Since the official Tesla owners manual does not mention extension cords, you may be wondering what is the best Tesla charger extension cord on the market. First, a background on Tesla charging and why you may want to use an extension cord. Charging a Tesla All Tesla vehicles come standard with an on-board charger. That is, the official charger of the car is … [Read more...] about Best Tesla Charger Extension Cord 2020 (Owner’s Review)
There are a number of reasons you might want to buy an electric vehicle. You might choose an EV because you care deeply about your carbon footprint, for example. You might choose an EV because you keep your vehicles for a long time, and you're concerned about the future value of a vehicle powered by internal combustion. You might not care about any of that and may just want the … [Read more...] about How to Calculate EV Charging Costs
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?
A favorite among early Tesla owners, installing a NEMA 14-50R outlet ("NEMA 14 50" for short) for home charging is an economical and flexible solution. The outlet itself can be had for about $9.00. Springing for a wall plate to finish the look will set you back another $3.00. Starting earlier this year, an adapter to charge your Tesla on this outlet will have to be purchased as … [Read more...] about How To Charge Your EV With A NEMA 14-50 Outlet
Whether you're thinking of getting an Electric Vehicle or have had one for years, it's important to know exactly where you may be able to charge. Perhaps you charge at home but want to take a road trip, or perhaps you want an EV but have no option for at-home charging. There are several apps and websites for that. Some are dedicated to finding chargers while others help plan … [Read more...] about 7 Apps for Finding EV Charging Stations
One of the most common questions I have gotten in 5 years as an EV owner is "how much did your electricity bill go up?" My short answer: it didn't. When my husband and I moved into our single home with central air and an in-ground pool, we were shocked by the electricity bill. We came from a typical Philly row home (a block of brick houses all connected) where utility costs … [Read more...] about EVs and Electricity Bills
I'll admit that I suffer from anxiety from time to time. While I'm not proud of this fact, I must admit that there are benefits to being overly concerned about things. I've never been late on my taxes. I've never missed my wife's birthday or our anniversary. I've also never run out of charge on my electric car (EV), although I have come very, very close to doing so. I don't … [Read more...] about Road Trip! Getting there in an EV?
Harley-Davidson is betting big on a future beyond the Baby Boomers, and its new LiveWire electric motorcycle is leading the charge (see what I did there?). Whether or not the bike will be a commercial success is something that remains to be seen, of course-- but it just got a big boost in the form of a partnership with Electrify America that will give electric Harley buyers … [Read more...] about Harley-Davidson LiveWire Buyers to Get Free Charging