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…

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…

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…

The Future of Canadian Trucking

The Future of Canadian Trucking

VicEVA recently produced a short video featuring the highlights of our research comparing the economic and environmental costs of heavy transport driven by Diesel, Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electric batteries. Please feel free to share the contents…

Hydrogen and Heavy Trucks

Hydrogen and Heavy Trucks

On Saturday, April 3, VicEVA hosted a Zoom presentation on research the association has done into the potential for either electricity or Hydrogen becoming the primary fuel for heavy truck transport, the semi-trailers known as Class 8 trucks. We hope you will find it informative and enlightening.

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,…

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…