About EVfriendly

A Program Developed and Administered by the Automotive Retailers Association and its Strategic Partners

EVfriendly is an industry-led program, sponsored by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, designed to cultivate a higher degree of confidence in ZEV ownership. The program helps ensure that only trained and qualified industry professionals are selling, servicing, repairing, and recycling ZEVs, in a responsible and safe manner, and provides consumers with the right information to make informed choices.

The ZEV Alliance

To assist with the success of the EVfriendly program, an Alliance of stakeholders was formed to provide input on the development of the EVfriendly program and to assist with the implementation of its long-term strategy. The members are collectively referred to as the ZEV Alliance and includes representatives from:

Automotive Retailers Association
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
British Columbia Automobile Association
Industry Training Authority
Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association
Victoria Electric Vehicle Club
The automotive recycling industry
The automotive service and repair industry
The automotive collision repair industry
The automotive towing industry
The licensed motor dealer industry