Tag: Electric Vehicles

Chevy Bolt
Durable Goods

I Bought a Chevy Bolt

In May of this year I decided to buy a Chevy Bolt. So I went to Carter GM in Burnaby and met with Howard the car sales guy and without ever driving a Bolt – I put a fully refundable deposit on a Metallic Ghost Grey Chevy Bolt. And then last Friday, Howard called to […]

Tesla Model S
Life Musings

Thursday Thoughts; Electric Vehicles

It is interesting that some still say that electric vehicles are too expensive and that’s one of the reasons that people are not buying them. And yet the number one selling vehicle in North America is still the Ford F150 pick up truck. Now let’s compare the cost. A Chevy Bolt, admittedly a very different […]

Durable Goods

Buying a Replacement Vehicle for my Toyota Echo

Well, seeing as my Toyota Echo now has more than 300,000 kilometers on it, I have decided it is time to start looking for a new replacement vehicle. With the price of gas going through the roof, I thought the logical thong to do is to buy an electric car. But then I did some […]

Tesla Model S
Durable Goods

Tesla Model S Test Drive

I recently had the opportunity to go for an extended test drive in a Tesla Model S. In case you don’t know, the Model S is the Tesla sedan. It is a four door car that reminded me of an old school Crown Victoria. It felt big, heavy, and secure on the road. The Model […]

Getting Outside

The Rad Power Bike Rad Rover

I’ve had my new Rad Rover – my electric assisted bicycle – for a couple of weeks now and I have to say “I’m loving it!” This video is from the first couple of days of me riding and getting familiar with my Rad Rover. I now know that the red button on the right […]

Getting Outside

The Leaf Experiences Part 2

As I write this blog post I am sitting in the parking lot of the Burnaby Central Secondary school in the borrowed Nissan Leaf while it is charging. I have to admit, I’ve been a little negligent and perhaps a more than a little impatient with charging the car. For example, early yesterday morning I […]

Getting Outside

An Extended Nissan Leaf Test Drive

My bestie who happens to own a Nissan Leaf has gone to New York City for a few days. Unfortunately for him and his lovely wife, they had to be at the Vancouver airport at the ungodly hour of 0600. It is difficult at the best of times to get a ride to YVR but […]

Getting Outside

Whistler to The Burbs Via Electric Vehicle 

Yesterday we returned in the Nissan Leaf from Whistler to our homes in the burbs of Vancouver. When we left Whistler we had almost 100% charge on the batteries after the car being plugged into a 110 volt standard electrical outlet overnight. The guess-o-meter suggested we had about 140 km of range in the batteries. […]