GM to End ICE Production

GM to End ICE Production

Following up on its recent announcements of new battery EV models, General Motors this week provided a time-line to ending production of internal combustion engines. GM says that it will offer 30 all-electric models globally by 2025, and 40% of the company’s U.S. models will be battery electric vehicles by the end of 2025 and it will completely purge tailpipe…

Tesla Tweeks the Model S & X

Tesla Tweeks the Model S & X

As part of last week’s Q4 Earnings call, Tesla revealed several changes being made to its Model S and Model X vehicles. Exterior changes to the S include new front and rear bumper designs as well as changes to the 19 and 20 inch wheels. Most of those would go unnoticed to most casual observers. Inside, it’s a whole new…

The Movement to Solar

The Movement to Solar

The Saturday January 9th VicEVA Coffee Chat featured an exciting presentation on Solar power by Tim Grandjean of Shift Energy.  Many in attendance asked for follow up documents and Tim has supplied a .pdf which appears in the link at the bottom of this post. Those interested in speaking with Tim about Solar energy can reach him via the following…

Summary of GM’s CES Keynote & EV Future

Summary of GM’s CES Keynote & EV Future

This morning’s General Motors Keynote Presentation to the Consumer Electric Show in Las Vegas was filled with as many innovations across the EV landscape as you could cram into one hour. It also introduced a long list of new phrases to the EV lexicon, terms like “ultium platform”, “onboard driver coach” and  “pillar to pillar display” as well as GM’s…

South Island Municipalities Now Charging for Charging

South Island Municipalities Now Charging for Charging

  As of January 4, 2021, Electric Vehicle charging fees have come into effect for all Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay city-owned public electric vehicle chargers, including those located in Victoria’s city-owned parkades and the six new Level 2 chargers on Broad Street.   EV charging fees throughout the region will be $1 per hour and EV parking stalls will…

GM to Announce EV Transition at CES

GM to Announce EV Transition at CES

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will deliver a keynote speech at the January 12th opening of next week’s all-digital  Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas to announce GM’s electric vehicle future. Barra is expected to not only lay the company’s foundation for an all-electric future, but detail its $27 Billion investment intended to deliver 30 new EV models over the…

Tesla Updates Canadian Superchargers

Tesla Updates Canadian Superchargers

Tesla Canada has announced the construction or expansion of its Supercharger network to 44 locations across Canada. All installations will be updated before the end of 2021. Unfortunately, a handful of under-used Superchargers have also been removed. A full list of the new or expanded locations is below. It does not include chargers being installed as part of Tesla’s “Destination…