BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

Here’s an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. The humble garbage truck will be the next to be electrified—which, if nothing else, will eliminate the unpleasant noise from huge diesel trucks that often wake people up in the wee…

Watch For VEVC’s Entry In Saturday’s Santa Parade

Watch For VEVC’s Entry In Saturday’s Santa Parade

ISLAND FARMS SANTA’S LIGHT PARADE Saturday Nov 26th, Government Street, 5:45 PM It’s that time of year, the Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade! Victoria EV Club is proud to represent our EV community by promoting the transition to sustainable energy. VEVC will be present in this year’s parade with six electric vehicles including two new EV entries, the Ford Focus, generously provided by…

Super-fast Internet To The World Using 4000 Satellites

Super-fast Internet To The World Using 4000 Satellites

Super-fast Internet To The World using 4000 Satellites Elon Musk’s SpaceX aims to bring super-fast internet to the world using more than 4,000 satellites It would increase the number of satellites in orbit by over 300 per cent Each satellite in SpaceX’s planned group will weigh about 850 lbs (386 kg) They will orbit at altitudes from 715 miles (1,150…

GM releases Canadian pricing for all-electric, Tesla-fighting Bolt EV

GM releases Canadian pricing for all-electric, Tesla-fighting Bolt EV

GM releases Canadian pricing for all-electric, Tesla-fighting Bolt EV Jordan Chittley The Globe and Mail The all-electric Chevrolet Bolt will cost $42,795 plus a $1,600 destination freight charge in Canada, General Motors announced Tuesday. However, after all applicable rebates in Ontario, that price is $31,434 plus freight on the base model. The Bolt will be the most affordable long-range electric…

Bert Neijmeijer’s Amazing Solar Story

Bert Neijmeijer’s Amazing Solar Story

By Manfred Wissemann Jim Henshaw and I set out to investigate a very large residential solar system installation near our Victoria airport. Bert Neijmeijer, a VEVC member, gave us a warm welcome and proceeded in covering every detail of his solar system. Below is his report and it was just wonderful to experience his enthusiasm for sustainable energy. His knowledge and detail may…

Elon Musk: Gigafactory 2 Will Be Located In Europe, Will Produce Batteries And Cars

Elon Musk: Gigafactory 2 Will Be Located In Europe, Will Produce Batteries And Cars

Elon Musk: Gigafactory 2 Will Be Located In Europe, Will Produce Batteries And Cars 7 hours ago by Steven Loveday 30Comments Inside EVs Tesla Gigafactory 1, Image Credit: @jameslipman (Instagram) According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tesla is in the early stages of development related to a “Gigafactory 2” located in Europe. This all comes after, according to Musk, Tesla has embarked…

City of Montreal amps up electric car charging network

City of Montreal amps up electric car charging network

City of Montreal amps up electric car charging network 50 new charging stations will be installed across 7 boroughs By Brennan Neill, CBC News Posted: Nov 10, 2016 1:12 PM ETLast Updated: Nov 10, 2016 1:12 PM ET The City of Montreal said it plans to have 1,000 charging stations installed across all boroughs by 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press) 45 shares…