2016 Leading Battery Electric Vehicle Dealership Award
Awarded to dealerships excelling in the promotion of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEVs). Powered solely by a rechargeable battery pack, BEVs are fully electric cars that never burn gasoline and produce zero tailpipe emissions.
At Campus Nissan, electric vehicles account for 11% of total sales as well as 10% of their annual marketing budget. They are also very actively involved in the community, sponsoring the Victoria EV Club, using EV couriers for all local deliveries and initiating a LEAF Day sponsorship of the local WHL Hockey Team. This is in addition to their participation in dozens of community events and tradeshows.
Campus Nissan in Victoria, British Columbia is a locally owned and operated dealership that has been in the Graham family for over 35 years. Dick Graham, Dealer Principal since 1994, values family above all else. These values, coupled with the fact that Dick still farms 40 acres on the Saanich Peninsula, make environmental sustainability very important to the Campus Auto Group. Campus Nissan is the highest volume Leaf (all electric vehicles) dealership in Canada. This success is attributable to Victoria’s progressive and environmentally conscious car buyers as well as Mr. Graham’s commitment to supporting the Leaf through community engagement and promotion.
2016 Leading Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Dealership Award
Awarded to dealerships excelling in the promotion of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEVs). With a rechargeable battery pack and a gas engine PHEVs run on pure electric power until the battery is drained, then the gas engine takes over for extended range.
Bourgeois Chevrolet actively promotes electric vehicles through social media, and participates in a number of community events where they offer free test drives. In addition to having an entire sales team trained to sell electric vehicles and a well-stocked EV inventory, the company makes their charging stations available to the entire community. Half of their marketing budget is used in the promotion of electric vehicles, which has paid off as they now account for 41% of the company’s total sales.
Operating since 1964, a family business that has seen 3 generations at its helm, Bourgeois Chevrolet is a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. They are proud to be passionate ambassadors of electric transportation. It is with this passion that they strive to inform consumers, sensitize them to environmental values, and thus show them all there is to know about the electrification of transportation. For 5 years, they have specialized in the sale, maintenance, and repair of electric vehicles as well as in the training this involves.
2016 Electric Vehicle Dealership Inspiration Award
Awarded to dealerships excelling in the overall promotion of EVs, be they BEVs or PHEVs.
Even Electric is very active in their community in addition to participating in a number of conferences, trade shows, and meetings to promote and educate the public about EVs and their benefits. Even Electric is also a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association. As a 100% electric vehicle dealer, Even Electric leads the pack in terms of promotion, sales and education.
Even Electric is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only 100% Electric Vehicle Dealer and Service Centre. Even Electric’s mandate is to provide anyone in Newfoundland and Labrador with the opportunity to drive electric and save time, money, and the environment. Since its incorporation in 2013, Even Electric has grown into a full Dealership and Certified Service Center with three employees. Even Electric sells quality, pre-owned electric vehicles, e-Bikes, and Charging Stations.
2016 Tom Mitchell Vehicle Leadership Award
Open to electricity companies who led an electric vehicle and/or charging station program.
As the winner of the first annual Tom Mitchell award, it is appropriate that PowerStream was also the first utility in North America to commission a vehicle to a grid charging station, incorporating it into their office micro-grid alongside a solar carport. They have played an instrumental role in the development of the charging infrastructure, including the installation of two Level 3 fast charging stations that are completely open to the public.
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company providing power and related services to more than 380,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. PowerStream, jointly owned by the municipalities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan, is committed to providing its customers with safe, reliable and efficient service. We achieve this goal by focusing on operational efficiencies and procedures in order to minimize overhead costs and maximize the use of company assets. In other words, PowerStream strives to be efficient and to provide optimum service, safely and reliably.
Awards Program Partner
The Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program is a joint initiative between Plug’n Drive and the Canadian Electricity Association.
Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric cars across Canada to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. To help drivers make the switch, Plug’n Drive is focused on three key programs: Education, Home and Public Charging Infrastructures and Research to support the electric vehicle industry.
Apply for a Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Award
The Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards program, a joint initiative between Plug’n Drive and the Canadian Electricity Association, recognizes leadership in the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs).
The fours award categories recognize the leading dealerships and electricity companies promoting the adoption of EVs in Canada. Held on an annual basis, entries are evaluated by an external judging committee comprised of Canadian EV experts drawn from industry, non-profit organizations, government and the media.