Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association

Author: Robert Elms

  • MEVA 2018 Annual General Meeting and Dinner

    Thursday, October 25, CanadInns Ft. Garry 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Doors to Ambassador Room A open at 6:00 p.m.) 7:00 p.m. Dinner Aaltos Adult Dinner Buffet $19.99 plus GST, PST and 15% Gratuity Price does not include cost of beverages Aaltos Senior Dinner Buffet (55 years+) $18.49 plus GST, PST and 15% Gratuity Price does […]

  • MEVA Tours J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre

    It’s hardly a surprise that the April 26, 2018 monthly meeting of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association was very well attended. Many folks were there, including some who haven’t attended a meeting for quite a while. All were eager to see Manitoba Public Insurance’s 35,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre, at 1981 Plessis Road, Winnipeg. […]

  • EVs and Made-in-Manitoba Electricity

    The Power to Change — “We believe in an all-electric future… “ —— 2018, Mary Barra, Chair and CEO General Motors In mid-January, 2020, Tesla Inc. achieved market capitalization of $107 billion, overtaking Volkswagen to become the world’s second most valuable automobile company after Toyota. Now, Tesla’s valuation exceeds that of Ford and GM combined. Tesla’s superlative […]

  • MEVA – Environmental Activists or Just Another Car Club

    Because the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) is a member of the Manitoba Association of Automobile Clubs, some folks assume that MEVA members are simply a bunch of gear-heads-against-exhaust-pipes. Well, it’s true, some MEVA members are handy with a wrench. They get their kicks customizing and cruising, but many are avid walkers, cyclists and transit […]

  • MEVA AGM & Dinner 2017

    including election of MEVA Executives for 2018 Thursday, October 26, 2017 at CanadInns Fort Garry 1824 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg *** Special guest: Ross Eadie, Winnipeg City Councillor (Mynarski Ward) In April, Councillor Russ Wyatt, seconded by Councillor Ross Eadie, moved that Winnipeg City Council should support the installation of electric vehicle DC quick-charge stations in […]

  • 7th Annual MEVAfest

    Every year, members of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) look forward to hosting MEVAfest, the prairie’s most popular EV festival. The 7th annual MEVAfest was held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, on the front driveway of the Manitoba Legislative Building.   For MEVAfest 2017, participants came from across the province to […]

  • Canada’s Largest Plugin Hybrid-Electric “Cherry-Picker”

      MEVAfest 2016, at the MB Legislative Bldg., MB Hydro employees proudly display Canada’s largest plugin hybrid-electric boom truck. For the past two years, Manitoba Hydro and BC Hydro have been operating plugin hybrid-electric bucket trucks in an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) program to promote the use of large PHEVs by utilities and municipalities in the United States […]

  • EV Enthusiasts Meet Senior MB Gov’t Climate Change Consultant

    Thurs., April 27, 2017, an extra-special guest will be at this meeting of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA), Juliane Schaible. Juliane is the Government of Manitoba’s Senior Economic Development Consultant for the Climate Change and Green Initiatives Branch. Juliane is responsible for providing senior project leadership, policy and programme development and implementation. She also […]

  • MEVA March Meeting: Discover Virtual Robotics Toolkit

    The first steam-driven, “automatically-mobile” vehicle was hand-built in the late 17th century. In recent decades, more and more automobile production is being done by robots. The robotics technology currently being developed by Tesla Motors is fundamentally changing the automotive industry. Tesla is manufacturing electric cars which can often drive themselves. Before long, all new automobiles will be 100% electric-powered […]

  • MEVA AGM 2016 with special guest, The Hon. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, M.P.

    At MEVA AGM 2016, The Hon. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, addressed MEVA’s determination to connect our province to the continental network of level 3 EV fast-charging stations, which is rapidly expanding throughout the U.S. and across Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. We know that strategically locating level 3 fast-charging stations in our province would make it […]