Learn what it's like to drive electric. Join us for a fun-filled, knowledge-packed showcase of electrification, coming to Aurora on April 28.

 EV Car with EV Showcase logo

Get inspired to make the switch! This year's showcase includes an array of visitor attractions, including a number of 'live sessions', our Electric Avenue test track, dozens of exhibitors, an owners showcase and a kids electric zone!

Date and Time

Sunday April 28, 2024

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex 

1400 Wellington St E, Aurora, ON L4G 7B6

What's on at the EV Showcase

Attend an Expert Live Session

We are thrilled to offer live learning sessions all throughout the day. Learn more about the different aspects of EV ownership, charging infrastructure, sustainability, incentives available, maintenance and safety of EVs. More details to come!

 

Featured Speakers

Ken Bokor

Ken Bokor, The EV Revolution Show

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10:30 a.m.- Speakers' Stage (Pfaff Arena)

Everything You Want to Know About Electric Vehicles - EV101

The consumer automotive market is a key impact toward tackling Climate Change. In Canada, our government has recognized this and set goals and programs to assist in the urgent need to rapidly shift to electric transportation. However, shoppers have concerns about range anxiety, charging infrastructure, safety and costs. This talk will educate you on:

• What is an electric vehicle and its history

• EV market tipping points

• What options are available to go electric for your next vehicle purchase

• What advantages are there to owning & driving an electric vehicle

• Is the market really mainstream and is it still growing

Marco Chown Oved

Marco Chown Oved, Climate Change reporter with the Toronto Star

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11:30 a.m.- Speakers' Stage (Pfaff Arena)

The Great Ontario EV Road Trip

Marco Chown Oved recently returned from a 2,300 km road trip through northern Ontario in an EV during the coldest week of the year, visiting stages of the electric vehicle supply chain - from mine to refinery to steel plant to battery plant to assembly line - to see how EVs are affecting the environment and the economy. Join him as he shares insights and photos from his roadtrip.

 

Kush Obhrai, Ivy Charging Network

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12:30 p.m.- Speakers' Stage (Pfaff Arena)

EV Charging 101

Learn about everything from finding locations, charging speed, connector types like CCS and NACS (say what?) and where you will charge the most. You can also test your knowledge with Ivy Trivia to debunk common EV myths and find out the honest to goodness facts.

 

Tim Burrows, Producer of monthly webinar "Canada Talks Cars", Board member of the Electric Vehicle Society

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1:30 p.m.- Speakers' Stage (Pfaff Arena)

From Gadgets to the Grid: Batteries & Our Sustainable Future

Learn how battery manufacturing and related technologies are advancing at an unprecedented pace. Batteries will play an increasingly important part in our clean energy future. As the globe decarbonizes and shifts to renewables, our ability to store energy from the sun, wind and hydro generation will be essential.



Heather Smiles headshot

Heather Smiles, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development at Electra Battery Materials

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2:30 p.m.- Speakers' Stage (Pfaff Arena)

Building a North American Supply Chain for EV Battery Materials

This presentation will explore the critical need for establishing a robust North American supply chain for EV battery materials. By leveraging local resources, fostering innovation, and prioritizing sustainability, North America has the potential to become a key player in the global EV market. From lithium and cobalt to nickel and graphite, Heather will delve into the opportunities and strategies for developing a resilient supply chain that supports the growing demand for EVs while minimizing environmental impact.

 

 

Exhibitors
Town of Aurora logoPlug N'Drive logo
Kia LogoVinfast Logo
 CYFS Logo Create your wave logo
Highland GM logo Go Electrical Inc Logo
 Ford logoSarit logo 
 TREK Logo
 Polestar Logo Aurora Chrysler logo
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pfaff miniporsche logo
Enjoy the Kids Zone!

Kids can learn how to change a tire at our Pitstop Challenge, have fun with robotics with Stem Minds, get crafty creating an eco-friendly work of art with recycled materials and enjoy the colouring table! There is no shortage of fun-packed activities for our younger visitors!

Kids Zone Fun
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Take an EV for a Test Drive

Back by popular demand, you can once again test drive vehicles on the streets of Aurora!This year's show, we'll have more opportunities for you to test drive a brand new vehicle than ever before!

Test Drive some of the latest EV models(free) with Plug N'Drive. There is no pre-registration required. Test drive sessions are booked on a first-come-first served basis the day of. 

 

Models available will include:

  • Ionic5
  • Chevrolet Bolt EUV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (Plug-in Hybrid)
  • Volvo C40
  • Volvo XC40

 

Plug N'Drive, a non-profit organization dedicated to EV education, will be onsite for the day with a number of the latest EV vehicles for the public to test drive in a pressure free environment.

 

Many of the dealerships will also be offering their own test drives. Speak with individual dealerships at their Exhibitor booth to register.

Cruise Down Electric Avenue; our Micro Mobility Test Track

Take a spin around Electric Avenue. Test drive the SARIT micro-mobility cars, eBikes, eScooters and eSkateboards.

micro-mobility car

Check our the Owners' Showcase
parked vehiclesMembers of the Electric Vehicle Society, as well as other local EV owners will also be on hand to show their EVs, answer your questions and help clear the air on any hesitations you have around driving electric, like range anxiety, battery life, hauling capacity, maintenance costs and everyday use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to attend the event?

The event is free to attend. All are welcome. Test drives are also free, but limited space.

What types of EVs will be on display?

There will be a wide variety of vehicle makes and models and both new and used vehicles on display.

 

We will also have Micro-mobility cars, eBikes, eScooters, eSkateboards & eSurfboards!

 I have an EV. Can I attend and showcase my vehicle?
 We'd love to have you. Please reach out to us to confirm space: cshaver@aurora.ca
 Are kids welcome?
 Absolutely. They won't want to miss our Electric Kids Zone!
 Are there bathrooms on site?
 Yes, washroom facilities will be open in the SARC building.
Can I park on site?
Yes. Free parking is available on site. 
Can I purchase food on site?
The Snack Bar at the SARC will be open and serving hot coffee, tea, french fries, popcorn, candy etc..