Vancouver Tesla Birthday Drive

April 12, 2020

Here is the little blog of the event. …. Alfred

Our proud Tesla owner, Aimee King set up a drive by birthday celebration for her lovely son, Gavin 3 weeks before his birthday which was April 12th.   Gavin was also a Tesla enthusiast. More than 45 Tesla owners showed up at the event.  It was a simple drive-by event and no gathering happened during the most challenge time in human`s history.

Here is the story, one of our proud Tesla owners, Aimee King invited all the Tesla owners on  Tesla Owners of Vancouver (Lower Mainland/GVRD) and Tesla Owners of Vancouver (Lower Mainland/GVRD) FB pages three weeks before her lovely son Gavin`s 7th birthday.  On April 12th, more than 45 Tesla vehicles showed up at Gavin`s .  neighborhood.  Most of the Tesla owners were blasting Gavin`s favorite music during the drive by.  The music were Thunder Struck, Smooth Criminal, All Tragically Hip songs, Guns and Roses`, Thunder by Imagine Dragons and the Happy Birthday song. The event was successful and “Quiet“ except the loud music. 😉

Thanks for organizing such a great event, Aimee has notified the neighbors and local police before it took place.  It was a meaningful event during the most challenge time in our human history.  Well-done to our Tesla owners in Vancouver, B.C.

Powerful Drive for a Cause

Dale Cory – Apr 4, 2020 / 7:10 pm | 

Fill your Frunk

It was called: Fill Your Frunk — All-Electric Food Drive for Central Okanagan Food Bank.

And it was a huge success.

The Tesla Owners Club of British Columbia, Okanagan Chapter, took to the streets Saturday, and filled their cars with food donations. Everyone met at McCurdy Corner Parking Lot, and transported food to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

“In total we were able to donate three carts of essentials to the Central Okanagan Food Bank, while maintaining safe social distancing,” said Tesla car club member Olivia Nowek. “In light of more recent guidelines to avoid non-essential trips outside the house, we will be re-evaluating future electric food drive plans, but hope to continue in some capacity so long as it remains safe. 

“We would love to donate to other Okanagan food banks, the SPCA or Animal Food Bank, and fill other community needs as identified.

“The newly-formed social club is unable to socialize or have public events due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so…

“We have shifted our focus to giving back to the community, and decided to collect food donations and fill our front trunks, also called ‘frunks’ with food, and go together as a group to drop off the donations to the Food Bank,” added Nowek. “We are strictly enforcing a two-meter social distancing rule during the group photo and the drop-off of the goods.”

Drive Electric Week: EV Advocacy by supporting Ride and Drive Events.

National Drive Electric Week, presented, now globally by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, Drive Electric Events are on now.

Plug In America also released in conjunction with Sierra Club, AchiEVe 3.0: Transition to EVs Policy Toolkit. Part of their toolkit talks about Consumer Education and Protection including EV Proclamations, Driver Bill of Rights, Ride and Drive Events, Open Access and Interoperability, and Uniform Signage Requirements.

We again see a theme regarding Ride and Drive Events. They state “Nothing gets people more excited and sold on the idea that an EV could work for them than a ride and drive event. These opportunities give people the chance to kick the tires and check out EVs for themselves, so they can see just how easy a transition it is.” (Page 21).

We totally agree and support local events by offering ride alongs whenever we can (not just this week)! Nothing beats a bum in a seat! Tell your friends & family if they are curious about electric vehicles that these type of events are a great way to experience it and talk to an owner with first hand experience. These owners are passionate about it for a reason and want to help others see how driving electric is right for them. They help combat myths & stereotypes that people start believing as misinformation is shared without fact checking. We applaud our members and all other volunteers for volunteering their time doing this public advocacy work.

Thank-you Tesla Owners Club of British Columbia club members for you support! We are making a difference. People walk away and Take the 2 Degrees Institute Electric Pledge (https://www.electricpledge.org).

For further reading on what you can do and what legislative efforts to support, please see this great resource of what the best policies around EV adoption are to incentivize people to make the switch.

https://pluginamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AchiEVe-Model-Policies-Toolkit-3.0-2019.pdf

Tesla Owners Club of British Columbia
Drive Electric Week has been postponed due to the Corona-19 epidemic