Plug’n Drive’s MEET brings electric vehicle awareness to Canadian communities

November 17, 2020-Plug'n Drive

A new and innovative approach to engaging Canadians around the benefits of electric transportation

Ottawa, ON – The Mobile Electric Vehicle Education Trailer (MEET) is a portable Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre on wheels that can remain active in one location for weeks or months at a time.

At the MEET, customers can learn about the environmental and economic benefits of driving electric in Canada through conversations with local electric vehicle (EV) ambassadors, interactive learning displays and an EV test drive activity in some of latest EV models from leading manufacturers.

“Our goal at Plug’n Drive is to break down the barriers to widescale EV adoption,” said Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive. “The MEET takes EV education on the road to engage Canadians around the far-reaching benefits of electrified transportation.”

To mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, the MEET operates outdoors on an appointment-only basis  with other protective measures in place: all staff and visitors must wear masks, six feet physical distancing is practiced and all touched surfaces are disinfected between appointments.

“Plug’n Drive is a great way to raise awareness about electric vehicles and help Canadians get to where they need to go with fewer emissions,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

The MEET’s first stop is Ottawa. Launched in early October, it will remain on-site at IKEA Ottawa (2685 Iris St.) until November 29, 2020 and will soon be travelling across Canada. More information about the MEET can be found at: plugndrive.ca/meet.

 

About the MEET

The MEET is a public/private partnership between government and industry:

  • Partially funded by Natural Resources Canada
  • Championed by Ontario Power Generation, the Power Workers’ Union and Hydro One Networks
  • Made possible thanks to the support of: Call2Recyle, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Kia and Volvo
  • Supported by Flo, Siemens and Spark EV Charging Solutions
  • Regionally partnered with the City of Ottawa, EnviroCentre and IKEA Ottawa