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What do declining oil prices mean for alternative fueled vehicles, plug-in hybrids and EVs? If anything is to be learned from the past periods where gasoline prices have dropped precipitously it is ...
by joelado
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 07:19 AM PST with 5 Recommends
I’ve been driving a 100% electric car for a year now and thought I’d share impressions and results. This might help you decide whether an EV is right for you. General Notes I’ve driven my ...
by Morgan in Austin
Comment Count 167 comments on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 05:07 AM PST with 133 Recommends
Chevy Volt charging in front of Old Mazda 323 electric conversion For those of you who are not familiar with a punch list it is a term that normally comes from the construction industry where the ...
by joelado
Comment Count 107 comments on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 01:00 AM PST with 83 Recommends
In which I compare my new 2012 Nissan Leaf with my previous car, a 1988 Toyota Corolla. I feel like I've finally joined the 21st Century. And with my solar panels coming in January, then I'll feel ...
by retro postmodernist
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 07:42 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
I bought a Nissan Leaf a year ago, and I thought that National Plug-in day was a great time to reflect on the good, bad, and ugly of my first year. So here is why I did it, and what I learned. I ...
by madmadmad
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
by nthelurch
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 07:30 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Week 5 of Nissan Leaf ownership has come and gone. For the first time, both my wife and I didn't remember to plug in the car on Friday night. We had about 27 miles remaining and so it wasn't a big ...
by nthelurch
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun May 22, 2011 at 05:09 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
I finally got my Electric Bill and some answers about how the whole set up works. I have PV Solar for my house, but the Car Charging port is on a separate meter and only that separate is billed at ...
by nthelurch
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun May 15, 2011 at 02:22 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
I received a check from the California Center for Sustainable Energy in the amount of $5000.00 this week. Not a bad way to start the week. I'm still waiting to see my San Diego Gas and Electric ...
by nthelurch
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun May 08, 2011 at 08:14 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
I was surprised, but heartened to have comments on My Electric Ride. I'd be happy to answer any questions people have about my experiences so far. First I'll update my week 2 costs and then ...
by nthelurch
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun May 01, 2011 at 01:00 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Revenge for the Gulf oil spill and the Exxon Valdez, our involvement in middle eastern wars and all the other crap that comes with petroleum oil can only be gotten one way. That way is to stop ...
by joelado
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 08:01 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Chris Paine's sequel to “Who Killed the Electric Car?” is in a bit of a pickle. Chris and his marketing team felt that they would play a little game with their fans and won't run the ...
by joelado
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 05:50 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Big stuff happening on the mountaintop removal front, much of it coalescing today. First, my dear friend Ashley Judd -- OK, we're not ...
by rperks
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jun 09, 2010 at 08:03 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins calls the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF 'welfare wagons.' Oh really?
by My EV World
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 12, 2010 at 09:28 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
From all indicators coming from manufacturing and reports from the national media it looks like we are going to actually have electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and series plug-in hybrids like ...
by joelado
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 07:19 PM PST with 8 Recommends