EV Life ® magazine

November, 2018

Winter Charging

Winter Charging

Keep your 12 volt battery ready

EVs are designed to charge the high-voltage battery and the 12V battery in the vehicle when plugged in.

Listen Listen

November 17, 2014

ESA's Not So Tough

ESA's Not So Tough

or Installing Your Own Charger (EVSE)

I'm going to talk about my experience installing my own EVSE. If you're not a handy person, this article may not be for you. But, if you have installed an electrical outlet in your home, or wired up a new stove, you might consider the install-it-yourself route.

November 14, 2014

The World's Longest Electric Vehicle Rally

The World's Longest Electric Vehicle Rally

The E-Mazing Race

The Amazing Race, the popular reality television show, is now in its twenty-third season. Spin-offs of this fast paced competition have become popular for companies looking to educate and affect human behaviour through gamification. In September 2012, to lure more electric vehicle drivers to the market, Sun Country Highway (SCH), an electric vehicle infrastructure solutions provider, introduced the E-Mazing Race (EMR), an electric vehicle rally building on the adventurist spirit of early adopting electric vehicle owners.

November 09, 2014

Oakville to Brantford for a Coffee (or two)

Oakville to Brantford for a Coffee (or two)

Every couple of months I have to drive out to Brantford Ontario. It's 150km return.

November 09, 2014

Exciting Times

Exciting Times

This is the first community initiative venture.

November 03, 2014

Testing Public Chargers

Testing Public Chargers

I hope other EV drivers don’t find these prime parking spots at GO stations.

October 24, 2014

Protect your J1772

Protect your J1772

Keep the spiders out!

Chargers are exposed to insects, dirt, dust, rain and even snow. Without protection your J1772 plug can become a nest for spiders, clogged with dirt or even become corroded.

October 22, 2014

Ready to Charge?

Ready to Charge?

Some preparation and planning can take you a long way

I’ve prepared myself this way. I have three apps on my iPhone – PlugShare, ChargePoint and greenlots – and I set myself up for accounts on each of these tools.

October 16, 2014

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