When The Only Car You’ve Known Is Electric

When The Only Car You’ve Known Is Electric

You could say that all three of this week’s featured posts are great news for supporters of electric vehicles and very bad news for car dealerships hoping to sustain interest in the internal combustion engine. When it comes to electric vehicles, it’s clear that kids “get” it. A couple of years ago, I walked the Christmas Lights parade route as…

BC Government Adds $10 Million to CEV for BC

BC Government Adds $10 Million to CEV for BC

You could say that all three of this week’s featured posts are great news for supporters of electric vehicles and very bad news for car dealerships hoping to sustain interest in the internal combustion engine. Monday morning the British Columbia government topped up its Clean Energy Vehicle Incentive Program to the tune of $10 Million. The following is the Press…

Tesla Delivers 900 Model 3s to Vancouver This Week

Tesla Delivers 900 Model 3s to Vancouver This Week

You could say that all three of this week’s featured posts are great news for supporters of electric vehicles and very bad news for car dealerships hoping to sustain interest in the internal combustion engine. This week Tesla began delivering 900 recently purchased Model 3s to Vancouver, once again taking over parking at the PNE grounds where eager buyers are…

Why Wait For The EV of Your Dreams

Why Wait For The EV of Your Dreams

If you’re in the market for an electric car, there are only 12 new car models for sale in Canada. That number rises to 38 in most EU countries with dozens more manufactured for local buyers in India and China. But even where the choice of vehicle is greater than it is here, most of these cars fall into either…

The Kids Are All Right!

The Kids Are All Right!

A British survey conducted by a group of vehicle manufacturers has found that 81% of British young people are planning to make their first car purchase electric. And while that percentage declines over older demographic groups, the final number for the entire population is 50%. Others in the British media, either dependent on gasoline advertising or just being cheeky referred…

Clubhouse Search

Clubhouse Search

Back in 2012, when the first incarnation of the Victoria EV Club formed, owners of electric cars gathered at Colwood’s Royal Bay Bakery, turning it into an unofficial clubhouse. There were pictures of club events on the walls, information on electric cars and invariably EVs on the lot and owners who’d stopped for a sandwich or sunshine cookie willing to…

Welcome To The Machine

Welcome To The Machine

At every VEVC event or coffee chat, little circles of Leaf, Tesla or owners of other brands inevitably develop to giddily share newly discovered details of their cars. It might be a charging work around, an aspect of the latest software update, or some arcane fact they’ve learned about extending range. We’re evolving an entirely new class of gear-heads. Zero-Emission…

It’s Time To Join Charge BC

It’s Time To Join Charge BC

You can now help British Columbia prepare for a future with more electric vehicles on our roads by providing insight into EV charging. By assisting BC Hydro in understanding when and where EVs charge, and how much energy is consumed, you’ll help to ensure that British Columbia is ready for a plug-in future. Simply sign in here to get the…

Busting EV Myths #5: Electric Cars Cost Too Much

Busting EV Myths #5: Electric Cars Cost Too Much

Virtually every member of the general public I meet at the car shows the VEVC attends expresses the desire to make their next car an EV. When questioned on how soon that might be, the answer is invariably related to the Electric Car Myth that they’re too expensive. Even considering the purchase rebates and Scrap-it potential a new EV buyer…

Drive Electric Weekend

Drive Electric Weekend

The annual “Drive Electric” celebration launches this weekend across Canada, the United States and New Zealand with events in more than 300 cities. “Drive Electric” addresses the biggest challenge in promoting electric cars — getting “butts in seats” — by bringing out the local EV Community to show off the benefits of electric cars. Among the international highlights are: Prescott,…