This week’s episode of Beyond the Headlines looks at electric vehicles and asks: are they driving the future? Plug n’ Drive Director of Operations Josh Tzventarny starts by giving us a sense of the electric vehicle landscape both in Ontario and Canada, discussing both challenges and opportunities. From there, the show dives into how demand trends may be affected by electric vehicle integration. Chuck Farmer of the Ontario Power Authority discusses this in addition to emerging smart grid technology and how Ontario’s grid will be affected. Lastly, Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy and Sustainable Energy, discusses and expands on a report he led called “Towards an Ontario Action Plan for Plug-in Electric Vehicles.”

Show Producer: Jon Magill

Host: Matthew Thompson

Chase Producer: Rob Scherf

Technical Producer: Stephanie Oakes

Senior Producer: Matthew Seddon