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This is a group for individuals (and organizations) interested in promoting the use of Electric Vehicles on Salt Spring Island.

Location: Salt Spring Island
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Oct 15

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Comment by Jon Healey on September 16, 2010 at 8:57pm
UBC's AMAZING ELECTRIC BEETLE

And here we have a group of UBC students setting off on a cross Canada trip in their electric VW beetle. They are claiming 185 miles per charge travelling at up to 60 mph.!!!

http://gas2.org/2010/08/27/electric-vw-beetle-sets-off-on-trans-can...

Their Beetle Electric has Li batteries and an AC motor. A diary of development of the EV and trip progress is at: http://www.ubcecc.com/blog/page/1.
I found it most interesting to start at page 8 and follow the posts chronologically.

The UBC Electric Car Club is at: http://www.ubcecc.com/blog/about
Comment by myna lee johnstone on September 13, 2010 at 11:46am
electric vehicle conference this week in Vancouver. Open to public with Tradeshow on the 15th
Comment by Bob MacKie on September 13, 2010 at 11:19am
I saw the Tesla on the ferry Fulford to Swartz - yellow - very sharp. Can we find out who owns it and invite them to show it off at an electric car rally? Say Oct 30 (last market day) at the Fire Station in Ganges?
Comment by Jon Healey on September 6, 2010 at 5:03pm
THE TESLA ELECTRIC SPORTS CAR


The Tesla, the wild electric sports car; a challenger to the Porsche was
released in 2007.
A report from VEVA (Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association),
coming courtesy of Chris Dixon, states that there are three of these beauties in SW British Columbia and one of them is on SALT SPRING! You might like to keep an eye out for it cruising our windy roads.
If you are not familiar with the TESLA, here is a link to the site: http://www.teslamotors.com/roadster

And here is a review of the latest Tesla sport roadster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8fFVuIS2M&feature=related
Comment by Jon Healey on August 31, 2010 at 9:07pm
Check out the YIKEBIKE, an interesting take on mini electric transport from down under.

http://www.yikebike.com/home
 

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