What Is A Hybrid Vehicle?

  A hybrid electric vehicle, in short, is an electric vehicle that still uses gasoline, or another source of power, for the generation or to drive the vehicle.  The reason for hybrid vehicles is to extend the vehicle further than a battery electric vehicle.     Hybrids have been produced over the last couple of Read more about What Is A Hybrid Vehicle?[…]


What Is An Electric Vehicle?

What is an Electric Vehicle?   What makes an electric vehicle so different than any other vehicle?   This might seem very basic for some people, but it needs to be addressed so that we are starting at the same point.  Before I go far into what is an electric vehicle we need to establish Read more about What Is An Electric Vehicle?[…]


DIY Solar Panels For Homes

DIY Solar Panels For HomesWhy DIY Solar Panels? One of the biggest reasons to start using solar panels is control over your own energy.  The ability to generate your own energy can be one of the most freeing things you can do as a homeowner. How Do Solar Panels Work?Solar panels collect radiation from the sun and Read more about DIY Solar Panels For Homes[…]


Removable Electric Car Smart Egg-Shaped Cell Batteries

  The concept of a removable battery for an electric car is not a new idea, but it is one that is highly sought after.  It appears that one company is closer than others to create a working concept for a removable battery for electric cars, and this company is called tank two.  They have Read more about Removable Electric Car Smart Egg-Shaped Cell Batteries[…]


7 Ways to Charge an Electric Car

  There are seven ways that you can charge your electric vehicle, but they boil down to three main categories: home installation, public installation, and solar charging.  You can also use multiple methods to charge your electric vehicle, even within the same charging cycle.   Charge An Electric Car At Home   The most common Read more about 7 Ways to Charge an Electric Car[…]

Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette

  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 spot is dedicated for charging only. Read more about Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette[…]


Types of New Electric Cars

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 vehicles still rely on fossil fuels Read more about Types of New Electric Cars[…]


11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion

  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 the need for them or know Read more about 11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion[…]


Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion

  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 can be generated using solar panels Read more about Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion[…]


Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?

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 range anxiety does exist.  Currently, electric Read more about Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?[…]