Posts Tagged ev

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 week 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…

3 months 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…

10 months 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…

10 months ago by Mark Hovis 37

What To Expect With The 2nd Generation Of The Chevrolet Volt Next year? (SEMA Z-Spec Concept Volt)

Next-Generation Chevy Volt to Debut in 2016 – GM To “Surprise the Competition” With Upcoming “Moon Shot” EV

Business Week is reporting that General Motors will debut two new plug-in vehicles in 2016. One, the next-generation Chevrolet Volt, is expected  to employ a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine to improve efficiency over the current Volt’s 1.4-liter range extender.  In terms of electric-only range, the next-gen Volt will likely get 50…

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 86

Well...What Is It?

Consultant Absurdly Claims Electric Vehicles Will Be a “Teeny Microniche for the Foreseeable Future”

A “teeny microniche” is all that electric vehicles will ever cater to, says some person who obviously knows next-to nothing. Kim Korth, president and CEO of IRN Inc. (the so-called “Source for Automotive and Industrial Intelligence”) told attendees at a first-year conference called AutoConnect that “Electrification makes no commercial sense.” Obviously,…

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 13

Electric to the Rescue

Electric to the Rescue?

In a recent article titled “Electric to the Rescue”, the Los Angeles Times argues that, especially in California, electric vehicles seem to be on the verge of really taking off. As the LA Times writes:  “Spurred by escalating government demands, high fuel prices and greenhouse gas emissions standards, automakers are…

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 6