Driving an electric vehicle in the Southwest can be an adventure of unwanted proportions....at least in terms of time spent. For everybody but Tesla owners, rapid charging stations are currently only available in a few cities. Outside of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and some parts of California, it's tough to go anywhere without spending … Continue reading More EV Rapid Charging Coming To The Southwest
"Too many moving parts" has gone from something gearheads and engineers would say to a common expression. Whenever something is complex and difficult to keep going, people describe it that way. Recent developments in internal combustion engines are continuing the trend of using less fuel to get more power while making lower emissions, but this … Continue reading Internal Combustion’s Complexity Problem May Hand The Victory To Electric Vehicles
A research firm recently told us that many dealers are doing poorly at selling electric vehicles. Many readers told us that they have experienced bad EV shopping, but many others told us that their EV shopping experience was great. So, we've decided to do something about it. We are looking for good places buyers can … Continue reading Help Us Find Good EV Dealers!
Net Neutrality is a big topic on the internet right now. The FCC is considering voting to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to interfere with your internet access, and even demand payment from websites to be visible to their subscribers. Some don't seem to understand the danger this poses, so let's look at how things … Continue reading Net Neutrality and the Electric Car
Prager "University", a social media site that is not actually a university, released a video "proving" that electric vehicles are "bad for the planet". Part of a much larger anti-electric movement, the video uses common half-truths used to attack electric vehicles. These have been thoroughly debunked in the past by multiple sources, but we need … Continue reading A Guide to the Half Truths Used to Attack Electric Vehicles
Some creative Tesla owners came up with a way to make a few bucks from their parked EVs: Cryptocurrency mining. This raises questions that shouldn't just be aimed at bitcoin mining, or even electric vehicles. For those unfamiliar, cryptocurrencies only work because there is a network of distributed computing that processes the transactions. To reward … Continue reading Bitcoin Mining in Electric Vehicles Raises Other Questions
A recent Nissan press release said that Datsun sold its 100,000th car in India. In the United States and other developed countries, Datsun vehicles were all rebranded Nissan in the early 1980s. But the brand lives on in developing countries today. There's an old, corny joke about the Datsun brand name. Supposedly Nissan executives wanted … Continue reading Datsun Is Still Around, and Doing Well (Sort Of)