Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association

  • 5th Anniversary of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA)

    Saturday evening, January 30th, 2016, over three hundred and twenty people celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA), at The Met, the newly refurbished Metropolitan Theatre, in downtown Winnipeg.  (Before the scheduled event, dozens of us arrived early, to enjoy The Allen Restaurant at The MET.  The food was delicious and staff were great!) […]

  • MEVA Meeting September 24th

    September 24th MEVA Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, September 24 Room E2-330 University of Manitoba Engineering Building 15 Gilson Street Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • MEVA usually meets @ 7:00 PM, the last Thurs. of the month

    Room E2-330, Engineering Building, University of Manitoba 15 Gilson Street, Winnipeg, MB Discover how much fun it is to go green! Visitors are always welcome.

  • MEVA display at The Forks: a huge success!

    Are they expensive? Do they work well in winter? What’s it like to drive an electric vehicle?Those are just some of the questions that people asked members of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association at our electric vehicle display, at The Forks Market Plaza, Saturday July 19, 2014. Vehicles displayed: Tesla model S, premium sedan (Lester & Ruth Deane); […]

  • MEVA Attends World Of Wheels 2014

    MEVA is very proud to attend Autorama’s World Of Wheels March 14 to 16, 2014. World Of Wheels is “America’s Premier Custom Car Show Series”, filled with many very nicely finished classic cars. It is attended by very serious car enthusiasts, and the admiring public. MEVA is very pleased to be accepted as part of […]

  • Independent US oil producers will spend $1.50 drilling for every dollar they get back.

    From Bloomberg comes another sobering report on how expensive it actually is to mine ro extract oil in the USA. Some quotes: Independent oil producers will spend $1.50 drilling this year for every dollar they get back. Even with crude above $100 a barrel, shale producers are spending money faster than they make it. For […]

  • French Canadian Invents Cool Electric My Track Technology

    French Canadian Invents Cool Electric My Track Technology

    It’s a snowmobile, an ATV, no, it’s electric My Track Technology. French Canadian inventor Yvon Martel has come up with a very unique solution for snow and difficult terrains. (PLEASE Note: MEVA has no association with this machine, other than this post on our website. To contact the inventor, please use the inventor’s email address: […]

  • MEVA Members Available For Speaking Engagements

    One of MEVA’s goals is to reach out to the general public and speak about electric vehicles.  MEVA’s biggest annual event is MEVAFest, held in mid September at Assiniboine Park, where we give rides in electric vehicles to hundreds of people.  MEVA members are also available to speak to groups or at other events and […]

  • Dr. Guy McPherson, Climate Change Expert, Speaks on February 6

    Gerry Kopelow, a MEVA member who has converted at least two internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric, has helped to bring Dr. Guy McPherson, climate change expert, to Winnipeg. — Gerry Writes: I am writing because I think you might be interested in meeting a speaker my meditation group is bringing to Winnipeg; Dr. […]

  • MEVA 2013 Annual General Meeting

    MEVA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 6 PM. Great Guest Speakers: 1: Robert V. Parsons and Jairo Viafara will present their recent study: Consumer Attitudes About Electric Cars: Pricing Analysis And Policy Implications, which was first presented at the annual Canadian electric vehicle conference in October. This paper […]

  • Shale Oil Proves Peak Oil Is Indeed Upon Us

    One aspect in current events that makes electric vehicles so viable is that fossil fuels are become increasingly more expensive to mine and/or extract. This article from Casey Research gives some great analysis on the issue.  Some excerpts are here: “The simple yet profound reason that we’re going after this more difficult and expensive shale […]

  • MEVA Invited to the 2013 Fall Home Show

    The 2013 Fall Home Show will be November 1st to 3rd, 2013 and MEVA will attend. If you have any questions about electric vehicles, this is your opportunity to ask face to face questions of some of the early adopters of electric vehicles here in Winnipeg. The Fall Home Show will be at Red River […]

  • October 2013 Meeting Will Be October 24th, not October 31st

    Given that the usual last Thursday of the month will be October 31st (Halloween), the October meeting will be Thursday, October 24th. Speaker: Gerry Kopelow will be speaking.  If you don’t know already, Gerry has worked with electricity since he was a boy, and has converted both a 1985 BMW, and a 2001 Chevy S10. […]

  • In 1912 in Winnipeg, Detroit Electric Cars Worked Fine at -44 degrees Fahrenheit

    “With the mercury standing at 44 degrees below zero in Winnipeg, Detroit Electric Commercial Vehicles were on the streets giving their regular service, although traffic in general was at a standstill. Think of it. The cold was so intense that even telegraph wires were snapped.” See this 1912 ad for the Detroit Electric   1912 […]

  • Winnipeg Transit boss says electric batteries are the likely future fuel source for the city’s buses

    Dave Wardrop has ridden the future and the future is electric. The Winnipeg Transit boss said electric batteries are the likely future fuel source for the city’s buses. “As a developmental technology, electric is at a relatively mature state within the industry and appears to offer a potential attractive pricing point,” Wardrop, Transit’s director, said. […]

  • CTV News Interviews Ross Redman About MEVAFest 2013

    On Thursday, September 12th, 2013, CTV news interviewed Ross Redman about his Miev, and the upcoming MEVAFest 2013. Ross, the first Canadian to own the new Mitsubishi Miev, said that last year he drove about 10,000 km, and only spent $76 on the electricity; it’s really inexpensive to run. Ross also spoke about MEVAFest 2013; […]

  • Global News Interviews MEVA About MEVAFEST 2013

    On September 12 2013, Global News interviewed EV Owner Ross Redman and MEVA President Ed Innes. They spoke about electric vehicles and MEVAFest 2013. Ed pointed out that the energy expense to run an electric vehicle is about 1/8 to 1/10th the cost to drive an internal combustion engine vehicle. Ross said that last year […]

  • Canadian Electric Vehicle Sales Reach Almost 4,000

    Recently, Matthew Klippenstein from the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Assocation, did some investigating and compiled some Canadian EV sales statistics. The data comes from government vehicle registration data, compiled by R.L. Polk & Co. From the data, total Canadian Electric Vehicle sales have reached just under 4,000.  The time frame is “to date”, since OEMs began […]

  • Ford and the Future of Electrification – October 2, 2013

    Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering invite you to attend a special presentation with Gilbert (Gil) Portalatin, Chief Program Engineer Electrified Powertrain Programs and Integration, on Ford’s award-winning engineering on Wednesday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. What: Ford Speaking Engagement at the University of Manitoba Engineering School […]

  • FuelEconomy.gov gives Side-by-Side Comparisons of Vehicles

    Trying to decide on an electric vehicle make comparisons? FuelEconomy.gov has a great website to do just that. Find it here: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.shtml See their comparisons between four electric vehicles here: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=32655&id=33558&id=33398&id=33335

  • Plug-in Car Sales Break Records in August 2013

    Sales of all plug-in cars in the USA are likely to exceed 10,000 vehicles for August 2013. That is more than double the 4,715 vehicles sold a year ago in August 2012! See the full article here: http://www.plugincars.com/plug-car-sales-break-records-august-128180.html    

  • Sun Country Highways E-Mazing Race Starts Tuesday September 3rd, 2013

    Sun Country Highways, the company that is installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure all across Canada, is sponsoring the E-Mazing Race, the world’s longest electric vehicle (EV) rally. It will be the the first ever EV race across North America. The E-Mazing race will start September 3, 2013 in Seattle. The rally will drive north to […]

  • Big advances in electric vehicle technology will increase range and dramatically reduce prices

    The Winnipeg Free Press published a great article on big advances in electric vehicle technology that will increase range and dramatically reduce prices. “There are already battery-driven, prototype electric vehicles being driven on U.S. test tracks that have nearly three times the “energy density” of the batteries in a Chevy Volt. They could be on […]

  • Over One Thousand Electric Vehicles Were Sold In Canada January Through May 2013

    In the first 5 months of 2013, the three best selling electric vehicles in Canada were the Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, and the Nissan Leaf. The sales of all brands and models was 1,141. Here’s how the Canadian vehicle registrations break down for plug-in vehicles during the first five months of 2013: 1. Chevy Volt […]

  • MEVAFest 2013 – Manitoba’s Festival of Electric Vehicles

    MEVAfest is a public showcase of Electric Vehicles, Technology and Information. EV’s are fun to drive!  Low maintenance.  Run on clean, cheap, abundant and renewable energy (cost about 15 cents/litre to run!).  No tailpipe! Come see the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Chevy Volt production EV’s.  See vehicles that have been converted from gas to […]

  • Venue change for June 2013 Meeting

    Our June 27, 2013 MEVA’s monthly meeting will be at Assentworks at 7 pm. Details about the time and place can be found here: https://manitobaev.ca/meva-meeting-information/ The presentation will be a recap of the Winnispeed project that occurred June 10 and 11, 2013. Experience and Lessons Learned. For those unfamiliar with Wikispeed, please see a short […]

  • After The Spike In Gas Prices, CBC Radio Interviews a MEVA Member About His EV Conversion

    After the recent spike in gas prices, on May 27, 2013, CBC Radio interviewed MEVA member Gerry Kopelow about his Chevy S10 pickup. Gerry converted the S10 from an internal combustion engine (ICE) to an electric vehicle (EV). After the conversion, Gerry says that his energy expense went from $500 to $600 per month, to […]

  • Sun Country Highways meets with MEVA, CBC TV, and the Hilton

    On May 17th, 2013, Ian Gardner from Sun Country Highways visited Winnipeg, arriving in a new Tesla Model S. A number MEVA members met him at the Hilton Hotel, where there is a charging station. The Hilton was very gracious is meeting with us and letting Ian charge his EV there. CBC TV also came […]

  • May Monthly Meeting – Venue Change

    MEVA is pleased to announce that we have been invited to hold our May Monthly Meeting at Red River College in order for us to see and hear information related to the Team Wikispeed project (see Youtube video below).  This session will be of interest to everyone, members of the public are encouraged to attend. […]

  • The Case For Electric Vehicles in Manitoba: 80 Times Less Pollution Than Gasoline!

    Recently, one of MEVA’s members wrote a series of articles for the University of Manitoba newspaper: The Case For Electric Vehicles. The first articles compares pollution statistics between internal combustion engine (ICE) versus electric vehicles (EVs). “even if your car gets 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres over a lifetime of 160,000 kms, the car will […]

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