Electric Vehicle Sharing
Type of Community Impact Project/Venture
Title Electric Vehicle Sharing
Brief Developing a partnership with HydroOttawa, Vrtucar, Nissan or Mitsubishi, and the
Description Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa to add more electric vehicles to Ottawa's car sharing
program. Communauto in Quebec has added 50 Nissan Leaf's through this and we
have no such partnership in Ottawa. Toronto also has the Atmospheric Fund which
helped them get their own EV's as well.
Anticipated Increased presence of electric vehicles and car sharing in Ottawa. Reduction of
Benefits emissions in the city by participation of sponsors. World Exchange Plaza is helping with
the first EV arriving May 1.
Status as of Vrtucar will add their first EV May first at the World Exchange Plaza on Wellington. I
April 9th, have tried to reach HydroOttawa and HydroOne, Carleton, Algonquin and the Electric
2012 Vehicle Council of Ottawa. No success as of yet. Have yet to approach Mitsubishi or
Chevy or Nissan.
Key needs Anyone with skills in working with finding sponsors. In speaking with Wilson Wood,
Vrtucars co-founder, to add a new Nissan Leaf three needs are: $6-7000 for the higher
cost of the vehicle, ~$6000 for a charging station (I hope Hydro Ottawa can help on
that front), and a commercial parking spot for rent (businesses and universities could
help out here).
Contacts Adam Frey: firstname.lastname@example.org