Garage orphans are homeowners who do not have onsite parking but rather park their cars on the street when at home. How can they charge an electric vehicle? At a recent VEVA meeting, Michael Webb from UBC presented his report on what other cities have done and we can consider here in Vancouver. The full [...]
New Provincial Charging-Station Program All But Fully Committed in One Month All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants an electric car. A new provincial program that pays for three-quarters of the costs of condo and apartment EV charging stations has all but “sold out” within one month of its announcement. “Many of B.C.'s condo [...]
VEVA President Bruce Stout got a rare chance to get close to and sit in the upcoming Chevy Bolt at the Vancouver Auto Show. Click on any image for a slide show view. The photos can also be seen on Flickr.
The 2016 version of the Vancouver International Auto Show starts next week at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Those interested in electric vehicles will be particularly interested in the Electric Vehicle Experience Test Drive. Put on by Emotive and CEVforBC, test drives will take place on the lower level at the Auto Show, just past the [...]
[veva_facebook_picture] Richmond resident, and Nissan LEAF owner, John Roston has started a website (PlugInRichmond.ca) to share information about EVs as well as advocate for their use in Richmond, BC. The organization got a nice write-up in the latest edition of Richmond News under the title "EV user aims to charge others up about alternative". Check out the [...]
CHAdeMO connectors give a nice fast charge, but to use them you have pay a little bit of attention to what to press when. This short video sums it up nicely.
In an open letter (HTML, PDF) to Premier Clark, a number of British Columbia organizations and advocates representing hundreds of electric vehicle owners proposed measures that are needed at the provincial level to accelerate the adoption rate of electric vehicles. Coming out of the COP21 agreement in Paris, BC has a commitment. Now it needs [...]
A number of electric vehicle associations, representing hundreds of EV owners across Canada, have written an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau. The letter succinctly outlines several measures that the federal government can take to address climate change by accelerating the electrification of transportation. The full text can be read here (PDF).
Regions with ZEV mandates Electric vehicle adoption needs all three legs of a three-legged stool: drivers, infrastructure, and cars. Drivers need incentives, and the charging infrastructure needs to be in place. The third leg is the cars—there must be a good selection of electric vehicles, at acceptable price points and meeting the varied needs [...]
"Like it?? I love it! Best car I've ever owned. Everyone should drive one!" Sound like you? So why not tell the world? Emotive Makes it Easy If you live in the Lower Mainland, it's easy: just join in one of the events where the public can interact with EV owners. Last year, to increase [...]