Meeting Minutes - Bill Rowley: Should we be Buying Electric Powered Vehicles? Pt.2 August 6th. 2020
Present: Julian Sale, Bill Rowley, Frank Webster, Ken Alsop, Bill Stevens, Bruce Folkard, John Bullock, Bob Berry, John Sneyd, Bob Paul, Dave McEwen, Ed Herold, John Proctor, Soren Sondergaard, Gordon Framst, Len Bickerton, Bob Reeve, Martin Alderwick, Tony Wagner, David Moller, Andy Curtis, Warren Gregg, Jay Strom, Bill Richards, Ralph Billings, Ken Marchant, John Martin, Morley Deyette, Kerry Gennings Guest: John Denham
The meeting opened at 9:55 am by President Frank Webster with 29 members and one guest, John Denham, in attendance for this virtual membership meeting. After a few brief opening remarks, he asked John Sneyd to introduce today’s presenter and one of our own members, Bill Rowley. Bio:
Bill joined Ford of Canada in 1965 after working for 4 years as a Ford Dealer Mechanic. He spent all 35 years with Ford in the Technical Training Department and spent 30 of those years as Ford of Canada’s National Training Manager. His position involved continuous updating of some 3000 Ford of Canada Dealer Mechanics. Bill had a staff of 15 full time Instructors who worked out of 11 Ford Technical Training schools across Canada. As National Training Manager Bill also assisted the Canadian Government with The Red Seal Program. When a Mechanic writes his/her Provincial Mechanics Certificate Exam and achieves better that 80% on the exam they are awarded the Red Seal. The Red Seal allows that person to work as a mechanic in all 10 provinces. With less than 80% they are only eligible to work in the certified province.
Presentation: Rechargeable battery powered vehicles were first developed in the 1890’s. Should we be purchasing an EV vehicle in the 2020’s? After 130 years of technological advances with batteries, should the disadvantages of battery power outweigh the benefits for purchase at this time?
Bill Rowley’s virtual and slide presentation can be found on the RCMC website under … More … Speaker’s Notes.
Next virtual meeting: Thursday, August 20th. - (Zoom Virtual Meeting) Presenter will be: Ross McKitrick on Climate Change