Becoming ... An electric vehicle advocate

Webinar on October 20, 2020


What careers are there in energy efficiency? How can I find a green job? How do I start working on electric vehicles and advocacy? On Cara’s way to becoming an electric vehicle advocate, she has practiced law, worked in sustainable development at Ontario Power Generation, and was even selected as Woman of the Year (2017).  Join us in October to learn more about a career in the exciting electric vehicle field – and the steps Cara took to get there!

Cara Clairman is President and CEO of Plug’n Drive, a non-profit that is accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Plug’n Drive focuses on consumer engagement, including the launch of the world’s first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in 2017, which was selected as Canada’s Top Project by the Clean 50 Community in 2019.

Cara has more than 25 years of experience working in the environmental and sustainability fields, including 12 years working at Ontario Power Generation, initially as OPG’s environmental lawyer and later in the role Vice President of Sustainable Development. Prior to joining OPG, Cara spent five years practicing environmental law with the Torys law firm.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University.

Cara is the 2017 recipient of the Women in Renewable Energy’s ‘Woman of the Year’ award.


  •  Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive


  • Kirstin Pulles, Community Organizer, Efficiency Canada


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