I participated in the Nelson EcoSave Green Energy & Home Show again this year as an Electric Vehicle (EV) ambassador. I also gave a short 5 minute talk and 3 minute Q&A afterwards. Many people were there to look at the EVs; Murray took a number of people for a ride in his LEAF, and Dave in a Tesla Model S also came down from Rossland. I also brought our electrified Edgerunner cargo bike. Lots of interested people with many many question!
This post contains the presentation I gave, along with a number of “infographics” that I prepared and left on a display table for the public to view while at the Home Show. Click on any of the files/images below to download or to view as a larger image.
The car just rolled over 36,000 km and it is 1 week away from owning the car for one year now – right about what I had estimated for kilometres. Time for a cost report update! (The first cost report I posted can be found here.)
The big news item in the intervening 3 months was the return of the Clean Energy Vehicle incentive, which for a Leaf is $5,000 off of the purchase price. I have added a Leaf with this incentive added to illustrate what the incentive would have done, in my case anyways.
For a video update on winter driving, go to the bottom… (original post follows)
Ski season started recently in the Kootenays! I love skiing so this is one of my favourite times of the year. There are a few ski hills close to Nelson, so in the fall I plugged the data into my spreadsheet model to see which trips were viable:
I received a phone call out of the blue last week about giving a 10 minute presentation on electric cars. I was so surprised that I honestly missed the rest of the thread of the conversation – the caller promised to send me details of the event in an email. I said I would have a look and get back to her shortly.
As mentioned in my last post, I was invited to attend the 2nd annual Nelson Green Home and Energy Show on October 15th. I had a great time at the show and really enjoyed answering the different questions that people had and showing them the Leaf in person.