Canadian FSD Beta Testing Begins Friday

Canadian FSD Beta Testing Begins Friday

Tesla will finally release Version 10.12 of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta in Canada tomorrow, Friday, March 12.  To assist those drivers hoping to qualify as Canadian Beta testers for the program, a small group VicEVA Telsa owners met with the association’s former president and secretary, James and Lisa Locke, who have been part of the Beta test program in…

Westshore RCMP Goes Electric

Westshore RCMP Goes Electric

Westshore RCMP took to the Tesla Service Centre podium to announce the acquisition of both a Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E to their patrol fleet. This marks the first time the RCMP will use a Tesla or a Mustang Mach-E in an active policing role. These vehicles are the first for the National police force and a direct…

Tesla Announces Vancouver Island Sales & Service Centre

Tesla Announces Vancouver Island Sales & Service Centre

Pictured above, you’ll find Langford Mayor Stew Young and Developer Representative Jeanie Lee, flanking VicEVA Vice President Heather Kellington as they break ground for the first Tesla Sales, Service and Delivery Centre on Vancouver Island. The 35,000 square foot building will handle delivery of cars to new owners on Vancouver Island, while also providing both they and existing owners with…

VicEVA CHAdeMO RENTAL INFORMATION

VicEVA CHAdeMO RENTAL INFORMATION

You can rent a CHAdeMO adapter through  the Victoria EV Association for $10/ day or $50/week and pick up at Westshore Motorize at 1671 Island Highway in Colwoo .  At time of booking and to hold reservation of your CHAdeMO,  send full rental amount by E-transfer from your bank to :                     …

VicEVA Survey on BC’s ZEV Mandate

VicEVA Survey on BC’s ZEV Mandate

  More than 250 VicEVA Members recently responded to a short survey the Association conducted on their views of British Columbia’s ZEV mandate, which is designed to transition the province to 100% of new Light Duty Vehicle sales being zero emission by 2040. The results are as follows:        

The “Free Ride” is Over

The “Free Ride” is Over

As more and more private entities and municipal jurisdictions change more and more public EV charging stations over to fee-based access, we get more and more emails and messages bemoaning the loss of “free” charging. The Victoria EV Association is fully supportive of the shift to “charging for charging”, a phrase we believe we ourselves coined several years ago as…

Energy Minister Engages VicEVA Members

Energy Minister Engages VicEVA Members

British Columbia Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Bruce Ralston, joined VicEVA members for last Saturday’s Zoom Coffee Chat to discuss the provinces ZEV Mandate and the future of EV transportation in the province. Also presenting at the final meeting for the month of May was Robert Elms of the Manitoba EV Association.

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…