About EV Society
We’ve been advocating the advantages of electric cars since 1994. You could say we’re passionate.
Vision, Mission & Values
A world where everyone’s journey is safe, clean, and fun.
To utilise the expertise of electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts to help Canadians transition to electric transportation through education and advocacy.
We value Integrity, Diversity and Passion. Our message must be delivered with optimism, enthu-siasm, and honesty. The merits of electric vehicles sell themselves once understood, and do not require high-pressure sales tech-niques.
Through collaboration we will band together to help inspire and educate our community on the benefits of electric mobility. Together we are greater than the sum of our parts!
Stephen received an HBA in Communications Studies from Brock University in 1994. As a cleantech consultant, he managed over 200 electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects across Canada. He is the past Vice-President for a personal rapid-transit (PRT) start-up, and the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Zero Motorcycles. He served as the Director of Communications and Marketing at the McMaster University Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) and has worked with utilities, government agencies, and municipalities to develop electric vehicle strategies. As Urban Active New Business Development Manager for General Motors Canada he led projects on eBikes, autonomous vehicles, and the Maven car sharing team. Stephen is a past board member with Electric Mobility Canada, a present board member with the Electric Vehicle Society and currently works for Kia Canada as a Eco Brand Business Development Manager.
Mike is a 35-year veteran manager at several local distribution companies (LDCs), including Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, Toronto Hydro, and Westario Power. He serves on various technical committees for the IESO and Ontario Energy Board, and has presented at several technical forums over the years.
Sean has had a lifelong passion for new technology and an 18-year career in corporate IT. In the past decade, he has developed a deep respect for and interest in environmental issues. He became an early adopter of hybrid and electric cars and founded the Windsor-Essex Electric Vehicle Association (WEEVA) in 2013. He has been an outspoken proponent of EVs, appearing regularly in local media. Sean and his family of four live in an Energy Star certified home and have rooftop solar panels that produce 75% of their electricity needs.
After an 18 year career as a principal consultant with Microsoft, Raymond is committed to doing everything he can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a Climate Reality Leader, Raymond is trained to inform the public and decision-makers about the current state of scientific research on Climate Change and to promote solutions which will allow us to avoid the worst impacts of Climate Change. Raymond is president of the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa, whose mission is to promote the electrification of the transportation system.
Devin is an IT professional with 15 years’ experience helping businesses to use technology to deliver efficient products and services. As founder and president of the Greater Sudbury EV Association, Devin has been accelerating the transition to a clean transportation system by advocating for electric vehicle adoption in northern Ontario. He created unique partnerships with electric mobility industry groups, major charging networks and NGO’s, to help local businesses gain the information they need to get started in the electro-mobility era of transportation.
Dave began a policing career in 1977 in Toronto, Ontario and spent his career in traffic enforcement. He performed duties that included accident investigation, radar and RIDE enforcement and the application of criminal and provincial traffic laws. As a breathalyzer technician for a number of years he was involved in many impaired investigations. After retiring from the Toronto Police Service he joined a Bus company that provided school bus, transit and special needs transportation and became a driver trainer. In this role his focus remained on safety as a person responsible for training and certifying new bus drivers up to the required licensing requirements and providing approved MTO Defensive Driving courses. Now fully retired and currently the owner of a electric vehicle, he is deeply concerned with the environmental impacts of transportation and is a strong supporter of EVs.
|Wilf||Steimle||Chair & President|
Board of Directors
Committees & Working Groups
If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or working group, click on the title of the committee or working group to send an e-mail and express your interest.
|Communications Committee (chair Sean Hart)||Annual Report||Compiles and prepares an Annual Report at the end of January of each year||Stephen Bieda|
|Web Development and Content||Organizes and maintains website||Nino DiCara|
|Public Affairs||Publishes relevant content for the public||Devin Arthur|
|Chapter Relations||Liaisons with regional Chapters, trains members on course delivery||Sean Hart|
|Education||Develops curriculum and course materials||Tim Burrows / Ken Bokor|
|Newsletter||Prepares newsletters and editorials||Bill Bruesch / Stephen Bieda|
|Howard Hutt Annual Award||Review of nominations, annual presentation to the Board for approval||Mike Knox|
|Strategic Planning Committee (chair Mike Knox)||-||Planning for the future and translating vision into action||Mike Knox|
|Finance Committee (chair Raymond Leury)||Fundraising||Coordinates fundraising activities||Raymond Leury|
|Membership Benefits||Adding value to membership through member benefits||Raymond Leury|
|Government Relations Committee (chair Devin Arthur)||-||Grass roots, lobbying, and member messaging to promote electrified transportation||Devin Arthur|
|Election and Nomination Committee||-||Prepares nominations, conducts on-line elections and prepares results for the membership and the Board||TBD – pending Board approval|