February 22, 2017

Learning session to focus on "Everyday Energy"

Community invited to learn more about "everyday energy" options through day-long learning session

Oxford County Library in Ingersoll is hosting an information session on "Everyday Energy", an informal drop-in session and community panel designed to help people move to greener energy options at home. This is a free event and people of all ages are invited to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Drop-in session - Learn more about the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan; Oxford County's committment to 100% renewable energy and becoming a zero waste community; and household tips and ideas to help reduce energy bills. Hosted by Jay Heaman, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Oxford County.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Becoming an EV owner - Join us for a panel conversation with "EV" (electric vehicle) enthusiasts to learn more about the future of electric mobility and what's involved in switching to this technology.

WHERE: Oxford County Library - Ingersoll branch, 130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll


This discussion will include:

  • History and future projections
  • What is "range anxiety" and how is it being addressed?
  • What is "charger anxiety" and what is the status of EV charging infrastructure?
  • How has the cost of ownership changed over the past decade?
  • What is vehicle-to-grid? Turning your EV into a backup generator for your home
  • Battery technology: A brief history and the evolution of energy storage devices


Canadian electric car fast facts (Source: Plug'n Drive)

  • There are more than 28,000 electric cars on the road in Canada
  • Provincial incentives in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec can save you up to $14,000 off your vehicle purchase
  • Driving an electric car can save you between $1,500-$2000 per year in fuel
  • Electric cars require less maintenance
  • Canada's electricity is clean with the majority coming from hydropower and nuclear
  • Driving an electric car can reduce your vehicle's emissions by as much as 90%
  • Canada has more than 4,500 public charging stations, 150 of which are Level 3 fast chargers
  • There are 18 different electric car models available in Canada