Canadian Electric Vehicles
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2012)|
Canadian Electric Vehicles LTD was first established in 1996 in Errington, British Columbia. During the initial years, its focus was to provide designs, parts and technical support for converting conventional internal combustion vehicles to non-polluting battery powered electric vehicles. Once converted, these vehicles were acquired by a variety of purchasers including federal and provincial governments, industrial companies as well as private individuals. The conversions ranged from three wheeled utility vehicles to house boats as well as various full-sized cars and trucks.
Canadian Electric Vehicles has been offering support to car converters world wide for over 20 years. It wasn't until 1996 that founder and CEO, Randy Holmquist, established it as a corporation and Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. was born. Since then, Holmquist and his team of engineers, technicians, and sales personnel have been offering solutions, products, and support to both a wide range of customers.
Products and Services
Canadian Electric Vehicles is best known for their road legal, versatile and fully electric Might-E Truck, which they have been producing for over 15 years. The truck features attributes such as regenerative brakes, power steering, hydraulic lifts, and direct motor to differential drive trains to allow for controlled handling and comfort as well as increased range and durability.
The Might-E Tug is another fully electric product developed and manufactured by Canadian Electric Vehicles. This three-wheeled tug employs a direct motor to differential drive train powered by a 24-volt, 70-amp four quadrant controller. It is designed to alleviate the user from pulling heavy loads by being able to pull weights up to 2000 lbs.
Since its inception, Canadian Electric Vehicles has been designing and producing conversion "kits" for the mechanically inclined hobbyist. These kits come in a variety of vehicles ranging from the Ford Ranger to a Volkswagen Beetle.