Thanks to the efforts of the team at Montreal it’s electric (MIE), engineering faculties at Université de Sherbrooke, Concordia and McGill, as well as those from École de technologie supérieure (ETS) and Polytechnique Montréal, will have the opportunity to demonstrate the latest in student innovation during the Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix on July 29 and 30.
“MIE is providing a large showcase to the various teams by welcoming them to the event. Students will not only be able to present their projects, but they will also display the technology and ingenuity behind their cars, some of which compete internationally. I think we can be proud of the calibre of the next generation helping to electrify transportation in Quebec,” said Simon Pillarella, General Manager of MIE.
The public will have the chance to see the ETS solar vehicle, Université de Sherbrooke’s electric motorcycle, and formula electric from students at Concordia, McGill and Polytechnique Montréal. Visit our website to learn more about the projects presented at the event.
MIE’s mission is to educate the citizens in the Greater Montreal region about electric transportation. The involvement of the various schools and engineering faculties—which have developed expertise in electrification and sustainable transport—is perfectly in line with the educational purpose of the organization.
In order to reward the universities involved, MIE also organize a competition on social media, aimed at highlighting their achievements and getting to know the teams and their vehicles. Alexandre Taillefer, honorary President of the Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix, will announce the winners at the event. They will receive a prize worth $1,500 from evenko!
About Montréal it’s electric
Montréal it’s electric (MIE) is a non-profit organization that promotes both transport electrification and its implementation in metropolitan Montréal. Specifically, MIE will rely on the presentation of the FIA Formula E Championship Final in Canada, where it will be the sole promoter. Beyond the race itself, MIE will also devise an annual program with industry partners. Together, they will come up with ways to showcase the potential of electric transport, enhance its promotion, better inform the general public, and encourage networking.
Evenko is a Quebec company which is the most important independent promoter and producer in Canada. Presenting more than 1,200 musical, family and sporting events annually throughout the province of Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the eastern United States, evenko plays host to the biggest entertainers in the world and invests in the development and promotion of Quebec artists. It is the creator and producer of four major festivals: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, HEAVY MONTRÉAL, îleSoniq all held at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, and the Festival YUL EAT which takes place at the Old Port of Montreal. evenko is also the promoter of the 2017 Montreal ePrix for the international season finale doubleheader of the 2017 FIA Formula E Championship. Moreover, evenko is the exclusive manager of the Bell Centre, the Corona Theatre and the future Place Bell in Laval. In January 2017, Pollstar, the entertainment industry’s most respected source, ranked evenko as the top independent promoter in Canada and the 10th most important promoter in North America. The evenko trademark is the property of L’Aréna des Canadiens Inc.