The Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) was founded by Dave Connell, and other electric vehicle enthusiasts, on 26 November, 2010. Their passion, hard work and dedication inspired a diverse group of proponents of electric-powered transportation to join them. Among the committee of MEVA members who wrote the Association’s constitution was the Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, Governor General of Canada [Retired]. His Excellency has been a staunch advocate of the development of electric vehicle technology for decades. In the mid-1970s, while he was Premier of Manitoba, Mister Schreyer drove an electric vehicle called an EVA Metro. It was one of seven Metros purchased by the province under his leadership.
Now, a wide variety of EVs are represented amongst our members, two-wheeled, four-wheeled, and no-wheeled – one member is building an electric-powered boat. Not all the men and women in MEVA own a vehicle, but, of those who do, some have “conversions” (vehicles which were originally powered by internal combustion engines, but have been converted to electric power) and some members have factory-made electric vehicles.
Whether a novice to the world of EVs or someone with expertise to share, an owner of an electric vehicle or somebody who is just curious about this exciting transportation alternative, all are welcome in the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association.