Would free Gas (or electric charging) for three years Convert you?


Six short years ago, not many Americans outside of California and New York knew Electric cars existed. It’s about Range Far and away the most popular electric car sold in America was the Nissan Leaf introduced in 2011 These, $33,000 cars had a paltry driving range of 75 miles per charge, not practical for mostContinue reading “Would free Gas (or electric charging) for three years Convert you?”

California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035


California is the first state in the United States to ban new Gasoline and Diesel cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an executive order today, directing that state to require that all new vehicles sold in 2015 to have zero emissions. This executive order targets private passenger cars and trucks, as wellContinue reading “California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035”

Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8


There is nothing like the sound, smoothness and the exhilaration of a V8 engine. After more than hundred years the V8 continues to be a prestigious option. The days are fading for the mighty V8. Fuel consumption,greenhouse gases, and demand is behind their eventual demise.  I want a V8!  Turbo, Supercharged 4 and 6 CylinderContinue reading “Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8”

“Million-Mile” Batteries Are Coming. Are They a Revolution?


  An employee of Volkswagen Sachsen in Zwickau wires the battery on a line for the new VW ID.3, which is fully electric.Hendrik Schmidt/Zuma By: Maddie Stone\Mother Jones Electric vehicles (EVs) have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat. Two hundredContinue reading ““Million-Mile” Batteries Are Coming. Are They a Revolution?”

This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked


Columbus, Ohio, exceeded its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids.  Giving someone a short test drive in a plug-in vehicle is the quickest way to get them to consider buying one.  Monty Rakusen/Getty Images   BY:Jonathan M. Gitlin/arstechnica.com In 2016, the city of Columbus, Ohio, won a nationwide Department of TransportationContinue reading “This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked”

Germany Is Betting Everything On Electric Cars


Image: Volkswagen   BY: Bradley Brownell/Jalopnik   Earlier in June the German government announced a huge economic stimulus package with sweeping incentives pushing the country toward an electric transit future. In all, the country will be spending some 130 billion euros on an economic recovery plan that involves cash for Germans buying electric cars, aContinue reading “Germany Is Betting Everything On Electric Cars”

New Electric Cars under 30K


Concerned about Gas Prices? The average new Electric Vehicle sales for over 40K.  Chevrolet is offering super deals on the 2019 and 2020 all electric Chevy Bolt.  The 2019 has an range of 239 miles. The 2020 model 260 miles.   With Rebates up to $8500. the fun driving Bolt is a steal, other discounts areContinue reading “New Electric Cars under 30K”

Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car


I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

With Sacramento Gas prices inching up to $4.00 a gallon. Electric Cars are looking sexy


  There is no joy at the pumps these days . If your driving a mid size car in Sacramento a tank of gas could cost you fifty eight bucks,.  If your driving a huge pick up or SUV nearly a hundred.   The more we spend for gas the less we have for other things. Continue reading “With Sacramento Gas prices inching up to $4.00 a gallon. Electric Cars are looking sexy”

Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today


The 2019 Kia Niro EV The Hyundai Group (Hyundai-Kia-Genesis) is serious.    Hyundai’s popular Sonata and Elantra models as well has Kia’s Optima’s and Forte has seen huge declines in sales.  Like the most of auto industry, consumers are choosing SUV’s over passenger cars.  With one exception Tesla.  If you in any major city youContinue reading “Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today”