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?
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
We briefly mentioned charging with a CHAdeMO charger in our study of different all-electric vehicle (EV) connector types. Today we take a closer look at this type of charging system, including CHAdeMO charger cost. CHAdeMO is a quick-charging system developed in Japan and used all over the globe. CHAdeMO is an abbreviation of "CHArge de MOve," a nod to its fast-charging … [Read more...] about CHAdeMO Charger Cost Overview
We here at enrg.io love everything Tesla as we've stated before. While we can't all be lucky enough to own one, I think it's fair to say that anyone with any interest in all-electric vehicles (EVs) can appreciate the excellent work Elon Musk and his company have done. Tesla has advanced EV technology significantly and I dare say made owning one "cool." Let's face it, as great … [Read more...] about Tesla Powerwall Specs: What You Need to Know
No matter what kind of car I drive (or drives me) in the future, I'll always remember my 2012 Nissan Leaf. Since its introduction in 2010, the Nissan Leaf has become the world's best selling all-electric vehicle (EV) of all time. I've become accustomed to the whole concept of charging a vehicle as opposed to filling up at the gas station. So much so that I get frustrated when … [Read more...] about Can You Charge a Nissan Leaf on 110v?
We brought you the best BMW i3 forums here and discussed the pros and cons of buying a used BMW i3 here. Today we hope to provide you with a comprehensive BMW i3 charging station guide. BMW began production of the i3 hatchback in 2013. The first all-electric vehicle (EV) offering from the Bavarian behemoth has been popular with consumers and has sold well. Between 2014 and … [Read more...] about BMW i3 Charging Station Guide
The Honda Clarity was first unveiled as a fuel-cell concept car in 2006. Honda manufactured the Clarity as fuel-cell only car from 2008 to 2014. In 2017, the all-electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) versions were released to great fanfare. Both models have been popular with drivers and have sold well. We discussed the Honda Clarity hack here and the best places to … [Read more...] about Honda Clarity Eco Score Explained
"How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?" is among the most common questions I get as a Tesla owner. My standard response of "about one third the cost of gas" is perhaps a bit oversimplified. The true answer depends largely on which model you drive and which state you live in. Residential rates for electricity can vary greatly by state and the below chart summarizes the … [Read more...] about How Much It Costs to Charge Your Tesla in All 50 States
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the largest electric companies in the United States. With a service area covering over 50,000 square miles, SCE provides electrical services to more than 14 million customers. We here at enrg.io were lucky enough to interview SCE’s Katie Sloan recently. Ms. Sloan is the director of eMobility for SCE and we are extremely grateful to h … [Read more...] about An Interview with Southern California Edison’s Director of eMobility, Katie Sloan
The progress electric cars have made in the last decade is, frankly, staggering. As recently as 2008, in fact, you could win engineering awards at SEMA for building a "hybrid" concept car that was basically a normal car with eight extra car batteries stuffed into the trunk. You can trust me on that, since building that very car is what got me started writing about "green … [Read more...] about Out-Darwined by EVs, are Hybrids Going Extinct? Let’s Hope Not!