Have you ever considered turning a gas-guzzler into an all-electric vehicle (EV)? How much do you know about EV conversion cost? Let's take a look at the basics and see if we can avoid some common pitfalls that come with the process. It's just sitting there. Collecting dust. Taking up space in your garage. You promised your wife you would either start working on it or get … [Read more...] about How Much Does an EV Conversion Cost?
Imagine parking your all-electric vehicle (EV) in a parking spot that offers wireless battery charging. You turn your car off, exit your vehicle, and walk away without doing anything else? Wait a sec...there's nothing to connect? No unsanitary charging cable that any weirdo may have handled to contend with? Okay, so I'm a bit of an unreasonable germaphobe which is why the … [Read more...] about Wireless EV Charging Explained
I was fortunate enough to act as a chaperone for one of my kids' field trips not so long ago. Bouncing up and down on a bench seat with no seat belt and wanting to rip my ears off because the cacophony of children screaming really took me back. I remember riding the bus to school somewhat fondly. There was something fun about it. While my school bus experiences have been … [Read more...] about Electric School Buses – A Complete Overview
In 2018 the top 3 pickup truck manufacturers sold a combined 2 million trucks in the US according to this report on vehicles sales. With such a large slice of the new vehicle sale pie, it's no wonder electric truck manufacturers are popping up and hoping to join the party. Ford's F-series of trucks, American's perennial best selling vehicle, sold over 230,000 vehicles in the … [Read more...] about Electric Truck Manufacturers – Complete List
All three Tesla models currently available have slightly different door handles so you or your passengers may wonder how to open a Tesla door. This ultimate guide for all models breaks it down. Introduction When the Tesla Model S hit the scene in 2012, many things struck those introduced to it. For many, it was the huge center touch screen. For some, it was the … [Read more...] about How to Open a Tesla Door – Ultimate Guide For All Models
There are times dear readers, where I try to write about topics that are a bit...above my pay grade. You see, I'm a simple man but I know what love is. Wait, that was from Forrest Gump. Anywho, I will readily admit that this may be one of those times. My brain doesn't do science very well. If I do screw up and provide bad information in the following article I offer apologies … [Read more...] about What Does Vehicle-to-Grid (v2g) Mean?
It's that time of year again. I do so love Halloween. The costumes, the candy, the parties, it's all so much fun! Halloween also means it's time for another family tradition of ours: Trunk or Treat! The day that I will clean out the trunk of my car, decorate the hell out of it and yell at rambunctious kids not to touch it. The day that I will threaten small children with … [Read more...] about The Best of Tesla Trunk or Treat!
We briefly touched on CCS chargers in our overview of EV charging connector types back in August. Please check this article out if you haven't done so already, and even if you have feel free to give it another read! CCS stands for "Combined Charging System," which utilizes a traditional J-plug or Mennekes plug in conjunction with two additional Direct Current (DC) high-speed … [Read more...] about CCS Charger – Everything You Need to Know
What thoughts come to mind when you think of Maryland? For me it's good times at the Baltimore Aquarium and eating at awesome seafood restaurants on the Chesapeake Bay. Being a resident of Virginia, I find myself venturing into The Old Line State from time to time. My beloved commonwealth doesn't currently offer any incentives, although legislation has been introduced to do so … [Read more...] about Maryland EV Tax Credit – Everything You Need to Know
Ah, the Tesla Roadster. I've yet to see one in person but I've spent more time than I care to admit ogling it on the Internet. I hope my wife isn't too jealous. At any rate, the car that I often joke about selling kidneys to buy will be here in 2020. This absolute beauty (pictured above) will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 miles … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Roadster?