Did You Know?

Juneau has its very own electric boat and propulsion company! Bob Varness is the president and general manager of Tongass Rain Electric Cruise LLC, based here in Juneau! Bob has spent the past six years working on a conceptual electric vessel design; selling electric propulsion systems; performing gas to electric conversions and providing consulting services…

The EV News Just Keeps A’Comin’!

It seems with every passing week, more news is released that speaks to the inevitable transition of the world’s auto industry from gas to electric. Nearly a dozen and a half nations across the globe now have approaching bans on the sale of gas and diesel cars, Great Britain being the latest to get into…

Ford unveils E-Transit electric cargo van!

The E-Transit is the second major electric vehicle to be released as part of Ford’s $11.5 billion push into electrification, which the company says will last through 2022. The first vehicle was the Mustang Mach-E, which Ford will start delivering to customers at the end of this year. Next year, the company expects to unveil…

Marine Electrification Becomes Reality

For us coastal dwellers, these are exciting times! That is, if you can ignore all the noise blurring the picture, noise from COVID, the elections, etc. So, ignore all that for a few minutes and revel in this handful of electrifying news bites! These stories of marine electrification really hit home when we consider the…

Alaska’s first electric school bus heading to Tok!

It looks like an ordinary school bus sitting on the lot in front of TrailerCraft, an Anchorage truck dealership, but the bus in question is actually the state’s first electric school bus, and it will soon be heading north to serve students in Tok. Juneau should be taking ownership of its first electric public transit…

JOIN THE EV PARADE!

This coming Saturday, we call on your and your EV to join the parade! Juneau will host a ‘safe-in your vehicle’ Juneau EV Road Rally on Saturday, September 26th! Electric vehicles will congregate at the Juneau District Heating Lot at 300 Egan Drive with a take off time of 11 AM. The Rally, with hopefully…

10 Best Electric Campervans For The Futuristic Vandweller

OMG! Who doesn’t want to be a ‘futuristic vandweller’? Well, full disclosure…I do! I’d take any one of these slick rides and head out on a land yacht tour in a heartbeat! Time to escape. Check out this fun review of 10 great rides! When I fell in love with my 2013 Nissan Leaf, I…

5 Automakers Lock In a Deal on Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Tremendous to see these five auto industry pillars speak truth to power! I don’t know about you, but I find this story very encouraging. Granted, all these players need to transition as quickly as possible away from the internal combustion engine and towards electrification of their fleets. But, this seems to be a sign that…

Got 5 Minutes for the Alaska Electric Vehicle Association?

Lack of fast chargers is a barrier to EV adoption in Alaska and a component of electrical rates called demand charges are a contributing factor. To address this barrier, the Alaska Electric Vehicle Association (AKEVA) is petitioning the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) to take regulatory action to address effect of demand charges on EV…