June 26, 2018

One year ago, we were dreaming and making lists and doing all those planning activities to launch a road trip across Canada in our Chevy Bolt. The time has whizzed past but the experience of taking to the road seeing our glorious country, being welcomed into so many co...

October 11, 2017

For two life- seasoned Canadians travelling across Canada, life on the road was full of lessons about our magnificent country and lessons about our lives.

Living out of a suitcase, staying in a different community almost every night for almost two months gave us some re...

September 27, 2017

Morning rituals help create Zero Waste on the road

September 17, 2017

Driving across Canada we met hundreds of people interested in electric vehicles. Also while driving across Canada we met hundreds of people thinking about buying an electric vehicle.

Often on the trip I would point out the logo on our Bolt from the 2 Degrees Institute a...

September 13, 2017

"I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle."
— Robert...

September 11, 2017

ADDENERGIE a company creating the waves

September 6, 2017

One of the issues we faced travelling with a dog while trying to reduce the waste we created and not wanting to leave garbage in the many communities we visited across Canada was poop; Piper’s poop to be precise.

So here was the challenge of being a responsible pet owne...

August 31, 2017

Our last charge up on our journey home was an overnight stop over in Hope BC. Hope is a bit of a hub southern B.C. highways. Hope is at the southern terminus of the Coquihalla Highway and the western terminus of the Crowsnest Highway, locally known as the Hope-Princeto...

August 23, 2017

On are way back through the Kootenays we decided to stop and recharge our own batteries In Castlegar BC.

We have put a few miles on the car, so our down day was the perfect time to take our Chevy Bolt to Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC to have the tire rotated. Kalawsky Ch...

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Imagine driving an electric vehicle across Canada from coast to coast.

We imagined driving our new Chevy Bolt across Canada, and then we decided to do it.

This summer we took a road trip across Canada.Travelling across Canada by car is a great way to get to know our beautiful country. We wanted to show that it is possible to have a fun road trip adventure with a lower impact.

Yes it is possible!

Bolt Across Canada by the Numbers

• Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington’s Chevy Bolt EV hauled 476 kilograms of people, dog, luggage and supplies a distance of 17,690 kilometres in 57 days.

• They stopped at 80 different charging points, and paid $160.15 in charging fees.

• They left zero kilograms of food scraps behind, and instead used a small counter-top composter to create 10 litres of finished compost.

• They left zero kilograms of garbage in the communities they visited and returned home with just one small bag to dispose of. 


Bolt Across Canada is a Canada150 project to promote Zero Waste and zero emissions.Zero Waste Canada is taking to the road to meet ordinary Canadians to promote Zero Waste and to tell the stories of average Canadians making a difference.Along the way we will be having a low impact roadtrip creating little waste as we drive an all electric Chevy Bolt across Canada.

Zero Waste Canada is a non-profit grassroots organization promoting Zero Waste in Canada.

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July 1 : Bolt Across Canada launch
Jul 01, 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Anglers Boat Ramp 75 Dallas Rd,
75 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 1A2, Canada

We drove the green highway across Canada  from Victoria to Quidi Vidi and then back to Gibsons in our Chevy Bolt but the adventure is just beginning. Now let's continue with our adventures with Bolt and Beyond.

My name is Piper. I am the co-pilot on this low impact road trip.With my family, Buddy Boyd and Barbara Hetherington, we are travelling across Canada in our new Chevy Bolt EV.


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