Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association

Category: MEVA News

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • MEVAfest 2016

    For the sixth year in a row, the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) kicked off National Drive Electric Week, with the best electric vehicle festival on the prairies, MEVAfest! Saturday, September 10th, dozens of 2, 3, and 4-wheeled electric vehicles, the New Flyer Xcelsior electric bus, an electric motorboat, the UMSAE Formula Electric race car, an electric skateboard and other exciting EVs were on display […]

  • September Meeting has been re-scheduled to Oct. 1, 2016

    Ahoy Mateys! Everyone who attended MEVAfest saw MEVA Secretary Ross Redman’s large pontoon boat (similar to the ones used as water taxis on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.) On that impressive watercraft, is a 50 h.p. Mercury outboard-motor which Ross converted to electric power. Ross has kindly offered to give anyone wishing to attend our next MEVA meeting […]

  • Monthly Meeting, April, 2016

    At this meeting, we were informed of a new MB Hydro program for EV owners. Just before Christmas, Manitoba Hydro joined the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA). At this meeting, Sean Woroniak, Manitoba Hydro Marketing Strategies Officer, told us that MB Hydro has decided to offer to finance the costs of purchasing and installing residential EV […]