EVCO is a non-profit, incorporated organization dedicated to promoting the use of electric vehicles in applications where they are appropriate.

Welcome to the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa

We hope the information on this site will leave you as excited about the future of efficient transportation as we are!

Our mission includes making sure you get the facts about mobility using electricity. If you can't find what you're looking for, please tell us.

EVCO is a federally incorporated non-profit.

NRC/CanmetENERGY Vehicle Emission Comparison Tool

Thanks to Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY department, who recently published an Excel spreadsheet tool for comparing the emissions of various automobiles, including the various plug-in EV models.

Ottawa EV Day Aug 18, 2016 on Sparks Street, 11am-4pm

EVCO is pleased to be participating with the Ottawa Centre Eco District for their EV Day on Aug 18, 2016, on Sparks Street.

If you don't yet drive an EV, come on out and check out all the great EV's, and learn from your colleagues who are EV owners why they've chosen to say goodbye to fossil fuels! And Test Drive an EV with Plug'n Drive! https://plugndrive.ca

June 9, EVCO Participating in Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict's Eco-Fair and EcoDistrict Race

EVCO will have a display, including an electric car, at the Eco-Fair on Sparks Street on June 9, hosted by the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict as part of Enviro-Week. http://ottawaecodistrict.org/enviroweek/

As well, one of the environmentally themed clues in the EcoDistrict Race will be provided by EVCO, so think EV's!

EVS29 Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, June 19-22, Montreal

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Register now for the 29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS29)! http://www.evs29.org

EVCO Providing an E-bike at Ecology Ottawa's "Street Fight" event, April 27 - join us!

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EVCO will be displaying an e-Bike at Ecology Ottawa's April 27 event.

Streetfight: NY’s Urban Revolution Comes to Ottawa


It's here: Branchez-Vous 2016 is in Gatineau, May 7-8!


This year, Branchez-Vous has announced events in 4 locations, including right here in the Ottawa / Gatineau region!

On May 7 and 8, 2016, this popular public event will feature test drives of 14 different models of plug-in vehicles, as well as information booths and access to experienced EV owners!

Darryl McMahon on Electric Vehicles: Past, Present and Future

Long-time EVCO member Darryl McMahon will be giving a presentation at Carleton University on Monday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Free admission.

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SecCharge - an app for intelligent EV charging stations and EV drivers

SecCharge (Secure Electric Vehicle Charging Ecosystem in Smart Grid) is a mobile and web application platform. One of the core features of SecCharge is an en route re-charging assistant to improve the convenience of EV driving. It helps EV drivers to plan their trips with access to vacant, unreserved charging stations and reserve them.

Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario (the other EVCO) program

The Ontario Government has announced details of it's $20 Million program to provide Level 3 DC Fast Charging stations for Electric Vehicles across Ontario.

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