AJAC - EcoRun - 2018

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.

Bouchard, Marc
Ça roule radio, ça roule.tv, CHOI 98.1 RadioX Québec
Bailie, Lee
Ignition Luxury & Performance Magazine (ILP), wheels.ca, Canadian Auto Dealer Magazine
Dear, Clare
Autofile.ca, Lifestyle Magazine, MSN Canada Autos
Yong, Benjamin
Darpan, RPM Canada, CAA Magazine - Atlantic
Kenzie, Jim
Toronto Star Wheels, Motoring TV
Richardson, Mark
Globe and Mail, Automotive News Canada, Autofile.ca
Dimopoulos, Tim
680 News Radio
Descarries, Eric
L'Écho du Transport, Pneu Mag , Cam Auto
Wallcraft, Stephanie
autoTRADER.ca, wheels.ca, Autofocus
McDonald, Norris
Mio, Kevin
Ozeroff, Wade
Chan, Sammy
canadianautoreview.com , www.canadianautoreview.ca, www.chineseautoreview.com
Kerr, James
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Winnipeg Free Press, Saskatoon Express
Desai, Adi
Double Clutch
Caron, Jesse
CAA-Quebec Touring Magazine, CAA-Quebec's website
Lightstone, Miranda
The Truth About Cars
Taylor, David
The Epoch Times, thedriver.ca, Epoch Auto Magazine
Miller, David
thedriver.ca, Fleet Management, Autofile.ca
Chow, Brian
Driving Television
Corbett, Ron
Automobile Protection Association Lemon-Aid New Car Magazine, ProtegezVous
Heyman, Dan
EcoloAuto, Auto123.com, autoTRADER.ca
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost
Ford Fusion Energi
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
Honda Clarity Plug-in
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in hybrid
Kia Optima PHEV
Lexus LS 500h
Mazda CX-3 SkyActiv-G
Mazda6 2.5L SkyActiv-G
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Nissan Kicks
Nissan Leaf
Smart EQ
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Prius Prime
Volkswagen Jetta

Wednesday, June 20
Afternoon – Media arrivals: Make your way to baggage claim and look for a member of the AJAC EcoRun team
12:00-6:00pm – Driving loops for those arriving earlier (Smart EQ and Honda Clarity FCV)
6:45pm – Orientation and overview: Meet at Shediac C room, short presentation by the CAA Atlantic Club
7:30pm – Dinner: Catch 22 Lobster bar, sponsored by CAA Atlantic Club

Thursday, June 21
6:00-7:30am – Breakfast: Shediac C room
8:00am – Opening ceremonies: Moncton City Hall
8:30am – Depart for first leg to Sussex
9:30am – Driver change in Sussex: Knocks Café 
10:15am – Depart for second leg to Snider Mountain
10:30am – Snider Mountain Ranch stop (horseback riding, canoeing, archery, rock climbing, music act). 
12:30pm – Depart to Fredericton for continuation of second leg
1:45pm – Lunch in Fredericton: Isaac's Way
3:30pm – Depart for third and final leg to Saint John
4:45pm – Arrive at Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
7:30pm – Dinner: East Coast Bistro, sponsored by Michelin Canada
Friday, June 22
7:00-9:00am – Breakfast: Trinity Royal room
9:00am – Depart hotel for start of driving Day 2
9:30am – Arrive at BayBreeze Restaurant for coffee and snack break in New River Beach
10:15am – Depart on fifth leg to Saint Andrews
11:00am – Arrive in Saint Andrews, 30 minutes free time
11:30am-1:00pm – Lunch in Saint Andrews: The Gables Restaurant
1:00-3:00pm – Activity: Jolly Breeze Whale Adventures
3:00pm – Depart for sixth and final leg to Fredericton
4:45pm – Arrive at Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
7:00pm – Dinner: Victoria room on second floor. Green Jersey award winner, sponsored by Canadian Fuels Association
Saturday, June 23
Morning – Breakfast at leisure: [Catch] Urban Grill restaurant
9:00am – Departures start: Member of the EcoRun team will transfer you to airport
**For those leaving earlier, alternative arrangements have been made

  • 2018 Photos: Setup
  • 2018 Photos: Day 1
  • 2018 Photos: Day 2
  • 2018 Photos: Green Jersey
  • 2018 Fuel-Consumption: Vehicles

  • Videos:
  • 2018 EcoRun Video

  • Archives:
  • 2017 Photos: Day 1
  • 2017 Photos: Day 2
  • 2017 Photos: Vehicles
  • 2017 Fuel-Consumption: Vehicles
  • 2017 Fuel-Consumption: Journalists
  • 2016 Fuel-Consumption: Vehicles
  • 2016 Fuel-Consumption: Journalists
  • 2015 Fuel-Consumption Report
  • 2015 Fuel-Consumption Summary
  • 2015 Fuel-Consumption Summary


  • Moncton
  • Sussex
  • Snider Mountain
  • Saint John
  • New River Beach
  • Saint Andrews
  • Fredericton

  • email: office@ajac.ca    ©2018 Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.