VEVA Islands Chapter
The Islands Chapter meets the first Wednesday of each month
June 6th 2012
We had several eBikes and ebike enthusiasts and guests show up at this event. Times Colonist Driving Journalist and Teacher Steve Wallace of Wallace Driving School came by with one of his Prius training vehicles. We are anxious to hear if and how he teaches fuel efficient or low emissions driving techniques to students, but we'll have to wait for future meetings or articles in the TC for that.
May 2nd 2012
Thanks to all that showed up. EV's included John's Solectra driven down from Duncan area, 3 Point Motors, Tanya with Mercedes Canada's eSmart Prototype (one of only 2 in Canada), and Fred with his Nissan Leaf. We also had Brian with yet another very fast eBike along with Cam who brought a Shop Rider Scooter that is for sale. A Prius owner also attended as well as Craig with his Toyota Tercel which is planned for hybrid conversion.
Apr 18, 2012
#1 Detroit Electric visit schedule discusion and preparation for proposal to VEVA Detroit Committee. Nomination of VEVA Islands Member to Committee.
Mar 21, 2012
Tanya Blake, of Three Point Motors brought a eSmart Prototype for attendees to experience and test drive. Victoria has a high concentration of Smart cars and Mercedes have created a $200 Refundable vehicle reservation deposit list to prioritize shipping allocations to buyers after production has started. Larry Danby brought his 2012 Mitusbishi iMIEV for a show and tell and Cam Rawlinson brought his 2003 eBike.com Dual Sport eBike equipped with Cycle Analyst also for show and tell. We also signed up some new members Craig & Brian, bringing us over the drive for 25 target set in Dec 2011.
Feb 15, 2012
7 People showed up. Our thanks to new Volt owners Brian and Peter who gave us all rides and did a show and tell on their Fully Showroom equipped Car. Impressive features were the Backup Cam and parking assistance technology. Since taking delivery in December they have yet to put gasoline in their car. They use a plugshare.com applet on their phone to look for chargepoints
Craig Charmicael of Turquoise enegery brought a prototype Nickel Zinc Perf plastic home made battery for us to see.
We had hoped to see Segway Victoria at the meeting.. Maybe next month. We have a good parking lot to try all kinds of EV's.
January 18, 2012
Amongst a backdrop of Ice Cream and 12cm of snow, nine people attended the inaugural meeting of VEVAís Islands Chapter on Jan 18th occurring in parallel with VEVAís monthly BCIT meeting.
It was a broad mix of people. Attendees included members interested in cars, owners of electric tractors and ebikes and those reflective of the advocacy side of emission-less transportation. Discussion prevailed thru ought the meeting on issues and interests of attendees and of VEVAís purpose and the benefit of an Island Chapter .
The conclusion was a Chapter will be beneficial to promotion of EVís and Electric Transportation consistent with the Associations purpose and with a focus to members who may not find travel to Vancouver economical or practical. Meetings will provide.
Islands Chapter Volunteers for 2012