Capitalism, or "the market", is about rewarding those who provide goods and services that other people want to pay for. Innovators innovate. Innovation inevitably creates winners as well as losers. It has been so ever since the first wheeled cart freed people from carrying goods on their back. The steam locomotive eliminated the trade of stage-coach driver. The automobile eliminated the horse-related trades that applied to transportation (still needed for horse racing, riding sports, ranching, etc).

Continue reading

Some people think that batteries can’t fly. They’re wrong. Concept plane Solar Impulse 2 circles the globe Pipistrel has production electric trainer-scale aircraft! Eviation’s Alice electric nine-passenger commuter aircraft prototype Experimental 2- and 4-seat aircraft trainer Airbus concept plane E-Fan flies the English Channel Lilium concept "Jet" isn’t a Jet but a flying car that actually flies

Continue reading

Before you buy a Tesla, you should: Do your research. Consumer Reports has generally rated Tesla cars near the top. Both US Gov’t and IHS have rated Tesla cars at the top safety rating (5 stars). In fact, the Tesla Model X broke one of the testing machines. There is a lot of negativity around Tesla, which stems from two sources: The War on Tesla (see my Tesla page), and, the fact that every complaint about one person having one issue gets echoed many times by the artificial echo chamber of news-grabbing sites and social networks.

Continue reading

EV Advocacy

This page lists ideas and examples for advocating for electric vehicle adoption. Join the EV Society and your car-specific club (e.g., Tesla Owners of Ontario if you have a Tesla…​). Hyundai Kona Myth Buster. My EV advocacy fanfold (letter paper folded in thirds). Example letters Letter to School Bus agency/School board. Letter to School Bus Operating Company.

Continue reading

For my recent blogs here, see the "Latest from Blog" menu at the top. See also the IanOnEVs YouTube Channel from the icon at the upper right of this page. Here are some of the articles I’ve published elsewhere on electric vehicles and related issues such as energy and the climate. 2018-12-18 My write-up on EVs for sale in Canada. 2018-12-18 Electric Cars Are Coming: Get Ready.

Continue reading

Marine Everything from jetskis and speedboats, through short-run ferry and freight, up to cruise ships will eventually be electric. Keep on top of this segment at PlugBoats.com. News and views from the Electric Boat Association. Silent Yachts' 60+ foot cruisers are all-electric, w/ generator for backup on Electrek and their home page. Newest ferry "Ellen" gets range of 40 km (22 nm) with 30 cars and 200 passengers from its 4.

Continue reading

N.B. These prices and model configurations: are only valid in Canada; do not include optional equipment; were believed up-to-date at time of writing; are subject to change without notice; This is (obviously!) not an official Tesla page; always check with Tesla.com for current official information. Table 1. Model 3 Canadian Pricing Summary Name WD Range Price Fed Rebate Net Notes Standard

Continue reading

Author's picture

Ian Darwin: Ian On EVs

EVangelist; Tesla owner; Computer Geek; Photographer; Dad.

EVangelist

Canada