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  • 01/11/2021 1:13 PM | Bruce Stout (Administrator)

    The 2021 SCRAP-IT rebates are now available!

    NOTE used scrap-it cars built after 2002 must now burn more than 7.2 litres per 100 km to qualify.  Cars built before 2002 all qualify.

    Check out their website to enter your VIN # to check qualification

    Excerpt from  below:

    Does My Old Vehicle Qualify for an EV Rebate?

    In our 2021 program not every vehicle can be scrapped for an EV new or used rebate.

    Please be aware that you still need to meet the 6 months insurance requirement as outlined on the Scrap Your Car page.

    Our funding agreement for 2021 requires that vehicles scrapped through our program meet fuel efficiency guidelines. For vehicles model year 2002 or newer, the vehicle is not eligible to be scrapped in exchange for a SCRAP-IT rebate if the vehicle has electric drive train components (e.g. hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles), or if the vehicle has a Fuel Consumption Rating of 7.1 L/100km (city) or better as listed in Natural Resources Canada Fuel Consumption Guide (based on the year the vehicle was manufactured).

  • 11/14/2020 3:23 PM | Admin1 (Administrator)

    This is a full day conference that starts at 2:15pm Pacific Time Thursday November 26th (Nov 27th in Australia, across the international dateline)

    International General admission is AUD$45 (~CAD$43)

    Our President, John Stonier will be speaking on the International EVA discussion panel at 3:15pm November 26th with other EVA representatives

    A round-table discussion looking at the question of how EV Associations can best support and promote the EV transition according to their local conditions.  Hear from EVA representatives from around the world on what they do and how they work. Discussion lead by AEVA national Vice-Chair, Clive Attwater. 

    #Australian Electric Vehicle Association

  • 09/21/2020 7:48 AM | Admin1 (Administrator)

    The million-mile battery is here, but it is not new.

    Battery Day — September 22, 2020 — promises to be memorable for the future of electric vehicles. Its scheduled “great reveal” for sector-leader Tesla is just one in an impressive string of innovation that continues to break the mold of auto-making.

    Continue reading here.

  • 04/22/2020 7:51 AM | Admin1 (Administrator)

    Published by Electric Autonomy
    By Stephanie Wallcraft

    BC Hydro is rethinking its charging stations to meet the needs of present day mobility-impaired drivers as well as the trailer-towing electric SUVs and trucks of the near future

    When mobility-impaired EV drivers pull in to use public charging stations, it takes no time at all to see that their needs have not been factored into the design of many of those stations.

    Featuring VEVA member Jacques Courteau.

    Read the full article here.

  • 03/30/2020 11:30 PM | Admin1 (Administrator)

    By John Stonier, President  Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association
    Published March 30, 2020

    In the 10 years since electric vehicles (EVs) began rolling off production lines, we’ve passed the early adopter stage. Hundreds of thousands of buyers have enjoyed the many benefits of electric transportation: superior performance, low operating costs, and virtually no maintenance costs. Most say they’ll never go back to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. And now further technological advances, models, and improved utility are combining to increase cost savings and drive mass adoption.

    There are many environmental and social reasons to go electric, but I’m going to address the practical, economic issues that have been a concern for many. We now know that EV cost savings are real and sustained. 

    Continue reading the full article here  as part of Innovating Canada's Future of Transportation series.