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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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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… Leaf Electric Car, Chevy, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Range, Canada, Posts, Adventure, Blog

Chevy Bolt EV: a review from rural BC

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…

Available EVs in Canada Leaf Electric Car, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Plugs, Canada, Adventure, Vehicles, Corks, Electric Vehicle

Available EVs in Canada

This page contains a list of available plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for Canada, and a preview for any that have been confirmed as coming to Canada w…

After-Market Industry Responds with Accessories for Electric Cars Leaf Electric Car, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicle, 2013 Nissan Leaf, Ev Charger, Portable Charger, Carl Benz, Ev Charging Stations, Cool Sports Cars

EV Basics

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…

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… Leaf Electric Car, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Posts, Vehicles, Blog, Messages, Electric Vehicle, Blogging

EV Basics

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…

“Cool new trip planning tool!” – I give a quick video tutorial of how to use Kelly Carmichael’s electric vehicle trip planning tool. Leaf Electric Car, Electric Vehicle, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Trip Planning, Posts, How To Plan, Cool Stuff, Blog

Cool new trip planning tool!

Kelly Carmichael has shared his electric vehicle (EV) trip planning tool on the British Columbia Nissan Leaf Owners group page – direct link to the tool here (looks like it has been taken dow…

Day-trip: Nelson to Kaslo and New Denver – Kootenay EV Family Leaf Electric Car, Electric Vehicle, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Day Trip, British Columbia, Denver, Posts, Adventure

EVenture: Nissan Leaf from Nelson to Kaslo and New Denver

Join the Kootenay EV Family on another EVenture in the beautiful west Kootenay region of British Columbia. In this video, we drive along Kootenay Lake to Kas...

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Day-trip: Nelson to Kaslo and New Denver

Our neck of the woods near Nelson is a really beautiful part of British Columbia. The roads along the lakes, valleys and over the passes are amazingly scenic. In an electric vehicle, you can driv…

Welcome to the first post on the Kootenay EV Family website. Head over to the ‘About’ page to learn more about me and my family. A life-change in the spring of 2014 meant that our fami… Leaf Electric Car, Electric Cars, Family Website, Nissan Leaf, Great Photos, Benefit, Posts, Adventure, 5 Years

Benefits of EVs

There are many benefits to driving an electric vehicle (EV) – and for those of you who have not driven one, the first few will be less obvious, but they are really why I think EVs will take o…

2017 starts with a bang! Leaf Electric Car, Electric Cars, Blog Planning, Nissan Leaf, Bangs, Number, Events, Posts, Thoughts

2017 starts with a bang!

We are just barely into 2017 and there have been a number of interesting happenings in the electric vehicle (EV) space – I thought I would take a moment to list some of the items that caught …

Cumulative costs after 30 months of ownership of our 2014 NIssan Leaf elecric car Leaf Electric Car, Nissan Leaf, Posts, Blog, Messages, Blogging

Cost update – 96,000 km and 2.5 years

Another ~20,000 km have flown by in the last 6 months and time for another cost update. If you would like to see where we started in this series of posts, they are linked below: Lucky 27,777km and…

“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 Leaf Electric Car, Nissan Leaf, The Next, 5 Years, Posts, Cars, Subaru, Galleries, Blog

Cost update – 96,000 km and 2.5 years

Another ~20,000 km have flown by in the last 6 months and time for another cost update. If you would like to see where we started in this series of posts, they are linked below: Lucky 27,777km and…

“New West Family Goes to the Great Wolf Lodge” – the NWS takes a trip across the border into the US to central Washington to visit a thematic lodge/resort – lots of details of how the trip logistics worked out. Mt Rainier National Park, Oak Harbor, Great Wolf Lodge, Across The Border, New West, Hot And Humid, Westminster, Hot Springs, Surrey

The New West EV Family Goes to the Great Wolf Lodge

In late March 2016 during spring break, the New West EV Family made the trek south of Olympia, WA to the Great Wolf Lodge all the way from New Westminster, BC. Great Wolf Lodge is a hot and humid i…

Dear Tesla Motors: My family lives in a mountainous region of BC, Canada called the Kootenays. The venerable Subaru is kind of the unofficial car of our region for a number of good reasons. Leaf Electric Car, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Motors, Posts, Vehicles, Blog, Design, Messages

Dear Tesla: Suggested features for the Model Y

Dear Tesla Motors: My family lives in a mountainous region of BC, Canada called the Kootenays. The venerable Subaru is kind of the unofficial car of our region for a number of good reasons. We in…

Day-trip: Nelson to Crawford Bay area Nissan Leaf, Scandinavian Countries, Short Trip, Day Trip, Bay Area, British Columbia, Cases, Technology, Adventure

Day-trip: Nelson to Crawford Bay area

Our neck of the woods near Nelson is a really beautiful part of British Columbia. The roads along the lakes, valleys and over the passes are amazingly scenic. You can drive a little slower with t…

“Cool new trip planning tool!” – I give a quick video tutorial of how to use Kelly Carmichael’s electric vehicle trip planning tool. Leaf Electric Car, Electric Vehicle, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Trip Planning, Posts, Adventure, How To Plan, Cool Stuff

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“Cost update – km and 2 years” – a cumulative cost update after having owned the car for 2 years. I will be issuing these every 6 months going forward. Leaf Electric Car, Nissan Leaf, 6 Months, Cruise, Posts, Blog, Cruises, Messages, Blogging

Cost update – 77,777 km and 2 years

Almost 80,000 km in 2 years (I drive too much!) The Leaf remains as perky and smooth as day 1, which is pretty amazing. I changed the format of my cost updates somewhat and will issue them on a ro…

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