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The Emperor’s New Highway: EV Charging Lanes

A lovely little concept being bandied about by the likes of Qualcomm makes it seem like there is a bright future ahead where you can drive around endlessly, your car constantly sustained by the wonder of high-tech roads equipped with inductive chargers that keep your car fully charged as you drive along. In my typical, non-conformist fashion, I respectfully disagree. Here’s why…

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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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Innocence Lost: Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret

The majority of car manufacturers are now at least tolerating the fact that the future looks bleak for internal combustion engine. There is, however, a small stronghold for internal combustion engines. Today we look at the last fighting chance of internal combustion engines. Continue reading “Innocence Lost: Hydrogen’s Dirty Secret”

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Dieselgate: or is it a Time Portal?

German automaker Audi has unveiled their new EV factory in Brussels – part of the company’s plan to unveil a new EV every year from 2018. The Brussels facility entered the car manufacturing sector as a Studebaker assembly plant back in 1949, and will now be manufacturing the future of Audi’s brand. Continue reading “Dieselgate: or is it a Time Portal?”

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Belated: Honda’s EV program

The electric vehicle movement seems to have become somewhat of a juggernaut – with Volvo, BMW, and Subaru focusing on development of electric vehicles, some of them based on their existing models. And now, introducing the new kid in town. Continue reading “Belated: Honda’s EV program”

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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’”