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Burbank Electric Car Guest Drive Saturday January 12 2019


An Electric Car Guest Drive event will be held in Burbank CA on January 12, 2019. The Electric Vehicle event will feature a wide variety of electric cars including the new Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, the all-wheel drive Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf and other electric cars.


EVs have a powerful competitive advantage. Raving Fans.


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.


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


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.


LEDs Save Energy and Money


Most drivers of electric vehicles are aware of the financial rewards of energy efficiency. Save energy, save money. This is the first in a series of articles about home energy efficiency strategies that, when used in conjunction with electric vehicles and solar, can dramatically reduce your energy use and increase your monthly savings. The effects can be synergistic. For example, lower total energy use means a potentially smaller investment in solar to meet your monthly power budget, or avoiding a panel upgrade if you have an older house and are near the total capacity of the panel when you install your EV charge station.


Utility Programs for EVs: Save 25-35% with Special Rates For Electric Vehicle Owners


Unless, like me, you get a shock every time you open your electric bill, you probably don’t think all that much about your local utility. It's one of those services that have become so reliable that most people take it for granted, like the sun rising every morning. Thanks to special rates from utilities, electric vehicle owners could save between 25-35% on their electricity bills.


Eyeballing It: Tips on Installing Your HOV Stickers


Are you one of those gifted types that can freehand a long, level, straight line with one smooth effortless stroke of a paintbrush? Not me. I need all the help I can get to keep things straight around here. So when it came to adorning each of our EVs with California HOV stickers, I had to resort to tricks that I learned through net wisdom and from a couple of friends that are graphic artists.


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