John Stonier, CPA, CA

John is our founder and principal consultant. A long time enthusiast for electric vehicles he first engaged with electric vehicles in 2005. At that time there were no production electric vehicles — so he built one by converting a 1999 Porsche Boxster. Ten days after he purchased that Porsche in 2007 a company called Tesla announced they would be building their roadster to ‘dispel the myths about EVs’ – well, the rest is history.  John completed his Porsche conversion and continued to enjoy his convertible EV until he sold it a few years ago.  He’s been driving EVs ever since, including his first production car and favourite EV — an iconic, first generation 2012 Nissan LEAF.

Interviewed by CBC News, March 2022
1999 Porsche Boxster EV conversion by JStonier.

John has been active in the EV movement as an advocate, public speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. Through his involvement with the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association (VEVA) he contributed to many progressive EV policies that are in place today in British Columbia. They include lobbying the City of Vancouver for minimum parking stall wiring which resulted in the City’s ground breaking 2009 By-law to provide electrification of 20% of parking stalls for all new condos commissioned after April 1, 2011. (which subsequently was bumped to 100% in 2018 for all new buildings) The origins of the EV Ready and EV Infrastructure programs as recommended to the government by VEVA are now in place through CleanBC and the BC Government. In 2021 as VEVA President he also advocated for changes within the BC Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulations to enable MURBs to earn carbon credits on the EV charging infrastructure they build and maintain.

Combined, these policies make British Columbia a world leader in EV charging infrastructure initiatives for both new and legacy buildings.

As a business professional, he combines both his expert knowledge on electric vehicles with financial and data analysis skills to form sound strategies to optimize EV infrastructure projects. Strata condominiums, rental property owners, social housing, workplaces, hospitality properties can all benefit from providing EV charging to their stakeholders.

In 2023 John founded Carbex Carbon Credit Exchange Corp with a regulatory law firm partner to provide services to help small businesses and housing associations participate in carbon credit generation and monetization.