Tesla Gigafactory tour – a VEVC Member Perspective

Tesla Gigafactory tour – a VEVC Member Perspective

by Lisa Locke, July 30, 2016   July 29, 2016: The Tesla Gigafactory 1 just outside of Reno, NV had its grand opening party, James and I were lucky to score invitations.  What an awesome trip!  Read about the Gigafactory here.  Tesla video of the event and presentation follows the pictures. Photographs Tesla Video

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

‘The future is now’: Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press | July 26, 2016 | Last Updated: Jul 26 3:28 PM ET ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off…

Victoria Harbour Ferry triples its electric fleet

Victoria Harbour Ferry triples its electric fleet

Victoria Harbour Ferry triples its electric fleet Andrew Duffy / Times Colonist, July 26, 2016 06:00 AM Victoria Harbour Ferry will add two new zero-emission vessels to its fleet before the end of this month. The company, which put its first electric passenger vessel into the water last summer, will add two more on Saturday to carry passengers along the…

Panasonic ramps up hiring for battery cell manufacturing at ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’

Panasonic ramps up hiring for battery cell manufacturing at ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’

Panasonic ramps up hiring for battery cell manufacturing at ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’ Fred Lambert, Elecktrek.co, July 19, 2016   Things are starting to get interesting at the ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’ ahead of the ‘Grand Opening’ event set for July 29th. The goal of the factory is to bring a ~30% cost reduction on battery production through vertical integration and economy…

Elon Musk Releases Master Plan Part Deux

Elon Musk Releases Master Plan Part Deux

The long awaited sequel to Elon Musk’s master plan part one was unveiled on the Tesla Blog website yesterday around 5:30 pm Pacific time.  Most of the Tesla community was waiting anxiously and repeatedly checking Twitter for the bat signal from Elon that the master plan part two was ready. You can read it here in its entirety. It begins:  …

VEVC’s own Board Member drives Tesla from Victoria to NWT

VEVC’s own Board Member drives Tesla from Victoria to NWT

First in the N.W.T.? Hay River man buys electric car he calls ‘polar express’ By Jimmy Thomson, CBC News Posted: Jul 14, 2016   Hay River entrepreneur James Locke says his new car is the first [Tesla] in the world with the iconic N.W.T. polar bear licence plate. “We called it the Polar Express,” he says. It may seem like a car…

Electric Vehicles in BC – Questions and Answers

Electric Vehicles in BC – Questions and Answers

Electric Vehicles in B.C. – Frequently Asked Questions & Answers BC Hydro Power Smart Going electric makes sense in B.C. BC Hydro helps customers take advantage of the latest innovative technologies in energy efficiency. By driving a plug-in electric vehicle, you can save money while helping B.C. reduce its carbon impacts. BC Hydro can assist you in making a smooth…