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July 10, 2017
AJAC HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL ECORUN
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun. (Photo credit: AJAC)
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) held its sixth annual EcoRun across two provinces this year. For 2017, the EcoRun and its 19 participating vehicles began in Ottawa, Ontario, with opening ceremonies on Parliament Hill and concluded in Quebec City, Quebec. The 670 kilometre journey, designed to showcase eco-friendly vehicles, made stops chosen for charging infrastructure as well as scenery and related activities (including Hydrogen Research Institute of the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres, and AddEnergie office in Quebec City).

Vehicles included models from a variety of OEMs.

Ford (Ford C-Max Energy, Ford Focus EV, Ford Fusion Energi)
General Motors (Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel)
Hyundai (Ioniq Hybrid)
Kia (Niro)
Mazda (Mazda CX-5, Mazda MX-5 RF)
Mercedes-Benz (GLE 550e)
Nissan (Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Versa Note 5MT, Nissan Versa Note Xtronic)
Porsche (Cayenne S E-Hybrid)
Subaru (Forester)
Toyota (Lexus LC 500h, Toyota Mirai, Toyota Prius Prime)
Volkswagen (eGolf).

Fuel economy numbers for each vehicle for the route can be found at: ajac.ca/eco-run/Summary_2017_A.asp.

AJAC Journalists from various Canadian media outlets drove the vehicles and vied for the most eco-friendly driver award, the Canadian Fuels Association Green Jersey.

"As the voice of the transportation fuels industry in Canada, the Canadian Fuels Association is pleased to be involved with AJAC's EcoRun and sponsoring the Green Jersey," said Peter Boag, President and CEO, Canadian Fuels Association. "Efficient vehicles and efficient driving are essential to the future of energy-wise transportation, and both elements come together at EcoRun. We look forward to once again awarding the Green Jersey to the most efficient driver, this time in Quebec City."

Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun. (Photo credit: AJAC)
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun. (Photo credit: AJAC)
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun
Vehicles participating at annual EcoRun. (Photo credit: AJAC)











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