21 September, 2016

Plug'n Drive's President and CEO, Cara Clairman, receives the Clean50 Award

Plug’n Drive’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive, has been selected for the 2017 Clean50 award.

Canada’s Clean50 awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group to recognize 50 individuals or small teams who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

“In the short period of time since Plug’n Drive was founded, electric vehicle uptake has soared,” said David Collie, President and CEO, Electrical Safety Authority and Chair of Plug’n Drive’s Board of Directors. “Under Cara’s leadership, Plug’n Drive has grown from a small start-up into one of the most influential voices for electric transportation in Canada.”

This announcement comes at a time when Canada is recording the largest EV sales year to date. So far in 2016, over 6,170 electric vehicles have been sold across the country. If this upward sales curve continues, Canada could be looking at more than 26,000 EVs on the road by the end of the year.

The incredible growth of Canada’s EV industry can, in part, be traced back to the ground-breaking work being done by Plug’n Drive. “Our goal is to break down the barriers to wide scale EV adoption,” said Clairman. “Plug’n Drive has become a hub of knowledge and expertise for the EV industry and consumers in Canada. This will culminate in the launch of a new Plug’n Drive EV discovery and demonstration centre in spring of 2017, made possible through the financial support of both government and industry.”

This Centre will ensure consumers get access to all makes and models of EVs to test drive, as well as timely and accurate information on the environmental and economic benefits of electric transportation.

Plug’n Drive has established its leadership position in Canada’s EV industry by focusing on four key drivers in its business planning: public education and outreach, charging station infrastructure, policy development and industry research.

“Plug’n Drive’s accomplishments in driving Canada’s clean energy future can be attributed to Cara’s exceptional leadership and the excellent team she has built,” said Collie. “On behalf of Plug’n Drive’s Board of Directors, we congratulate Cara on this distinguished and well-deserved Clean50 award.”

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