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Orlando Gets Nissan LEAF No Charge To Charge Program

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Today, I pulled up at a light next to another Nissan LEAF. We looked at each other and smiled. I shouted, “Do you love your LEAF.” He smiled. “I love it.” Even without the longer range now available that came out this year, he and I are still happy. Time to […]

March 21st

Nissan LEAF vs Ford C-Max Energi

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The moment I got in the spacious canopy of the LEAF, moving effortlessly with a unique and agile responsiveness, I changed. With a softer drive, the LEAF is as easy as cars get. I think it is the most naturally cooperative car to drive. Until the Model 3 or 2018 LEAF […]

March 21st

Virginia Auto Dealers Think Tesla’s In Conspiracy With State

Originally published on EV Obsession. The battle between Tesla Motors and various auto-dealer associations around the country keeps grinding on, with things looking unlikely to resolve completely anytime soon. That said, things have been getting downright strange in some instances…. Case in point: the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has apparently decided to sue both Tesla […]

March 21st

BMW i5 Likely To Use Carbon Fiber

The product chief of BMW’s “i Series” of electric vehicles, Henrik Wenders, recently gave an interesting interview to Car and Driver where he commented that the “i5” body would utilize the same carbon-fiber reinforced plastics technology used in the i3, and that a range-extended version of the model would also be offered.

March 21st

Used 2014 BMW i3s Have Reliability Issues, Consumer Reports Says

Originally published on EV Obsession. The 2014 BMW i3 isn’t a good option if you’re in the market for a second-hand electric car, according to Consumer Reports. The popular magazine recently released a list dubbed “Used Cars To Avoid Buying” — the 2014 model year of the popular electric city car featured prominently on it. Worth […]

March 21st

3:1 Tesla Chargers Outnumber Gas Stations In Manhattan

Originally published on EV Obsession. Manhattan will soon be home to as many as 3 times more Tesla electric vehicle charging stations than gas stations, following the company’s recent decision to expand the destination charger network there. The decision to expand the Tesla electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the densely built Manhattan island portion […]

March 20th

China Electric Car Sales To Double In 2016, China Minister Predicts

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Electric vehicle sales and production will double in China in 2016, according to recent reports. This refers of course to both all-electric vehicles (EVs) and also to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). This matches a similar claim made by BYD founder and chairman Wang Chuanfu in an interview with Sustainnovate right after BYD won […]

March 19th

Cleantech Revolution Tour Event — April 8–10 In Berlin, Germany

Originally published on CleanTechnica (with slight modification). As I wrote just before Christmas, CleanTechnica is planning to implement solar + electric vehicle events in cities across North America and Europe (and perhaps further at some point). In partnership with GridHub, an exciting renewable energy startup based in Berlin that I’ll write more about shortly, we’re launching the […]

March 8th

8 Ways Life Has Changed Since Driving An All-Electric Car

Originally published on CleanTechnica. I started a list of how life has changed since driving an all-electric car — the list grows longer by the day. To begin: 1. Every time I plug-in, I breathe in well-being. The clean, odorless connection to my car triggers my shoulders to drop. I relax as the memories of smelly, […]

February 29th

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

Charging A Nissan LEAF During Off-Hours Travel

Originally published on EV Obsession. When you set out on a road trip in an electric car, consider all the charging stations on the journey that you can find on PlugShare or via in-car navigation, but know there are more that are not yet charted. I have found there are often more options than on the navigation system. Going […]

January 25th