TORONTO — A digital learning platform, EV Fleets, has been launched to help commercial operators go from “A to EV.”

The site,, was launched by Electric Autonomy Canada, together with ABB E-mobility Canada, Jim Pattison Lease, Sailun Tire Americas, Petro-Canada (a Suncor business) and with the support of Natural Resources Canada and The International Council on Clean Transportation.

It provides a roadmap of all the steps involved in electrifying a light and medium duty fleet, from understanding the range of an electric vehicle to how to install EV charging, states a release.

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The mission is to advance EV adoption in the commercial sector and to alleviate fear of the unknown by providing free access to the tools and knowledge needed to transition a fleet to electric. The site also has a directory of suppliers that fleets can collaborate with.

“Before we brought together EV Fleets, companies looking to electrify would have to do extensive research on their own to find resources, whether that was hunting down a white paper from a think- tank or reading the blog of one of the companies in the sector,” explained Nino Di Cara, founder and president of Electric Autonomy Canada, in a statement. “The idea was to provide a seamless, independent, trusted resource, bringing together expertise from across the industry and research partners. Fleets can go from understanding how to operate a zero-emissions fleet to assessing the suitability of electric powertrains for their specific operations to building a team of experts who can help them make the transition, all in a single place.”

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Commercial Operator means any person who, for compensation or hire, engages in providing services or products. Commercial Operator means a person, except an airline, who operates any aircraft for the purpose of rental or charter or for any other purpose purposes from which revenue is derived.