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Southern California Electric Car Guest Drive

Posted 04-07-2017 in News by Editor

An Electric Car Guest Drive event hosted by three Southern California utilities will be held at Pasadena's Brookside Park Parking Lot I on April 8, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. The Ride & Drive and EV enthusiast meet-up will feature a wide variety of electric cars including the new Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, and electric cars manufactured by Tesla, BMW, Nissan, VW, Audi, Karma and others. The event sponsors are: Pasadena Water & Power, Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water & Power. Register to receive an invitation and more information about the event.

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EVs have a powerful competitive advantage. Raving Fans.

Posted 04-07-2017 in Articles by Editor

There's something that distinguishes electric vehicles from every other segment of the automobile industry. A powerful force that has driven annual YoY growth between 60-100% every year for the past five years. A competitive advantage that has seen several of the vehicles receive the highest driver and reviewer satisfaction reports ever measured. Raving Fans.

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Department of Defense Calls Climate Change a Present Security Threat

Posted 03-25-2017 in Articles by Editor

According to a July 2015 Department of Defense report, the “DoD recognizes the reality of climate change and the significant risk it poses to U.S. interests globally.” Climate change increases the risk of instability and conflict overseas, and has implications for the DoD on operations, personnel, installations, and the stability, development, and human security of other nations. This current report states that the Department of Defense sees climate change as a present security threat, not strictly a long-term risk.

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Electric Personal Transportation Devices

Posted 03-25-2017 in Articles by Editor

When self-balancing electric personal transportation (PT) devices were introduced in 2001, they were enthusiastically heralded as the next big thing in personal transportation. While predictions of fundamentally changing human locomotion have fallen short, there continues to be a growing number of new PT devices that fill a niche no other type of vehicle can.

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Free Fuel - Public Charge points that don't charge (to fill up)

Posted 03-25-2017 in Articles by Editor

My dad was fond of saying “there ain't no such thing as a free lunch” whenever I was in a pickle as a result of some childhood foolishness. It's the only time I ever heard a college professor use “ain't” so I gathered he was trying to underscore the point. “How times change”, I have thought every time I plug in to one of the dozens of free public charge points scattered around my local area and throughout the state. Free fuel!

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There's an App for that - Finding EV charge stations

Posted 03-25-2017 in Articles by Editor

Finding a charge station for an EV is usually really easy. Go out to your garage, pick up the coupler and plug it in. But for those infrequent occasions when you need to charge up during the day as you're out and about running errands, locating a charger takes more than just looking toward the nearest main intersection. Fortunately, there's an app for that.

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