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 consume 12,617 litres and create 29,848 kilograms (or 29.8 tonnes) of carbon dioxide. Since many cars such as the Toyota Camry weigh about one metric tonne, this means that the car will produce about 30 times its weight in CO2 over 160,000 kms. … ”
“The corresponding CO2 for these vehicles charged with hydroelectricity will be only 375 kgs, which is less than half a metric tonne. Compared to the almost 30 metric tonnes that the ICE vehicle produces, the electric vehicle running on hydroelectricity is about 80 times cleaner!”
The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium on alternative transportation options including electric, hybrid, bio-diesel, human-powered, hydrogen and solar technologies. It is going to be held at NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta Saturday April 27, 2013 11am-5pm Admission Free.
The event will include 20 informational workshops, music, and a solar technologies demonstration trailer. A car show will feature 30+ alternative vehicles including the cutting edge full electric Tesla Roadster sports car and the 2013 Motor Trend car of the year, the Tesla Model S. Also in the line-up is the City of Edmonton’s latest hybrid bus and NAIT’s new high efficiency CAT 660 Vocational Truck.
The Future of Transportation is going into it’s third year now, and this year they have the opportunity with NAIT to bring it to a grander level to help bring across the advantages of electric drive out to the public.
We have some last-minute updates on the Sun Country Highway Cross-Canada tour (see this article for background); Kent Rathwell, Founder and President of SCH expects to be in Winnipeg with his Tesla Roadster on Monday, the 10th of December between 1:30 and 3:30pm. They would really like it if anyone with an Electric Vehicle to come out and join them at The Hilton Suites, 1800 Wellington Avenue as they reveal the locations of the free charging stations they will be installing along the Trans-Canada Highway. All interested persons welcome to attend!
Join the University of Winnipeg Campus Sustainability Office as they host Leith Sharp with her talk – “Who are the change makers?”
Monday, November 19th 2012 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
UWinnipeg – Richardson College Building – Portage and Langside
Leith has spent 20 years working to drive sustainability into the core business of the higher education sector. Leith began her career by establishing one of world’s first campus sustainability programs at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In 1999, Harvard University recruited Leith to be the founding director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability. Under her leadership, Harvard came to have the largest green campus organization in
the world, becoming a recognized global leader in campus sustainability. In 2009, Leith was recruited to be the start-up executive director for the Illinois Green Economy Network, a partnership of 48 community colleges working together to drive green economic growth across Illinois. Leith is currently the founding chair of the Sustainable Futures Academy, an international collaboration between developing and developed countries. She has published numerous articles, papers, and book chapters, and has taught change management for sustainability at Harvard for the last nine years.
Most of us will likely know that Directory Chris Paine brought us the films Who Killed the Electric Car and Revenge of the Electric Car. But what more do we know about the man behind these groundbreaking productions? In this interview Chris talks about the making of the films along with his background and opinions on the politics that surround EV issues.
This is the much anticipated sequel to the hit movie “Who killed the electric car?” and will be the first time it’s been on the big screen in Winnipeg. This is a limited engagement so don’t miss your chance! MEVA will be on hand for questions and discussion after the show.
100 Arthur Street at Bannatyne (main floor of Artspace building)
Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM
The Faculties of Science, and Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba are pleased to invite you to the premiere screening of Drive for Free: The Alternative Fuel Revolution . This is a made-in-Manitoba documentary file exploring the use of and the research into alternative fuel sources in Manitoba, tracing a range of approaches from the grass roots individual endeavors to the high-tech research conducted at the University of Manitoba.
The screening will be held on Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 7:00pm at the Robert Schultz Theatre, 172 St. John’s College