A New President for the VEVC

A New President for the VEVC

VEVC reflects on the past, looks forward to the future   A message from Manfred Wissemann, VEVC’s First President   In 2012 I asked James Strickland, “Does Victoria have an electric vehicle club?” and his answer was, “Not that I know of.” I called for a roadtrip to the Malahat Chalet Restaurant as a challenge, as there were concerns that…

Statistics: Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016

Statistics: Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016

  Editors Note: This summary chart has been modified to show which vehicles are 100% Battery Electric (green) and the plug-in hybrids (grey). Matthew Klippenstein, Jan 12, 2017,  Green Car Reports While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in feet: 29,029). While…

NHTSA is closing investigation of fatal accident on Tesla Autopilot without finding any defect [confirmed]

NHTSA is closing investigation of fatal accident on Tesla Autopilot without finding any defect [confirmed]

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, January 19, 2017 Update: NHTSA confirmed the news that the Autopilot was not at fault – Tesla’s crash rate was reduced by 40% after introduction of Autopilot based on data reviewed by NHTSA Following the tragic death of 45-year-old Joshua Brown in a collision with a truck while using the Autopilot of his Tesla Model S in Florida back in…

Nissan confirms that the ‘new LEAF’ will get a range of 200 miles, ProPILOT, and it’s coming in ‘near future’

Nissan confirms that the ‘new LEAF’ will get a range of 200 miles, ProPILOT, and it’s coming in ‘near future’

Fred Lambert, January 7, 2017, Electrek.co Nissan’s keynote at CES in Las Vegas was kind of disappointing. The company was rumored to unveil its first long-range all-electric vehicle to compete against GM’s Chevy Bolt EV and Tesla’s Model 3. Instead, the company only confirmed that the vehicle is coming “in the near future”. It looks we will have to wait…

Faraday Future reveals the “FF 91”: 1050hp, 378mi EPA range, 200kW charging, self-driving; 2018 production intent

Faraday Future reveals the “FF 91”: 1050hp, 378mi EPA range, 200kW charging, self-driving; 2018 production intent

Jameson Dow, January 3, 2017, Electrek.co Faraday Future has just finished revealing their first car, the “FF 91”, in a livestreamed demonstration from CES 2017, and boy was the demonstration a doozy. The FF 91’s specs are incredibly impressive.  With a 130kWh battery, it will have 1050 horsepower, which Faraday Future claims is the most of any electric car (but actually falls…