April 24, 2017

On Saturday April 22nd we were back in Victoria for Creatively United for the Planet’s Earth day event at the Royal BC Museum. This is a very awesome event that I would highly recommend for visitors and Island residents that may want to mark their calendars to plan to...

April 8, 2017

For Immediate Release: April 6 2017

Contact: Buddy Boyd

Bolt Across Canada /Zero Waste Canada



On July 1 2017, Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington will be dipping the wheels of their all- electric Chevrolet Bolt in the waters in Victoria...

April 3, 2017

When planning a Zero Waste road trip across Canada possibly for two months the issue of discard management becomes part of the process. Obviously we are trying to create as little waste as possible and we want to be respectful of the communities we visit.

This is a trip...

April 1, 2017

Victoria&Vancouver : 2 days of people

Buddy and I went to Victoria not to see the sights but to see people. As well as dividing time visiting an uncle, a mother and a sister, we also were invited to bring our Chevy Bolt to the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club in Colwood,...

March 31, 2017

With the new car smell still there, we decided to take a "pre- across – Canada"road trip to Victoria.  For non- BC residents or folks not familiar with BC’s geography, this means two ferry rides and as well as driving to from our home in Gibsons to Victoria.

The purpose...

March 23, 2017

Our Bolt has arrived.

On Tuesday, we got the news that our Bolt had arrived at Carter GM North Shore. Buddy was in Vancouver to attend the VEVA (Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association) monthly meeting where he was making a presentation about our Bolt Across Canada low i...

March 20, 2017

Before we launch on our road trip across Canada, we thought we would tell you about where we live.

We live in Gibsons BC – home of The Beachcombers.

Gibsons is small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast in south western British Columbia. Although we are located on the main...

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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.