7 Ways to Charge an Electric Car

7 Ways to Charge an Electric Car

Last Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017   There are seven ways that you can charge your electric vehicle, but they boil down to three main categories: home installation, public installation, and portable charging.  You can also use multiple methods to charge your electric vehicle, even within the same charging cycle.   Home Charging Installation   Read more about 7 Ways to Charge an Electric Car[…]

Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette

Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2017   Charging an electric vehicle has more importance when compared to fueling up a gasoline vehicle.  With more electric vehicles being sold every year, the ratio of electric cars to charging stations is getting progressively worse.  Another issue is the acknowledgment from other drivers that an electric vehicle charging Read more about Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette[…]

Types of New Electric Cars

Types of New Electric Cars

Last Updated: Friday, August 11, 2017 Types of Electric Vehicles     There are a few types of electric vehicles currently available on the market.  An electric vehicle is propelled by an electric motor, either full-time or on a part-time basis.  As you can imagine there are varying degrees of environmental impact as some electric Read more about Types of New Electric Cars[…]

11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion

11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion

Last Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017   I have put together a short list of tools that are required for an electric vehicle conversion.  These tools are not commonly found in the garage of the average do-it-yourself mechanic.  While these automotive tools are not rare or hard to obtain, most people have either not had Read more about 11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion[…]

Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion

Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion

Last Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017   Can I use solar panels on my electric vehicle to generate power when I drive or parked?  This is a question that I asked myself years ago and I was asked about this again recently.  The short answer is, yes.  The real underlying question is how much power Read more about Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion[…]

Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?

Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Does range anxiety really exist? This appears to be one of the most frequently asked questions.  How far can an electric car drive?  How accurate is the battery gauge?  Will I be left at the side of the road with an empty battery?  To provide a quick answer, yes Read more about Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?[…]

Lithium Ion Battery Types for Electric Vehicles

Lithium Ion Battery Types for Electric Vehicles

Last Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017 Lithium and lithium-ion batteries are frequently used in consumer products, including electric vehicles.  There are many types of lithium batteries that have been developed over the past few decades, and I want to take a look at their current uses, types of lithium batteries, and how they compare to Read more about Lithium Ion Battery Types for Electric Vehicles[…]

Carbon Footprint Analysis: Buy new versus Convert to an Electric Vehicle

Carbon Footprint Analysis: Buy new versus Convert to an Electric Vehicle

Last Updated: Sunday, April 30, 2017   There have been many questions about the environmental aspect of a new electric vehicle versus an electric vehicle conversion from gasoline.  To dig deeper, we will look at what the carbon footprint is for a new vehicle to be manufactured.  Comparing these two carbon footprints can be a little tricky as the Read more about Carbon Footprint Analysis: Buy new versus Convert to an Electric Vehicle[…]

Electric Vehicle Charging Levels

Electric Vehicle Charging Levels

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 There are two official charging levels for electric vehicles: level 1 and 2.  These charging levels are designated by SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers, which applies to North America but can also be adopted worldwide.  In particular, SAE J1772 covers the conductive charge coupler for electric vehicles.   Read more about Electric Vehicle Charging Levels[…]

Tesla Truck Concept Model U Expanding EVs

Tesla Truck Concept Model U Expanding EVs

Last Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017   A recent article in truck trend caught my attention, one that addressed that Tesla motors are in the concept phase of creating a pickup truck.  The information in the article is more broad strokes instead of detailed specifications at this point.  GMC, Dodge, and Ford have long been able Read more about Tesla Truck Concept Model U Expanding EVs[…]