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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2 thoughts on “E-BEETLE FIRST ELECTRIC CAR TO CROSS CANADA COAST TO COAST

  1. 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!

  2. Alex Doge

    Hey,

    Congratulations on all of your success!

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