Here's what we'd like to see candidates address in the upcoming BC election
This has been quite the week for "let's support EVs" announcements. First, Ontario announced enhancements to its Electric Vehicle Incentive Program. And here in BC, the SCRAP-IT program almost doubled its incentives, up to $6,000, for people junking their old gas guzzlers for an EV. The Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program also announced rebates for fleet owners [...]
Most EV owners are familiar with the benefits their vehicles have for the climate, air quality, and energy efficiency. But they may be surprised to learn that they are good for the economy too. A recently released report looks at the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) sector in BC and finds that it directly employs 3,850 full-time [...]
We had a great time last night at VEVA's end of year party. Many thanks to our friends at Electra Meccanica for hosting the event. And speaking of Electra Meccanica, this innovative local electric vehicle developer is having an open house next week to show off the new Solo. Details below. Electra Meccanica Open [...]
A comprehensive new report on electric vehicle (EV) policies across Canada gives out grades and concludes that no province deserves an "A". To get the top grade, there would need to be policies in place (or announced) that would result in enough EV sales by 2040 to achieve greenhouse gas emission targets. British Columbia gets [...]
Nissan is offering a $500 rebate on home chargers when a new LEAF is purchased in November 2016. Details are available here.
Rolf and Silke have reached their final destination in Newfoundland after an epic journey across Canada in a Tesla Model X. It's all beautifully documented on their blog. Congratulations to them!
Or alternatively, "How not green is your current vehicle?" The folks at Natural Resources Canada have published a helpful spreadsheet that lets you compare the GHG emissions of different vehicles. It's easy to use but is quite detailed, accounting for the differences in model years, location in Canada, etc. Using the tool I learned that a Tesla Model [...]
The BC Liberal government today released the latest version of the Climate Leadership Plan (CLP). What does it mean for the future of EVs in BC? The short answer is, “We don’t know,” because there aren’t a lot of specifics in the plan. But the good news is that it appears that there is no [...]
It can be a challenge for an aspiring EV owners to get charging stations installed if they live in a condo. But help is here, thanks to the efforts of several members of EV associations and government officials. Plug in BC has posted a set of templates that can be used to amend strata council [...]