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    • 04/13/2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04/14/2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre

    Saturday April 13 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on

    Sunday April 14 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    This is an important event for VEVA because it enables us to reach out to an audience we wouldn't normally be able to contact. We will not have vehicles on display at this event, just our booth. Our purpose is to promote EVs, to promote VEVA and to answer questions about our EVs based on our real life experience.

    https://rotaryclimatefair.ca/trade-show/

    Here is the link to the location of the Chilliwack Rotary Climate Fair at: Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre, 45530 Spadina Avenue

    Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre


    • 04/20/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Fraser River Heritage Park on Mary Street in Mission

    The event runs from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    Saturday April 20

    We will have four vehicles for static display and people will be there to talk about their EV experience.

    Use the link below to sign up for this event. 

    https://forms.gle/VpCNQj2er77q9jzK7

    the Mission Earth Day/Green Living at the Fraser River Heritage Park on Mary Street in Mission. See the Google Maps link below. 

    Fraser River Heritage Park


                                                                                                   

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The Art Of Charging An EV In Frigid Cold

It’s clear that relatively new EV drivers — and maybe some more veteran drivers who haven’t paid enough attention — need a primer in cold weather use of their vehicles. EV drivers need to plan ahead in order to prevent a roadside mishap due to unexpected power loss and to avoid unnecessary delays and charging costs. Here is a good article to charging an EV in frigid cold. 

by CleanTechnica - Carolyn Fortuna


Tesla electric vehicle owner Bruce Stout with his car at a Tesla fast-charging station in North Vancouver on Jan. 19.

Vancouver Sun article with VEVA member Bruce Stout.

Electric vehicle drivers ride out B.C.'s winter deep freeze, just not at 100 per cent https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-ev-owners-ride-out-recent-winter-deep-freeze?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1705712332


Welcome new members!

Member Krishna V seen here with

creative heads

- Dan Caesar and Robert Llewellyn of

FullyCharged.SHOW & FullyCharged LIVE


And here is some good reading!



        VEVA members at Fully Charged Live talk about the century old Detroit Electric and the history of EVs:

Sandy Munro LIVE @ Fully Charged Live Vancouver interviews Bruce Stout about VEVA's Detroit Electric 

and joins VEVA for TWO years!

This EV Was Made When TESLA Was STILL ALIVE!

Haakon MacCallum talks about the Detroit Electric on Transport Evolved


EV Ready will get your legacy condo wired for electric car recharging!
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New EV News!

A huge battery has replaced Hawaii’s last coal plant!

Plus Power’s Kapolei battery is officially online. The pioneering project is a leading example of how to shift crucial grid functions from fossil-fueled plants to clean energy.



VEVA Members, Jacques Courteau and Donovan Whistler,

participate in a design charette to evaluate the accessibility of EV charging stall designs


On September 12, 2023, the City of Vancouver and SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) tested mock-ups of accessible EV charging stall designs with equipment supplied by BC Hydro.

 

Jacques and Donovan have been documenting the accessibility of EV charging designs for a number of years and were invited to participate in the charette.

 

EV charging accessibility is a core interest for VEVA and a special concern for the VEVA Government Relations Committee. As EV charging infrastructure deployment picks up pace, now is a critical time for us to ensure that the roll-out supports accessibility for all. Accessibility benefits everybody, but more particularly persons like Jacques Courteau, Donovan Whistler, Bill Hamilton and other VEVA members who cannot otherwise charge their cars. What we build now will shape the future of EV charging.

 

The goal of universal, accessible EV charging design is to ensure that all British Columbians now, and in the future, will be able to own and operate EVs and participate in the environmental benefits that result.                 

Accessible EV Charging - Event Summary - final.pdf

VEVA member, Jacques Courteau, helps remove barriers at charging stations



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