Tag Archives: electric vehicles

States with the most public EV charging outlets


Below are the most recent numbers of public electric vehicle charging outlets (not stations), as of October 29, 2017. A minimum of 500 is required to included on the list. Aside from California which far and away leads the list, … Continue reading

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How hybrid cars improve driving safety


As a recent hybrid car purchaser I have quickly noticed some distinct safety benefits from driving a hybrid car over a standard motor vehicle beyond the obvious gas mileage improvement. However, even the best hybrid car can get less than … Continue reading

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Here comes the sun for EV charging stations


Over the past weekend I learned that Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo has recently installed a bank of solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in one of its parking lots. What a terrific idea! This design eliminates the need for … Continue reading

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The EV of a new era


Each time I see an EV (electric vehicle) charging station installed, I am heartened that our dependence on fossil fuels may be starting to wane.  According to ChargePoint, more than 10,600 of their stations have been installed. The photo below is … Continue reading

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Charge it…


Below are a couple of photographs I took last Thursday of the new electric vehicle charging station at the headquarters of Lansing Board of Water and Light. Needless to say, there appears to be enough “volts” for charging . : … Continue reading

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