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February 22, 2017
Community invited to learn more about “everyday energy” options through day-long learning session


Oxford County Library in Ingersoll is hosting an information session on “Everyday Energy,” an informal drop-in session and community panel designed to help people move to greener energy options. There is no cost to attend and people of all ages are invited to attend.
 

WHEN:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

3:00-6:00 p.m.: Drop-in session to learn more about the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan; Oxford County’s commitment to 100% renewable energy and to becoming a zero waste community; and household tips and ideas to help reduce energy bills. Hosted by Jay Heaman, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Oxford County

7:00-8:00 p.m.: Becoming and EV owner. Join us for a panel conversation with “EV” (electric vehicle) enthusiasts to learn more about the future of electric mobility and what’s involved in switching to this technology.
 

WHERE:

Oxford County Library – Ingersoll branch

130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll

Across the street from Oxford County’s new electric vehicle charging station


Background

Electric vehicles for the average consumer

In 2005, electric vehicles worldwide numbered in the 100s; by 2014, that number had grown to roughly 600,000. By 2015, only one year later, electric vehicles worldwide numbered more than 1.2 million, yet the numerous advantages of electric mobility remain largely unknown to most people.

The Oxford County Library discussion will include:

  • History and future projections
  • What is “range anxiety” and how is it being addressed?
  • What is charger anxiety and what is the status of EV charging infrastructure?
  • How has the cost of ownership changed over the past decade?
  • Saying good-bye to the gas pump: a discussion EV charging by renewable energy sources
  • What is Vehicle-To-Grid? Turning your EV into a backup generator for your home
  • Battery technology: a brief history and the evolution of energy storage devices

Canadian electric car fast facts (Source: Plug’n Drive)

  • There are more than 28,000 electric cars on the road in Canada
  • Provincial incentives in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec can save you up to $14,000 off your vehicle purchase
  • Driving an electric car can save you between $1,500-$2,000 per year in fuel
  • Electric cars require less maintenance
  • Canada's electricity is clean with the majority of our power coming from hydro and nuclear
  • Driving an electric car can reduce your vehicle's emissions by as much as 90%
  • Canada has more than 4,500 public charging stations, 150 of which are Level 3 fast chargers
  • There are 18 different models available in Canada


Contacts

Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. | anyp@oxfordcounty.ca

Tommasina Conte | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3503 | tconte@oxfordcounty.ca


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