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 presentation I gave (download PDF): Life with an EV in the Kootenays
Click to enlarge – this table shows the main ‘levels’ of charging and some info on each
Click to enlarge – this map shows the current public chargers available in BC – notice the gap in the Kootenays?!
Click to enlarge – this map shows the current status of Direct Current Fast Chargers in BC
Click to enlarge – this map is one possible vision for additional DCFCs that could be added in the Kootenays. If we wait around it will be years before we get the public fast charging; however, with some regional partnerships/collaboration, and some funding from a body like Columbia Basin Trust, the Kootenays could help lead the way to EVs in BC and Canada!
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Go to my Resources and Available EVs in Canada pages for helpful links to learn more about EVs.
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