August 2021 EV myths, heat pump cooling August 2021 While the days of gas-powered vehicles appear to be numbered – at least in terms of new cars for sale – myths around EVs persist. So this month, we tackle eight of those myths, including costs, battery range and winter driving. Also, we visit a Vancouver Island couple who sailed through the historic heat wave thanks to their newly-installed heat pump, and we look at the good and bad of social media: the story behind a pair of stunning B.C. images that won weekly prizes in our #PoweredByWater contest, and BC Hydro data that shows an increase in risky behaviour while taking selfies and other photos, including trespassing at some of our facilities and recreation areas. Electric vehicles in the hot seat: myths debunked There are regions of the world where it may not make any sense – financially or even from a sustainability perspective – to drive an EV. But not here in B.C. Heat pump cooling pays off in the epic heat wave of 2021 A Mill Bay B.C. couple liked the savings from their heat pump in the winter. Then along came a June like no other. Learn more Inspired by two great shots, you can still enter to win August 8 is the deadline in our #PoweredByWater photo contest. The story behind two winners. Learn more Painters, roofers, and others risk contacting power lines Students and other seasonal workers need to know how to stay safe when working near overhead power lines. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com BC Hydro's on alert for wildfire danger. Are you? A state of emergency has been declared as hot and dry weather has led to hundreds of wildfires across B.C. Learn more Social media spawns risky behaviour to take photos BC Hydro data shows an increase in the number of people trespassing or ignoring safety signs in their quest for great photos. Learn more Energy saving kits save on electricity (and water) If you live in an income-qualified household, you could qualify for a free energy saving kit to help save you energy. Learn more Star in a BC Hydro ad with Dave We're looking for British Columbians with a heat pump to star in an upcoming TV ad with our employee spokesperson, Dave. Join Team Power Smart and enter to win Join today and enter to win a $150 Best Buy gift card. You can also start a 10% Reduction Challenge that could earn you $50. Connect with us: Log in to MyHydro Outages & Safety Accounts Contact Us Energy Savings You have received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.