Test Drive with Elon and Leilani

Electrek.co, Feb 23, 2016:

The documentary is absolutely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet, but a word of warning: it’s actually one of the scariest/most depressing movie I’ve seen in a while.

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ECO Night: Hockey & Electric Cars

Make sure you don’t miss Victoria EV Club’s (VEVC) ECO Night at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Arena as hometown hockey heroes, the Victoria Royals, face off against the Prince George Cougars on March 11!

EcoNight1On top of what will be an awesome game, you’ll get the opportunity to watch the way we’ll drive in the future. There will be

  • numerous makes and models of electric cars on display,
  • an on-ice parade of EVs as well as
  • presentations from environmentally friendly organizations,
  • Green giveaways and a
  • VEVC contest that could win your child one of five Royals sweaters signed by the entire team.

Discounted Hockey tickets can be obtained via the Victoria EV Club web site with $3 from each ticket going to fund club activities.

Become your kids’ hero, support sustainable energy and transportation!


#BringBackSolar to Nevada!

In December 2015, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) made a disastrous decision: they decided to make solar energy expensive for everyday people and, as a result, cost hundreds of solar workers their jobs.

Tell the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to reverse their decision: Nevada deserves affordable clean energy and good solar jobs.

Rolf and I did at http://act.100.org/sign/NVsolar/

Watch actor and energy avenger Mark Ruffalo in action, going head to head with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission:


Tesla Motors Customer Stories

Our story has been posted on the Tesla Motors Customer Stories page. Yeah!

Seth and Nancy had us goofing around at the Tesla Supercharger in Wickenburg AZ (1st picture). Our GoldenLabCross Kye looks gorgeous in front of the Tesla Factory (2nd picture) in his custom-made coat thanks to super-seamstress Lynda and Fabricland Kryskrafts (3rd picture). The next two stunning pictures (4&5) were taken in beautiful Sedona AZ. And Matt from EVANNEX welcomed us upon arrival in Ft. Lauderdale FL (picture #6).

We’ll be back with more stories in April and then for sure June to at least September. We really don’t know how long it will take us to cross Canada. All we know is that the trip will start June 1st in our then brand-new Tesla Model X. And that we will announce a surprise on May 1st. So, stay tuned!


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Solar Panels + Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries =

a match made in heaven!


Okay, our sailboat isn’t electric, I admit that right upfront. BUT, it’s a sailboat, 85% of the time it’s propelled by wind power. Our diesel tanks usually last us 1 1/2 winter seasons of 5 months each. Yep, this particular season is very short, we got started late.

Now, at home, our solar panels can make a max of 10 kW, on our boat it’s 2 kW. That’s enough for us to never have to plug in AND still run a water heater, water maker, washing machine, two fridges, a freezer box, microwave, coffee machine, Continue reading