On October 29, 2014, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), in partnership with Plug'n Drive, presented Canada's first-ever Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards to three Canadian car dealerships at the EV2014VÉ Conference and Tradeshow in Vancouver, Canada's biggest annual electric vehicle event. The all-new awards recognize car dealerships that demonstrate leaderships in the sale of electric vehicles (EVs)

Click here to read the news release about the 2014 winners.

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LEADING BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE (BEV) DEALERSHIP AWARD

Dealership: Park Avenue Nissan

Location: Brossard, Québec

Accepted By: Mr. Luc Fournier, Vice President General Director

Performance Highlights: Park Avenue Nissan Brossard has been focused on educating the public on green living, creating visibility through marketing campaigns and community events (Salon de l'Auto Verte and Le Jour de la Terre). The dealership has EVs on sit every day of the year. The dealership's efforts are reflected in EV sales results, with the percentage of Nissan LEAF sales reaching 4% of total sales in 2013.

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LEADING PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE (PHEV) DEALERSHIP AWARD

Dealership: Bourgeois, Chevrolet

Location: Rawdon, Québec

Accepted By: Mr. Samuel Jeanson, Co-owner

Performance Highlights

Bourgeois Chevrolet has achieved an extraordinary volume of electric vehicle sales. In 2013, 14% of the vehicles sold were electric vehicles, and that number jumped up to 35% in 2014. The high number of VOLTs the dealership keeps in stock, plus having the entire sales team trained to sell EVs, puts it in the top tier of electric vehicle dealerships in North America.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEALERSHIP INSPIRATION AWARD

Dealership: Loch Lomond Mitsubishi

Location: Saint John, New Brunswick

Accepted By: Mr. Fred Chamberlain, General Manager

Performance HIghlights:

Loch Lomond Mitsubishi educates the public about the benefits of electric vehicles by dedicating 20% of it's marketing budget to inform its community. The dealership ingeniously uses an electric vehicle as a customer shuttle, turning transit time into an opportunity for the customer to test drive the vehicle.

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