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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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Conflicted: Pondering the Hidden Impact of Oil

It is not an obscure fact that large amounts of the world’s oil comes from the Middle East. What isn’t necessarily well-known is what happens with the money we spend on it when it reaches their source country. Today we look at the oil supply chain, and learn where our money is really going. Continue reading “Conflicted: Pondering the Hidden Impact of Oil”

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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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A Fresh Breeze: The Lucid Air

Tesla makes an amazing car; or technically, three amazing cars, now that the Model 3 is set to enter production. But something else is coming up: Tesla’s former Vice President of Vehicle Engineering is now involved in another startup that might finally give Tesla the competition they want. Continue reading “A Fresh Breeze: The Lucid Air”

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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’”