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!
Meet Max, the @tesla_addict! We had such fun talking to him and sharing his enthusiasm. In fact, we talked for such a long time, Rolf got a sunburn 😉 You can follow Max by subscribing to his YouTube channel.
Thanks for the interview, Max! Sorry Rolf talked so much ;-)…Haha…Some interesting ideas in there, though!!!
If you’ve followed us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you probably already know that this has been an exceptionally good week for us. First, we got the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for our Model X, meaning that it will go into production any day now. Second, we found somebody in Washington State who is going to tow our camping trailer with his Tesla Model X in the upcoming Victoria Day Parade (May 23). Hurrah!!! And third, we hooked up the camping trailer’s solar panels and managed to charge my Model S from the trailer’s batteries at 6km/hr (12Amps) – (more about that coming soon from Rolf)!
Last but not least, we really started enjoying our electric loaner car. Continue reading →
These past few months, which I’d call our ‘Social Media Warm-Up Phase’, we worked hard on getting the word out that hubby Rolf, Golden Lab Kye and I are going to cross Canada in a 100% electric Tesla Model X this summer to promote sustainable energy and zero-emissions transportation. I hope you’ve had fun following us so far! Now it’s time for a surprise:
The one thing we kept from you, the one thing we had planned from the start, but wanted to keep a secret for a little while longer, is…
That’s how I started our ‘About us‘ post. Now, if some of you thought that driving from Victoria BC to Ft. Lauderdale FL and back (round trip about 9,000 mi/ 14,000+ km) In.An.Electric.Car! was ‘wild’, or that crossing Canada in a Tesla Model X is ‘wild’ you ain’t seen nothing yet 😉. On May 1, we’ll announce what I would really call a ‘wild idea’!
We’re back on the road again, driving home, 3700+mi/6000+km. When driving the other direction in January, Rolf and I started thinking about ways to increase Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness with the businesses we were visiting along the way. Three weeks on the road mean a good number of restaurants, shops and hotels!!!
Less than 10 days before we leave. After ordering snow chains and charge adapters for the car, I feel I have to start planning our trip in more detail. In winter, the weather is always on the front of your mind. With an electric car, certain weather conditions can have a big effect on your range. However, there can also be weather that makes the trip outright dangerous or impossible. 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!