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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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Tesla at Home next to home charger.

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 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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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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