Aug 26, 2014

So Many Electric Cars

Lots of info at a Plug'n Drive event

The variety of electric cars surprises a lot of people. Awareness events are great to see the range of vehicles in one place.

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Aug 26, 2014

Why smart e-bikes

sophisticated exercise machine

We have always been smart loyalists since the first time we drove a smart fortwo in 2005. We have owned three (two diesel 450 coupes and one 451 cabriolet). Our company now owns two smart EDs. We park them end-to-end in a single car garage. We love the engineering and style, so getting excited about smart e-bikes was easy.

We decided to add smart e-bikes to our fleet after reading about them, seeing reviews, watching videos and doing some research on smart’s manufacturing process and partners, Grace and BionX.

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Jul 19, 2014

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Stop By - Say Hi - Use Our Charger

A great way to meet other EV drivers

We recommend having a charger installed right at home if you can. We have a Sun Country charger on the outside of the garage. It's registered on the Sun Country website and also on PlugShare. Drivers in the area who need a charge for a bit more range can find us and give us a call to stop by. We've met some interesting people this way and charged a few different cars including this Tesla. It gives us an opportunity to see how other owners adapt to the EV lifestyle and check out other cars close up.

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Jul 19, 2014

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So How Far Can You Go?

Getting over range anxiety

The first question almost everyone seems to ask about an electric drive car is "how far can you go?"

And the answer, of course, is that "it depends" on all kinds of things. Like... What kinds of roads were you driving on -- flat, rolling hills, straight up the Niagara Escarpment on Appleby Line? ... or ... How fast were you going? ... or ... Did you have the heat or air-conditioning roaring away? I am learning that all these things can have an effect on the range of an electric drive car. So far, though, I've been feeling pretty good as I learn more about the car I drive.

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May 17, 2014

Love that new car smell

Was so excited to see the new smart ED that we had to drop by the dealership today. The car was delivered yesterday so wasn't ready to go yet and was sitting on the roof - of the building, no one had tipped the car over.

It is cute and looking very Canadian in its red and white colour scheme. I hope the red soft-top holds out as well as the black one on my gas-powered smart that I've had for six years now.

What colour is your smart ED?

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Oct 31, 2012

Listen Listen

e-bike riding experience

Fantastic, amazing, exhilarating

Pedelecs all use a sensor that tells the motor when to start delivering power, but not all sensors are mounted in the same place.

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Aug 26, 2011

"Plugged In" Tour

My first time

My first drive of an electric car was way back in 2011.

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