The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) has issued a first phase report arising from its “Electric Vehicle Charging Service Inquiry” proceedings. The BCUC is essentially ruling that all EV chargers will be exempt from regulation paving the way for the reselling of electricity for EV charging by anyone in an open market. Final implementation is expected soon, and it will mean…

Mark The EV 2019 Conference On Your Calendar

Mark The EV 2019 Conference On Your Calendar

  As a member of Electric Mobility Canada, the VEVC has been invited to send delegates to the EV2019VÉ Conference & Trade Show in Quebec City from May 6-9, 2019. The 10th annual gathering of EV clubs from across the country will be hosted this year by Hydro-Quebec.  Showcasing the latest trends in EVs and accompanying Infrastructure the conference offers…

EVs Wow 60,000 In Victoria

EVs Wow 60,000 In Victoria

Brightly decorated in LED lights, a convoy of electric cars from the VEVC drew cheers from 60,000 spectators in downtown Victoria last Saturday night. Accompanied by Victoria Royals mascot, “Marty the Marmot” joining us to promote February’s club sponsored ECO-Night, our members clearly delighted kids and adults alike on a perfect Winter night. More than a million viewers worldwide also…

Committee Recruiting Update

Committee Recruiting Update

As many of you are aware, the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club has begun a recruitment campaign to encourage members to participate in the goals of the association. In fact the initial response has been so good that our Research and Government Engagement Committees are already full of talented volunteers. But we still need a few more interested individuals for the…

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Here Comes Santa Claus!

The Victoria EV Club will once again have an entry into Victoria’s Island Farms Santa’s Lights Parade and we hope you all can join the more than 60,000 people who will be lining the downtown parade route on Saturday night. This year, we’ll be joined by the Victoria Royals beloved mascot “Marty the Marmot” as we kick off the promotion…

Electric VS Hydrogen

Electric VS Hydrogen

Given the breaking senior staff scandal and RCMP investigation roiling the BC Legislature on Tuesday, most of the media attending the ZEV announcement spent their time asking questions about that issue. One brave soul, however, questioned the support of Hydrogen powered cars in the government’s climate plan asking if the production and use of hydrogen fuel would increase BC’s Greenhouse…

BC Announces Zero Emission Mandate

BC Announces Zero Emission Mandate

Members of the VEVC were out in force at the BC Legislature on Tuesday as Premier John Horgan and Third Party Leader Andrew Weaver made a joint announcement on the province’s electric vehicle future. The provincial government, in partnership with the BC Green caucus, will introduce legislation next spring to phase in targets for the sale of zero emission vehicles…

Another Dealership Joins The R-EV-olution

Another Dealership Joins The R-EV-olution

One more location where Vancouver Island residents can purchase an electric car has opened in Colwood. Galaxy Motors on the Island Highway recently welcomed its first used EV and is rapidly expanding its inventory of Nissan, BMW, VW and KIA vehicles. The sign above the lot just scratches the surface on what’s available below it. According to General Sales Manager…

VEVC Recruits Member Committees

VEVC Recruits Member Committees

The Victoria Electric Vehicle Club has begun a recruitment campaign to encourage members to participate in the goals of the association. A breakdown of the initiatives being embarked upon follows. If you would like to participate in any of them simply email the club with your contact information. The Victoria Electric Vehicle Club’s Purpose, per our 2016 constitution, is to:…

More EV Infrastructure Rolling Out

More EV Infrastructure Rolling Out

As excitement grows in Victoria over the installation of 12 Tesla Superchargers at the Uptown Mall and BC Hydro’s stated intent to build 54 new Level 3 chargers around BC in the coming year, VW’s Electrify America has launched the $2 Billion rollout of its own network of charging stations across the United States. The process has begun with the…