Kootenay EV Family Blog Posts

All about the blog posts I have made over the last 3 years, documenting our adventures and experiences owning a 2014 Nissan Leaf electric car.
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EVSE for a Nissan Leaf - learn Elecric Vehicles basics with this informative blog post!

If you are new to electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), these pages are a good place to start! Let’s get some definitions out of the way first: EV – somet…

EV Basics – Kootenay EV Family

If you are new to electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), these pages are a good place to start! Let’s get some definitions out of the way first: EV – somet…

“Benefits of EVs” – I added a static page with some information on the benefits of EVs as I see them after 2.5 years of ownership and over 100,000 km.

“Benefits of EVs” – I added a static page with some information on the benefits of EVs as I see them after years of ownership and over km.

“Cost Update – 96,000 km and 2.5 years” – the next post in the series of cumulative cost updates.  In this update, I get to laugh at how much I have spent in maintenance vs the recommended service intervals for our Subaru!  (Wow gas cars are expensive to maintain!)  I also get a bit deeper into using LeafSpy.

“Cost Update – km and years” – the next post in the series of cumulative cost updates. In this update, I get to laugh at how much I have

“Dear Tesla:  Suggested features for the Model Y” – living in the Kootenays, we have some specific needs from a SUV.  In this post, I provide a list of features that we feel should be included on the next Tesla in the design pipeline, the Model Y (which should be based off the Model 3, arriving in 2017).

Dear Tesla: Suggested features for the Model Y

A few days ago I had the chance to see a Chevrolet Bolt EV (brand new to Canada, and EPA range of 383 km!), courtesy of Kalawsky Chevrolet here in the Kootenays (in Castlegar, BC).  Terry Klapper i…

A few days ago I had the chance to see a Chevrolet Bolt EV (brand new to Canada, and EPA range of 383 km!), courtesy of Kalawsky Chevrolet here in the Kootenays (in Castlegar, BC). Terry Klapper i…

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