Uptown DC Fast Charge Station Offline March 28 to April 3

Uptown DC Fast Charge Station Offline March 28 to April 3

The Victoria EV Club received the following notice regarding the DC Fast Charging station at Uptown mall. For those needing a DC Fast charger the one located in Colwood might be a good alternate on these dates. Notice follows below: Hello Drivers, The DCFC station located at the Uptown Mall at 3440 Saanich Road, will be shut down between Tuesday, March 28…

City of Montreal amps up electric car charging network

City of Montreal amps up electric car charging network

City of Montreal amps up electric car charging network 50 new charging stations will be installed across 7 boroughs By Brennan Neill, CBC News Posted: Nov 10, 2016 1:12 PM ETLast Updated: Nov 10, 2016 1:12 PM ET The City of Montreal said it plans to have 1,000 charging stations installed across all boroughs by 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press) 45 shares…

BCIT opens solar-powered electric car charging station

BCIT opens solar-powered electric car charging station

By: Jen St. Denis, Sept. 16 2016, Vancouver Metro News Ultra green and super speedy: BCIT opens solar-powered electric car charging station The station is part of an experimental renewable energy project that could change the way we generate and use electricity Hassan Farhangi, the director of BCIT’s Smart Microgrid research program, shows off a charging station for electric vehicles. The stations…

First Solar Carport & our President’s Comment

First Solar Carport & our President’s Comment

BMW launches first solar carport charging facility in South Africa PLUS Comment from our VEVC President — see below.   Johannesburg, 21 May 2016 German automaker BMW has launched its first solar carport charging facility in the country. It now makes it possible for electric and plug-in hybrid models to charge completely using green energy. German automaker BMW has launched…

UN: 2015 record year for global renewables investment

UN: 2015 record year for global renewables investment

UN: 2015 record year for global renewables investment By Mark Kinver, Environment reporter, BBC News, 24 March 2016 Link provided by Jim Hill (shown at left), Musical director of the Canadian performing arts. LEAF (named Perl) Owner, and dog named Hunter     Global investment in renewable energy hit a record US$285.9 billion in 2015, beating the previous high of $278.5…

Victoria Welcomes Tesla Model X

Victoria Welcomes Tesla Model X

Victoria Welcomes Tesla Model X A phone call from our own Jim Hindson commanded several members on short notice to Uptown without any explanation, “Head over to the Uptown fast charger for 10:00 am!” Jim said.   Of course we were curious and asked him, “What’s up Jim?” “It’s a surprise,” he answered. Now we had to go. Right? So we…

2016  iMiEV Test Drive Video Review

2016 iMiEV Test Drive Video Review

2016 iMiEV Test Drive Video Review April 2015 The iMiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is a subcompact electric car that you can drive for the same price as a gasoline compact. The 2016 Mitsubishi iMiEV now starts at under $23,800 which might sound like a lot for such a small car. But factor in your provincial tax credit. So really you can have…

10 Word Change to Accelerate EV Infrastructure

10 Word Change to Accelerate EV Infrastructure

10 Word By-law Change to Accelerate EV infrastructure A Letter to BC Municipalities Jim Hindson, VEVC Board Member March 4, 2016 In order to increase the adoption rate of electric vehicles and to avoid costly retrofits to buildings and properties in the future, regulatory requirements for off street electric vehicle infrastructure are needed and are being actively sought by progressive municipalities….

Royals Event Briefing

Royals Event Briefing

ROYALS  EVENT  BRIEFING Membership Meeting/Coffee Chat Everyone Welcome By Jim Henshaw, Royals Event Organizer Today 1-3 p.m. At the Royal Bay Bakery Organic Bakery Address: 3337 Metchosin Rd, Colwood, BC V9C 2A7 Phone:(250) 478-3717