AJAC EcoRun

The AJAC EcoRun

The EcoRun is an annual AJAC event that shows off a variety of eco-friendly vehicles, which include pure electrics, plug-in and conventional hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, diesel-fuelled powertrains and highly-efficient gasoline options.

The purpose of the EcoRun is to help inform consumers of these alternative options, as well as providing accurate road testing fuel economy numbers. There's no limit to the size of vehicle showcased, as they range from subcompacts to pickup trucks.

These new vehicles are driven on real-world road conditions in order to fully test for fuel efficiency and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.


EcoRun Articles

  1. Review: 2021 Nissan Kicks SR – WHEELS.ca

    Dan Heyman

    Fast forward to today and when you consider the Kicks’ sub-$20,000 starting price (recall that the Micra once had a sub-$10,000 starting price, a big deal this day in age) and you can see that now that the Micra is no more in this market, the Kicks slots in nicely as a bit of an alternative. It’s a cool-looking and sparkly thing and it forms an intriguing proposition as a result.

  2. 2021 Lincoln Aviator versus the plug-in Aviator Grand Touring  – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    2021 Lincoln Aviator versus the plug-in Aviator Grand Touring: The Aviator GT clearly justifies its extra price tag in a number of ways that add up nicely in the final tally,

  3. Prime time to electrify last-mile deliveries | Corporate Knights

    Stephanie Wallcraft

    Surge in online shopping is driving up delivery emissions. Corporate leaders need to be buying all-electric starting now

  4. 2021 Lincoln Aviator PHEV review | Car Reviews | Auto123

    Dan Heyman

    Auto123 reviews the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV, designed to take things a step further with this model.

  5. Car Review: 2021 Nissan Versa SR

    Matthew Guy

    The econ major sheds its basic roots

     

  6. Electrify Canada Charges Ahead

    Dan Heyman

    EV range is key…but it isn’t the be all, end all. It’s how you gain your range back (eg. charging) that also need to be considered.

  7. Episode 137 - 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD Review!

    Kenneth Bokor

    Join me as I step up to some luxury and safety with Volvo’s first all-electric offering! June 25, 2021As always, I welcome any feedback and questions! Tha...

  8. Review: 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Review 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge: a comfortably luxurious and roomy upscale plug-in hybrid, its carryover powertrain and familiar minimalist design motifs are lavishly modern.

  9. North American Preview: Hyundai Ioniq 5 – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Hyundai’s all-electric Ioniq 5 crossover to also offer smaller battery in Canada versus the U.S. Hyundai Canada will offer a smaller 58 kWh battery.

  10. New EV arrivals in Canada include one cost-friendly debut and several six-figure offerings

    Michael Bettencourt

    The number of new EVs arriving in the Canadian market for Q2 is not huge, but includes some significant launches

  11. First Drive: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid | Vicarious Magazine

    Dan Heyman

    he Hyundai Tucson is all-new for 2022, and it comes to us as one of the first Hyundais to display the “Parametric Exterior” design language that Hyundai is turning to for their future products. It stands to reason that they’d choose the Tucson to do so, as it is the brand’s bestseller and some may argue its flagship as a result. And if it’s the flagship, you want it flying your best, brightest and freshest colours, right? It starts with […]

  12. Modern Motoring - A video review of the 2021 Lexus ES 300 Hybrid — Modern Mississauga Media

    Jay Kana

    The 2021 Lexus ES 300h is a high-class modern hybrid.

     

  13. Episode 135 - Part 2 - 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Review!

    Kenneth Bokor

    A follow up to Episode 126. Since I’ve had more time to spend with this vehicle, I provide some additional information on driving, energy efficiency and usa...

  14. Production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts with healthy 480 km range estimate  – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts with healthy 480 km range: The mid-size all-electric Lyriq will start at $69,898 including freight and destination

  15. Review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited – WHEELS.ca

    Dan Heyman

    As a result, the RAV4 – like the Corolla, or the Chevrolet Impala once was, or the Ford Escape – has always had the acrimonious “this is what you think of when you hear the word ‘car’” designation; that is to say notable and popular, but also ubiquitous and gone from memory soon as it passes through your direct line of sight at the intersection. Probably because it was finished in grey. Or silver.

  16. Road Test: 2021 Venza Limited | Vicarious Magazine

    Kelly Taylor

    The drive is smooth, the handling is very good. The interior is stylish and the seats are great. The level of comfort inside is superb.

  17. Electrify Canada Debuts Plug&Charge - Plant.ca

    Mario Cywinski

    Electrify Canada has introduced Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows electric vehicle charging by simply plugging in the charger.

  18. Toyota looks 'beyond zero' with new EV

    Kelly Taylor

    Toyota Canada, as part of the carmaker’s global push to launch 70 new electrified vehicles by 2025, will begin selling its first battery electric vehicle, the bZ4X, by the middle of next year, officials announced at a virtual pan-American unveiling this week. The bZ4X will join an exploding new segment of electric vehicles — crossovers — an important development for the adoption of EVs.

  19. Production Accelerated for BrightDrop EV600 - Plant.ca

    Mario Cywinski

    General Motors will end production of the Chevrolet Equinox at its CAMI Assembly plant in April 2022.

  20. Ford’s All-electric F-150 Lightning Pickup Revealed, Coming Next Spring – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Ford’s All-electric F-150 Lightning Pickup, Coming Next Spring is clearly a milestone vehicle for Ford. and the entire North American auto industry.



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