City of Richmond EVie Lesson Toolkit (RELT)

The City of Richmond is excited to introduce the Richmond EVie Lesson Toolkit (RELT), a comprehensive digital teaching package designed for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. This program was conceived after the City received a grant from the Emotive Community Outreach Incentive Program to promote Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness and spark creativity and innovation among youth.

To create this lesson toolkit, the City partnered with the following organizations:

  • Richmond Electric Vehicle Ambassadors (REVAs) – youth from our Green Ambassadors who helped with EV outreach
  • Plug-in Richmond
  • Plug-in BC
  • Emotive

The REVAs donated over 350 hours to help create this toolkit and Richmond School District teachers will be the first municipality in Canada to be offered this robust program.

From September 7 to December 31, the following material will be available to teachers in the Richmond School District through this website.

Please feel free to use all or parts of these materials:

Design Challenge*

*Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activity

To introduce the program to teachers, a virtual presentation by the REVAs is available and can be requested by emailing esoutreach@richmond.ca.

Each teacher who delivers any aspect of the Richmond EVie Lesson Toolkit and who also responds to the evaluation through Let’s Talk Richmond (http://www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca/EVieToolkit) will be presented with a $20 Tim Hortons gift card on a first-come, first-served basis (limited gift cards available).

The Province of British Columbia passed the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Act on May 30, 2019, which requires automakers to meet an escalating annual percentage of new light-duty ZEV sales and leases. Their targets are:

  • 10% of light-duty vehicle sales by 2025
  • 30% by 2030
  • 100% by 2040

City of Richmond feel it is important to teach youth about electric vehicle so they can become educated consumers and understand how they play an essential role in BC’s goal to reach net-zero carbon emission by 2050.

We look forward to you and your students’ participation in the Richmond EVie Lesson Toolkit.