Of Local Interest — Week of November 10

Of Local Interest — Week of November 10

• Time limit signs (of 30 or 40 minutes) may soon be posted at new BC Hydro DCFC units. If you need a longer charge to meet your trip plan, may we suggest the signs be ignored. If you encounter an EV that has been charging for an extended period of time, trust the judgement of the owner as to…

Of Local Interest — Week of November 3

Of Local Interest — Week of November 3

 Saturday’s Coffee Chat (November 9) at Metchosin Community House will feature a presentation by Denis Rogoza, former CEO of BC Scrap-It, who will demystify the programme and discuss it’s future. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus will receive an increase in Supercharging peak power to 170 kW (50 – 70%) in the latest over-the-air software…

VEVC 3rd Annual AGM

VEVC 3rd Annual AGM

The Victoria Electric Vehicle Club held it’s 3rd Annual General Meeting on Saturday October 19th in Metchosin, BC, it’s first AGM outside the City of Victoria. The well-attended gathering was welcomed by club Vice-President David Grove, who also read a brief statement from club President James Locke, who was representing the VEVC at the Tesla Leaders Summit in Hawthorn, California….

A Gathering of Royalty

A Gathering of Royalty

More positive EV news to report this week, as the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club hosted its first-ever women’s EV gathering. “DEVas” — women who are interested in EVs and those who already own and love their EV —were all invited to a very special dinner on Tuesday, October 1st.    Attendees thoroughly enjoyed making new connections while sampling from the…

VEVC Visits Wheel-O-Rama

VEVC Visits Wheel-O-Rama

In its ongoing efforts to reach a wider audience of Vancouver Island drivers, the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club will be making its first appearance at Nanaimo’s signature car show “Wheel-O-Rama” this weekend. In partnership with “Emotive”, the VEVC will be showing EVs and hosting a coffee chat for North Island members distant from our usual venues. If you’re in Nanaimo…

EV Ownership Basics

EV Ownership Basics

It’s an All-Video week at the website as we offer videos from three VEVC Board members on subjects related on EV ownership and sustainability. In this Post, Board member Kira Antinuk discusses her own journey toward EV ownership and what the change has meant to her and her family.

BC EV UPTAKE

BC EV UPTAKE

It’s an all-video week at the website as we offer videos from three VEVC Board members on subjects related to EV ownership and sustainability. In this post, Board member Glenn Garry provides insight into the remarkably rapid adoption of EVs in British Columbia

“Plug-In Challenge” a Huge Success!

“Plug-In Challenge” a Huge Success!

Canada’s FIRST all-electric car rally “The Plug-In Challenge” wrapped up Sunday May 26th at Motorize in Sidney, BC. Motorize owner and Rally organizer, Julian Sale, accompanied by VEVC Vice President David Grove, entertained rally drivers and friends as the rest of the team tallied up the final results. Taking home first prize for reaching 101 destinations was the team of…

BC Hydro Casts EV Stars

BC Hydro Casts EV Stars

BC Hydro is seeking people who have an electric vehicle for a video they’ll be sharing across TV, social media and online. Successful applicants will take part in a one-day professional video shoot in early August that will feature the members of your household and a BC Hydro spokesperson. You’ll receive compensation for the shoot day and the use of…

Manfred Wissemann Retires

Manfred Wissemann Retires

Manfred Wisseman became so well known in the EV community that whenever you said “Fred” everybody immediately knew who you were talking about. Fred was the inspiration and driving force behind hundreds, maybe thousands, of electric vehicle sales and much of what’s been accomplished in moving transport sustainability ahead in this province. Fred began his crusade in 2012 when he…