Sunday, April 25, 2010

EV's & Cars at the Green Living Show!

Checking out the EV's & Cars at the Green Living Show allowed me to see some of what people are interested in, and what's being promoted!

Tesla's Roadster was there, at least 3 e-Bike stores, and - yes - the Chevy Volt (Mock up, non-driving model) was there! So - I talked with them to see if we could get the Volt for our Next EV Show - this fall, in October, but - instead was given a contact person to check this out with, and not much hope to go with it!!

Lots of Solar Panel Displays and Exhibitors as well - made a possible good contact there!!

Will Try to go again on Sunday, April 25th!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

President Brings his Ford Ranger to EV Show & Shine BBQ

That is - the President of the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada - Howard Hutt; brings his OEM Ford Ranger EV to the Show!

It was one of the EV's made before 'They Killed the Electric Car!'

And - yes - it was made by Ford, as an OEM, and yes they used Lead Acid Batteries at first - smaller ones, but two layers thick - in a large tray that was bolted up - under the frame, and the Motor was in fact - between the rear wheels!

Howard, Thanks for bringing your Truck to our Show!

Best In Show Award - EV Show & Shine BBQ - April 10, 2010

Brian Kirk and Graham Lambert Won Best in Show for their Work In progress of a Conversion of a Porsche 944 'SM944'.

It was nice to see there two new 5-packs of 100 Ah Thunder Sky Cells in the car, the Lithium Iron Phosphate ones, like I have done a white paper on  my web site, and I compared my 40 Ah ThunderSky Demo Cell besides the 100 Ah Cells: Just alittle bit larger than mine - in height, width, and thickness!

They are on their way, and further added to the support as to moving EV's to Lithium Iron Phosphate Cells Sooner, rather than later!

Brian, Graham, Thanks for Bringing your car and supporting our Show!

Best Tech Award at EV Show & Shine BBQ - April 10, 2010

Ken Roach Won the Best Technical Award at EV Show & Shine for his Ford Escort 'ESCORTEV' work.

I will admit - I voted for his car as best Technical also! Great Job Ken! Thanks for having your car at our show!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Electricfly enjoys a good showing at EV Show & Shine BBQ

Using my Dodge Dakota with Aerocap, I took the electricfly down to the EV Show + Shine BBQ the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada held today at Scarborough Toyota, in conjunction with the Toronto Hybrid Group!

In the EV Collection showing up, We Had ESCORTEV, a Ford Escort Conversion from Barrie, Ontario, NOGAS96V - my electricfly, A Ford Ranger Electric from Scarborough, plus we had Two Works in Progress: SM944 - an 1983 Porsche 944 from Brian Kirk & Graham Lambert at, and 'eDart' - a 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger by Gavin Bogle.
Two EV Scooters Made it to the Show, and one was sold while there! There was also Ron McCurdy's Freedex Electric Assist Trike, which he drove around the shop and Visual Presentation area a lot, and Jan Szott with his Horseless Carriage!

In addition to that, we had a freshly converted Hymotion PHEV Prius from Scarborough Toyota, Plus their Regular Prius Customer Service Delivery Vehicle, a Hymotion PHEV Prius from the City of Toronto, Emile with his emileage 'Enginerus' PHEV Prius Conversion and two more Prius' - one of the Enginerus type and one Hymotion type!

Also on display was a TTC Hybrid Bus with the New A123 Lithium Pack (Much Better than the Lead Acid Packs they began with) and a Camry Hybrid being used for Taxi Service!

Non Vehicle Displays included Darius Vakili's presentation of his available Motor Controllers, Chargers, and DC-DC Converters for EV's, along with Solar/Wind Power Controlers/Chargers for the Off-Grid Crowd. Also were DVD and VHS presentations of various EV Machines, High-Mileage Special Vehicles, and more. In additon, Plug-In Canada also had a loop of their newly operational web site showing.

And...The BBQ was Great too! I got one burger Early, and one near the end - a double!