Canadian Car Dealerships Invited to Self-Nominate for 2015 Electric Vehicle Awards

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2014 Car Dealership Award Ceremony

 

OTTAWA, Ontario – March 17, 2015. Nominations for the 2015 Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards are open, and the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and Plug’n Drive are encouraging dealerships in Canada selling electric vehicles (EVs) to self-nominate for these one-of-a-kind awards.

The 2015 Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program includes three award categories for leadership in EV sales: Leading Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Dealership Award, Leading Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Dealership Award, and the EV Dealership Inspiration Award. Dealerships in Canada selling EVs are eligible to win as many as two of three 2015 awards.

“With approximately 80 per cent of Canada’s electricity generation being without greenhouse gas emissions, electric vehicles present an incredible opportunity for the electricity sector to further contribute to a lower carbon future by electrifying the transportation sector,” said the Honourable Sergio Marchi, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association. “These awards allow Canadians to recognize the work of car dealerships that demonstrate leadership in EV adoption across the country.”

“Dealerships are the front-line of EV sales, and have a significant influence on consumer perceptions about ownership and adoption,” says Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive. “The Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards recognize industry excellence, commitment, and leadership.”

In addition to the award, winners will also be featured on partner and sponsor websites and social media channels, which include the Canadian Electricity Association, Plug’n Drive, Electric Mobility Canada, and the Canadian Automobile Association.

“CAA is pleased to celebrate dealerships that are driving innovation and educating Canadians about the benefits of choosing an electric vehicle,” said Ian Jack, Managing Director of Communications and Government Relations at the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).

“We love it [electric vehicles], we drive it, and we live it!,” says Samuel Jeanson, co-owner of Bourgeois Chevrolet, last year’s Leading Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Dealership Award winner. “If there is one amazing thing about EVs, it’s that they’re contagious.”

The 2015 nomination package is available at www.electricvehicleawards.ca. Nominations close on April 17, 2015.

The 2015 EV Dealership Award winners will be announced at the EV2015VÉ Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show in Halifax May 25-27, 2015. EV2015VÉ is Canada’s biggest electric vehicle event held annually by Electric Mobility Canada, the hosting sponsor of the Awards program.

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