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.
See you there! Rolf & Silke
What a week! I don’t know what to do first: Proofread Rolf’s blog post on solar charging, putting the parade pictures together for a Facebook Album, write the Victoria Parade blog post, work on the parade’s video, or what?! 😉 Media Kit is waiting, car stickers need ordering, Canadian EV Clubs need to be contacted, and so much more… As per today, we have 15 days left before our cross Canada trip in a Tesla Model X towing a camping trailer will begin! Well, one thing at a time 🙂 Time for the parade’s blog post then!
All lined up and ready to go: 100% Electric Vehicles for a Sustainable Future
Monday, June 23, was Victoria Day and as usual, Victoria BC celebrates the Queen’s birthday with a parade – the 3rd largest in all of Canada and the 118th in Victoria BC! Fellow Victoria EV Club board members agreed that this would be a great opportunity to raise awareness for electric cars in general and our cross Canada trip in particular (Since we heard a few too many “What’s an EV?” during the 2015 Christmas Parade… 😉 ) Therefore, we signed up early on. Luckily! Since “only” about 113 entries made it into the parade with another 24 on the waiting list. No wonder, since this annual parade usually attracts crowds of close to 100,000 people with even more following via TV live Broadcast and, for the very first time this year, also via Internet online live streaming. That way, even my sister in Germany was able to watch us!
Rolf, Lynda, Christina and me. All smiles! 🙂
The day started out for us at 7:00 am, when we were scheduled to arrive at the marshalling area on Finlayson Street. Already, the first spectators were lined up for the 9am start of the parade! Continue reading
Wow, we expected the Model 3 would be successful (imagine that, since we are VERY happy Tesla Model S owners 😉 awaiting a Model X…), but didn’t expect this! Somebody actually created a Google Document so that people can enter when and where they’ll line up in front of the Tesla stores to order their Model 3:
Kyle Field for CleanTechnica.com comments: “… a sign that Tesla has finally arrived as one of the latest tech companies to build fanatically perfect products… with a purpose to boot? They may not have achieved the mainstream adoption of Apple and Google, but to those of us who love cleantech, saving the planet, and Tesla, it is already much larger and, more importantly, hitting its stride in mainstream society.” Read more on CleanTechnica.com
Store sales start worldwide on March 31, online sales start April 1. Rolf believes there will be 100,000 Model 3s sold in the first week. To bet against that, I’ll say 125,000. What is your bet?
Just in case you guys started to wonder why I keep writing about the Bahamas, I wanted to reassure you that this blog is – or will be – about our cross Canada trip, Victoria BC to St. John’s NL, in a Tesla Model X, promoting sustainable energy and transportation. It just so happens that we currently are in the Bahamas, and some of my experiences and thoughts here have an environmental aspect that I decided was worthwhile sharing in this blog. Bear with us, we’ll be heading home to Victoria BC mid April.
Now, there’s one aspect of our plans that I’m getting more and more anxious about, and that’s the question whether we will actually Continue reading
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!
On 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!
Thursday saw the Tesla owners of Vancouver Island come together for the first time. This meeting was triggered by a practical reason: Continue reading
’Twas the night before Christmas and all through Victoria, not an engine was stirring… – At least that was true for the convoy of six Electric Vehicles from our Victoria EV Club (VEVC) that participated in Saturday’s Santa Light Parade.
The start of the parade in front of the Victoria Parliament Building
Green light symbolizing the Club’s motto for green energy
One among six different EV makes
So many kids were cheering us on
In its 34th
year, the light parade was bigger and more exciting than ever. With over 80 entries, it can now claim to be the biggest light parade in Canada, even leaving Vancouver and Toronto in its wake. An estimated 40,000 spectators cheered along Government Street despite the cold. It was viewed by thousands more in the comfort of their homes – all the way to the Northwest Territories, we know that for sure!