Posts Tagged ev


Toyota Mirai vs 2016 Chevy Volt

It is often said that the best comparison to a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) is to that of a plug in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), or better still, an extended range electric vehicle (EREV), like the Chevy Volt. Why? As we know, the Chevy Volt is one of the only…

1 year ago by Mark Hovis 94

BMW i3 Powered By Samsung SDI

NHTSA Pushes Back Noise Requirement For Electric Cars Until 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on the requirements for near-silent cars, mainly with all-electric and hybrid drive, to add sound that will be “recognizable” as a motor vehicle in operation. NHTSA must develop the requirements as Congress passed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act to limit the expected increase…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 35

Percentage of Charging Sessions by Time-of-Day for Commercial Charging Stations at Progress Energy

DoE Releases Report On Electric Vehicle Charging

The US Department of Energy (DOE) published a new report on electric car charging presenting customer behaviors and impact on the grid. Data comes from different projects made by six utilities: Burbank Water and Power (BWP) Duke Energy (Duke) Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) Madison Gas and Electric (MGE)…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 38


The Electric Car Conspiracy Theory – Video

“We’re now finally seeing electric cars on our roads – but did you know they’ve existed for over 100 years? Well, they did. So why didn’t they become popular a lot earlier? Evidence suggests that electric vehicles were suppressed by competitive industries over the course of the 20th century…” States…

1 year ago by Mike Anthony 77

California leads the nation in the adoption of electric vehicles

U.S. Electric Vehicle Density Map

Today in Energy recently released an electric vehicle density map for the US, which shows how many plug-in cars are registered per 1,000 registrations. The leaders are California, Washington and Hawaii exceeding 3/1,000 (California already is at 5/1,000), while Oregon, Maryland and Georgia are between 2 and 3 per 1,000. California…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 45

I tried plugging in the 135i loaner I had a when my ActiveE was being serviced. That didn't work too well.

Electric Vehicle Owners Shun ICE Loaners

I’ve been lucky enough to own some spectacular cars in my life. Like most people, bringing my car in for service was never something I looked forward to. However one thing that I did like was when I got an interesting car as the service loaner. I remember one time…

2 years ago by Tom Moloughney 27


How to Get an EVSE For My Condominium / Apartment

The following information is being reported from the linked document provided by the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Colaborative. Utilities estimate that 80-90 percent of PEV charging occurs at the home, of which the majority are single family dwellings. In many, cases the charging equipment consists of a simple 120V outlet…

2 years ago by Mark Hovis 19


Op Ed: Terminology Battle – EV vs Plug-In

Recently, InsideEVs posted an article on vandals targeting hybrids and EVs in LaJolla California. There was a lot of speculation on what sparked the vandalism, but one thing stood out around the conversation on the vandalism – the fact that a large group of people do not separate hybrid electric vehicles…

2 years ago by Mark Hovis 37