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…

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…

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…

Tesla makes offer to acquire SolarCity

Tesla makes offer to acquire SolarCity

  PV Tech: Tesla Makes Offer to Acquire SolarCity Video: Elon Musk Conference Call Q&A Charged EVs: Tesla offers to buy SolarCity Tesla makes offer to acquire SolarCity By John Parnell, Jun 22, 2016 9:10 AM, PVTech   Tesla has made an offer to acquire SolarCity. The company announced overnight that it had made a stock swap offer at a ratio that would give…

Jay Leno’s Electric Green Garage

Jay Leno’s Electric Green Garage

Jay Leno is apparently Hollywood’s biggest car collector with over 100 cars and over 80 motorcycles.  He has his own Internet car show, Jay Leno’s Garage.  He seems to have quite an appreciation for electric cars and even how they charge.  His garage has even been referred to as Jay’s Green Garage.  First he put a large wind turbine on…

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island

Jim Standen, VEVC Member Salt Spring Island, BC As I finished my BCSEA Webinar, Silence in the Streets: The Future of Transport in BC and watched our Salt Spring Island (SSI) EV Celebration film again, I sat back and paused to reflect on how much progress we have made with the growth of fully electric vehicles ownership on SSI. We were an…

First Solar Carport & our President’s Comment

First Solar Carport & our President’s Comment

BMW launches first solar carport charging facility in South Africa PLUS Comment from our VEVC President — see below.   Johannesburg, 21 May 2016 German automaker BMW has launched its first solar carport charging facility in the country. It now makes it possible for electric and plug-in hybrid models to charge completely using green energy. German automaker BMW has launched…

1,000 electric car charging stations coming to Montreal by 2020

1,000 electric car charging stations coming to Montreal by 2020

1,000 electric car charging stations coming to Montreal by 2020 Story contributed by Marc Semail, VEVC Written by Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette May 11, 2016   The city will pay roughly $10 million to install a network of 1,000 charging stations by 2020 that will be accessible to all car-sharing companies and anyone who possesses an electric vehicle. The goal…

Ontarians Drive, Live and Work ‘Green’

Ontarians Drive, Live and Work ‘Green’

Ontarians drive, live and work ‘green’ Kevin Libin: Kathleen Wynne’s monstrous new utility to make Ontarians drive, live and work ‘green’ Kevin Libin | April 28, 2016 | Things just got a whole lot brighter in Canada for the electric-car business. Word has leaked that the country’s largest province is preparing to help buy a plug-in vehicle or hybrid for millions of…