The Eagle Valley Transportation Society is hitting the road with a new electric vehicle.
The Sicamous non-profit group is up to three vehicles now, with a brand-new 2023 Chevrolet Bolt added to the lineup of available cars.
President Malcolm Makayev said it’s usually two or three times a week that the transportation society has to say no to someone calling in asking for a ride.
“Now, that’s two or three people each week we don’t have say no to,” said Makayev. “We can get them where they need to go.”
The Eagle Valley Transportation Society (EVTS) is always looking for more volunteer drivers to increase the availability of its services. Interested drivers need a class 5 licence and will have to have an approved driver’s abstract and a clean criminal record.
The wheelchair accessible van requires a full class 4 licence to drive.
“Driving, I find, you get to hang out with people you wouldn’t normally meet for twenty minutes to half an hour, and get to know people,” said driver Chris Christensen.
Interested drivers can contact EVTS at EVTcoordinator@outlook.com or by phone at 250-463-4733.