awardwinning_low_carbon_travel_initiative/
Municipal policy, EV Infrustructure Municipal https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/green-fleets.aspx
Municipal policy, Financial Impact, Planning Municipal https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/99b9-TransformTO-Climate-Action-for-a-Healthy-Equitable-and-Prosperous-Toronto-Report-2-The-Pathway-to-a-Low-Carbon-Future-Staff-Report-April-2017.pdf
EV, Municipal, Incentives Municipal https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/city-to-create-public-parking-spots-for-charging-electric-vehicles-1850247
Municipal policy, EV Infrustructure Municipal https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/regional-council/190917rc1532.pdf
EV, Municipal, Health Care, US Municipal https://www.pharostribune.com/news/local_news/article_f6076ef8-1895-5867-81ab-eb23bc110231.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, BC Provincial https://bcgreencare.ca/electric-vehicle-charging-stations
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://talkintrashwithuhn.com/2019/05/21/i-wanna-walk-down-to-electric-avenue/
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://www.plugndrive.ca/event/sunnybrook-hospital-charger-launch/
Health Care, EV Incentives, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://www.mromagazine.com/features/electric-vehicles-and-charging-stations/
Health Care, EV Charging Stations, Hospitals, ON Provincial https://www.uhn.ca/corporate/News/Pages/Drivers_get_a_boost_with_UHN_new_electric_vehicle_charging_stations.aspx
Health Care, EV Charging Station, Hospitals, PEI Provincial https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-electric-cars-charging-stations-1.5399320
EV Facts, Quebec Provincial https://lecircuitelectrique.com/faq-and-useful-links
Quebec, EV Incentives Provincial https://vehiculeselectriques.gouv.qc.ca/english/
EV Incentives, Provincial Provincial https://www.cevforbc.ca/clean-energy-vehicle-program