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Charging Solutions for Garage Orphans

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 [...]

By |2016-07-10T14:17:45-08:002016-07-10|News|Comments Off on Charging Solutions for Garage Orphans

B.C. Condo and Apartment Residents Hungry for Electric Cars

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 [...]

By |2016-04-28T10:47:04-08:002016-04-27|News|Comments Off on B.C. Condo and Apartment Residents Hungry for Electric Cars

Auto Show to Feature Electric Avenue and EV Test Drives

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-08:002016-03-18|News|Comments Off on Auto Show to Feature Electric Avenue and EV Test Drives

Plug-in Richmond is Gaining Attention

[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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-08:002016-03-09|News|Comments Off on Plug-in Richmond is Gaining Attention

CHAdeMO made easy

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.

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-08:002016-02-07|News|Comments Off on CHAdeMO made easy

EV Supporters Write Open Letter to BC Premier Clark

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 [...]

By |2016-01-31T13:51:50-08:002016-01-12|News|Comments Off on EV Supporters Write Open Letter to BC Premier Clark

EV Associations Join Forces in Open Letter

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).

By |2016-01-31T13:52:08-08:002015-12-12|News|3 Comments

5 Reasons Why BC Needs a Zero-Emissions Vehicle Standard

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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-08:002015-12-01|News|1 Comment

Do You Like Your Electric Car?

"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 [...]

By |2017-03-26T22:06:13-08:002015-06-20|News|Comments Off on Do You Like Your Electric Car?