Milestone!  We now have 200 subscribers to this newsletter!  Thanks to Toby MacLeod, CEO of STRADEGY.CA who sponsored both the EV Society & Sustainable Cobourg (SC) at Rotary Ribfest Aug 12-14, we were able to pitch our tent and talk to hundreds of people about electric vehicles and sustainability.  20 people signed up to receive our EV Northumberland newsletter and a whole bunch more learned about sustainability in Cobourg. We would not have been there without Toby’s generous support.

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Last month I was interviewed by Steve Gilchrist, host of Naturally Northumberland on radio station Northumberland 89.7FM in Cobourg.  The interview recording is now available at: 

Battery recycling – During the Ribfest EV & SC event, a number of people asked if the “dead” batteries end up in landfills.  Without going into the details about repurposing the batteries as grid backups and the value of the materials for reusing them in new batteries, here’s the EV Society Canada Talks EVs webinar from May 2021 about Li Cycle in Kingston that currently recycles lithium batteries  “A fascinating look at the incredible potential of recycling of lithium batteries. Ajay Kochhar shows how his company is preparing to take on the tsunami of automotive batteries that will one day reach end of life. Ajay explains how these spent batteries are extremely valuable and how we must ‘hang on’ to their precious components by practicing ‘urban mining’ in a sustainable and profitable fashion”.

Tax write-off for EVs used in business.  if they use their EVs for business, they can write off 100% capital cost allowance in the FIRST YEAR of ownership?  This government program ends at year end 2023.  Repeated from last month, just a reminder

Participate in an EV charger reliability study!  Alex D’Alton from the University of Waterloo is conducting an EV charging study and hopes you will join a small group of volunteers to work on the project. He is replicating the “Reliability of Open Public Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast Chargers” study in partnership with their author from Cool The Earth.  His study will be conducted in Ontario, with hopes of expanding across Canada later this year.

The idea is simple: you and your EV will visit public [DC] fast-charging stations. You will test the plugs at the station, record whether they are working, and how easy they are to use! He needs volunteers from our chapter to test out a few stations. [Currently at Pt. Hope ONroute 401 and Petro-Can on White Street Cobourg].  Sign up as a volunteer here:
Any questions, please contact Alex:  Thank you very much for your interest.”

Drive Festival – September 9-11, 2022 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport, ~20km northeast of Bowmanville) map:  EV Society will be at Drive Festival 2022, one of the largest automotive events in Ontario!  The event features a range of automotive activities and displays, including the chance to test drive a number of vehicles (some of which are electric).  EV Society will be located in the ACE EV Innovation Zone with 10 vehicles and volunteers each day. We’ll be there to share our experience as EV owners and talk about the merits of EV ownership.  We hope to see you there!  Exclusive to EV Society members, a 20% discount on tickets! Click Here for Tickets.

Charging infrastructure – 
EvoCharge and AzSpecd Solutions announce partnership for home electric vehicle chargers in Canada  The two companies will provide Level 2 EV charging equipment to businesses, multi-unit residential buildings and homeowners in new distribution alliance

Cobourg Canadian Tire now has Tesla and J1772 (non-Tesla) EV chargers coming soon! – see the pictures below.  Stay tuned for notice of operation.

Can a Ford F150 Lightning charge another EV?  Yes it can! Check out this informative video interview –

Electric Autonomy  An excellent source for newsworthy items about EVs and the industry in Canada.  Headlines and articles are updated several times a week. Sign up for your own free subscription.

EV registrations drop to 7.5% in Q2 2022 (from 8.3% in Q1)

Here are the five cheapest new 2023 model year EVs (or 2022, if ’23s aren’t out yet), either already on the market or arriving very soon, based simply on sticker price. And beware that most but not all these models are available everywhere in the U.S.—we’ve indicated where that matters. Note, this report is from Green Car Daily Reports and the prices are in $US.

EV Revolution with Kenneth Bokor – EV reviews on YouTube Special Guest – An Interview with MotorWeek’s John Davis!  John Davis is the Emmy® Award-winning producer, host and creator of MotorWeek – television’s original and longest running automotive series.

EV Society Canada Talks Electric Cars Webinar – 1st  Tue each month. Click link in the to register.
7:30-8:30pm Tuesday September 6, 2022 “Accelerating Canada’s ZEV Industry”, Matthew Fortier, CEO, Accelerate Canada Missed one?  Watch archived videos here

EV Society Ontario Chapter meetings – 3rd Wed each month…or check out
7pm Wed September 21:  Battery degradation (13% less range after 500k km) by GeoTab, Oakville. Visit for details and to register for webinar and receive Zoom link.

Clean Air Partnership (CAP) – events and resources  Here is an excellent 3 page Briefing Note to help Municipalities become EV Ready by getting developers to provide an EV Charging circuit in their parking garages.

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Check out the new EV postcard from the EV Society below.  Download and save it on your computer and share with everyone!