For the past few years I have been talking with EV friends in Southern Ontario about starting a non-profit electric vehicle association in the Golden Horseshoe. I think the time is right for EV owners, prospective EV owners, hybrid vehicle owners and those with a general passion for transportation electrification within the Mississauga to Niagara area, to rally together.
Since I had my first drive in a Roadster a week ago at the Montreal EV2012 Conference I am more motivated than ever to earn myself a Model S. Maybe getting GHEVA off the group will help!
If you are interested in taking part in this grass roots initiative, I hope that you will contact me so that together we can form a board, establish a charter, setup a bank account, strategize on charging station install locations, organize EV ride n' drives, educate the public and enjoy like-minded people's company that want to make a difference through a common passion for sustainable forms of transportation. I have already registered the domain www.gheva.org and designed a couple variations of the GHEVA logo so we can hit the ball running at a meeting when we have a core group ready.
I have been involved in electric vehicles since 1990 and have been a member of the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa (EVCO) when I lived in Ottawa and worked for an electric motorcycle company. EVCO and its great members were very inspirational to me and have provided many ideas that I am keen to share with you so that we might be able to ramp up GHEVA in short order. I hope you share my desire to accelerate EV sales at the dealership level, EV-tourism throughout our beautiful region and many other aspects of this new and exciting paradigm shift in transportation.
Please join the GHEVA LinkedIN Group and call me at 905-515-0497 if you are interested in helping with the early stage planning of this fledgling group.