September 2017

Battery Powered Vehicles: Should You Be Buying One?

Organized by the Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
(Please read full description for detailed schedule)
Location: Richmond Cultural Center (near Richmond Center) - Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond, BC
Park on the second floor of the parkade beside the library.
Presenter: Bruce Stout
Director, Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $25.00 including GST

Includes light snacks and beverages.
Contact: If you have questions, please contact [email protected].
Join us for a presentation organized by the Richmond/Delta Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and get your questions answered by someone who has driven over 150,000 kilometers in a battery electric vehicle (BEV) over the last 5 years. Please read the full description for more detail.


  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Registration and networking, light snacks
  • 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Branch business and announcements
  • 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM: Presentation and Q&A 
  • 9:00 PM: Closing


Bruce Stout

Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association

As former President and current Director of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association (VEVA), Bruce has helped many people discover the advantages of driving a battery electric vehicle and even helped navigate the purchase process for many VEVA members. Bruce Stout has been driving a 100 percent Battery powered electric vehicle since he bought a Nissan Leaf March 2013.

After 3 years and 63,000 kilometers the Nissan Leaf battery still charged to 95 percent and provided over 100 kilometers range per single charge. From May 5 to June 10 Bruce and his wife Susan drove their 2015 Tesla Model S 85 from Vancouver to Halifax Nova Scotia and back using only Canadian charging stations.
The return trip was part of a rally organized by Sun Country Highway for BEV or Battery Powered Electric Vehicles. The top prize was claimed by Bruce and Susan for stopping at the highest number of the SCH charging stations.


Guest/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.

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