Power Outage; But Not For LEAF Owners!

Power Outage; But Not For LEAF Owners!

Power Outage; But Not For LEAF Owners! Times Colonist picked up this story Electric-car buff uses vehicle to power Saanich house during storm   Manfred Wissemann, head of the Victoria EV Club, attached jumper cables from his Nissan LEAF’s auxiliary battery to an inverter in order to provide power for home appliances during a recent windstorm.   Photograph By DARREN STONE,…

BC Climate Action Plan VEVC Consultations

BC Climate Action Plan VEVC Consultations

BC Climate Action Plan VEVC Consultations Victoria EV Club recently consulted with other stakeholders for the  BC’s Climate Leadership Team. This conference was held Wednesday March 23 at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Victoria to discuss the following recommendations to be enacted by the federal and provincial governments. Increase charging stations to meet public demand,  as well as an exemption to private charging station owners to charge…

How to reserve your Model III Tesla

How to reserve your Model III Tesla

How to reserve your Model III Tesla Link provided by Jim Henshaw  Author of ” The Legion of Decency “ Visit his blog by clicking this link Jim’s blog is  a reflection of the times we live in, very funny at times and brutally honest at others. Not recommended for children under 14. FIND US Reservation amounts in each currency can…

Canada To Replace Limousines with EVs Add New Infrastructure Funding

Canada To Replace Limousines with EVs Add New Infrastructure Funding

Canada will replace government limousines with electric vehicles and invest in EV infrastructure. Link provided by Terrance Beisheid By Fred Lambert, Elecctrek The Canadian Federal government, led by the newly elected Liberal party, unveiled its first budget this week and it confirmed a significant deficit for the next two years (~$29 billion) attached to important tax cuts for the middle…

Government charging up electric vehicles

Government charging up electric vehicles

Government charging up electric vehicles Link provided by Jim Hindson Government of British Columbia Public Services ● 33,874 Likes It’s getting easier to get charged up. By expanding infrastructure in residential buildings and upgrading charging stations, BC is helping to encourage more BCers to get behind the wheel of a clean, green electric vehicle and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. http://ow.ly/ZRXES…

 Airport Pick-up Grand Pacific Open

 Airport Pick-up Grand Pacific Open

Victoria Chess Club’s Grand Pacific Open 2016 gets Airport Pickup in EVs! The Victoria Chess Club received 152 registrations in the BC open international chess tournament.  The BC Open is underway now and those of you interested in chess may see the Grand Masters at play throughout this Easter weekend. Chess games are being played at noon and 6 p.m.  Visitors are allowed at…

Victoria Welcomes Tesla Model X

Victoria Welcomes Tesla Model X

Victoria Welcomes Tesla Model X A phone call from our own Jim Hindson commanded several members on short notice to Uptown without any explanation, “Head over to the Uptown fast charger for 10:00 am!” Jim said.   Of course we were curious and asked him, “What’s up Jim?” “It’s a surprise,” he answered. Now we had to go. Right? So we…

Nissan LEAF Hits All-Time Sales Record

Nissan LEAF Hits All-Time Sales Record

Nissan LEAF Hits All-Time Sales Record Link provided by Terrance Berscheid Nissan LEAF astonishes again in Japan! After strong January with 2,503 sales and 28th place on the top sellers list, February brings new all-time record! 2,819 LEAFs were sold in Japan last month, which again allowed to break into 28th place! Looking at the last two month’s result onthe…

Ontario’s Coal Power Plant Metamorphosis into 44-MW Solar Farm

Ontario’s Coal Power Plant Metamorphosis into 44-MW Solar Farm

Ontario’s Coal Power Plant Metamorphosis into 44-MW Solar Farm Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant Here’s a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America’s largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts…