TORONTO, Ont. — The electrification of Canada’s vehicles kicked off into high gear, and the 2023 Canadian International AutoShow is presenting consumers all they need to know as they transition to a future of zero-emission vehicles.
The Canadian government has mandated that all new vehicles sold in the country by 2035 be zero-emission vehicles. Sales of EVs in Canada crossed the five per cent threshold last year, and patterns around the world have shown that number as the tipping point — market share of EVs is expected to skyrocket in the next few years. Automotive manufacturers are answering the call. Electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles can be found across the AutoShow’s showrooms, both production vehicles and innovative concepts that show how electrification does not sacrifice performance.
The AutoShow is responding to this with an exciting new feature — Electric City — and the largest indoor EV test track in Canada.
“Today’s automotive world is far removed from that which existed when the first AutoShow was staged in Toronto 50 years agao,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “We were dealing with an oil crisis then. Today we are in motion to move away from fossil fuels entirely, and consumers are going to have a lot of questions about what the future looks like. The answers can be found all across the AutoShow.”
Electric City is the one-stop destination for AutoShow attendees to learn everything about automotive electrification. Sponsored by EnerSavings and the Toronto Star, it is a showcase of the ecosystem that supports the new age of mobility, empowering consumers to explore the charging options in market for EV owners and prospective buyers and learn more about the switch to electric vehicles.