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Songification of Electric Cars

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Everyone will have a different take — rather, taste — about the following list. Certainly, I never seem to have a mainstream perspective on much of anything — except perhaps with avant-garde, holistic types. I started a collection of songs that compare to the drive and experience of the EVs I love. Continue the idea and […]

March 21st

That 5-Hour Nissan LEAF Trip

Originally published on CleanTechnica. “So, how do you like it?” I always respond, I love it. I have never driven a car that I appreciate so much — near as much. The drive, the ambiance, the adept maneuvering, and the entire 1-minute experience of plugging in to refuel at clean charge points. Never smelling gas […]

February 29th

Dispelling Charge Anxiety With The Nissan LEAF (Photos)

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com. Just before leasing a Nissan LEAF, a news item presented to me as credible from a TV news station stirred me up. I wanted to say, “Think of who sponsors such stories!” It is not community sponsored, that’s for sure. The report said that there are not enough EV chargers in my area […]

January 31st

“No-Compromise Car” = No Such Thing

Originally published on EV Obsession. People (especially advertisers) are fond of calling plug-in hybrid and long-range, fully electric cars “no-compromise cars.” In fact, there’s no such thing as a no-compromise car… and I’m a little tired of hearing the nonsensical term. The compromises of short-range electric cars are obvious: driving over 60 or so miles […]

November 3rd

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

Detroit Electric, US Electric Car Leaders, Nissan Le Mans Hybrid, & Public Transit’s Massive Savings (Cleantech Talk #4)

Update: we’re on iTunes! Also published on EV Obsession, Gas2, and CleanTechnica. Chris and I just wrapped up our 4th podcast. We’ve improved the sound a bit via a new podcasting app (more improvements on that front coming next week), really gotten comfortable with the podcasting format, and are continuously trying to improve the show. […]

March 12th

Renault-Nissan Alliance Has Sold 200,000 Electric Vehicles

With 58% of the global zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world leader has just passed its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) sale. Renault and Nissan EV drivers have now driven approximately 4 billion kilometers, far […]

November 27th

The EV Revolution (VIDEO)

A new video on climate solutions from the wonderful videographer Peter Sinclair highlights the EV revolution. Furthermore, what it really highlights is what I’ve been emphasizing as much as possible for the past year or so: the #1 thing that will really create an EV revolution is the absolutely fun and helpful instant torque that electric vehicles bring […]

October 28th

Largest Nissan Leaf Market In US, Atlanta, May Suffer If Georgia Bill To Kill EV Tax Credit Is Passed

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Update: An Atlanta EV expert has chimed in with numerous corrections to the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC) article. I’m adding that as an addendum. If you read any of the quotes from the ABC article, the addendum is a must-read. Georgia is ranked #4 in the US in terms of electric car […]

February 14th

What Makes A Town An "EV Town" — Normal & Others Show Leadership

How come Normal, Illinois–about 150 miles south of Chicago–has ten times as many electric vehicles per capita than the U.S. average? (You’re right; it’s not just coincidence.) A coalition of business, industry, nonprofits, all levels of government, and farsighted individuals has converged to transform Normal into an EV town. And it’s not an exclusive community. […]

December 16th

Nissan Leafs Coming To Shangri-La

No big surprise that Bhutan, the happiest country in Asia, plans to hold onto its title by converting most of its fossil-fueled vehicles to electric cars. The democratic constitutional monarchy of 725,000 in Bhutan rates high on the recently contrived global happiness index. In recent years, it has consciously pledged itself to sustainability and a […]

December 12th

8 Reasons Electric Cars Kick Your Car’s Boot

“Boot” = “trunk” in British English. It also sounds a bit like butt. Hence, the headline. It’s no secret at all to people who own or have driven electric cars — electric cars totally kick the ass (or boot) of their gasmobile cousins. It’s not simply a matter of how nicely they drive, but there […]

December 9th

Nissan Leaf Is 4th-Best-Selling Car In Norway In 2013, #1 In October

Originally published on Gas2. By Christopher DeMorro. It seems as though Norway as cracked the secret to encouraging high electric car sales, and that secret is to tax the hell out of anything powered by fossil fuels. While the Tesla Model S topped Norway’s sales charts in September, the Nissan leaf came back strong as the […]

November 25th

Electric Cars & Plug-in Hybrids Seeing Strong Sales Growth & Investment… Much More To Come

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the country, the opportunities it presents for consumers and automakers, and the challenges facing its adoption,” to be specific. Also included in the updated backgrounder is […]

October 28th