(Capital Regional District)

It’s time to see what all the buzz is about!

We’re talking about electric transportation, of course.

Currently, transportation accounts for more than half of our region’s greenhouse gas emissions—which is exactly why now is the best time to make the switch from fossil-fueled vehicles to electric and other low-emission modes of transportation.

This summer, the Capital Regional District is inviting residents across the region to get a hands-on feel for electric vehicles (EVs), e-bikes and EV chargers at a number of different community events—and it all kicks off this weekend!

The first ‘Charge Your Ride’ test drive and ride event will take place this Saturday, July 23rd at Belmont Secondary.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day, residents will have the opportunity to experience both electric vehicles and e-bikes first-hand to help them decide if these technologies work for their lifestyles.

The CRD has created this program so families that are curious about EVs and e-bikes can have a lot of fun trying them out and getting their questions answered.

Attendees will also have a chance to win a number of great prizes, including a FREE CUBE e-bike at the end of the summer!

We’ve also partnered with the CRD to give away a FREE car detailing to one lucky winner—and you’ll find those contest details below.

Additionally, the CRD is also offering free e-bike skills courses throughout the summer in partnership with Capital Bike.

CRD’s Charge Your Ride campaign is a partnership with the City of Victoria, District of Saanich, Town of Sidney and District of Central Saanich, and is made possible by a financial contribution from Natural Resources Canada.

The two other ‘Charge Your Ride’ events have been scheduled for Saturday, July 30th at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and Saturday, August 13th at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus in Saanich from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


To enter for your chance to win a FREE car detailing courtesy of the CRD, complete one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE Capital Regional District on Facebook and comment below to let us know you have (1 entry)
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on August 15th, 2022. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines 

CRD’s Charge Your Ride events

  • Langford:
    • Belmont Secondary School, Saturday, July 23rd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sidney:
    • Mary Winspear Centre, Saturday, July 30th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saanich:
    • Camosun’s Lansdowne campus, Saturday, August 13th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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