History made in an E-Beetle.
This is an amazing accomplishment! 6,400 km in 16 days, showing the durability of electric-powered cars. If you want to follow their whole journey in retrospect, here’s the UBC Electric Car Club’s E-Beetle blog. And here’s their video:
From their site:
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 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. Charging time is approximately 4 hours.