Highlights from the 2016 Victoria Day Parade

Highlights from the 2016 Victoria Day Parade

The Victoria Day Parade and the VEVC Lisa Locke, VEVC Editor It was a perfect day, not too hot and not too rainy, but just right for a parade into downtown Victoria, BC to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday.  The Victoria EV Club had 6 electric cars and one of them was towing a camping trailer!  See above, a shiny new…

Latest SpaceX JCSAT-14 Mission Explained

Latest SpaceX JCSAT-14 Mission Explained

Hosted Webcast Explaining the JCSAT-14 Mission Link provided by Jim Hindson, VEVC Secretary Treasurer Video streamed live on May 5, 2016 By Manfred Wissemann This is the full hosted webcast explaining the JCSAT-14 mission, shots of the rocket and some countdown net audio. You may ask the question:” What has a SpaceX rocket launch got to do with electric cars?…

Lt Governor at Planet Festival for Sustainability

Lt Governor at Planet Festival for Sustainability

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lt. Governor of BC attends Sustainability Festival   The 5th annual Creatively United for the Planet Festival had their Sustainability Showcase last weekend at Oak Bay Secondary with a vast display of electric cars, living simply workshops, renewable energy and more.  What a great honour to be invited and to have my picture taken (see above) with…

Netherlands proposes banning gas, diesel car sales by 2025

Netherlands proposes banning gas, diesel car sales by 2025

Netherlands proposes banning gas, diesel car sales by 2025 Author: John Beltz Snyder Link Provided by:  Dumitru Streza, a mechanical engineer at Crofton Mill – Pulp and Paper, who drives daily to work and back from Colwood in his LEAF.    Battery electrics, fuel cells should be the only legal options. What are the odds you’ll live to see a world, or even…

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…

Airport EV Charging Stations Unveiled

Airport EV Charging Stations Unveiled

Airport EV Charging Stations Unveiled First I like to thank every one of our club members for bringing out their electric cars and made this a successful event. Free charging at our Victoria International (YYJ) airport! There is a excellent report  in the Times Colonist today along with an update on the airport’s website. Thank you to our Secretary Treasurer Jim Hindson who has worked…

Largest Western Canadian Electric Vehicle Show

Largest Western Canadian Electric Vehicle Show

Jim Henshaw, VEVC’s  Royals Event Organizer The biggest fundraising event on the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club calendar arrives Friday March 11th at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods arena as the hometown WHL Royals take on the Prince George Cougars. The arena concourse will feature brand new EVs from several local dealers, including models from car makers just entering the electric car market. There will…