Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Range Anxiety 2.0

A mid-month break from our Driving to Net Zero Energy challenge and time for an observation. As a two BMW i3 family, Julie and I have many opportunities to talk to interested people about electric cars, the question about range is always the first one to be asked. We’ve noticed…

21 hours ago by Peder Norby 64

Crazy Cart XL from Razor

Razor Crazy Cart XL (w/video)

Oh stop it.  It’s an EV.  We even have specs. 500W motor 36V quick change battery vertical mount dual link drift bar 300 lb capacity 17 mph top speed Range: N/A MSRP $800 The Crazy Cart XL is a limited production (1600, through Toys-R-Us or the Razor site), adult-sized drifter…

5 days ago by Ted Dillard 2

Ratings of buyer satisfaction with new vehicle purchase experience

Plug-In Vehicle Buyers Typically Not Satisfied With Dealership Experience – Tesla Is Exception To Rule

Once again, Tesla’s direct-sales model wins. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis suggests that “buyers of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) are substantially less satisfied with the dealer purchase experience than buyers of conventional vehicles—with the notable exception of Tesla buyers. A fundamental problem…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 16

SCE Unveils America's Largest Battery Energy Storage Site

SCE Unveils America’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Site

Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the largest battery energy storage system in North America – the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area in Tehachapi, Calif. The 6,300 square-foot facility houses 32 MWh of lithium-ion batteries with an aim to integrate more clean energy. Total cost…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 21

Chevy Spark EV Grabbing Some Juice In San Diego

San Diego Gets Its 10,000th Plug-In Vehicle On The Road

Earlier this month, the city of San Diego announced that it “achieved a new significant milestone with more than 10,000 EVs on the road in the region.” San Diego Gas & Electrictracks plug-in electric vehicle registered in San Diego, adding: “Since market launch in December 2010, more than 10,000 EVs…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 5


China Ups Electric Vehicle Production More Than Tenfold

China electric car sales are booming and so is production, which in August increased 11-times year-over-year! A total of 5,191 pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars (New Energy Vehicles) were made last month in China. In the first eight months, production amounted to 31,137. Battery electric passenger cars soared nearly…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 3