ECO-WHEELS SHOW 2014 Highlighting Practical, Green and Cool Transportation

Discover eco-friendly, urban transportation at Toronto’s Mel Lastman Square

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ – Are you concerned about the environment? Looking to become a more eco-friendly driver? Investigating the latest plug-in, hybrid or fully electric vehicles? Thinking about trying a different mode of transportation?

The answers are at the ECO-WHEELS SHOW presented by CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) on June 21, 2014. Come find out what’s new in green transportation. “Look, Touch, Ride” eco-friendly cars, scooters, electric bicycles, and see the latest accessories and high-tech gear. All come together in a FREE event, now in its fifth exciting year!

Visit CAA SCO’s Autogreen booth, enter the Autogreen Challenge, and learn some great eco-driving techniques. “Small, simple changes in driving behaviours have positive, measurable and meaningful results for our environment,” said Teresa Di Felice, Director of Government & Community Relations and Driver Training, for CAA SCO. Research shows that for every 45 kg. of excess weight, fuel consumption can increase by about 2 per cent.

“Simply removing excess weight from your vehicle such as roof racks and items from your trunk can save you considerable amounts of money and gas in the long run,” added Di Felice.

Toyota Canada will also be offering an opportunity for attendees to experience Hybrid technology first hand by test driving a 2014 Prius, Prius C and Prius Plug-in, on the streets of Toronto. Also, don’t forget to visit the Toyota booth, which will showcase vehicles in the growing Prius Family.

Try the smart fortwo electric drive and smart ebike in our Ride and Drive. Check out two solar powered vehicles that the University of Toronto and Waterloo University compete with around the world. Learn about stewardship, recycling and more.

Mel Lastman Square is conveniently located amid North Toronto’s bustling community on Yonge Street. Enjoy food and music while learning about innovative eco transportation in this free, family-friendly event.

As a leader and advocate for road safety and mobility, CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club which represents the interests of more than 1.9 million members. For over a century, CAA has collaborated with communities, police services and governments to help keep drivers and their families safe while travelling on our roads.


Presenting Sponsor – CAA South Central Ontario
Sponsors – Toyota Canada, Corporate smart Centres
Exhibitors include – Amego Electric Vehicles, Baskin Robbins, CAA South Central Ontario, Corporate smart Centres, epRider, Farrucas Duo, Honda Canada, Karira Home, Kickbike Ontario, Krystaline Canada Co, Max’s Restaurant Toronto, Remax Crossroads, Skate Tek, SoloRock Sports, Standard Auto Wreckers, Stewardship Ontario, Toronto Electric Riders Association, Toronto Hydro, Toyota Canada, University of Toronto Blue Sky Solar Racing, University of Waterloo Midnight Sun Solar Rayce Car Team, WIKE, Zipcar and Zumaround

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto

Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SOURCE Kickstart Event Management Inc.

For further information please contact:
Lani Lee, Kickstart Event Management Inc., 416-996-8426,; Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA South Central Ontario, 905-771-3194, 416-209-4930 cell,

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