Elec-truck, Clean-powered local organic veggies!

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Electric vehicles seem to be everywhere these days, but electric trucks actually hauling goods to market... well, not so much. As organic farmers we're keenly interested in cutting our emissions as we want to make a difference not only in how we grow food for local families but in how each food mile is powered. We want to lead by example, cut our emissions and inspire others to rethink their notions of what we can all do about emissions by delivering our organic veggies to local families in a first-of-its-kind ELEC-TRUCK!

Here at Tourne-Sol co-op farm we've already begun the process of converting all our farm's small and medium-sized tools and machines to electric power and our growing expertise in this field has brought many rewards, accolades and incremental reductions in our GHG emissions but DIY projects won't allow us to tackle the single biggest source of emissions on our farm: our delivery truck.

Tourne-Sol co-operative farm is a workers' coop and an award-winning, widely respected organic farm. It produces vegetables for more than 740 local families, and sells seeds to thousands of gardeners across Quebec and Canada.

With your help we are now ready to pursue a one-of-a-kind project to convert a 6000kg box truck to battery-electric power. It will replace our aging diesel van and become our farm's sole delivery vehicle, cutting emissions to zero for all our vegetable distribution kilometres from this point forward. We are partnering with the pioneers at Ecotuned Automobile in Varennes, QC to convert a Ford E-450 cube van using their proven drivetrain and battery packs. Ecotuned has developed and refined a complete replacement drivetrain for Ford E and F-series trucks which quickly transforms a new or used truck into an electric vehicle which is easy to repair, safe and reliable. The drivetrain can be migrated to new donor trucks repeatedly and will serve us and our customers for literally hundreds of thousands of emissions-free kilometres.

While truck builders large and small talk about the electrified future we’re not prepared to wait another 5-10 years for it to trickle down to us. We want to cut our emissions NOW and demonstrate that this technology is ready to be put on the road.

It is time we all start thinking differently about our transportation habits if we want the climate crisis to be anything other than a catastrophe and we believe that getting this truck on the road is our best contribution to changing how we work and how others perceive the options before us.

Thank you for your support and for helping us get the word out about this project. Please share widely and donate what you can to support.

Rewards

Your support means a lot to us. We'll keep you posted as the campaign progresses

12 Backers

Receive a lovely Elec-truck logo sticker and the chance to attend an online workshop on electric vehicles with Tourne-Sol's own Reid Allaway

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All preceding rewards and a Tourne-sol Seed Gift Pack

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All preceding rewards and a snazzy Elec-truck logo ball cap or cotton shopping bag (your choice)

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All preceding rewards and possibility to add your name or business logo on the Elec-truck

15 Backers

All preceding rewards and our immense gratitude. We haven't come up with COVID-friendly perks worthy of this level of support but if we do we'll be calling you!

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 23, 2021
$100.00
  • James Mead
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
$500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
  • Incredible work! :)

$50.00
May 16

Évènement de lancement - Changement de DATE !!! // 27 Mai. // ATTENTION - Date Change for Launch Event!!!

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 03:34 pm

Invitation au lancement de l'Elec-truck ! // Launch Invitation! CHANGEMENT DE DATE !!! 27 Mai C'est avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme que nous préparons fièrement notre camion électrique pour son LANCEMENT à la ferme le 27 mai ! QUI ?Pour TOUS les supporters de la campagne Elec-truck qui a débuté en avril. . . . .

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Apr 29

Invitation lancement de l’Elec-truck! // Invitation to our Elec-truck launch!

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 08:40 pm

C'est avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme que nous préparons fièrement notre camion électrique pour son LANCEMENT à la ferme le 20 mai !QUI ?Pour TOUS les supporters de la campagne Elec-truck qui a débuté en avril 2021, ainsi que les médias.QUOI ? Une réception avec une présentation officielle et bilingue du camion. . . . .

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Apr 22

​L’élec-truck est maintenant sur la route! Visite virtuelle du camion! // Virtual tour of the Elec-truck!

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 06:59 pm

L'elec-truck est maintenant sur la route!Venez faire un petit test routier virtuel avec Noémie et Reid, qui vous parleront des caractéristiques de notre nouveau camion entièrement électrique!Cette video de visite virtuelle vous est partagée en primeur pour vous remercier de votre contribution à notre projet!https://youtu.be/hXWAnGdZ7pksolidairement vôtreFrédéric__________ ENGLISHThe elec-truck is now

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Apr 22

L'elec-truck est sur la route! Visite virtuelle de notre camion électrique!! // Virtual tour of our new Elec-truck

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 06:51 pm

L'elec-truck est maintenant sur la route! Venez faire un petit test routier virtuel avec Noemie et Reid, qui vous parleront des caracteristiques de notre nouveau camion entierement electrique! Cette video de visite virtuelle vous est partagée en primeur pour vous remercier de votre contribution à notre projet!https://youtu.be/hXWAnGdZ7pksolidairement vôtreFrédéric____ ENGLISH The

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Feb 03

Elec-truck Lives!

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 01:11 pm

ELEC-TRUCK LIVES! Ford V8 dies!Roughly 18 months after first starting to plan this conversion with the folks at Ecotuned and at least 8 months later than we had hoped we are finally driving the Elec-truck we dreamed of! Our first cargo puts a big smile on Reid's face as he. . . . .

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Jan 30

It's finally ready and should be home soon!

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 06:57 pm

On Friday Jan 28th we finally got the call from Ecotuned Automobile that not only is our truck ready and working but that the final hurdles with the SAAQ have been cleared and that we should be able to go pick up the Elec-truck and bring it back to the

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Nov 12

The conversion is Finally going to HAPPEN!

Update posted by Reid Allaway at 11:05 am

After many months of waiting we are thrilled to announce that our Ford E450 has been dropped off at Ecotuned Automobile in Varennes, QC and will very soon be up on a hoist, having it's offending gas drivetrain removed and the new electric drive system installed!Reid and Julien drove the. . . . .

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Aug 31

Truck improvements completed, but still delays for the conversion...

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 07:11 pm

Elec-truck news The conversion of the Elec-truck, our future electric truck, has unfortunately been postponed to the fall. The company that will do the conversion (Eco-Tuned) is experiencing supply difficulties with certain components, including batteries... We must be patient... We did however manage to do some important new upgrades and. . . . .

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Jul 05

Les récompenses sont toutes envoyées / Your perks have been shipped!

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 02:50 pm

Nous avons reçu les casquettes, les sacs et avons préparé vos paquets récompenses dans les dernière semaines. La plupart ont été envoyés par la poste et certains vous ont été remis lors de nos distributions de paniers bio. Si vous aviez demandé de recevoir des récompenses et que vous ne. . . . .

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Apr 20

Objectif Atteint!!! Goal Reached !!! Merci mille fois !

Update posted by Ferme Cooperative TourneSol at 04:55 pm

Wow, merci à tout le monde! C'est vraiment génial, on a réussi à atteindre notre objectif ! On ne savait pas trop à quoi s'attendre quand on a lancé cette première campagne de socio-financement, on est tellement touchés de voir tout votre support et votre encouragement. Merci Pour ceux qui. . . . .

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 23, 2021
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  • James Mead
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
$500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
  • Incredible work! :)

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  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
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  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
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  • Sophie Dutoy
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2021
  • Great job guys! Looking forward to another great season,

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