The new initiative, a partnership between Electric Autonomy Canada and Vision Mobility’s James Carter, and supported by several industry stakeholders, launches this month to help advance action towards the adoption of new mobility solutions
As the climate crisis intensifies and governing bodies aggressively target lowering emissions, the transportation sector is increasingly under the spotlight to transition away from combustion vehicles and to adopt zero-emission cars, trucks and other commercial vehicles.
But it’s not as easy as flipping a switch to the all-electric future that more and more consumers believe is getting closer and closer. There are obstacles that need to be overcome, and stakeholders in the industry cannot solve them unilaterally.
The formation of Action Events, a partnership between Electric Autonomy Canada and James Carter, a former automotive executive with significant experience in new mobility, will help convene a wide range of stakeholders to address these and other issues that are slowing the advancement and growth of electric vehicle adoption.
The launch of Action Events has been supported by other forward-thinking organizations who are equally committed to the organizational mission to drive action through collaboration: Hyundai Canada, FLO EV charging, Geotab, Colliers Strategy & Consulting Group and Telus Business.
What needs to change?
Among other things, infrastructure needs to be expanded and diversified, an integrated and diversified supply chain needs to be established, public education needs to grow, and the massive transportation workforce needs retraining to adjust to new technologies and equipment.
With a wide breadth of stakeholders involved, coordination across industries is still limited, and so far, progress has not been rapid enough. As demand for electric and other zero-emission vehicles increases, how can organizations move forward at pace?
This is where Action Events seeks to close those gaps and improve coordination. The events are designed to empower participants and to drive and initiate change.
Each Action Event commences with an Action Forum, a gathering of 30 to 70 participants to identify and refine the key issues at stake. The Forum is then followed by a series of smaller Action Working Groups that will meet on six subsequent occasions. The objective of the Working Groups is to identify pathways that will advance adoption of zero-emission transportation solutions and drive future economic growth.
The first Action Events will target fleet adoption of EVs, consumer adoption of EVs, and self-driving vehicles and their relationship with smart cities. Speakers include luminaries from corporate, academic, non-governmental organizations and government sectors. Participants feature senior management decision-makers, government policy creators, and influential industry leaders. As catalysts, participants are encouraged to implement solutions through collaboration.
To find out more and to participate to help drive change in these and other Action Events, please visit actionevents.ca.