Imagine... quiet, greener streets and clean-powered vehicles! That healthier future is just around the corner to a curbside near you with BIG Green Island.
Starting in 2011, all the major car manufacturers are introducing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, and Canadian communities are not ready to accommodate and encourage growth of green transportation.
BIG Green Island provides an innovative solution by making it easy for people switch to electric vehicles and take action on climate change and end our dirty addiction to BIG Oil and the Tar Sands. We build and manage innovative high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles and bikes/e-bikes for any site - rural, suburban or urban. We will create installations that are community and user-friendly, and will greatly reduce a community's carbon footprint, and increase livability. BIG Green Island stations can be mobile or permanent, depending on the need of the neighbourhood or community.
This pilot project will encourage growth in electric vehicle use and help the future arrive NOW. The charging stations will connect to larger, existing networks in North America, enabling drivers to go longer distances, and reducing range anxiety while greatly reducing our collective carbon footprint. These green transportation hubs will also accommodate ride-sharing and cooperative car sharing programs. Our renewable energy expertise allows for the hubs to run on solar, wind, micro-hydro power sources and use smart-grid innovations, feeding into the grid for a fully clean and renewable infrastructure.
The inexpensive use of used shipping containers allows for fast and efficient set-up in a broad range of space requirements. More permanent arrangements can also be arranged to suit residential, commercial or public requirements. Our electricians are fully qualified and certified to meet the federal, provincial, and local electrical guidelines for instillation and specialize in renewable energy instillations at home, for business and the community at large.
BIG Green Island thinks BIG and creates the BIG changes we want for our communities and the planet.
Yup, we're getting the electric car (small GMC Sierra S-15 actually, not the Chevy S-10) which will have to be restored, after we figure out the electrics and mechanical problems and hurdles. Several people emailed words of encouragement and even jokes (love humour, keep 'em coming) We send out this email, text below, and got replies, which is also shown below..
Subject: Help! There's no users manual for this electric vehicle, so..
Can you help us? We need explanations for the puzzling items pointed out in thse photos, in order to get this anti-Climate-Warming vehicle on the road to Sustainability. Thanks in advance for all comments and suggestions. Each photo is numbered. You can Zoom In on any photo with a mouse click.
Althought Solar Power Roadshow has been in the media or pubic eye regularly, we have found it disappointing that most people aren't aware of the energy-savings and freedeom from petro-fear that everybody can achieve by using (apparently little-known) future energy and transportation products/services that are available right now, in Vancouver.
These include novel items we've shown on national TV such as water-powered calculators to 1-watt LED lightbulbs ($4/each) that give out approximately the same brightness as 8-watt CFL bulbs or 40-watt incandescent bulbs; or, wind-powered lights so small they fit in your hand. More later..