The Dirty Truth…

The Dirty Truth…

  Since the first electric cars hit the road, they’ve been under attack by proponents of fossil fuels and the ICE industry. They’ve peppered us with myths about range anxiety and spontaneous EV combustion  as well as launching fear campaigns predicting everything from the collapse of power grids to an environmental apocalypse, that they still whisper isn’t even real in…

VicEVA Inaugural Spring EV Count

VicEVA Inaugural Spring EV Count

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, inspired by the City of Victoria BC’s traditional Spring Flower and Bird Counts, the Victoria Electric Vehicle Association conducted its first “Spring Electric Vehicle Count” — and the nation’s first survey of Electric Vehicles now participating in the morning commute of a major Canadian city.  Despite the number of islanders currently working from home during…

Markham Hislop Speaks to VicEVA

Markham Hislop Speaks to VicEVA

Last weekend, Canada’s leading chronicler of the Energy Industry and founder of the Energi.Media website, Markham Hislop spent an hour speaking to our Bi-monthly Zoom Coffee chat on not only the future of electric cars but what the energy future looks like for British Columbia and the rest of Canada. For those who missed the event — or just want…

A Very Special Zoom Chat

A Very Special Zoom Chat

Since we began holding our coffee chats digitally a full year ago, we’ve had some special Zoom gatherings with some very special guests. But we feel the one held on March 6 might be one of our best.  We were honored to host two very unique presentations. In the first, Hal Wright of Silversmith Power & Light, BC’s first Hydro-electric…

Translink Selects Electric Buses

Translink Selects Electric Buses

Metro Vancouver’s transportation network, TransLink, will be adding 15 Quebec built, long-range and fully-electric Nova Bus vehicles to the two already working in its current fleet. In announcing the purchase, Martin Larose, VP and General Manager of Nova Bus said, “We are proud to continue supporting TransLink with our newest fully electric, high quality transit buses that deliver a safe, clean,…

Get Your VicEVA Swag Now!

Get Your VicEVA Swag Now!

VicEVA’s new line of  T-shirts and “No Emission” pandemic masks, previously exclusive to Association members, can now be ordered by the rest of the world. We have both Men’s Crew Neck and Women’s V-Neck options. Each features our new logo and is brightly emblazoned with “Member” on one sleeve. And in the long established automotive tradition, you can have any…

Seaspan To Test New Battery Option

Seaspan To Test New Battery Option

Vancouver Island’s premiere commercial freight service, Seaspan Ferries, will soon begin testing a Canadian built marine battery dubbed the “Blue Whale” considered to have enough storage capacity to power cargo vessels. Offering storage specs 50% larger than current marine batteries, the “Blue Whale” allows longer zero-emission voyages while reducing engine noise and vibration, considered a much needed benefit to marine…