The nominations process for the 2016 Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards has now opened, according to an email sent by the Canadian Electricity Association and Plug’n Drive to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession.
The 2016 Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards includes 3 different awards categories for leadership in electric vehicle (EV) sales — Leading Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Dealership Award, Leading Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Dealership Award, and the EV Dealership Inspiration Award. There will also be a new “Tom Mitchell Electric Vehicle Leadership Award” up for grabs this year.
“The electrification of transportation, particularly the adoption of electric vehicles, holds the key to drastically cutting Canada’s emissions,” stated the Honourable Sergio Marchi, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) — not to be confused with anti-EV Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. “Canada’s electricity sector is among the cleanest in the world, with over 80% of generation already greenhouse gas free. CEA is proud to recognize those that are helping us build a greener Canada for generations to come.”
“Dealerships can have a significant influence on consumer perceptions about owning an EV and on EV adoption rates within a community. We all benefit when dealerships help drivers make the switch,” commented Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive. “More electric cars on the road means fewer harmful emissions and over $2,000 in savings for a driver each year on fuel and maintenance costs.”
Nominations are open as of right now, and will remain open until midnight on June 26th. Winners will be announced during the National Drive Electric Week in Toronto (September 10 through 18).
More information can be found here.