Although school has been out for summer, members of the UOIT EcoCAR team continued to promote the goals of the competition at a number of large-scale community events. Here are some highlights from the summer:
On June 12, the UOIT EcoCAR team joined two local sustainability organizations, Durham Sustain Ability and Smart Commute Durham, for the Eco Driver program launch. The program was established to encourage fuel-savings and emissions reductions by promoting three core messages: Drive Fuel-Efficiently, Buy Fuel-Efficiently, and Drive Less. The event included a free tire pressure clinic and various demonstrations.
On July 1, in partnership with Ontario Power Generation, the UOIT EcoCAR team participated in the Town of Pickering’s annual Canada Day celebration event. Activities included Canada-themed crafts for kids, presentations regarding both electric vehicle architecture and sustainable vehicle technologies and a tour of one of the team’s electric buses.
Finally, on August 27, the UOIT EcoCAR team attended the Oshawa Autofest where they showcased their vehicle and promoted advanced propulsion technologies as part of the annual automotive festival.
School is back in session in less than two weeks – after such a packed summer the UOIT team will undoubtedly have more reports this fall!