Supercharger Credits Update #4

Some Good News!

Those purchasing a Tesla in BC are permitted to use an owners referral code and earn a promotional benefit under BC law (free supercharging credits) and permitted by the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC.

Those credits to those owners that were inadvertently removed will been returned.

Referral awards remain ineligible for residents of BC along with Ohio and Virginia in the USA. Most throughout the rest of North America allow it. If you feel this is wrong we encourage you to write to your MLA and Ministry of Transport.


1. Auto repair shops go away. A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical engine has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric engine. Faulty electric engines are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots. Essentially, if your electric “Check Motor” light comes on, you simply drive up to what looks like a car wash. Your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new engine.

2. Gas stations go away. Parking meters are replaced by meters that dispense electricity. All companies install electrical recharging stations.

3.. All major auto manufacturers have already designated 5-6billion dollars each to start building new plants that only build electric cars.

4. Coal industries go away. Oil companies go away. Drilling for oil stops.

5. Homes produce and store more electrical energy during the day and then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users.

A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums.

1. The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle! In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 5-10years and, most people won’t see it coming.

Did you think in 1998 that 3years later you would never take pictures on film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3Dprinting, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the 4thIndustrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age!!

2. Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10years.

3. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, yet they are now the biggest taxi company in the world.

4. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

5. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

6. In the U.S., young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, only omniscient specialists will remain.

6A. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses.

7. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

8. Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. The very young children of todaywill never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.

8A. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.

1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 60,000 mi (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km). That will save a million lives worldwide each year.

8B. Most car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

8C. Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of Tesla

9. Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

10. Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood..

11. Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.

12. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.

13. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue… technology will take care of that strategy.

14. With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@ 0..25 cents). We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

15. Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.

16.. 3Dprinting: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.

17. Some spare airplane parts are already 3Dprinted in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

18. At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3Dscanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.

19. In China, they already 3Dprinted and built a complete 6-story office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

20. Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, first ask yourself: “In the future, do I think we will have that?” And, if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?

20A. If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea. Any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.

20B. Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a short time.

21. Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.

2. Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

23. There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

Tesla Collision Repair Facilities Notice

We are excited to announce that Tesla Service is now performing collision repair at our Service Centres and through Mobile Service.
Having your vehicle repaired by Tesla ensures quality work, quick service and transparent pricing.

Available repairs include:
* Paint scuffs and scratches
* Minor dents
* Bumper, fender, door, side mirrors and other bolt-on replacements

To have Tesla Service confirm your repair, select ‘Collision Repair’ in the Service Menu of your Tesla app and choose your desired appointment time.
If Mobile Service is available, we will coordinate sending a technician to you.

Kamloops – Hot Night in the City

Hot Nite in the City 25th Annual car show in Kamloops. The car show started in Kamloops as a summer evening show & shine back some 24 years ago. It grew beyond what the organizers anticipated and is now a full day show with a misleading name – it no longer happens at night! Cars fill Victoria Street and the connecting avenues from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue. Also that weekend, Ribfest, since 2012, has become a signature family event in Kamloops and has raised over $392,000! 100% of this money has been put back into the community, with no administration fees. Ribfest is held in Riverside Park, a very short walk from the Hot Nite show.

This year’s car show date is SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019. Poker run the night before. Last year saw 545 entered vehicles and a crowd of approximately 60,000! Not a small event by any definition.

Brock Nanson, our VP & Local Coordinator for Kamloops, has arranged for Model S cars to be entered the last three years (10 to 15 last year), and has drawn a very interested crowd. Paul Carter was also there a year prior to Brock’s participation and also had a very interested crowd and a great event helping out BC Sustainable Energy.

Last year, Brock has worked with the City of Kamloops to extend the annual show to include an EV entry category and Best in Class trophy. The organizers have agreed to dedicate a section of the show (an avenue) to EV’s and related exhibits. Second Avenue will be advertised as “Electric Avenue”. At this point, we expect:

  • A banner over the street advertising ELECTRIC AVENUE
  • EV’s on display – A variety of EV’s, not just Tesla vehicles – the more, the better!
  • Solar panel displays
  • Charging equipment display (Electrum Charging has committed to attending)
  • EMOTIVE display
  • Our Club booth display with Paul’s Model X
  • Tourism Kamloops presence (EV Tourism program discussions have started)
  • Tesla is likely to attend (still to be confirmed) with a booth and may possibly offer Test Drives the next day to owners & prospective future owners.

The City is very excited about Electric Avenue and has involved Tourism Kamloops to help advertise and promote the event. Please see the attached ‘Digital Poster’, prepared by Tourism Kamloops.

If you could print and display a copy on any event bulletin board at your office it would be greatly appreciated.

Special room rates for EV entrants have been secured at two of the local hotels with Destination Charging equipment. The Best Western Plus will offer a rate of $135 single and $150 double (Regular rate is $175.99). The Block of rooms can be booked under: “Electric Ave.” The Best Western Plus will do around 10 standard rooms and maybe 5 upgraded (higher price) with a 3 week cutoff (July 21). Hotel 540 is prepared to offer 15% off their Best Available Rate to anyone with an Electric Vehicle (must be mentioned when booking).

We’re very excited about Electric Avenue! There’s no reason it couldn’t become a regular part of the annual show, especially given the attention the Model S entries have attracted in past years. We think this will be a very worthwhile event for Tesla Club members to support and attend! Not only is it an ideal event to talk ‘EV’ with the public, it’s also a great opportunity to mix with other EV owners and Tesla Owners Club members!

As noted above, it’s worth noting that Interior Savings Daybreak Rotary Ribfest also runs over the same weekend at Riverside Park, a couple of blocks away. Great entertainment every night of the week all summer long in the park as well!

Resources & Further Information:

Hot Nite: – sorry, their website is not up to the standard of their show…!
Music in the Park:
Sun Peaks Retro Weekend:
Kamloops Wine Trail:

Next Steps

Interested in attending the events in Kamloops on August 9-10, 2019? Please register your EV at the Hot Nite Registration Page. The entry fee is only $25 and the City is offering that value in Ribfest vouchers to the first 20 EV registrants. Once you’ve registered, please advise us of your registration by either completing the form at the button below, or sending an email to We’d like to keep track of numbers to ensure we reserve enough space to keep the EV registrants together.

August 12, 2017

Hot Night In the City

Aug 9-10-11, 2019

Register your EV