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.
April 9, 2017: Redding CA to Springfield OR. Lots of driving. Some ‘fast forwarded’ Supercharger fun. Charging the car’s batteries going downhill through regenerative breaking. Kye meets a ‘bear’… Enjoy the scenery!
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!!!
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’!
“In an incredibly public display of insecurity in their abilities as an auto manufacturer, General Motors recently backed a bill that would block American electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors from selling cars in Indiana. It was shelved for later study, but Tesla has faced direct bans in five states: Connecticut, Michigan, Texas, West Virginia and Utah. In Utah, at least, the issue is being litigated as a misapplication of law and is now before the Utah State Supreme court….”
’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!