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
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
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
"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
Covering 2,128 miles in a day. That's enough to carry a car about the distance from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia in just twenty four hours. That's impressive enough in any car, but there's something extra special about this particular run, because it was done in a Porsche. An electric Porsche. That's right, kids. Last week, at Italy's Nardo test track, a … [Read more...] about Range Anxiety Dead? Electric Porsche Does 2148 Miles in 24 Hrs
There's really no way to put a positive spin on the fact that sales of the Tesla Model S and Model X-- the brand's most profitable products-- are down double-digit percentages this year. Maybe the long-term demand isn't there or the Model 3 is scavenging sales-- or maybe the people who bought the pricey Tesla models are waiting to see the new Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron … [Read more...] about Tesla Brings Back Free Supercharger Access to Boost Sales
Tesla announced its one-of-a-kind, long distance, fast charging network in late 2012. Since then, the network has become so vast and far-reaching that it is nearly impossible for any one person to catch them all. Yet that hasn't stopped some Tesla owners from trying; at least for all the chargers on their respective continent. While Tesla certainly envisioned the network … [Read more...] about Supercharging for Sport