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 :                     …

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…

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…

South Island Municipalities Now Charging for Charging

South Island Municipalities Now Charging for Charging

  As of January 4, 2021, Electric Vehicle charging fees have come into effect for all Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay city-owned public electric vehicle chargers, including those located in Victoria’s city-owned parkades and the six new Level 2 chargers on Broad Street.   EV charging fees throughout the region will be $1 per hour and EV parking stalls will…

Tesla Updates Canadian Superchargers

Tesla Updates Canadian Superchargers

Tesla Canada has announced the construction or expansion of its Supercharger network to 44 locations across Canada. All installations will be updated before the end of 2021. Unfortunately, a handful of under-used Superchargers have also been removed. A full list of the new or expanded locations is below. It does not include chargers being installed as part of Tesla’s “Destination…

BC Hydro Offers Strata Charging Strategies

BC Hydro Offers Strata Charging Strategies

BC Hydro has begun rolling out a series of strategies by which Condo owners can convince their strata councils to add EV charging to their properties. Using three already resolved instances wherein EV owners were successful in having EV charging adopted by their strata council, Hydro is offering suggestions on best practices on their corporate web page. VicEVA has long…

PACCAR To Provide Comprehensive Charging Solutions for The Truck Industry

PACCAR To Provide Comprehensive Charging Solutions for The Truck Industry

PACCAR, the manufacturer of such well known trucking models as Kenworth and Peterbilt, has teamed with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure solutions for customers who purchase industry-leading battery electric Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in the United States and Canada.  Kenworth and Peterbilt have begun taking customer orders for production model Kenworth K270E and the Peterbilt Model…

BC Hydro Needs Your Input

BC Hydro Needs Your Input

BC Hydro is conducting customer research on their EV fast chargers to gather feedback about fast charging rates and the fast charging experience overall. The information will help them better understand and improve the customer experience. All responses are submitted in confidence and treated accordingly.  Your personal information will be managed separately from the survey questions so that your responses…

Measurement Canada Write-in Campaign nears its Deadline

Measurement Canada Write-in Campaign nears its Deadline

With our first Scale Model Tesla Awarded for the BC write-in campaign regarding “Right to Charge”, it’s time to turn our attention to the 2nd Campaign launched back in June to bring some logic and consistency to the costs paid by drivers for EV charging. And you could once again win you a 1:18 scale model of an electric vehicle…