A group of Canadian companies today announced plans to form a consortium to help advance electric mobility in ...
September 15, 2010
A group of Canadian companies today announced plans to form a consortium to help advance electric mobility in Canada.
Code named “Project Eve,” the consortium represents an effort by companies across Canada with key electric mobility components such as electric motors and drive trains, battery management systems, lithium battery recycling capabilities, auxiliary power technologies, chargers, smart grid and data grid technologies, cognitive car technologies, advanced materials expertise, rapid prototyping technologies and advanced engineering and design skills to bring together their technologies and improve how they work together in electric vehicles (EV’s).
Steve Dallas, CEO of Toronto Electric and Nathan Armstrong, president of Motive Industries, co-founded Project Eve after reading the important findings published in the Roadmap for Electric Mobility for Canada, a study released earlier this year by Electric Mobility Canada in co-operation with the Government of Canada.
“Our study found that Canada lacked an industry-led initiative to bring together the considerable electric mobility skills and technologies available here”, said Al Cormier, the executive director of Electric Mobility Canada.
“If Canada is to get its fair share of the new jobs that will come from electric mobility, interested local companies must advance and improve their technologies. This consortium is a definite step in the right direction.”
Initial companies involved with the planned consortium include Toronto Electric, Motive Industries of Calgary, TM4 Electrodynamic Systems of Boucherville, Que., arcx of Markham, Ont., Vecture of Vaughan, Ont., NMA of Toronto, Westward Industries of St. Francois Xavier, Man. ENMAX Corp. of Calgary, Revolute Technologies of Calgary, Toxco of Trail, B.C., and Delta-Q of Burnaby B.C.
In addition, the consortium has formed alliances with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.