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  1. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Leasing a 2012 Volt and generally loving it, but am considering the "dark side" : a pure EV. Range anxiety is not trivial, though : routinely do a 56 mile round trip at 70mph freeway speeds, and on occasion that trip gets extended to 80miles with errands. I had an ephiphany : I can test out...
  2. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was charging up and listening to the radio as I had some time to kill. The Black Tesla pulls up with 3 kids and tries to use the L3 charger. I don't think they can use those, can they? I went up to talk to him. Ends up he only had 13 miles of range left. He also did not have an account...
  3. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have had my 2013 for 13 months now, so I have been through one winter here in Toronto. When I got the car in September 2012, the best range I saw in the morning on the car was 87km (54 miles). Of course, when the cold weather arrived, I got much less. The lowest was 50km (31 miles) in the...
  4. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Read the story of this guy's trip from hell, although it is not completely the fault of the Leaf.
  5. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    For over a hundred years people have been trying to design practical cars that did not rely on petroleum - cars that run on electricity. But they always hit a road block. Electric cars have had one major drawback. They afflicted their owners with a gut wrenching condition referred to as range...
  6. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    "By the end of this year, Chicagoans will not only be able to purchase and drive electric vehicles, but also charge those vehicles in the time it takes to finish a cup of coffee." Locations include O'Hare, Midway, Toll Plaza's, parking garages, store parking lots, plus iGo and Zip Car locations...
  7. Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Hey everyone, I'm currently writing an iPhone app for electric vehicle drivers. The app allows you to connect with nearby EV owners and provides an up-to-date listing of J1772 charging stations. As I'm sure you all know there is a scarcity of J1772 charging stations right now (tough to make a...
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