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BCSEA Webinar: The Electric Car in 2013: How will we pass the tipping point?

Mar 19 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

John's electric converted Porsche Boxster

Seventeen years ago, electric cars were reborn, then killed, in California.  Will this latest re-birth of the electric car take hold for good? 

John Stonier will provide his insightful and first-hand knowledge of electric cars:
  • What are the key metrics to evaluate electric cars – for the environment; for the consumer’s pocket book; and for our economy?  
  • Will the electric car really take hold this time, and how is the automotive industry responding to electric cars?  
  • What are the future trends to look for and how will the electric car affect the future?  
  • Finally, a look at local EV developments and a review of the current Province of BC EV initiatives of rebates, building code requirements and building charging infrastructure?  
  • Which organizations are leading the way, and how can you get involved?

Free registration required at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/322587674

John Stonier, CA is an entrepreneur and business consultant who has provided financial leadership to a wide spectrum of high tech Canadian companies over the last 25 years including notable companies in telecom networks, internet and renewable energy.  Following his passion for a sustainable economy he has acted in a range of advisory and leadership roles with the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association, BC Sustainable Energy Association, Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative, and Solar BC.  John is also a member of the Vancouver Clean-tech CFO Group. 
Through his consulting company, Signature Renewables Inc., John provides consulting CFO, business strategy and corporate governance services to emerging businesses breaking new ground in progressive areas ranging from web based internet services to quick service restaurants. His specific area of interest is sustainable industries such as electric vehicles and renewable energy. 
About eight years ago, a newly purchased gas-electric hybrid piqued his curiosity in full electric cars and it’s been John's passion ever since.  He is the spokesperson and former director of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association (VEVA) and has given scores of public presentations and media interviews on the topic of electric cars.  He is a caretaker of VEVA’s 1912 Detroit Electric car, a BC original, and through VEVA he has been active in shaping local public policy surrounding charging infrastructure.  In 2012 he completed a five year project to convert a 1999 Porsche Boxster to 100% electric drive with regenerative braking.