Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association

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  • 2nd MEVA meeting of 2015

    7:00 PM, Thurs., Feb. 26th Room E2-330 U. of M. Engineering Building, 15 Gilson Street, Winnipeg. Because of the favourable impression MEVA members made on Doug Bedford, the Manitoba Street Rod Association (MSRA) representative who was at our October meeting, the MSRA has invited the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association to have a display at their Rodarama car show, […]

  • UMSAE Formula Electric Critical Design Review

    UMSAE is inviting MEVA members to the Formula Electric Critical Design Review (CDR) on Tuesday, November 25th 2014 at 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in room E2-330 of EITC.   The purpose of the CDR will be to provide a detailed overview of the current design for the 2014-2015 race car to students, faculty members, members in MEVA, friends, UMSAE alumni and select industry representatives in […]

  • 2014 MEVA AGM and Dinner

    Thursday, November 27th, 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Fort Whyte Alive! 1961 McCreary Rd., Winnipeg, MB To make your reservation for the MEVA AGM dinner, email your name and phone number to rossredman54@gmail.com Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) members invite everyone to join us for dinner and our Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the Siobhan Richardson […]

  • Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

    The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Manitoba will be showing a video, shot by SAE Milwaukee Section, presenting Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle. The presentation was put on by the Harley-Davidson staff who worked on that electric motorcycle. Where: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Engineering and Information Technology Complex, E2-110 When: 7:00 PM, […]

  • MEVA Meeting at Greg’s

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014 Converting vehicles to electric power is more fun than talking about it. So, this month we’re going to Greg Moneta’s home (and shop) where Greg and other MEVA members are helping MEVA member Bruce Little refit his pickup truck with new batteries and electronic controls. Greg lives at 5442 […]

  • MEVAfest 2014, Manitoba’s Festival of Electric Vehicles

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014 Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg  The fourth annual MEVAfest was truly uplifting! For the second consecutive year, inclement weather couldn’t deter MEVAfest participants nor visitors. Ignoring rain that opened the festival, Manitobans just kept arriving. So, eventually, Mother Nature decided to co-operate; the sun peeked between the clouds and we all enjoyed another fine EV […]

  • MEVAfest 2014

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014 Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg  Why do over four thousand Manitobans own electric or hybrid electric vehicles? Discover the answers for yourself, at the fourth annual MEVAfest, Manitoba’s festival of electric vehicles. Dozens of EVs, of all kinds, will be on display for you to enjoy, from the historic EVA Metro […]

  • 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 […]

  • MEVA usually meets @ 7:00 PM, the last Thurs. of the month

    Room E2-330, Engineering Building, University of Manitoba 15 Gilson Street, Winnipeg, MB Discover how much fun it is to go green! Visitors are always welcome.

  • MEVA display at The Forks: a huge success!

    Are they expensive? Do they work well in winter? What’s it like to drive an electric vehicle?Those are just some of the questions that people asked members of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association at our electric vehicle display, at The Forks Market Plaza, Saturday July 19, 2014. Vehicles displayed: Tesla model S, premium sedan (Lester & Ruth Deane); […]

  • MEVA Attends World Of Wheels 2014

    MEVA is very proud to attend Autorama’s World Of Wheels March 14 to 16, 2014. World Of Wheels is “America’s Premier Custom Car Show Series”, filled with many very nicely finished classic cars. It is attended by very serious car enthusiasts, and the admiring public. MEVA is very pleased to be accepted as part of […]

  • Independent US oil producers will spend $1.50 drilling for every dollar they get back.

    From Bloomberg comes another sobering report on how expensive it actually is to mine ro extract oil in the USA. Some quotes: Independent oil producers will spend $1.50 drilling this year for every dollar they get back. Even with crude above $100 a barrel, shale producers are spending money faster than they make it. For […]

  • French Canadian Invents Cool Electric My Track Technology

    French Canadian Invents Cool Electric My Track Technology

    It’s a snowmobile, an ATV, no, it’s electric My Track Technology. French Canadian inventor Yvon Martel has come up with a very unique solution for snow and difficult terrains. (PLEASE Note: MEVA has no association with this machine, other than this post on our website. To contact the inventor, please use the inventor’s email address: […]

  • MEVA Members Available For Speaking Engagements

    One of MEVA’s goals is to reach out to the general public and speak about electric vehicles.  MEVA’s biggest annual event is MEVAFest, held in mid September at Assiniboine Park, where we give rides in electric vehicles to hundreds of people.  MEVA members are also available to speak to groups or at other events and […]

  • Dr. Guy McPherson, Climate Change Expert, Speaks on February 6

    Gerry Kopelow, a MEVA member who has converted at least two internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric, has helped to bring Dr. Guy McPherson, climate change expert, to Winnipeg. — Gerry Writes: I am writing because I think you might be interested in meeting a speaker my meditation group is bringing to Winnipeg; Dr. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • FuelEconomy.gov gives Side-by-Side Comparisons of Vehicles

    Trying to decide on an electric vehicle make comparisons? FuelEconomy.gov has a great website to do just that. Find it here: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.shtml See their comparisons between four electric vehicles here: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=32655&id=33558&id=33398&id=33335

  • 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: http://www.plugincars.com/plug-car-sales-break-records-august-128180.html    

  • 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 […]


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