August 8, 2017

After driving about 13,500 km in the Chevy Bolt from Victoria  to Quidi Vidi to Wawa and beyond, on our coast to coast to coast cross country road trip, we thought we would write a report card for those interested in performance.

The Chevy Bolt

The drive: Very responsive...

August 8, 2017

Bolting Across New Brunswick

Great driving in New Brunswick. We were able to do a power drive day of approximately 650 km on the way through New Brunswick thanks to a level 3 charger near Wasis.

The level 3 charger is a new addition at the Lincoln Irwin Big Stop was unve...

August 7, 2017

Bolting across Nova Scotia

We thought it would be helpful to others if we did a report on our experiences driving in the various provinces in a Chevy Bolt. To maximize the experience we are starting with the provinces we have travelled there and back.

We were surprised a...

July 22, 2017

Today we dipped the wheel of the Chevy Bolt into the waters of the East Coast at Quidi Vidi Newfoundland.

The fish heads from the daily catch floated in the shore waters, the amazing rainbow of local buildings where a back drop, as we made the symbolic gesture of connec...

July 20, 2017

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are both incredibly beautiful provinces with long hills and windswept country-side. Long hills to climb and head winds may require adjusting driving techniques for electric vehicles especially when charging stations are few and far between...

May 15, 2017

Bolt Across Canada drives the Coquilhalla

May 3, 2017

Monday Buddy and I made a quickie trip to Squamish for lunch and to meet up with Chevrolet promotion team doing a media event.

It was a rainy day so we didn’t stop to take pictures at the look-outs with the amazing views of Howe Sound and mountains .The winding section...

April 25, 2017

We had another trip to Victoria this last week for the largest electric vehicle show on Vancouver Island that was part of the Creatively United for the Planet Earth Day festival at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

This trip we travelled via Nanaimo, first taking a ferry...

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...

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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.