AJAC - EcoRun - 2017

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.

Wallcraft, Stephanie
Taylor, Kelly
Winnipeg Free Press & Halifax Chronicle Herald
St Pierre, Matt
Duquet, Denis
Richardson, Mark
Automotive News Canada & CAA
Bouchard, Marc
MarcBouchard.ca & radio
Elmer, Howard
Proudfoot, Dan
Caron, Jesse
Kerr, James
Saskatoon Express
Dear, Clare
Moore, Neil
Ottawa Life
Bailie, Lee
PRN Ignition
Ozeroff, Wade
McDonald, Norris
The Toronto Star
Deslauriers, Michel
LC Media (Le Guide de l'auto)
Corbett, Ron
APA.ca & Lemon-Aid TV show
Lightstone, Miranda
Taylor, David
Epoch Times
Miller, David
Mio, Kevin
Chow, Brian

Wednesday, June 14
6:00-7:00pm - Registration 
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport - Bona Vista room
7:00-9:30pm - Opening dinner
Moxie's Grill & Bar, Hunt Club

Thursday, June 15
6:30-7:30am - Breakfast
Hilton Garden Inn - The Grille Garden
7:30am - EcoRun drive begins
8:30am-9:00am - Opening Ceremonies - Ottawa - TBD
10:15am - Stop in Hawkesbury
1:15pm - Lunch in St-Jovite - Le Vieux Four restaurant
3:45pm - Stop in Saint-Adele
5:45pm - Check-in to Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
7:00pm - Walk to Meo Electric for presentation
8:00-10:00pm - Dinner at Les 3 Brasseurs
Friday, June 16
7:00-8:00am - Breakfast at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
8:00am - EcoRun Day 2 drive begins
9:00am - Stop in Joliette
11:30am - Presentation and lunch - The University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres
2:15pm - Stop in Deschambault at Julie Vachon Chocolats
4:45pm - Closing Ceremonies at AddEnergie headquarters for special presentation
7:30-9:30pm - Closing dinner at Le Bonne Entente hotel
Sponsored by Canadian Fuels Association - Green Jersey awarded
Saturday, June 17
7:00-9:00am - Breakfast at your leisure
Departures throughout the day

2017 Press Releases:



  • 2016 EcoRun Video
  • 2016 Photos - Day 1
  • 2016 Photos - Day 2
  • 2016 Fuel-Consumption: Vehicles
  • 2016 Fuel-Consumption: Journalists
  • 2015 Fuel-Consumption Report
  • 2015 Fuel-Consumption Summary
  • 2015 Fuel-Consumption Summary


  • Ottawa
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City

  • email: office@ajac.ca    ©2017 Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.