West Coast Electric Fleets Workshop

December 04th, 2018

In late November, Plug In BC hosted a West Coast Electric Fleets workshop at the River Rock Conference Centre in Richmond.

The workshop included success stories from EV fleet managers, news from commercial and specialty-use vehicle managers, lively table discussions, and electric vehicles on display:

  • Fuso E-Canter
  • VeloMetro Veemo
  • Canadian Electric Vehicles Might-E Truck
  • Volkswagen E-Golf
  • Tesla Model 3 and Model S
  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Hyundai Tuscon Fuel Cell EV

Presenters

The workshop brought a wide range of fleet managers and manufacturers together. On the demand side, we heard from Current Taxi, West Coast Sightseeing, Landsea Tours, City of Vancouver, YVR and Capital Regional District. From the supply side, we had presentations by Canadian Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi Trucks, GreenPower Motor Company, Tesla, Ballard, Energy Solutions – Chargepoint, and HTec.

Discussions

The day wrapped up with high energy table discussions. In small groups, our diverse mix of participants tackled barriers and solutions to electric fleet uptake based on themes from our registration questionnaire. The themes for discussion were:

  • vehicle availability,
  • vehicle capability,
  • vehicle cost,
  • charging infrastructure,
  • lack of information/education, and
  • policies/plans.

We look forward to analyzing and publishing results from the table discussions in the coming months. Thank-you to everyone who made time in their busy schedules to help us move this conversation forward!

Are you looking for more information about electrifying fleets? See the West Coast Electric Fleets website for news and case studies, and stay updated with their newsletter.

See a full list of commercial and specialty-use electric fleet vehicles here.