They’re going to cross Canada on renewables only

Imagine crossing Canada in an electric vehicle while charging its batteries only on electricity generated through renewable energy forms like solar and wind.

Don’t think it’s possible?

Alex Day, Katie Laufenberg, Chad Galloway and Bob Magyar and the rest of the Recharge team are out to prove you wrong.

This summer, they’ll be driving an EV whose batteries will only be charged by renewable energy generated electricity from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

That’s around 5,000 miles for those of you who are counting — or, approximately the same distance as driving from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida. And, for those of you doing the gas math, that’s about $700 that would be going to Big Oil, but won’t be.

The Recharge team is planning on taking the world along for the ride. They’ll be videotaping the trip for a television series, some of which will be available online.

The primary message of the Recharge campaign is simple: The end of the gas-powered era is here, and the era of the electric vehicle — with batteries ideally charged by electricity generated through renewable energy — is here!

Stay tuned — and come along for the Recharge ride this summer!

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