Hi, everybody, long time no read. 😉 Remember us? The crazy couple (and sane dog) that started on a cross Canada trip in June 2016 with a Tesla Model X pulling a Safari Condo Camping Trailer?! And after having arrived in St. John’s NL continued on to Florida and California before returning to Victoria BC for a total of 33,000 fully electric kilometres?! Yep, that’s us!
I have to admit, once we got home in April 2017 and participated in the Victoria BC Earth Day Event, we were exhausted. Hence, not much happened on this blog. Also, in June, we started a new project, but more about that at a later date.
At this point, I’d like to share something that is long overdue: Our 2017 Earth Day Presentation about our Cross Canada Trip. I hope you enjoy it.
Many Thanks to Creatively United for giving us the opportunity to share our experience and for producing this video!
If you missed our Earth Day Presentation, you’ll get another chance: Rolf and I will be giving a presentation about our 100% electric Cross Canada Trip in a Tesla Model X towing a Camping Trailer at the
Just a quick reminder that we will give a presentation about our cross Canada trip in an electric car with camping trailer during the Sustainability Showcase Event at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria BC, Lecture Room, on April 22, 11am – noon.
Please make sure you order your tickets online or buy them at Lyle’s Place, 770 Yates St., Victoria BC prior to Saturday!
We will also show our car and camping trailer during this event right in front of the Museum’s entrance from 10am – 5pm.
To everybody who joined us yesterday, either in Sidney, for the electric car convoy downtown, and/or at Mile Zero in Victoria: Thank you so very much! It meant a lot to us that you took the time to come out and welcome us home!
It was a great trip, an unforgettable experience, but it feels good to be home again!
Being home doesn’t mean we’re done, though! Join us for our first presentation about our cross Canada trip in an electric car with camping trailer at the Sustainability Showcase on April 22 right here in Victoria BC!
On Wednesday, April 12, Rolf, Kye and I (Silke), aka TeslaXCanada, will return home after crossing Canada in an electric car with camping trailer. Not only that, from Newfoundland, we continued on to Florida, and after a 4 month winter break, we are now returning home via California. That means we pretty much circled around 90+% of North America’s population. Fully electric. With a solar-powered camping trailer.
After 6 months on the road and 20,000+mi/ 32,000+km driven, we will be on the 11am Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay Ferry. To close the loop, we’ll drive to Mile Zero in Victoria BC before heading home.
If you have time and feel like welcoming us home on Wednesday April 12, meet us either
1. at the Sidney Visitor Information Centre right beside the highway at the entrance to Sidney around 12:45pm and join us for a convoy to Mile Zero,
2. at Mile Zero in Victoria BC between 1:30 and 2:00pm.
Regardless of the fun we’ve had, it feels good to be getting home! We’re looking forward to seeing you all again after such a long time!
April 9, 2017: Redding CA to Springfield OR. Lots of driving. Some ‘fast forwarded’ Supercharger fun. Charging the car’s batteries going downhill through regenerative breaking. Kye meets a ‘bear’… Enjoy the scenery!
Getting closer to home every day! Quickly visited “The Mothership”, then charged at Dublin Superchargers (SC) and Service Centre before continuing on to Corning SC via Vacaville SC. Bought some olive oil in California’s ‘olive metropolis’ and finally headed to the Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn in Redding because they have Destination Chargers. We like to support businesses that support Electric Mobility!
Today, we drove from El Centro to Fountain Valley near Los Angeles CA. Slipstreaming behind a truck helped us up and down some steep hills! At the Fountain Valley Supercharger, we enjoyed an impromptu show-and-tell. Another great day!
A Flashback to Indian Summer 2016, a quick visit from Vermont back to Sherbrooke, Québec. I had so much fun with Kye on this beautiful, crisp fall morning at Camping Deauville. This video is a true picker-upper! ;-D