The Minister of State for Climate Action, the Honourable John Yap and President Stephen Toope recently visited the UBC Electric Car Club (UBC ECC) to gain familiarity with the club’s vision and goals and to view the status of the club’s electric vehicle.
UBC ECC is a multidisciplinary undergraduate student organization founded by electrical engineering students in August 2009, working towards the goal of developing alternate means of sustainable transportation.
UBC ECC is developing an electric car prototype inspired by the UBC Strategic Plan “Place and Promise,” which focuses on innovation and sustainability. The goal of ECC is to promote UBC and UBC engineering as a global learning community aimed at leveraging technology toward achieving societies based on sustainable economies and life-styles.
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