July 2017 Electric car myths busted July 2017 Some relationships sour after the infatuation stage, but that's not the case with drivers and electric vehicles. This month, we bust four myths that, once debunked, say a lot about why drivers tend to love their electric cars. Then we head to the back yard for advice on how to select a shade tree that cuts your home cooling costs without killing that treasured winter warmth, we explain how pine beetle-killed wood helps power the Kwadacha Nation, we hit the sky for a drone's-eye view of our massive materials yard in Surrey, and we look at why the Spirit of Syilx Youth Unity Run is so powerful for teens in the Okanagan Nation. Busted: Four electric vehicle myths It turns out that the very thing that prevents so many of us from buying an electric car, the fear of running empty, is no worry for electric car owners. It's cool to plant a tree A deciduous tree or shrub will cool your home in summer, then allow sun to reach your home in winter. Learn more Why they run Youth from the Okanagan Nation run a 274-km relay to connect with the land while bringing awareness around suicide & violence. See the story & video Bird's eye view of our huge materials yard Drone video of our central supplies yard, which is larger than 30 football fields. See the story & video Recently on BCHydro.com Wood chips help power a First Nations community A novel technology is turning beetle kill wood into gas that generates electricity and heat for the remote Kwadacha Nation in northeastern B.C. Learn more Video: A new underwater cable to Bowen Island Starting at Larson Bay Park in West Vancouver, the Bowen Island Submarine Cable Project is under way. View the video In case you missed it: 150 great B.C. places Our Canada 150 story that listed 150 great places in B.C. is one of our most popular stories ever. Learn more It's easier online Visit bchydro.com and log in to MyHydro to manage your account online. Join Team Power Smart Join Team Power Smart, then start a Challenge that could earn you $50 if you save 10% over 12 months. Enter this month to win a $100 gift card from The Home Depot. Connect with us: Log in to MyHydro Safety & Outages Accounts & Billing Contact Us Energy Savings You have received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.