August 18, 2017

No other EV organization has the passion and the enthusiasm of AVEQ. Fun, lively, helpful, knowledgeable, the perfect ambassadors dressed in orange shirts, Quebec’s EV drivers and enthusiasts are driving the electric vehicle revolution in Quebec.

There are over 17,007 e...

August 14, 2017

On the trip on the ferry from Newfoundland I had lots of time (about 6.5 hours) to read “The Guide to Electric Hybrid & Fuel- Efficient Cars written by Daniel Breton and Jacques Duval.

Daniel Breton had very generously gifted the book to us when we had met him in Trois-...

August 12, 2017

We were thrilled to visit the mecca of electric vehicle charging in Trois-Rivières, Station Roulez Electrique on our way through Quebec as we heading for the east coast. Daniel Breton, author and electric vehicle consultant had arranged to meet us at this incredible el...

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...

August 5, 2017

Bolting across Newfoundland

Now that we have driven across Canada in the all-electric Chevy Bolt, we thought we would give brief report on how it was driving across each province both there and back.

We thought we would start with Newfoundland an incredible province that...

July 23, 2017

Sitting at the table at Green Rock E.V.S after dipping the wheels and visiting with local electric vehicle enthusiasts, tired but happy it was a good time to reflect.

In the spring having lunch with Silke and Rolf, the couple that drove their tesla across Canada and the...

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 21, 2017

What would you do if you were interested in buying an electric vehicle but none of the car dealers where you lived stocked them and they knew nothing about electric vehicles?

They say some people like to identify problems, and other people like to find solutions.

John Go...

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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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