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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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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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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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Charging electric vehicle at an apartment is easier than it seems

How to Own an Electric Car and Live in an Apartment

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Considering buying an electric car, but Not Sure how to charge an electric car at an apartment?   Living in an apartment certainly presents more challenges with charging an electric vehicle, but don’t be discouraged.  There are many solutions to charge an electric car at an apartment with no charging stations. It is estimated that […]

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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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Electric car driving in extreme heat in the Mojave desert

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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