Electric Vehicles
Electric Avenue at the 2017 Oak Bay Car Show

Electric Avenue at the 2017 Oak Bay Car Show

Lisa Locke, VEVC Editor

August 8, 2017

Last weekend the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club was prominently displayed at the Oak Bay Avenue Collector Car Festival showcasing a broad range of electric vehicles now available. Elgin Street served as “Electric Avenue”, flanked with the flagship Tesla Model S and X, and lined with with the increasing variety of 100% electric models available: Kia Soul EVs, Hyundai Ioniq EV, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, electric Fiat, VW eGolf.

Top Left: VEVC President James Locke answered questions all day to hundreds of people interested in the Tesla Model X. Right: Looking down Electric Avenue –  4 Kia Soul EVs, Hyundai Ioniq EV, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, three Tesla Model S’s and more. Centre: VEVC’s battery powered (of course!) mini Tesla for kids. Bottom: Our new VEVC banner. Left: Our new Electric Avenue Banner.

This event could not have been put on without many so people’s effort and dedication, thank you so much to:

  • VEVC Board Member Jim Henshaw, writer, thinker, and a humbly great person, for organizing and coordinating the VEVC’s involvement in this event.
  • VEVC Board Member David Grove, Master Baker with Royal Bay Bakery, for providing traffic duty, home-baked sunshine cookies, and conversing all things electric.
  • VEVC Board Member Arno Keinonen, net zero home builder extraordinaire, for providing test rides throughout the whole day.
  • VEVC President James Locke and Editor Lisa Locke for bringing their EVs and sharing personal experiences and information with everyone.
  • Motorize your EV Store, and to our VEVC members for bringing your own personal EVs, introducing the public to electric cars and providing test rides all day!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to ask questions!  If you missed us, we’ll be recreating Electric Avenue at the Esquimalt Cars Rods and Rides Show in September.

Top: Tesla Model X 90D, 7-passenger, 450 km range SUV was on display, Centre Left: Mini Tesla from Radio Flyer, Bottom: Early on in the show, before all the crows showed up! Tesla Model S on the left, electric avenue in the centre, Tesla Model X on right.


If you’re looking for details on the latest specifications for range, price/distance, here is a handy graphic, below.  We aimed to have as many different 100% electric models (highlighted) at the show, and I think we succeeded.

Prices are in US dollars.