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Saturday, April 09, 2022

Keep Generating Clean, Hydro Power!

While we were in the Superstore in Coquitlam this morning, I plugged Kimchi into one of the two BC Hydro DC chargers. For the past week, I'd been driving around on five-month-old electrons! Well, that's not quite how it works, but I'm trying to say I'd not charged my EV since before we went away for the winter. We were in the store for forty minutes exactly. So I got back up to my usual, around-town charge of 85%.
  Charging after Trial Spin Around the Block 
Then late in the afternoon, I took my e-scooter out for a maiden spin. I just figured out how to get the bulky Apollo Ghost down to the parkade and drove out of our building's Fourth Street entrance. It's going to take a bit of time to gain confidence. My city is mostly on one side and the top of an enormous hill, so I wondered about its climbing abilities. One motor alone never would cut it. However, as soon as I engaged the second one, I unleashed its beastly instincts.   Just as I have no idea how fast my car will go, I'm very unlikely to ever hit top speed on the e-scooter. It'd be illegal anyways.

I would have stayed out longer in the neighbourhood, but it was as cold as a breast of a woman practicing malignant supernatural powers.   I zoomed around 3 or 4 KM.  When my face got numb, I quickly returned home.


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