Ontario Construction News staff writer
As automotive manufacturers move to fully electric vehicles by 2040, and battery electric applications in transit and industry make significant strides, the City of Greater Sudbury is hosting BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) conference.
The event will be held May 25 and 26 at Science North, one of Canada’s top science centres, located on the shores of Sudbury’s beautiful Lake Ramsey.
“As the shift to electric vehicles grows the demand for nickel and other critical minerals from the Sudbury Basin, our community is poised for growth and further prosperity,” said the Mayor of Greater Sudbury.
“The time is now to connect with our southern neighbours, especially those in the automotive and transportation industries.”
Designed as a meeting of northern and southern Ontario, the event will explore the current state of the electric vehicle market and how to advance a fully integrated battery electric supply chain in Ontario and across Canada.
It will also be an opportunity to build relationships between leaders in the mining, mining supply and services, automotive, battery technology, transportation, green energy and investment communities, as well as government and non-government agencies.
“This conference will bring leaders from several industries together for critical conversation, collaboration and action focused on a common purpose – bringing supply chain opportunities in the EV battery space to Greater Sudbury,” said Lisa Demmer, chair of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC).
Scheduled speakers include Julie Dabrusin, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of natural resources and Climate Change and representatives from Global Automakers of Canada, Wyloo Noront, Electric Mobility Canada and the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association.