Irving Oil and Team of Students Come Together for Electric Vehicle Project

For their First-Year Project, five students worked with Irving Oil to learn how the company can adapt to accommodate electric vehicle disruption.

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As part of their project research, students visited both the Irving headquarters in Saint John, New Brunswick as well as Norway.

Five T'19s were asked to consider the question of how Irving Oil can best position itself to be a market leader in the implementation of electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations at retail sites.

To better understand this question, the team—T'19s Sananda Misra, David O'Neil, Adil Primbetov, Allan Reynolds, and Tom Savory—traveled to the Irving Oil headquarters in Saint John, New Brunswick where they met with members of the Irving team, including Executive Vice President Sarah Irving D’10, T’14. The students also visited Oslo, Norway, the current global leader in the electric vehicle market, to better understand how companies have been affected by electric vehicle penetration. The team then prepared a full report on their findings and a strategy for implementation which they presented to Irving’s executive team.

The First-Year Project, a required course, gives first-year students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to complex business challenges for real clients. Like the Irving project, FYPs can also have a global element that fulfills the TuckGO global requirement.

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