Electric Vehicles in the Toronto spotlight

First annual "EV Day" hosted by Plug'n Drive in Yonge-Dundas Square, August 12th

Published: August 11, 2012, 6:00 AM

Smart Electric Drive

On Sunday, August 12, 2012 Plug’n Drive is hosting its first annual "EV Day" at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This inaugural event is bringing together all the key players in the electric car industry for a showcase and the largest electric car test drive that downtown Toronto has ever seen.

There will be seven electric car models on display and five models will be available for free test drives.

The vehicles present will include:

- Chevrolet VOLT

- Fisker Karma

- Mitsubishi i-MiEV

- Nissan LEAF

- Toyota plug-in Prius

- Toyota RAV4 EV

- Smart fortwo.

"We are thrilled with the amazing response we have received so far," said Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive Ontario. "Yonge and Dundas Square is the perfect venue to reach out to the public and raise awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of electric cars."

Plug’n Drive Ontario is a non-profit organization accelerating the adoption of electric cars in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits.

The event is sponsored by: Ontario Power Generation, CAA, Norton Rose LLP, Golder Associates, Bennett Jones LLP, TD Bank and Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.