We are working toward putting together new and innovative events during these difficult times. Check back often for future updates! If you need any more information or have suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing us at

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Lyft and Toyota Mirai Presentation

The SAE Alberta Section is teaming up with the SAE British Columbia on a technical presentation on May 19, 2021 (Wednesday) at 7 PM MDT (lobby opens at 6:50 PM MDT). We are honoured to invite Lyft Inc., Toyota Canada Inc., and the Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation to present a seminar on their initiative to provide ridesharing using a fleet of Toyota Mirai(s): hydrogen-powered zero-emission vehicles.

The presentation will focus on the viability of using hydrogen-powered zero-emission vehicles from the perspectives of an industry-leading ridesharing company, the vehicle manufacturer, and the supplier for hydrogen-related infrastructure.

The presentation will take place over Zoom and there will be no recording. If you want to learn about this topic, the only way is to attend the live session so do not miss out. Please register ahead of the event using the link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that the purpose of the event is to further individual technical knowledge and discussion only: this is not a forum for larger issues.

If you have any questions about the event, or if you wish to post any questions to the presenters, please reach out to us.

AGM 2021

Please join us for our AGM on June 17th, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The technical presentation will be an introduction to AMTA’s AZETEC project. Depending on the state of affairs, the event will either be virtual or in-person in Edmonton. Stay tuned for more details!


Go Electric

Despite the overwhelming interest shown in learning about electric vehicles, the province of Alberta is fighting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. While the board have planned for many countermeasures to safe guard the health of the participants, we along with our generous hosts from GoElectric have decided to postpone this tour until further notice.

In this trying time, you are recommended to follow all of the precaution and information updates available on the Province of Alberta’s site:

In the meantime, SAE Alberta Section will issue a full refund to anyone who signed up for the event. We will provide updates related to this postponed tour once the risk level has deescalated.

Thank you for your understanding.


The GoElectric EV Underground Makerspace (EV-U) would like to invite you to experience the energy and excitement of our Workshop, where we convert Classic Cars into EVs – or we will help you do it yourself. 

You will see:

  1. A Shelby Daytona Coupe in the process of assembly, including merging with a Tesla Drivetrain
  2. A 1967 Volvo Wagon, being converted by the U of C Engineering Re-electric Car Club
  3. A 1958 VW Beetle ragtop – in process
  4. A converted 1972 VW 411 (Square-back) in for a battery upgrade.
  5. Our Battery Lab, where we will be reconditioning spent EV batteries for residential energy storage.
  6. A selection of OEM EVs which you probably didn’t even know exist.
  7. A ride along in an EV will more than likely be available.

The evening will be comprised of a general tour and introduction (with questions), then we will break up into groups, which will cycle around between the cars, where you can see for yourself what is involved, and ask questions.  The presenters will be:

  1. Jim Steil and David Lloyd: Founders of GoElectric
  2. Jason Arnold, Lead EV Conversion Technician
  3. Robin Wainwright, EV Conversion and Battery Specialist
  4. Representatives from the U of C Re-Electric Team
  5. A number of other leading-lights in the local scene, depending upon availability.

The evening will start at 7:30pm with registration. Coffee and sweets will be served.

Cost:      Students – $1.00

Members- $5.00

Guests – $10.00

Registration is limited to the first 30 people due to space constraints. Please register no later than Monday, March 16th.

GoElectric is located at 2605 – 17th Ave SW, Calgary, 3 blocks west of Crowchild Trail.