Contributors to Electric Autonomy Canada consist of award-winning writers, journalists and industry experts from across Canada.

Adam Thorn has a PhD in public policy and is the director of transportation policy at the Pembina Institute.
Alain McKenna is a reporter and author based in Montreal who’s been covering the global tech and auto sectors for the past 20 years, for some of the country’s most influential publications.
Alex Chapman is the executive director of Our Energy Guelph, a not-for-profit enterprise created in 2019 to guide the city of Guelph toward its goal of becoming a net zero carbon community by 2050.
Alex Gruzen is Chief Executive Officer of WiTricity, a technology company which develops wireless power transfer solutions using patented technology.
Amit Rosenzweig is CEO of Ottopia, a provider of teleoperation technology which enables vehicles to be controlled remotely and safely.
AzSpecd supplies innovative renewable energy solutions backed up with a full turnkey "from conception to completion" service including engineering, project management, and more. ​
Commercial Director of Foss National Leasing. Passionate about changing the way we look at fleet management, mobility, green initiatives and automotive trends.
Ben Sharpe, Ph.D., is a senior researcher with the International Council on Clean Transportation, and leads that organization's Canada Program.
Brendan McEwen is Director of Electric Mobility and Low Carbon Strategies at AES Engineering. Brendan helps government and utility clients plan for the transition to a zero-emissions, electrified future
Based in Winnipeg, Bryan is an award-winning business journalist focusing on investing, personal finance and technology issues. He has written for the New York Times, CNBC, Wired and others.
Caitlin Stall-Paquet is a Montreal-based writer whose work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, Vice and Matrix.
Catherine Kargas and Pierre Ducharme are principals at MARCON, a Montreal-based management consulting boutique specialized in alternate fuel transportation.
Christopher Ralph has worked in environmental policy for nearly a decade, for companies such as Canada Post, Envari and Hydro Ottawa. He has studied climate change policy at University of Toronto and Université de Québec Téluq.
Devin is a director of the EV Society and founder and president of EV Society Sudbury chapter
Dr. Jeff Dahn is a lithium-ion battery researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, working toward the development of a million-mile EV battery. He is the 2017 recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Herzberg Canada Gold Medal.
Gordon is a researcher on the ICCT's EV team, where he studies policy strategies to accelerate passenger vehicle electrification, along with analyzing vehicle costs and equity considerations.
Gregory J. Stulen is a government relations professional with expertise in federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada. He writes about government, business, and current affairs in the clean technology and future economy sectors.
Jean-François Venne is a freelance reporter from Montreal writing about education, R&D, business and current affairs.
Jeff Turner is the Senior Research Lead for Clean Mobility at Dunsky Energy Consulting. Jeff also sits on the board of Electric Mobility Canada.
Joanna is Clean Energy Canada's senior policy advisor. Based in Ottawa, she regularly connects with thought leaders, industry stakeholders, and policymakers at the federal level while working to develop and advance policy solutions that address climate change and promote clean growth
Joel is a former member of the Canadian Paralympic team, actor and public speaker.
Josh Elyea is a writer from Toronto, Ontario. He has an extensive investigative background and specializes in current events, finance and music criticism
Josipa is President and CEO of CUTRIC a member-based industry-led organization that partners stakeholders in the transit, transportation and integrated mobility sectors in the pursuit of collaborative research, development and demonstration projects with academia.
Kent Waddington is the Communications Director and a co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care.
Professor Lesley Warren is the Claudette Mackay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering and Director of the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto.
Mark Richardson is an author and automotive journalist who contributes to The Globe and Mail, CAA magazine and Automotive News Canada, among others. He is also a former president of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
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Matthew Klippenstein P.Eng. is the Regional Manager, Western Canada, for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, and Branch Manager for Hydrogen BC.
Nathan Lemphers is a post-doctoral fellow at the Smart Prosperity Institute. He studies the transition to electrified transportation, and how industry associations have depicted electromobility over time.
Paul Martin is a chemical engineer, and lifelong environmentalist. He’s a passionate advocate for electric vehicles and a renewable energy advocate.
Pete Thimmaiah, PhD, is program lead, zero emission fleets at the Fraser Basin Council, based in Vancouver.
Peter Kovacik is the founder of Research Interfaces, an initiative promoting knowledge transfer between academia and industry. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and has more than a decade of experience in research and development of energy technologies.
Peter Vella calls himself a car nut with a conscience, and has found his enthusiasm for things mobile revitalized by the electric vehicle movement . He travels extensively to most any electric vehicle symposium, international car show or car museum he can get to.
Chargepoint focuses solely on offering a quality electric vehicle (EV) charging experience for everyone involved in the shift to electric mobility.
CIBC is in the business to help their clients, employees and shareholders achieve what is important to them. Their ability to create value for all CIBC stakeholders is driven by a business culture based on common values: Trust, Teamwork and Accountability
Dentons is a global legal practice providing client services worldwide through its member firms and affiliates.
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A world-class outsourcing company specializing in industrialization, manufacturing, maintenance and logistics.
The Joint Electrical Promotion Plan is a partnership between the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-CCO (IBEWCCO). We are a team of employers and electricians who are recognized industry leaders in delivering safe, reliable, and high quality electrical/telecommunications construction and maintenance services.
EVdirect Inc. specializes in smart, controlled, and monitored power distribution. With a focus on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for single dwelling, multi-residential and commercial buildings.
Hypercharge Networks Corp. is a technology innovation company hyper-focused on moving people, and the planet, in the right direction.
As one of the world leaders in mobility, Keolis Canada carries nearly 20 million passengers and delivers more than 1 million parcels every year.
As Ontario’s largest clean electricity generator, OPG produces about half of the province’s power using a diverse portfolio of publically-owned generating assets.
SWTCH provides end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions. Their innovative EV charging and energy management platform optimizes charger usage to benefit charger providers and drivers.
TrueCommerce has helped businesses be more connected, more supported, and more prepared for what’s next. That’s why thousands of companies—ranging from startups to the global Fortune 100, across various industries—rely on us.
Simon Thibault is the Director Regulation & Public Policy for Propulsion Québec. His mandate includes coordinating with government agencies and industrials to develop the battery value chain in Quebec, in the context of the electrification of transportation and the clean transition of our economy.
Stephen Bieda is a cleantech strategist and communications architect that transforms unconventional thinking into common practice. Focusing on sustainability, smart cities, active urban transport, the sharing economy, the smart grid, and autonomous vehicles.
Stuart is the acting Vice President of Marketing and Communications at MacLean Engineering.
Tim Falconer is a veteran journalist, journalism professor and instructor, and author.
Tim Johnston is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Li-Cycle, an advanced lithium-ion battery resource recovery company.