Victoria Expands its EV Fleet

Victoria Expands its EV Fleet

Under its Climate Leadership Plan, Victoria is switching all its small engine equipment and power tools to renewably power by 2025. To meet this target it has begun the electrification of leaf blowers, chainsaws, and hedge and line trimmers. This month, the city’s first electric, zero emission ride-on mower began servicing Victoria’s parks. The mower, the first of its kind…

What’s with all the Tesla Trashing?

What’s with all the Tesla Trashing?

“Yellow Journalism”, a term that describes media based on sensationalism and exaggeration, was coined in the 1890’s to describe tabloids printed on newsprint so cheap it yellowed in the sun even as Newsies flogged it on the street. There are parallels with what passes for some media today. And while the difficulty of attracting attention in a competitive and ever…

Our First Free EV Weekend Winner!

Our First Free EV Weekend Winner!

This morning even the dreary skies over View Royal couldn’t wipe the excited smile off Rick Gallard’s face as he picked up the free Nissan Leaf from Motorize Electric Vehicles he’ll be driving this weekend. With opportunities for public engagement curtailed by the pandemic, VicEVA has partnered with Victoria Now to give twelve people over the next three months, the…

An Electric Bus for Earth Day

An Electric Bus for Earth Day

Victoria based Wilson Transportation Group is marking Earth Day by commencing electric bus service on its key Nanaimo – Victoria route.  The BYD Canada Model C8M highway coach entering service today for a three month test is the company’s first step in its zero-emission fleet strategy.  The vehicle has a 41 person passenger capacity and offers 97-per cent reduction in…

Return of the Burning Tesla!!!

Return of the Burning Tesla!!!

  They’re back! Just like horror icons Jason Voorhees, Freddie Kruger and Michael Myers, the terrifying tale of the self-emolating Tesla has once again captured the nation’s attention. Saturday night, in Texas, a 2019 Tesla Model S crashed into a tree and burst into flames, its two occupants unfortunately deceased by the time first responders arrived. Within hours, media world-wide…

Starlink, Sask Tax, Kona & Fleet EV Coffee Chat

Starlink, Sask Tax, Kona & Fleet EV Coffee Chat

  VicEVA hosted a infomration heavy coffee chat last Saturday offering members information on the Starlink satellite system, Saskatchewan’s new EV Tax, ongoing battery issues with the Hyundai Kona and a look at the coming wave of work vehicles designed for commercial use. Enjoy.

Victoria Company to Conduct EV Battery Research

Victoria Company to Conduct EV Battery Research

Rainhouse Manufacturing, in partnership with Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. and the University of Victoria, will receive $200,000 from the British Columbia government for a project to design, test and certify battery packs to be used in the manufacture of electric vehicles. The funds are part of the provincial government’s $1.5-billion StrongerBC plan for post-pandemic economic recovery. “This multi-sector initiative will…

Tesla Semis Coming to the Island

Tesla Semis Coming to the Island

Tesla Semi trucks are set to arrive on Vancouver Island highways in a few months as two local companies have decided they are the way of the future. Forest management company Mosaic has purchased three of Tesla’s 100% electric Semis to begin the replacement of its diesel logging trucks to meet the company’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2035….

BC Sees Rapid Growth in EV ownership

BC Sees Rapid Growth in EV ownership

This week, Clean BC released its first annual report on the progress of British Columbia’s ZEV mandate, revealing that the province had the highest uptake of electric vehicles of any North American jurisdiction. Among the highlights: Light-duty ZEV sales represented 9.4% of all new light-duty vehicle sales in B.C. There were 54,469 light-duty ZEVs registered in B.C. as of December…