Christmas Holiday in Europe

We spent the last couple of weeks visiting Germany and the UK to see friends and family.  Though this was not an EV related trip we did see some things of note. In Germany we saw an e-Golf in a dealer showroom. We drove by on a Sunday so we could not check to see […]

EVs are Traffic Too

In the before time, when we still had a fossil car we had a rule, we did not take the car out for one errand. One errand was a walk or a cycle to the closest store, not perhaps the cheapest but we saved on gas to make up the difference. We tried hard to […]

Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Programs – A User Review

The Government of Ontario has a broad set of policies and programs aimed at promoting electrification in the province.  As a user of many of these programs I think a personal review might be of benefit to other users and the managers of the programs.   http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/index.shtml Program Reviews Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP)    […]

Getting Started with your EV

  Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR): If you have an EV, buy a 240 volt/30amp home charger. For a PHEV, the charging cord that comes with the car might be fine. Get accounts and cards for the main charging networks in areas you plan to travel. Install Plugshare on your phone to find chargers away […]

The Gas Station of the Future

A few days ago, Canadian newspapers published an interesting, but slightly misguided article on the issues of moving gas stations to charging stations. You can read it here. The summary of this article is that the transition from gas to electricity for inter-city travel is too hard and too expensive. The article missed the fact […]