30 October, 2014

Winners Announced for Canada's First Electric Vehicle Dealership Award

Plug’n Drive, in partnership with The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), was pleased to present Canada’s first-ever Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards to three Canadian car dealerships demonstrating leadership in the promotion and sale of electric vehicles in Canada.

Presenting the awards were CEA President and CEO Jim R. Burpee and Plug’n Drive President and CEO Cara Clairman at the EV2014VÉ Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, Canada’s biggest annual electric vehicle event:

Leading Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Dealership Award

Park Avenue Nissan Brossard (Brossard, Québec)

Accepted by Luc Fournier, Vice President, Director General

Leading Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Dealership Award

Bourgeois Chevrolet (Rawdon, Québec)

Accepted by Mr. Samuel Jeanson, Co-owner

Electric Vehicle Dealership Inspiration Award

Loch Lomond Mitsubishi (Saint John, New Brunswick)

Accepted by Mr. Fred Chamberlain, General Manager

“We’re marking history today,” said Mr. Burpee. “The use of electricity as a transportation fuel is expected to be a transformational force in the evolution of our electricity grid. Today’s winners are to be counted among the electric vehicle pioneers on the leading edge of electrified and sustainable transportation.”

Electric vehicles represent the potential for a sustainable transportation industry. Emitting up to 90 per cent less carbon dioxide than gas-powered cars, depending on the electricity source, these vehicles are environmentally-friendly. Electric vehicle owners also enjoy the financial benefits of significantly lower fuel and maintenance costs compared to gas cars.

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