We did it, we’re back home in Victoria BC!
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!
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!
Please share with people you know! We hope to meet lots of people that don’t have an electric car yet and want to find out more about it first hand! Thank you!
Hope to meet you all there!
CTV and CHEK footage of our Send-off yesterday are online!
CTV – our coverage starts at 7:55min
Thank you, CTV and CHEK, for sharing our story!
We would like to let everybody know that event updates, such as yesterday’s Send-off or today’s Show&Tell in North Vancouver, will be posted and updated on our Facebook page. Please follow us on Facebook if you are interested in meeting us. By signing up for events there, you can make sure to not miss any changes. Although we try to keep changes to a minimum (actually, we try to avoid them!) and certainly try to not make any changes last minute, we know it’ll happen. So for the latest update (and our photo albums!) please refer to our Facebook page.
Meet us at Mile Zero between 10:30-11am today for our cross Canada Send-Off followed by an electric car convoy to the ferry.
Leaving Victoria BC from Mile Zero today
As per their ‘About us’ section, “Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) to maximize their environmental and economic benefits.” The organization has been running for over three years and has a reputation to provide unbiased information on electric cars, charging stations and electricity. Their key messages are that
- Electric vehicles save drivers money
- Electric vehicles help the environment
- Electric vehicles benefit the local economy
I’ve already red some really good posts on their blog and am proud that they agreed to publish my guest post: ‘Our ludicrous Idea‘.
The long wait is finally over! We got the link to configure our Model X!
It was fun to select the options – the few there are for a Signature Model X, and complete the design. We still had two questions and sent off an email to Tesla. Within less than 2 minutes, I got a call from Tesla and my questions were answered. Awesome service!
Here is what our new baby will look like:
Congratulations SpaceX and Elon Musk, You.Made.History today! Successful landing of Stage 1 of Falcon 9 back at Cape Canaveral. First.Time.Ever! Awesome!