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…

BC EV Rebates Near Depletion!

BC EV Rebates Near Depletion!

As the online tracker on the CEV for BC website ticks lower, British Columbia Car Dealerships are being notified that the current funding for EV purchase incentives are being restricted to manual applications only. Some manufacturers are already telling us they have been informed that rebates for new buyers are no longer available, which may mean that the applications already…

Changes to BC Hydro Rebate Programs

Changes to BC Hydro Rebate Programs

As of February 18, 2020, the Province of BC has renewed funding for the Clean BC EV Charger Rebate Program. The total program funding is $4.8M until March 31, 2020 and $5.0M from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 or when funding runs out, whichever comes first.  For MURB and Workplace applications that received pre-approval on or before February…

BC Municipalities Prepare for Exponential EV Increase

BC Municipalities Prepare for Exponential EV Increase

As electric vehicle (EV) purchases continue to increase exponentially in BC, it is important that new building projects include EV charging infrastructure that is required to help reduce GHG emissions. Known as futureproofing, BC municipalities can take action by amending their zoning bylaws to require energized charging outlets at the time of new construction to avoid more costly electrical retrofits….

VEVC Requests EV Owners Contact BC Government

VEVC Requests EV Owners Contact BC Government

In November 2018.British Columbia’s government announced the intention to bring in a Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) standard and help lead our province towards a non-polluting transportation future. Government followed through with the first step of passing the ZEV Act in the spring session of the Legislature in 2019. Late in 2019, government sought stakeholder input, which included Victoria Electric Vehicle…

Pass This On To Your Accountant

Pass This On To Your Accountant

We all love paying our taxes. They’re a small price to pay for the privilege of living in the best country in the world. So, as a public service for those of you who purchased an electric vehicle this year, here’s how to calculate and recoup the appropriate deduction under the Federal iZEV Program. Please pass this on to whoever…

Saanich Sanctions EV Infrastructure

Saanich Sanctions EV Infrastructure

Monday evening, the Municipality of Saanich passed a bylaw requiring all new construction in the city to include EV charging infrastructure and supported the construction of 20 new level 2 charging stations, literally tripling the number of such services under their jurisdiction. As of June 1, 2020, the District of Saanich will require electric vehicle (EV) charging outlets for 100%…

Federal Government Supports Petro-Canada Charging Network

Federal Government Supports Petro-Canada Charging Network

The federal government has announced a $4.6 million investment in Petro-Canada’s coast-to-coast EV charging network. The funding will help expand Petro-Canada’s previously announced roll-out of 50 fast chargers to a total of 92 in the coming months. Natural Resources Canada is funding the project as part of its ‘Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative,’ a part of the…

BC Reduces EV Rebates

BC Reduces EV Rebates

It appears the British Columbia government’s commitment to fighting climate change and achieving it’s ZEV mandate is based on how much of the freight will be paid by the Federal government. A Press release this morning (June 22, 2019) from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources indicates that as of this date, provincial rebates for electric cars will…

What does BC’s ZEV Mandate Really Mean?

What does BC’s ZEV Mandate Really Mean?

Overall, a whole bunch and not all that much. But we’ll get to that in a minute. Y’see that electric Toyota up there? Bet you didn’t even know those were being built, did you? Well, they are. But you won’t be seeing one in British Columbia anytime soon. And we’ll get to that in a minute too… First, here are…