The Electric Car – Episode 004

This week we researched EVs. It’s difficult to talk intelligently about things we know little about. One of the benefits of doing a show like this is the amount of rapid learning we both have to do. By the end of each episode, we’ve come up with more questions than we’ve answered so be certain EVs will come up in conversation at a deeper level in the future.

We looked exclusively at EV cars that run by plugin electrical current only. Specifically, we excluded fuel cells, electric hybrids, range extenders and any other intermediate technologies. Charging options, fleet turnover, range anxiety, the Gigafactory, and the break. We talk about the break a lot.

Here Be Danger – The EV – Episode #004.

Part 1 of 6

Part 2 of 6

Part 3 of 6

Part 4 of 6

Part 5 of 6

Part 6 of 6

Resources and Links

Video Research

As always, look at this playlist to see what we’re watching

How Expensive is a Fill-Up

AutoTrader.ca has a great page summarising the costs of EV compared to gas: http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20170302/how-much-does-it-really-cost-to-charge-that-electric-vehicle/#xEEULYfeCH8IBxvq.97

“A rule of thumb is the cost to fuel an electric car is about an eighth of the cost of a gas-equivalent vehicle,”

– Charlotte Argue
Assistant Manager, Climate Change & Air Quality Program at the Fraser Basin Council and spokesperson for Plug in BC

Ontario Invests in EV Charging Stations

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-electric-cars-1.3676901

History of the Electric Car

View a timeline of the electric car. It’s longer than you think: http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/223/electric-car-timeline.html

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Watch the documentary online for free here: http://documentarylovers.com/film/who-killed-the-electric-car-movie/

Ontario Government Website on EV

Policy, partners, and charging locations: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/electric-vehicle-chargers-ontario.shtml

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