E-BEETLE FIRST ELECTRIC CAR TO CROSS CANADA COAST TO COAST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 6, 2010
ALDERNY LANDING
DARTMOUTH NS
6:00 PM AST

UBC E-BEETLE FIRST ELECTRIC CAR TO CROSS CANADA

At 6:00 PM AST, the UBC Electric Car Club’s E-Beetle arrives at ALDERNY LANDING, DARTMOUTH NS and is the first-ever electric car  to complete a coast to coast voyage across Canada. Starting on August 21st, 2010, the E- Beetle has covered 6400 kilometers in 16 days (2 days break in Quebec waiting for Hurricane Earl to pass) without any support vehicles, using only existing infrastructure.

The E-Beetle’s voyage has been featured on Wired.com, CTV, CBC, and in print media across Canada. The public is able to track the E-Beetle’s arrival by GPS via the UBCECC website. (http://www.ubcecc.com/blog/e-beetle-tracker/)

The E-Beetle is powered by a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery pack with a capacity of 50 Kilowatt Hours, giving it a range of 300km at 100km/h and 500km at 50km/h with a top speed of 140kmh. (http://www.ubcecc.com/blog/the-car/) Charging time is approximately 4 hours.

For more information, visit http://www.ubcecc.com/blog  follow @ubcecc on Twitter, 

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Bartosz Bos,
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Comments
  • Congratulations on Making it Happen, and being first inspite of Huricanes, Naysayers, and no Million dollar budget! Electricfly is jealous, but Happy!

    They Arrived in Toronto Last Monday at 2:30 PM – and in Halifax this monday – after delays due to storms adding 3 days to the trip, but they Made it anyway! Again – Congratulations!

  • Alex Doge says:

    Hey,

    Congratulations on all of your success!