MEVA at RED RIVER CO-OP SPEEDWAY

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, over 2,500 avid race fans had a chance to get up close to electric vehicles from MEVA and CAA Manitoba, at Red River co-op Speedway.

Thanks to MEVA members Rob McClement, Mike Loewen, Stephen Gates and Dave Connell. Also, a big thanks to Carolyne Braid and all the great folks at Red River co-op Speedway. Let’s do it again!

(The speedway is less than 10 minutes south of the Perimeter Highway, on Cartier Road, west of Route 75, just north of St. Adolphe.)

See you at MEVAfest 2014 
2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sat., Sept. 20th, at Assiniboine Park

MEVA Meets Thurs., Aug. 28, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

  • Room E2-330, Engineering Building, University of Manitoba

    15 Gilson Street, Winnipeg, MB

  • It’s almost here, MEVAfest, the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association’s biggest and best event of the year. This MEVA meeting is one of our most important. It’s the last chance to make sure we’re ready to show Manitobans why EVs are the best way to go green and have fun, too!

    Visitors are always welcome!

    See you Thursday!

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 has some very intriguing conclusions, and is something that anyone who is interested in promoting electric vehicles to the general public should see.

2: The other guest speaker will be Dale Friesen, Division Manager, Industrial and Commercial Solutions for Manitoba Hydro. Mr. Friesen will talk about the New Flyer/Mitsubishi electric bus that a number of MEVA members are familiar with. Mr. Friesen spoke about the electric bus at the annual Electric Vehicle Summit in Toronto earlier this year.

The Hilton:

This year, MEVA will hold the AGM at The Hilton, which is the first hotel in Winnipeg to have a public electric vehicle charger. The Hilton has been very gracious and has put together special arrangements for our meeting. Their chefs have prepared a really delicious meal for us. Please RSVP, so the hotel will have a realistic count of how many will be coming.

MEVA Elections:

The main business at the AGM will be to elect MEVA’s executive for 2014. If you are a MEVA member, and would like to run for a position, now is your chance to put your name forward. Your vote only counts at this meeting, so please come out to vote!

See you then!

Time:   Thursday, November 28th, 6 pm
Place: The Hilton, 1800 Wellington Avenue (near the Airport, at King Edward)


Update:

The executive for 2014 was elected at the AGM.  The results were:

Robert Elms, President (former Member At Large)
Rodger Lepinsky, Vice President (former Secretary)
Ross Redman, Secretary (new)
Willard Elliott, Treasurer  (re-elected)
Robert Yonza, Member At Large (new)

Interestingly, all the 2014 executive, except for Willard, have first names that start with “R”.

Congratulations to everyone on the Executive Committee and good luck in your next term!

 


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MEVAFest 2013 – Manitoba’s Festival of Electric Vehicles

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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 electric operation!  Talk to the owners and hear about their experiences.

Chauffeured EV rides around  Assiniboine Park!  Experience the quiet acceleration of an Electric Vehicle.  100% torque at 0 RPM!

MEVAfest will be held on Saturday, September 14th 2013, from 2pm to 5pm (raindate: Saturday, September 21nd, 2013)

This event will be held in Assiniboine Park at the Lyric Theatre location.

See you there!

You can download and print a PDF poster for the event here:

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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.

Date/Time: 30 May, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Location: Room P415 (4th floor), Red River College, 160 Princess St., in Winnipeg’s old Exchange District.

See you there!

Telsa Model S to appear at February MEVA meeting!

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Kyle Friesen, of Steinbach, will be bringing his Model S Signature to the next MEVA (Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association) meeting. It will be held in room 218 of the Plant Science building on the U of M campus. We’ve made arrangements for the car to be indoors for a viewing and presentation by Kyle. The meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Feb 28.  Everyone welcome!

MEVA welcomes new Executive Members

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MEVA held it’s Annual General Meeting on the 6th of December 2012, during which time elections were held for positions being vacated on the Executive.  MEVA wishes to welcome the following members to their new positions:

Ed Innes – President
Neil Crawford – Vice-President
Robert Elms – Member-at-large

Secretary Roger Lepinsky and Treasurer Willard Elliott have agreed to stay on in their current positions for the upcoming year.

Outgoing President Rob McClement thanked the membership of MEVA for their passion, talent, time and resources, and in particular the support provided to him by outgoing Vice-President Mike Loewen and Member-at-large Ariel Epstein.  Rob and Mike will still be fixtures within MEVA, however we’re sad to report (but happy for him!) that Ariel and family will be moving to British Columbia in the near future.  Rob was thanked by Mike for his excellent work on behalf of MEVA and was treated to a round of applause by everyone.

MEVA 2012 AGM

We are pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting of MEVA for 2012.  It will be held at the Canad Inns Fort Garry, Winnipeg, on Thursday, December 6th.  Guests are welcome to attend, please consider bringing a family member or friend! The doors will be open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 with the meeting to follow at 7:30.

A buffet dinner will precede the meeting; the cost for a buffet meal will be approximately $15-20/per person (plus gratuity, individual bills will be provided).  During the meeting, elections will take place for any executive positions that nominations have been received for.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Daniel Lepp Friesen who will present on the “50 by 30″ initiative. http://www.50by30.org/

An agenda which will be forwarded in the coming week.

Members are asked to RSVP and indicate if they will be attending the Dinner and/or Meeting and how many people will be coming.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 6th!

6 December 2012

Doors open at 5:30pm

Canad Inns Fort Garry
1824 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba

MEVAfest 2012 – 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 electric operation!  Talk to the owners and hear about their experiences.

Chauffeured EV rides around  Assiniboine Park!  Experience the quiet acceleration of an Electric Vehicle.  100% torque at 0 RPM!

MEVAfest will be held on Saturday, September 15th 2012, from 2pm to 5pm (raindate: Saturday, September 22nd 2012)

This event will be held in Assiniboine Park at the Lyric Theatre location.

Please help spread the word on this event: download a poster and/or flyer below and share by printing and posting or sending to your friends.

MEVAfest 2012 Poster (PDF)

MEVAfest 2012 Flyer (PDF)