Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association

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  • 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:    

  • 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: 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 […]