We here at enrg.io love the BMW i3. While there have been a few complaints, most notably about the car's air conditioning system and tires, most reviews for the i3 have been overwhelmingly positive. I especially like the body design of the i3. It's well...different and that's a good thing in my opinion. Call me crazy but I think the suicide doors are actually really cool. They … [Read more...] about BMW i3 Charging Time on 110v
I've been fortunate the few times I've been careless with the charging cable for my beloved Nissan Leaf. I hate to admit it, but there have been times when I've left the charging cable on my driveway instead of storing it properly because I was late for work. And to think: any weirdo could have charged their all-electric vehicle (EV) for free at my expense! The least expensive … [Read more...] about Best EV Charging Cable Locks
After reading about charging your Tesla with a NEMA 14-50 outlet at home you may wonder if it's better than a HPWC. Tesla's High Powered Wall Connector (HPWC), now referred to by Tesla simply as wall connector, does what the NEMA 14 50 set up can do: charge your car. However, the two differ slightly in their execution so allow me to compare to help you determine which is … [Read more...] about High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) or NEMA 14-50 Direct Plug – Which is Better?
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
One of the most asked questions in the all-electric vehicle (EV) world is: how long does it take to charge? Perhaps because we are so used to spending around five or so minutes at the pump when we fill up our gas-guzzlers, the idea of waiting any longer than this to charge is a turn-off for many. In an effort to assuage the doubters who don't think that their schedules don't … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?
We brought you a list of the best route planners to plan your all-electric vehicle (EV) road trip here. Since I am a Nissan Leaf owner, I thought I would show a bit of love today specifically to other Leaf owners. Since we cannot charge our EVs using Tesla's impressive Supercharger network, we will have to make due with a combination of public and dealership chargers. No … [Read more...] about The Best Nisan Leaf Route Planners
My buddy Jo wrote an article last week about a team that covered over 2,000 miles in 24 hours in an all-electric Porsche. The most amazing part of this story was that this 24 hours included charging time! That's right...Porsche's new 800-volt fast-charging system was able to provide up to 120 miles in as little as ten minutes. Absolutely amazing! While the team from Porsche … [Read more...] about What Are the Best EV Route Planners?
So you're considering an all-electric vehicle (EV)? Welcome, we're glad to have you on the team! What's that you say? You don't understand why some chargers look different than others? You're thinking about sticking with your gas-guzzler because the new technology is just too confusing? This is stressing you out? Calm down Francis. We're going to explain the differences … [Read more...] about EV Charging Connector Types Explained
In an article posted yesterday, we reviewed Nissan's battery warranty policies for their Leaf line. Today we ask a simple question on behalf of Leaf owners everywhere: how long does it take to charge a Nissan Leaf? The answer, like it is for most questions in life is: it depends. Charging times can vary greatly by year of the model and which level of charging the owner is … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Charge a Nissan Leaf?
I have to admit I was a bit incensed the other day when I parked in one of the electric vehicle spots at my local shopping center. Having once provided charging for free, the owners of the garage were now demanding payment for the service. To add insult to injury, the only way to pay for the charge was to download their app and give them a bunch of personal information. No … [Read more...] about Are Electric Car Charging Stations Free?