Tesla introduces $0.40/minute idle fee for Superchargers to incentivise owners to move when charging is over

Tesla introduces $0.40/minute idle fee for Superchargers to incentivise owners to move when charging is over

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, December 16, 2016 That was quick. Last week, CEO Elon Musk warned that Tesla will “take action” against Tesla owners leaving their vehicles at Supercharger stations after charging is over. He said: “Supercharger spots are meant for charging, not parking”. Today the company took action and introduced a new $0.40 per minute idle fee for the entire Supercharger network. The fee…

LIDAR Spotted on Audi A8 in the Wild

LIDAR Spotted on Audi A8 in the Wild

Lisa Locke, VEVC Editor, December 11, 2016   While in Portland, Oregon this week, we spotted an Audi A8 with Michigan plates outfitted with LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) on the roof rack and what looks to be more sensors in the front grille. There was heavy snowfall the previous day followed by melting then freezing temperatures, but that didn’t…

Victoria Royals vs Kelowna Rockets – Jan 13

Victoria Royals vs Kelowna Rockets – Jan 13

Jim Henshaw, ECO Night Event Co-ordinator December 11, 2016 It is with great pleasure that the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club announces its Fourth Annual ECO NIGHT on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena starting at 7:05pm. Those attending get to see Victoria’s Royals take on their arch-rivals, the Kelowna Rockets. Last year’s final game between these two…

USA requires new EVs to make noise

USA requires new EVs to make noise

After years of study, the United States will now require all new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to emit an audible sound when travelling under 30 km/h or in reverse as of September 2019.   No word yet on whether Canada will enact a similar requirement.   However, currently many of electric and plug-in hybrid models already have sounds built in….

Vancouver has a Green City plan – does Victoria?

Vancouver has a Green City plan – does Victoria?

Vancouver has a plan to be the greenest city in the world.  How about it Victoria, do we have such a plan? Cities around the world must show continued leadership to meet the urgent challenge of climate change, and the most impactful change we can make is a shift toward 100% of our energy being derived from renewable sources. The…

1 Million Pure EVs Worldwide: EV Revolution Begins!

1 Million Pure EVs Worldwide: EV Revolution Begins!

30 Reasons Your Next Car Should be Electric There’s an unstoppable force underway in the transportation market, and I’m not talking about mass adoption of Segways (sorry, Bill Gates). No, it’s about the technology that has come to dominate CleanTechnica coverage — electric transport. Electric cars, electric buses, and electric trucks are simply better than their gasoline predecessors. They offer a more…

Tesla outfits island with over 5,300 solar panels

Tesla outfits island with over 5,300 solar panels

Island in the sun There are challenges to living on a remote island – from food scarcity to destructive weather – and the lack of affordable, reliable power is among the greatest. The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, is no stranger to power rationing and outages….

VEVC in the 2016 Santa’s Light Parade

VEVC in the 2016 Santa’s Light Parade

December 3, 2016 Last Saturday, November 26, 2016, thousands of Victorian’s shrugged at the rain and came out to watch Santa’s Light Parade. The Victoria EV Club participated with a variety of all-electric vehicles shown below: Nissan LEAF, Zero S electric motorcycle, Ford Focus electric, Tesla Model X, Smart electric, Tesla Model S, and a Kia Soul. A huge thank…