About Electric Vehicles: Trends, Pros and Cons

Electric vehicle charging stations

by Stan Mathewson, EV owner Recent developments in battery technologies and manufacturing, along with state and federal incentives, are helping transform electric vehicles (EVs) —cars and trucks — from being a niche vehicle, used by relatively few people, to being the “rational, economic choice” for many. Most agree that the mass adoption of electric vehicles […]

Orillia Electric Vehicle Demo Weekend 2019

Sustainable Orillia hosted the first Orillia Electric Vehicle Demo weekend at the Orillia Square Mall on Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th, 2019. This event, co-hosted by the Orillia Square Mall and sponsored by the City of Orillia as a public education experience, featured a large variety of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in-hybrid (PHEV) […]

Electric Vehicles — They’re Here Now!

Electric cars charging at electricity filling station

by Dave Vanalstyne, EV owner On Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2019 the Orillia Square Mall will be the home of Orillia’s first “EV Weekend.” Members of the Electric Vehicle Society of Ontario, Tesla owners, PlugnDrive — all will be there to welcome drivers interested in knowing more about owning an all-electric vehicle. If you’re […]

Electric Vehicles: a closer look

Electric Vehicle closeup of charging

Question 1. Are Electric Vehicles Really More Expensive? Question 2. Do You Want To Learn More? To the first question: Usually yes, if you just look at the sticker price. But, in reality, since most of us in Canada keep our new vehicles between 8 and 9 years according to automotive analysis Dennis DesRosiers, the […]