Our second year hosting this event With TCU place and it went off extremely well! Big thanks to all participants and sponsors!
Electric Vehicle Expo Returns to TCU Place with Food Trucks in Attendance
SASKATOON, SK (August 22, 2022) – TCU Place is proud to announce the second annual Charged Up Saskatoon Electric Vehicle (EV) expo. Following a successful first year in 2021, the event will be back on Sunday October 2nd, 2022, between 10:00am and 5:00pm. The event is organized in partnership with Sask EV, an organization dedicated to building momentum for electric vehicles in Saskatchewan. The free, family-friendly event is part of National Drive Electric Week and will take place outdoors, across the street from TCU Place at 35 22nd ST E. Admission to the outdoor event is free and no tickets are required.
“This is such an important event for our community, and we are honoured to have support from so many local businesses as we build momentum for electric technology. This is bigger than cars – look for recreational toys, farming and mining equipment. We invite you to join in the fun and the conversation.” said TCU Place CEO Tammy Sweeney.
New this year is a partnership with PlayNow Foodtruck Wars – the popular street food festival will be bringing in 9 food trucks to expand food offerings at the EV Show and provide attendees with one last chance to try some great local food trucks before the winter.
The Charged Up Saskatoon Electric Vehicle Expo is taking place to highlight what’s available and what’s around the corner in EV technology and feature Q&A sessions to build awareness and excitement about electric vehicles. Attendees will be able to go for a test ride in an electric vehicle, attend demonstrations with EV experts, and learn more about the underlying technology.
SaskEV is a collective of EV owners and enthusiasts from across Saskatchewan that is co-organizing the show. President Malcolm Lucy commented “SaskEV is very excited to partner with TCU Place again this year for the second annual Charged Up Expo! Our members are looking forward to sharing their experiences with owning an EV, offer test rides, and to check out all of the offerings at the expo. What a great opportunity to learn and experience what is available in the electric space!”
Charged Up Saskatoon will feature more than 40 EVs on display, including a mix of new vehicles from dealerships, newer EVs owned by enthusiasts, e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-one-wheelers – not just cars!
Saskatoon’s Mayor, Honourable Charlie Clark, attended the inaugural Expo in 2021. When asked for comment about the event, Clark said “The Electric Vehicle Expo is a great opportunity to learn how our local companies are involved in the EV market, as they are part of designing and driving innovation from electric mining vehicles, fleet vehicles, to bicycles and beyond. The expo is also great for finding out what’s next in the EV world. From electrified city vehicles and electric buses, to offering more charging stations to residents, the City of Saskatoon is taking steps to ensure we aren’t left behind in this technological transformation.”
In addition to the electric vehicles featured at the show, vendors for all things electric will be taking part, including solar energy products, home charging equipment suppliers, and more. Representatives will be on hand to supply information on charging stations across the province.
If interested in buying a vendor booth, sponsoring this exciting event, or displaying your own EV at the expo, contact Tammy Pshebylo at TCU Place for more information:
Tammy Pshebylo, TCU Place
About TCU Place
Making a positive impact in our community is at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing the community together. Located in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, TCU Place is considered to be one of the best conference facilities in Western Canada.
With over 104,000 square feet of convention space, this facility is one of the most versatile properties in Saskatoon. The Convention Centre houses 21 different rooms with configurations that allow unlimited combinations. In addition, the conference centre also houses Sid Buckwold Theatre – a 2,074 soft seat theatre that has hosted international and national performers, speakers and theatrical productions. The theatre is well known for its superior acoustics and expansive stage area.
TCU Place is operated by the Centennial Auditorium and Convention Centre Corporation, an independent, not-for-profit organization with oversight from a volunteer Board of Directors. For more information, visit https://tcuplace.com/.
About Sask EV
SaskEV is a collective of electric vehicle (EV) owners and enthusiasts from across Saskatchewan. The expertise and collective experience of our members serve as a resource for current and future EV owners in this province and beyond. We are passionate advocates for cleaner transportation that is primarily electric. For more information, visit https://saskev.ca/.
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Registered attendees report 958,963 electric miles driven.