Dec 18, 2014

The Blue Dot Tour

An Electric Vehicle Rideshare Experiment that Got Butts in Seats

We arranged for EV owners to volunteer time and vehicles to support the David Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot Tour and raise the profile for zero-emission transportation across the country.

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Dec 14, 2014

We Need Your Help

Tell Your Stories

Together we can bring real life perspectives about living with electric vehicles to others. Together we can change the world.

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Dec 01, 2014

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Gas prices drop to record lows

Will this affect EVs?

With global crude oil prices set to hit lows, at or below 2008 levels, how will that affect the economics of EV's?

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Nov 27, 2014

My public charging dilemma

What's the right etiquette?

Lately, I've been wondering what is the right protocol for me to use at public chargers. I may not always be right there to unplug once the car is fully charged and move it out of the way for someone else. And it's bugging me.

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Nov 26, 2014

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Warm and Ready

Remote Climate Control

One of the big advantages of driving electric vehicles is the ability to precondition the cabin before starting your journey. I love being able to set this up with my smart phone.

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Nov 23, 2014

The power of Open-Source

my story of reengineering

Frustrated with the high costs of charging stations, I decided to make my own and ended up with a product many EV owners can use.

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Nov 21, 2014

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Minus 18 outside - toasty warm in my car

Set your car to preheat and it might make winter more enjoyable.

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Nov 20, 2014

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A Day in the Life

Your stories matter

We first test drove the smart electric drive in 2011, then bought our first (smart) e-bikes in 2012. These bikes, made by Grace in Germany, and powered by BionX, led us to meet Paul Gingl and Casey Anderson from BionX International. Their passion for EVs and active transportation was infectious.

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Nov 17, 2014

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Winter Charging

Keep your 12 volt battery ready

EVs are designed to charge the high-voltage battery and the 12V battery in the vehicle when plugged in.

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Nov 14, 2014

ESA's Not So Tough

or Installing Your Own Charger (EVSE)

I'm going to talk about my experience installing my own EVSE. If you're not a handy person, this article may not be for you. But, if you have installed an electrical outlet in your home, or wired up a new stove, you might consider the install-it-yourself route.

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