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Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program

 

The Annual Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program recognizes car dealerships that demonstrate leadership in the sale of electric vehicles (EVs).


Who Should Enter?
What You Can Win
Four Award Categories
Judging Criteria
Submitting an Entry
Awards Presentation
Sponsors - opportunities still available!
Partners
Award Winners
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2016 nominations opening soon.

 


 

Who Should Enter?

If you are a dealership in Canada selling electric vehicles, you are eligible for as many as two awards in 2016.


While anyone can nominate a dealership or utility, the nomination process requires information and approvals that must be provided by the dealership/utility. Dealerships/utilities are encouraged to self-nominate.

 

A Word from a Winner


“Thank you so much for all that good publicity. Media are calling from everywhere! We have articles in the paper and the phone is ringing like crazy!”


Samuel Jeanson, Bourgeois Chevrolet 
2014 winner of the Leading Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Dealership Award

 


 

What You Can Win

Recognition for your dealership/utility as a leader in the adoption of EVs in Canada:

 

  • National and local press release.
  • A trophy showcasing for customers your contribution to a lower-carbon future.
  • EV Dealership Award logo available for marketing materials.

 

Positive publicity for your dealership:

 

  • Recognition in national print media and social media (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook).
  • Recognition on partner and sponsor websites and social media channels: Canadian Electricity Association, Plug’n Drive, Electric Mobility Canada, Canadian Automobile Association (more to follow!).

 

Expenses-paid trip* for one representative of your dealership/utility to the Awards Ceremony (location to be determined).
*Transportation, accommodation for two nights, meals; approvals and receipts required; limits apply; negotiable.


Employee recognition: A free gift for the winning dealership/utility to present to an outstanding individual or team within the dealership to recognize a remarkable contribution to EV success.

 



Four Award Categories

The 2016 EV Dealership Awards Program includes four award categories for which one winner is selected for each.


Leading Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Dealership Award
For the 2015 Awards Program, this category is open to car dealerships in the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia with BEV sales in 2014.


Leading Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV*) Dealership Award
For the 2015 Awards Program, this category is open to car dealerships in the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia with PHEV sales in 2014.


Electric Vehicle Dealership Inspiration Award
For the 2015 Awards Program, this category is open to car dealerships in any Province or Territory with BEV and/or PHEV sales in 2014.
 

Tom Mitchelle Electric Vehicle Leadership Award
NEW IN 2016!

This category is open to any electrical utility in any province or territory that had a utility-led electric vehicle and/or charging station program in place in 2015.

 

*All references to PHEVs include also Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREVs).
 


 

Judging Criteria

Nomination entries will be evaluated by a volunteer Judging Committee comprised of experts who are champions of EV adoption in Canada. Click here to view the members of the Judging Committee. 

 

The Judging Committee will consider five elements in its evaluation of nominations. Click here to read the detailed 2016 Judging Criteria.

 


 

Submitting an Entry

2016 EV Dealership Awards application opening soon.

 


 

Awards Presentation

The awards will be presented to the winning car dealerships at an Awards Ceremony (location to be confirmed).

 Hosting Sponsors

 

To be confirmed    

 


 

Sponsors

The Canadian Electricity Association and Plug’n Drive thank the volunteers and sponsors whose contributions of time, expertise and resources make the Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program possible. Click here for a list of our sponsors.


 


 

Partners

The Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program is a joint initiative between the Canadian Electricity Association and Plug'n Drive.

 

Plug'n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric cars across Canada to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. To help drivers make the switch, Plug'n Drive is focused on three key programs: Education, Home and Public Charging Infrastructure and Research to support the electric vehicle industry.  

 

The Canadian Electricity Association is the national voice of the electricity industry in Canada. CEA is committed to improving the understanding of smart grid activities and advocating for the further use of electricity as a transportation fuel in order to help Canada and the electricity sector meet social, environmental, and economic goals.   

 


 

Award Winners

On May 26, 2015, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), in partnership with Plug'n Drive, presented Canada’s Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards to three Canadian car dealerships at the EV2015VÉ Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show in Halifax, Canada’s biggest annual electric vehicle event. The awards recognize car dealerships that demonstrate leadership in the sale of electric vehicles (EVs).
 
Click here for more information about the 2015 winners.
Click here for more information about the 2014 winners.
 
 
 

 

Sign Up for Updates!

Interested in receiving notifications about the Electric Dealership Awards Program, such as the release of the selection criteria and the nomination forms?

Send your contact information (your first and last name, dealership name, and email address) to info@electricity.ca to be added to the EV Awards email distribution list.