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…

Ford To Reveal All-Electric platforms

Ford To Reveal All-Electric platforms

Hard on the heels of its launch of the all-electric F-150 “Lightning”, Ford is about to reveal that it is developing two dedicated all-electric vehicle platforms. At its Capital Markets event on May 26, 2021 (tomorrow) the Detroit automaker will announce one electric platform for full-size trucks and larger SUVs and another for cars and smaller SUVs. The company is…

VicEVA Compares Police Vehicles

VicEVA Compares Police Vehicles

The Victoria EV Association’s ongoing advocacy for the adoption of electric vehicles extends beyond encouraging individual drivers to go electric. One of our main goals is to encourage federal, provincial and municipal governments to reap the benefits of fleet purchases of EVs as a way of not only reducing their carbon footprints, but lowering the costs of vehicle operation, so…

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.

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FIRST ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS ENTERS SERVICE

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FIRST ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS ENTERS SERVICE

While it might look like a traditional school bus, it sure doesn’t sound like one. An utterly quiet 100% electric school bus began transporting hundreds of students in the Sooke School District on Monday and was introduced to local media today. “We are making history and we’re incredibly proud to be piloting electric buses” said Tracey Syrota, School District 62…

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…