Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association

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  • 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 […]

  • gives Side-by-Side Comparisons of Vehicles

    Trying to decide on an electric vehicle make comparisons? has a great website to do just that. Find it here: See their comparisons between four electric vehicles here: