Zero-Emission Fleets: Reconnect 2024

THIS IS A PAST EVENT. Look forward to updates for the next event in 2025. 


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

     Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards

     115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

     10am – 3pm 

Tickets are sold out. Thank you to everyone who supported the event by registering. While our indoor presentations and lunch are at capacity, the outdoor vehicle displays will be available to the public.

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It’s time to reconnect!

Join us for a single day forum to experience the newest electric fleet vehicles. We will have test-drives and ride-alongs, plus unique specialty-use vehicles at the leading edge of fleet electrification! Hear about the benefits and opportunities available to your fleet, and learn about the Go Electric rebates provided to businesses and consumers.

Focusing on Electrifying Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleets

This year’s event focuses on the business case for electric fleets and real-world examples from local organizations who have gone electric. Panel presentations will be aligned with the following topics:

  • Leading Innovation in Electrification of BC Industries.
  • Current Climate in the Electrification of Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles.
  • Large Electric Vehicle Fleet Charging at Your Workplace.
  • How to Scale Up Fleets Beyond Pilot Projects.

Experience and Engagement

It’s not all talk, and it’s more than kicking tires. While the event features short panel discussions and information sessions, it also offers hands-on learning and test-drive experiences.

  • Test-drives with light-duty vehicles.
  • Test-rides with medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • A diverse range of display vehicles: on-road, off-road, medium and heavy-duty vehicles commonly found in fleets and operations.
  • Zero-emission equipment including mobile battery packs, landscaping equipment, electric cargo bikes and other battery powered solutions.
  • Knowledgeable, innovative vendors and service providers supporting zero-emission infrastructure and maintenance.
  • Networking hubs and catered lunch (for paid attendees).


11:00 – 11:45 AM. Trendwatching the EV Evolution of Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Industry leaders share insights on how the electrification movement of Medium-Duty (MD) and Heavy Duty (HD) Commercial vehicles is evolving in North America. This panel discussion will focus on emerging market trends, what synergies and opportunities are available for expanding MD & HD fleets, managing supply chain and manufacturing lead times, and what obstacles the industry faces in the short and medium term.

1:30 – 1:55 PM. Leading Innovation in the Electrification of BC Industry

B.C. innovators with big ideas and working results. Hear about the challenges and triumphs of going electric and going the distance on land and sea.


2:00 – 2:45 PM. How to Scale Up Fleets Beyond Pilot Projects

Major voices from BC business and industries discuss their learnings when scaling up from small ‘tried and tested’ electrification pilot projects. This panel will explain how they applied their learnings, calculated ROIs to build their business case for funding, and expanded to bigger projects.




Cargo e-bike test-rides

Our partners from the North American Cargo Bike Conference will host the cargo e-bike test-rides at Zero-Emission Fleets: Reconnect 2024

Presented by Plug In BC. Funded by the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.

Plug In BC is a program of the Fraser Basin Council and works in collaboration with government, industry, academic institutions, EV owners, NGOs and utilities to advance the uptake of electric vehicles in British Columbia.



The time is now to move to zero-emission fleets and operations – with greater return for your business, people and the earth.


For sponsorship, exhibitor opportunities, and general questions: Balakrishnan Venkata, Program Lead, Zero-Emission Fleets / Go Electric Fleets Program, Plug In BC.

For sponsor logo submissions, design and marketing questions: Michael Stanyer, Program Lead Communications, Plug In BC.