The Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program is a joint initiative between Plug’n Drive and the Canadian Electricity Association. Four award categories recognize the leading dealerships and electricity companies promoting the adoption of EVs in Canada. Held on an annual basis, entries are evaluated by an external judging committee comprised of Canadian EV experts drawn from industry, non-profit organizations, government, and the media.

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 Infrastructures and Research to support the electric vehicle industry.

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Past Recipients

2020 Leading Battery Electric Vehicle Dealership Award

Awarded to dealerships excelling in the promotion of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEVs). Powered solely by a rechargeable battery pack, BEVs are fully electric cars that never burn gasoline and produce zero tailpipe emissions.

Company Description
SHIFT Electric Vehicles

SHIFT Electric Vehicles in Burlington, Ontario, was incorporated in 2010 with a focus on the acquisition and sale of luxury passenger vehicles. In 2013, the owner, Paul Repar, was exposed to Tesla at the Canadian International Auto Show and has never looked back since. Fast forward to today and SHIFT Electric Vehicles is fully ingrained in electric vehicle culture and is committed to building a green and emission-free future through its mission to be the leading provider of electric vehicles by offering the best selection, quality, education and support.

2020 Mike Brigham Used Electric Vehicle Dealership Award

Awarded to Canadian car a dealership that excels in the sale and promotion of used fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric cars.

Mike Brigham is an environmental advocate and philanthropist supporting many different environmental
causes, with a special focus on climate change. He believes strongly in the role EVs can play in decarbonizing transportation. He has generously supported Clean Air Partnership to fund a variety of initiatives in collaboration with Plug’n Drive including the Used EV and Scrappage incentive programs. NEW IN 2020.

Company Description
Véhicules Électriques Simon André

VÉ Simon André is a family business located in Trois-Rivières, Québec. It started as an auto parts shop 40 years ago and, in 2014, shifted its focus to electric vehicles. Fast forward to today and VÉ Simon André is one of Canada's few 100% electric dealerships. Every technician is highly trained in electric vehicle maintenance, they have developed a battery swapping module for the Nissan LEAF and have done extensive work converting old gas cars into electric.

2020 Hall of Fame Inductee

The Electric Vehicle Awards have recognized leading dealerships and electrical utilities since 2012. Some past participants have exemplified such outstanding leadership that they have been awarded multiple times.

In recognition of this achievement, Plug’n Drive and the Canadian Electricity Association have created the EV Awards Hall of Fame. If your dealership or utility has won for four consecutive years in a row, you are ineligible to apply for the 2020 EV Awards, but will instead be entered into the EV Awards Hall of Fame and given the opportunity to present the award to this year’s winner and other special recognition opportunities.

Company Description
Bourgeois Chevrolet

Bourgeois Chevrolet was the winner of the Leading Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Dealership award six years running and continuously demonstrates outstanding leadership and sales in the electric vehicle field. Sharing their passion for vehicles and their love of outstanding customer service, two brothers, Serge and Roger Bourgeois, opened the doors of the S.R. Bourgeois in 1964. A family business since then, it is now run by the third generation of the family. Dynamic and on the lookout for new products on the market, the owners of the Bourgeois Chevrolet Buick GMC have become a dealership that changes everything. All of those involved in the electric vehicle side of the business agree that the company has unequalled expertise in this field. With customers from all over Canada, Bourgeois Chevrolet has quickly become Canada's largest seller of electric vehicles.

2020 Tom Mitchell Vehicle Leadership Award

Open to electricity companies who led an electric vehicle and/or charging station program.

Company Description

Alectra Utilities Inc. (Alectra) is the largest municipally-owned distribution company in Canada, serving over one million homes and businesses in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. It was established in 2017, following the amalgamation of five progressive electricity distributors under one common name and purpose. Alectra’s vision, from day one, has been to act as a trusted energy ally to its customers, to demonstrate leadership in the development, promotion and implementation of clean energy technology and to deliver innovative energy solutions to some of today’s most pressing energy challenges.