Electric vehicle tidbits and adventures in the Kootenays
Trip Actual – Kelowna via Hwy3 in Oct
These are my trip notes from the October trip to Kelowna and back via Highway 3, with the new Level 2 chargers in place. The “calculated energy used” column is obtained by dividing the distance travelled by the efficiency (km/kWh) shown by the car (I reset each of the distance, efficiency, and average speed meters for each leg of the trip).
Amazingly my efficiency with the bike on the rack in the middle position wasn’t that bad! I think with all 4 bikes on the rack we approach 15% more energy used for a given leg, but with only 1 in the middle, I think it was more like 5%.
Andrew is an environmental engineer by day, "kid activity/school volunteer" by evening, and EV advocate / blogger in his remaining spare time.
He is very passionate about the future of energy generation & usage.He prefers bikes to cars, but acknowledges that Canadian cities have been developed primarily with cars in mind, so if we're going to drive, let's make them all EVs!(But let's get EV buses and take those where possible first.)