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84% of LEAF Charging & 87% of Volt Charging Done At Home

Originally published on EV Obsession. For anyone contending that extended-range electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt shouldn’t classify as “electric vehicles,” here are two stats for you from the most comprehensive EV driver study conducted to date: Nissan LEAF average annual electric miles driven: 9,697 Chevy Volt average annual electric miles driven: 9,112 Looking at total […]

November 3rd

Tesla Model 3 Will Be Mostly New Tech

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla’s Chief Technology Officer, JB Straubel, recently revealed that the Model 3 will make use of mostly new technology — rather than simply reusing many of the technologies used in the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. The interesting comments came during a recent presentation (October 11th) at […]

November 2nd

BMW i3 vs Tesla Model S — Decisions, Decisions!

Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, I was hoping to get more clarity by test driving the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S 70D one day after the other last week. Unfortunately, I walked away more undecided than before the test drives. Mixing in test drives of the Nissan LEAF (which we got for my […]

November 2nd

Honda Power Exporter 9000 — Use CHAdeMO-Compatible EVs As Generators

Those interested in occasionally using their electric car as a portable generator will soon have a new option in that regard, when Honda releases the Power Exporter 9000. The new offering is, essentially, just a means of allowing electric vehicles (EVs) that feature CHAdeMO fast-charger compatibility to function as backup generators — feeding AC electricity back […]

October 12th