1. To see if it can be done in an all electric car (not named Tesla).
Is there enough high-speed charging infrastructure along the route to be able to charge when required? Over the past 5 years the federal government (NRCan), along with provincial and municipal governments have been installing Level 3 (DC) Fast Chargers in many locations, particularly in the more populated parts of Canada. However, there were vast stretches of highway, through the prairies and Northern Ontario that did not have high speed charging capability. With the recent completion of Petro-Canada’s Coast to Coast EV charging capability the gaps have closed and at least on paper, the trip is feasible.
2. To promote EV use, EV charging infrastructure expansion, and the viability of long-distance EV trips through social media and sponsorship/partnerships.
Part of the rational for the trip is promote EV use and the viability of longer distance trips. I can do the social media bit with regular blogs, Facebook, Instagram postings and see what kind of a following I can garner. However, it would be much more effective (and fun) to work with one or more the key industry players (Chevy, Petro-Canada, FLO, ChargePoint, NRCan), creating a much higher profile and generating earned media along the way.
3. To see Canada (at least the Trans Canada Hwy) from one end to the other.
When I was younger, I dreamed of making the trip by bicycle, but those years have come and gone unfortunately. Hats off to those senior keeners who can still make this ride.
I would really like to go north. My wife is working in Yellowknife for the month. However an EV trip to NWT is still a few years in the future. So across southern Canada it is