EVAAB Call To Arms for 2019

EVAAB Call To Arms for 2019

2019 is underway and about to give us an opportunities to advance EVs in a very big way.

We are about to head into an election year on both the Provincial and Federal levels. This is an opportunity for us to first off garner the positions of the political parties and understand their platforms as it relates to electric vehicles.

I have been putting out the call for participation in generating questions for all the parties for submission and would like to further extend the invite for others to participate.

Further this, I would also like to update and add to the submission documents to the government on electric vehicle advocacy and adoption that I created and submitted in 2016 (which can be found here ) I would again like to extend an invite for participation on the creations of these documents.

As a continuation of last years attempts, I would also like to establish an official EVAAB not for profit organization to make it easier to work with municipalities, businesses, organizations and groups while creating a solid set of guidelines and goals for the EVAAB long term. I again invite participation in creating the not for profit group and ask for board member applications.

I have set up a coffee meet for February 6, 2019 to discuss these and other topical items. I hope to see you there.

Calgary news of note we have learned so far this year:

It seems that in Calgary, Brasso Nissan is no longer selling or maintaining electric vehicles. All inquiries for purchasing and maintenance have been met with a redirection to Royal Oak Nissan.

Word has it that the Calgary Chinook Mall Tesla location will be shutting and the Tesla charging stations will be removed from the mall within the next month.

Both of these pieces of news are disheartening and feel like a step backward for Alberta and specifically the Calgary area. They do show however, the need for the Electric Vehicle Adopters of Alberta to pick up the torch and work together to turn the tide.

Please consider joining the efforts.

I look forward to working with you and making a positive impact this year.

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