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!
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 →
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 are in Silicon Valley, CA. What an inspiring place this is. It’s like being in the future, seeing how it will hopefully be like everywhere else soon. There are tons of #ElectricCars driving around, all makes, including buses! There are tons of #ElectricChargers. We saw #SolarPanels used to shade car parking. We even saw a solar panel-powered #EVCharger.