Category Archives: Electric Car

Only one LEAF on a dealer lot within 100 miles of Nissan HQ

Has Nissan stopped selling the LEAF? I took an interest in what deals were on offer for the 2022 Nissan LEAF after reading an article regarding LEAF’s on sale for $89/month. I checked local inventory and no such deal was … Continue reading

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Why EV’s are better in rural locations than gasoline vehicles.

Conventional wisdom suggests that electric vehicles are “city cars” and are unsuitable for those living in the countryside, especially so in more remote areas because there are few or no public charging stations for many miles. I hear this often … Continue reading

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How much range does your new EV really need?

Range Inflation I’ve noticed as the range of EV’s has increased in the last ten years, the expectations of what range is adequate has also increased outpacing EV development. When EV’s could go 100 miles, folks desired 200 miles. When … Continue reading

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VW ID.4 and Mustang Mach-e buying experiences

Our 2011 Nissan LEAF is still going strong, however its time to shop around for a replacement EV before it needs replacement. Most EV’s can’t be bought on the spot at a dealer you have to order and wait, sometimes … Continue reading

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North Dakota Finally Gets a Supercharger

On May 29th 2020 a supercharger opened in Fargo ND. North Dakota is the very last state in the lower 48 to get supercharging capability. The supercharger location is a V3 installation allowing up to 250 kW charge rate. The … Continue reading

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Getting paid to *not* charge your EV

FleetCarma and SmartCharge Nashville have partnered to offer program participants the opportunity to earn up to $20 per month to avoid charging their EV’s during peak periods. That may not sound like a lot of money, but for most EV … Continue reading

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Is the Tesla Model 3 a puncture magnet?

My Tesla Model 3 has now had its third puncture since new in just over 28,000 miles in just over a year. Two of those punctures were with relatively new tires. By comparison my Nissan LEAF has had one puncture … Continue reading

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Phantom Braking – An alternative explanation

Most users of Tesla’s autopilot software have experienced “phantom braking” while driving along the interstate. This often occurs approaching bridges and overpasses. Conventional Explanations Conventional wisdom explain phantom braking as ‘precautionary logic’ in Autopilot to avoid hitting a vehicle crossing the … Continue reading

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Cybertruck angular design similar to Straker’s car in UFO?

It’s an understatement to refer to the Tesla Cybertruck design as futuristic. Sci-Fi shows over the years have tried to portray what the future might look like. Blade Runnner is cited as inspiration for the Cybertruck. However I reminded of … Continue reading

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Teslaversary

I took delivery of my Model 3 AWD on 25th October 2018. Here we are one year and 22,067 miles later. The car has been a lot of fun to drive and I will be keeping it for the foreseeable … Continue reading

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