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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: 45
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

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Started by Peter Freeman . Last reply by Jim Standen Aug 1.

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Comment by Bob MacKie on July 15, 2015 at 7:12am

I was saying to a friend that it will be interesting when folks start to trick out electric cars like hot rods - then I saw this Tesla P85D video showing passenger reactions as it accelerates - this is the explicit version so be prepared for a few F-bombs.

Comment by Jon Healey on June 26, 2015 at 6:00pm
Comment by Jon Healey on June 10, 2015 at 10:45am
The current Governor of California introduces an improved subsidy toward purchase of 'clean' EVs for low income families...and the Terminator demonstrates how to get rid of the old ICE cars. A bit of fun.
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/arnold-schwarzenegger-shows-politician-...
Comment by Gary McNutt on May 27, 2015 at 6:35am

Report: A Longer Range, Current Generation, 2016 Nissan LEAF On Sale This Fall

http://insideevs.com/2016-nissan-leaf-get-25-larger-battery/

Comment by Jim Standen on May 26, 2015 at 1:29pm

Hi Folks,

     A reminder that the EV car meeting is this Thursday at 4 pm at the fire pit at Harbour House.  Come and share a refreshment and discuss updates in the EV world.  I will be handing out the newly released "Etiquette Cards" to each qualified EV owner.

     Jim,

Comment by Gary McNutt on May 22, 2015 at 7:43pm

Self-driving cars: 5 ways they could change city life

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/self-driving-cars-5-ways-they-cou...

Comment by Gary McNutt on May 13, 2015 at 6:55pm
Comment by Michael Cooke on May 12, 2015 at 1:57pm

FREE Electric Vehicle Charging Stations For Qualified Municipalities and Businesses

http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=14bcb07dd8a12561ee8b79d92&i...

Comment by David Elderton on May 10, 2015 at 9:26pm

Hi Jim, looks like Nissan has built a vehicle to grid capable charger, but it may not be available outside of Japan.  There is an easy DIY way to get limited emergency power from a leaf, through the DC to DC converter that powers the 12V system.  Apparently it is capable of up to 1.7 KW, but I would limit it to say 1000 watts.  Its easy to do, and can even be done with jumper cables and any common 12V inverter.

What did you had in mind? 

Comment by Jim Standen on May 10, 2015 at 8:26pm

Hi EV Folks,

      I would like to initiate a project to investigate extracting power out of our Electric Vehicles for assistance during emergencies.  The MIEV can do this with an optional accessory.  I am interested in what we can do with other EV's, but esecially a Nissan Leaf.  Is anybody interested in being involved with this project ?  Please contact me at 7-5646 or jstanden@ucalgary.ca.

 

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