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Understanding Electric Car Charging

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Understanding electric car charging is essential in evaluating how electric vehicles fit into your lifestyle. For example, gas cars require frequent trips to the gas station, while electric vehicles are different. Electric cars do most of their charging overnight at home. Outside of long trips, or if you forgot to charge overnight, most electric car […]

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Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained

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You may be wondering what is an electric car federal tax credit. The US government provides people incentives to switch from gas to electric cars and will give you up to a $7,500 tax credit to make the change. This article will cover why there is an electric car tax credit, who qualifies for it, […]

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The First Year of Owning an Audi e-Tron

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First, I want to correct an error I made in the earlier story—there were, in fact, 2 Tesla Supercharging Stations between the long stretch of highway where we were stranded—so that if we were driving a Tesla that night, things would have most likely turned out very differently. With that said, I have now owned […]

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Misconceptions about Owning an Electric Vehicle

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In 2018, My wife and I switched to buying two electric vehicles. Unfortunately, our two electric cars ended up being the most expensive vehicle purchases we ever made. The cost of purchasing an electric vehicle and a lack of knowing what benefits and drawbacks owning an EV would bring made the difficult decision. I had […]

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Yosemite

Tips for Visiting Our National Parks with an Electric Vehicle

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With the school year complete, my family decided to take a summer vacation. We planned to drive from California to Wyoming to visit Yellowstone National Park, but our plans changed with the recent flooding. So instead, we set our sights on Yosemite National Park, located in the middle of California. We decided to visit Yosemite National […]

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EV Range Anxiety Myth Explained

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When I started to look into buying an electric vehicle, I came across the concept of range anxiety in the press. Having a slightly anxious disposition, the idea of having to constantly worry if I would have enough of a battery charge concerned me. I bought an electric vehicle and learned that EV range anxiety […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a Tesla EV

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As an owner of two Tesla’s since 2018, I am a fan of electric vehicles. Here are five reasons why you should buy a Tesla electric vehicle. Industry Leading Software Painless Buying Experience No Dealership Relationship Convenient Vehicle Maintenance Superior Supercharger Network Tesla Software is Excellent What sets Tesla apart is its approach to software. […]

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Five Reasons Not to Buy a Tesla

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I will provide five reasons not to buy a Tesla written by a Tesla owner. Let me start by saying my family has owned a Model S and Model X Tesla since 2018. We love the convenience, lower maintenance, and ownership cost of electric vehicles and cannot imagine going back.  We bought our Tesla electric vehicles […]

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How to Get More Miles From your EV Battery

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Recently I took a 220-mile road trip that gave me a case of EV range anxiety. So I will share a few simple adjustments to get more miles from my battery and reduce EV range anxiety. First, let me start with the backstory of my trip and the circumstances. My wife booked a private stargazing […]

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How to Optimally DC Fast Charge Electric Vehicles

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We learned how to optimally DC fast charge our electric vehicle on our last road trip. During my son’s school spring break, we drove 339-miles from Orange Big Sur, California. Our latest road trip taught us how to optimally DC fast charge our electric vehicle. So we packed up our 2018 Tesla Model X, took our […]

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Electric Car Battery Lifespan: Everything You Need to Know

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Electric car batteries can cost thousands of dollars… so how long will electric car batteries last? The answer may surprise you, and it could be even more important to know when shopping for used electric vehicles. What Causes Batteries to Degrade Over Time? Battery health and battery range are often used to measure the effectiveness […]

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Audi e-Tron

EV Charging Troubles on a Long Road Trip

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  A friend of mine was kind enough to share a road trip where he ran into all kinds of adversity. I hope you find it entertaining and insightful. the One thing that I do after buying a new car is to take it on a long road trip. So, having recently bought a new […]

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How an Electric Vehicle Saves You Time with Less Maintenance

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In my last post, I looked into how electric cars can save you around 13 hours a year by charging at home.  Now I will explore how owning an electric vehicle saves you time with maintenance. Speaking from personal experience, we have had no required maintenance in the three years of owning two electric cars. Electric cars […]

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How Skipping the Gas Stations Saves You Time

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Our family bought a Model X and Model S Tesla in 2018. Since our EV purchase, my wife and I have not been to a gas station over the past four years. Having owned an automobile that relies on gasoline, the act of driving to the gas station to pump gas became second nature. But […]

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Electric Vehicle Autopilot: The Six Levels of Automation

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  What is electric vehicle autopilot is a question many people have. When I first heard of autopilot in electric cars, I pictured a vehicle driving itself. I thought of  Knight Rider. However, I quickly learned that the fully autonomous vehicle is a long way out. Nevertheless, the society of automotive engineers has defined five levels […]

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How to Help Stop Climate Change.

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  The United Nations published the Sixth Assessment Report on the climate by the International Panel on Climate Change. The report described a code red for humanity and that there is no going back. Unless society can reduce its carbon emissions to zero, the extreme weather humanity has been experiencing the past few years will […]

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Using Needs-Based Search to Find the Right Electric Car

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Over 61% of car shoppers do not have a specific car in mind when buying a new vehicle. Instead, shoppers are looking for a vehicle that will best meet their needs within their price range. Car sites provide search methods that cater to the shopper that knows what vehicle they want. Electric Driver created a […]

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Electric Car Emissions Versus Gas Vehicles

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 I own an electric car and believe they are good for the environment. However, I wanted to know how much fewer emissions electric cars create than gas vehicles. Even though electric vehicles are supposed to be a cleaner mode of transportation, emissions are created through electricity generation. The electricity can be produced from coal, solar […]

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Electric Car Range in Extreme Heat

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How far electric cars can travel in extreme heat is a question many people ask. To answer this question, you have to consider several factors. I will go through what factors can impact the distance you can travel on a single charge. I recently took a 495-mile trip from the Grand Canyon in Arizona to […]

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How to Take a Road Trip With An Electric Car

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How to take a road trip with an electric car is something many owners of gas-powered cars ask me. Road trips with an electric vehicle require some planning but, once mastered, can be rewarding. Planning For a Road Trip Planning needs to occur whenever you take a road trip with your electric car. I will […]

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Is Now the Right Time to Buy an Electric Car?

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  Is now the right time to buy an electric car was the question on my mind back in 2018. When we were looking to buy a new car back then, there were reports of Tesla running out of cash. The company’s future was in question. In 2018, Tesla qualified for the federal tax credit, plus California, […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

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How much does it costs to charge an electric car is a question many prospective car buyers have. You probably know how much it costs to fill up your tank and how many miles you can drive on a gallon. On the other hand, when it comes to an electric car, you probably have no […]

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Let’s Meet the Electric Car of Your Dreams

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“Let’s Meet the Electric Car of your Dreams” That right there is the tagline slathered across our homepage (at least at the time of this writing.) It’s beautiful and hard to miss. It’s more than just a tagline for us because we’re automotive matchmakers at heart. You may think all of this talk of hearts and dreams […]

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