Victoria Company to Conduct EV Battery Research

Victoria Company to Conduct EV Battery Research

Rainhouse Manufacturing, in partnership with Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. and the University of Victoria, will receive $200,000 from the British Columbia government for a project to design, test and certify battery packs to be used in the manufacture of electric vehicles. The funds are part of the provincial government’s $1.5-billion StrongerBC plan for post-pandemic economic recovery. “This multi-sector initiative will…

Seaspan To Test New Battery Option

Seaspan To Test New Battery Option

Vancouver Island’s premiere commercial freight service, Seaspan Ferries, will soon begin testing a Canadian built marine battery dubbed the “Blue Whale” considered to have enough storage capacity to power cargo vessels. Offering storage specs 50% larger than current marine batteries, the “Blue Whale” allows longer zero-emission voyages while reducing engine noise and vibration, considered a much needed benefit to marine…

Tools You Can Use

Tools You Can Use

Plug-In BC recently shared links to a trio of tools to support the EV Community. While experienced drivers will be familiar with most of them, they’re a great help to new EV owners. Plugshare has been around for years and is one of the most popular and reliable places to find both the location and availability of public charging stations….

Tesla’s Million Mile Battery is Real

Tesla’s Million Mile Battery is Real

One of the most often heard, and equally most annoying, questions asked of EV drivers is, “When will you have to replace the battery?” accompanied as it always is by the implication that moment will be when saving money on gas steps up to finally bite you on the ass. Well, new research by Tesla and Dalhousie University in Halifax…

The World’s Largest EV

The World’s Largest EV

It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, electric vehicles were virtually unknown on our highways and the batteries driving them, although state of the art, weren’t capable of taking them very far or carrying significant loads. Today, many people don’t even give EVs a second look in traffic, as they’ve become such a familiar sight. Entire cities…

Ford Debuts the Electric F-150

Ford Debuts the Electric F-150

Late to the electric game and widely seen as abandoning the passenger car market to concentrate on truck manufacturing, Ford this week revealed that it intends to compete hard in the EV market. The company known for bragging that it builds a new F-150 every 53 seconds has made it clear that it will soon be an EV force to…

Building the Harmless Home

Building the Harmless Home

It’s an all-video week at the website as we offer videos from three VEVC Board members on subjects related to EV ownership and sustainability. In this Post, Board member Arno Keinonen discusses the construction of his zero-emission home which also serves his zero-emission vehicles.

Transit Chooses Electric Over Hydrogen

Transit Chooses Electric Over Hydrogen

Advocates of a Hydrogen future in transportation, many of whom have long insisted that “there’s no silver bullet” in moving our cars, trucks and buses away from fossil fuels, are discovering that cities studying their options are overwhelmingly moving their transit fleets to battery electric buses. This week, the Toronto Transit Commission received delivery of their first electric bus. After…

Your EV Maintenance Schedule

Your EV Maintenance Schedule

One of the major benefits of owning an electric car is how little maintenance it requires and the remarkable decline in the amount of money owners have to shell out to keep it on the road. But that inevitable comparison of an average 20 moving parts in an electric car to 20,000 in ICE vehicles lulls some owners into thinking…