The Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program is a joint initiative between Plug’n Drive and the Canadian Electricity Association. Four 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.
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.
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2019 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.
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 and community 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 retail dealer of new Nissan Leaf 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 a culture of community engagement and Electric Vehicle promotion.
2019 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.
Barry Cullen Chevrolet Cadillac is a family owned and operated business in it's 50th year of serving the Guelph community. The dealership has taken a progressive approach to EV sales and service and have come to be the local expert and destination for EV products and knowledge. They were #1 in combined battery and PHEV sales in Ontario for Chevrolet and carried 82% of the Volt inventory for Chevrolet in 2018. Through strong partnerships with local EV groups (eMerge and WREVA) they continue to make themselves a standout in the promotion and future of electric vehicles in Southwestern Ontario.
2019 Electric Vehicle Dealership Inspiration Award
Awarded to dealerships excelling in the overall promotion of EVs, be they BEVs or PHEVs.
Our dealership opened in 1978 and continues to thrive as the Tricities' favorite new and used auto dealer. Over the years, our used vehicle inventory and vision for our store has evolved into becoming the number one retailer for pre-owned electric vehicles. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide exceptional customer service, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and an excellent selection of new and used vehicles. We are home of the Buy Smart Program, which allows our customers to access honest, fair, and haggle-free, up front pricing. We provide Special promotions to VEVA members, as well as sponsored VEVA events. Participated in Electrafest, Port Moody's Car Free Day, and local community talks on alternate fuel vehicles. Innovation, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence have been at the forefront of our business model and our daily interactions with our customers.
2019 Tom Mitchell Vehicle Leadership Award
Open to electricity companies who led an electric vehicle and/or charging station program.
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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) generates clean, safe, reliable, low-cost power for Ontario and is the province’s largest clean energy generator. As a member of the global EV100 initiative, OPG is leading the transition to electric transportation with a commitment to electrify its own fleet, where feasible, by 2030. Closing Ontario’s coal stations remains one of the world’s largest single actions to combat climate change. Now we’re ready to power the next big action – electric vehicles.
Applications are closed
Winners announced during Drive Electric Week in September
National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.