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Electric Cars 101: More EV Myths & Alternative Facts

It happened the other day – I was discussing EVs with a friend of mine, who happens to dislike them quite strongly. Inevitably, she pointed out that one problem she has with them is that when sitting in traffic, they are just wasting electricity… Continue reading “Electric Cars 101: More EV Myths & Alternative Facts”

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Tesla Model 3: Liftoff

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements two weeks ahead of schedule. He also stated that ‘SN1’, which many of us believe to be the first production Model 3, will be completed this Friday. With deliveries now imminent, it seems appropriate to delve into the spec sheet. Continue reading “Tesla Model 3: Liftoff”

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Electric Cars 101: Battery vs Oil ‘Myths’

So you have probably heard them by now – claims that electric vehicles pollute more than internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) that use petrol or diesel. This claim goes back a long way – back to a time when it was, at least, partially true. To understand the context of this discussion, I will first take you for a quick walk through some of the battery chemistries from our past: Continue reading “Electric Cars 101: Battery vs Oil ‘Myths’”