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2018 LA car show

VEVA member reports from the 2018 LA car show (From VEVA member Peter Vella. Click any image for a larger version.) Hello VEVA members Dave Sandelands and I went down to Los Angeles for their annual car show. This is usually a premiere show for EVs due to California's air quality legislation. My summation of [...]

By |2018-12-17T21:01:42-07:002018-12-17|News|Comments Off on 2018 LA car show

BC doubles down on support for EVs

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:12-07:002017-02-03|News|Comments Off on BC doubles down on support for EVs

What do EVs mean for the BC economy?

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:12-07:002016-12-19|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What do EVs mean for the BC economy?

End of year party and Electra Meccanica open house

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:12-07:002016-12-07|News|1 Comment

EV Policy Report Card released. We all have some work to do!

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:12-07:002016-11-15|News|Comments Off on EV Policy Report Card released. We all have some work to do!

How green is your next vehicle?

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-07:002016-08-30|News|1 Comment

What does the Climate Leadership Plan mean for electric vehicles?

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-07:002016-08-19|News|4 Comments