Events

Upcoming Events

Curious about Electric Cars?
Ask an Owner!

Are you looking to purchase an EV? Do you own an EV, and want to hang out with other like minded people?
Join enthusiastic EV owners at our informal coffee meetups.
See our calendar of events above for days and times in Nanaimo and Parksville

Nanaimo


 Come on out and join us on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
Our members are alway happy to answer any questions about their EV experience.






Parksville

 Come on out and join us on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
We enjoy sharing about our experiences with Electric Vehicles!


Upcoming Events

Concerned about driving an EV in winter?

Join us to hear from an experienced winter driver from
Prince George!

 Saturday January 27th, 2024 2 p.m. 
Vancouver Island Regional Library
Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch
90 Commercial Street
Nanaimo

Previous Events

November 25, 2023 Social

We had an excellent turnout for our first EV Social, with many people who don't own EV's, learning from experienced EV owners

Another great market day!

We had a wonderful (no rain) Saturday October 14/23 at the Duncan Farmers Market! We had almost 60 people stop and talk with us in the four hours that we were there. One observation... We noticed that more and more people who stopped to chat, have purchased an EV in the past year.

Ladysmith Show & Shine
2023


We had nine members this year to show off their EV's! And they were able to enjoy fresh popped popcorn using the high voltage battery in the Hyundai Ionic 6!





Father's Day 2023

On Father's Day, June 18th 2023, the Mid-Vancouver Island Electric Vehicle Association set up eight EVs to show what the future holds. While there were over 600 hot rods also at the show, our section was extremely busy.

A special thank you to all that took the time out of their Father's Day celebrations to share and talk about their EVs!!!

Now What?

This was an excellent presentation for those that have either reserved or ordered or just picked up an EV. We talk about rebates, apps, etiquette and more!


We had an excellent turnout for our EV 101 presentation. For those who missed it, you can watch the video here:

The Battery in your car

This was an extremely informative talk by Frank!

Charge Station Expansion


Cindy Tal, Operations Manager
Electric Vehicle Charging
Parkland Corporation (Chevron) gave an excellent talk on their expansion of DC Fast Chargers from Vancouver Island to Calgary
 

If you couldn't get into the room, (yes, we had a full house!) or you missed being at our meeting, click below to see the recording on YouTube!

On Sunday November 27th we had a facinating discussion on where the EV industry is headed with technology, pricing etc.

Chevron On-the-Run DC Fast Charger
Grand Opening - Duncan, BC, November 10/22

EV Maintenance

On Sunday October 23rd 2022, Julian Sale of Motorize EV's in Victora shared with us the importance of keeping our EV's properly maintained


We had a wonderful sunny 18 degree day in Duncan!

We had numerous people stop by who are interested in buying an electric vehicle, to ask questions. Our dedicated group of volunteers did a fantastic job of answering any and all questions.

This was our first in-person information meeting in over 31 months! It proved to be a good start to our regular monthly gatherings. Keep an eye out for our future meetings, which will be held on the last Sunday of each month.
SEE YOU SOON!

We had a fantastic day, hanging out on "Electric Avenue". We had five cars there this time, a '19 Hyundai Kona, '13 Smart EV, '22 Kia EV6, '22 Hyundai Ionic 5 and a '21 Chevy Bolt EUV!

We want to send a special thank you out to each EV owner who participated! Thank you for sharing your car, and your experience with over 200 people!

We had a wonderful day in the sun on
"Electric Avenue"

July 31st, 2022

Despite it being a rainy day, we had numerous people stop by and ask some very good questions. We hope that we were able to help them to make their decision to purchase and EV!

March 27/22
Ask an Owner Event

On Sunday March 27th, we held our first big event of 2022. We were set up in the parking lot with our tent, and EV owners, including a brand new Kia EV6!
As well, we had a kiosk inside of the mall, by the Toys R Us entrance
Lot's of fun and EV talk with folks who are frustrated with a recent increase in gasoline that was over $2.00/litre!

Virtual Coffee with Julian Sale

On Saturday February 26, 2022 we had an extremely informative chat with Julian Sale, of Motorize Electric Vehicles in Victoria. We covered what to look for when shopping for a used EV, as well as battery maintenance and charging. To view this video, click below:

Zoom Meeting

What's Current and Upcoming in the Rapidly Changing EV World? 

This also covered current rebates available, and a discussion on range, and vehivcle charge capabilities

Zoom: Charging Options at Home

On Tuesday November 17, 2021 we held a Zoom meeting on Charging at home. We had two speakers, Lee MacFarlane of Edwards Electric, and Plugzio Co-Founder and CEO Mohammad Akhlaghi.

Port Alberni Road Trip

On a sunny Sunday October 31st, 2021, seven EV's set out on a road trip from Nanaimo to Port Alberni.
The first four met up in Nanaimo, and started a convoy to Coomb's, where we joined up with three other like minded folks, and drove as a group to Port Alberni. Ironically, as we arrived in Port Alberni, our group was stuck behind an oil tanker truck. We all parked at the Harbour Quay, where we checked out the quaint shops, museum, and some of us had lunch before heading back to beautiful Nanaimo!

2021 National Drive Electric Week

Sunday October 3rd, 2021 Woodgrove Centre in Nanaimo
We had a great turnout of members and cars! At one point we had 14 EV's, including Nissan Leaf's, Tesla's in several models, Kia's and Hyundai's, and the newest... Jaguar iPace!
It was a beautiful sunny day. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Ladysmith Show & Shine 2021

On Saturday August 21st, 2021, Barb & Larry ventured out to Ladysmith in their beautifully polished EV's, to attend the Ladysmith Show & Shine. While we only had two vehicles there, we met with, and talked with numerous people who were curious about EV's, and were able to help to dispel many myths! 

ROAD TRIP!!!

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, Mid-Vancouver Island Electric Vehicle Association made our way out on a circle tour road trip. We met up with Victoria Electric Vehicle Association at Saywell Park in beautiful Lake Cowichan. While there were one or two I.C.E. vehicles in the parking lot, the remainder were made up of 30 EV's! 5 of which were from the mid-island! This made for a wonderful day, in 33 degree weather.

WEBINAR

Thank you to those who joined us for this very informative talk. We learned a great deal about EV's, costs, rebates etc.
While attendace was light, we were all able to engage and learn more.
Watch for future webinars

Spring 2021 EV Count

On Wednesday March 24th, a number of brave volunteers came out on a cold morning and helped to count electric vehicles at three different locations. While the forecast was for rain, we were fortunate that the forecast was incorrect.
We were stationed on the Trans Canada Highway at the main intersection in Nanoose; at the intersection of Mostar and the Nanaimo Parkway,
and at the intersection of Terminal Avenue and Nicol Street in Nanaimo.
we counted a total of 172 EV's between 6:30 and 9:00 a.m. with Tesla's leading the numbers with 75, Kia next with 27, followed by Nissan with 25

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