Electric Car Insider Magazine - Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Cars Buyers Guide

San Diego to Host One of Largest EV Events in 2018


San Diego EV Day, a National Drive Electric Week event, promises to be one of the largest gatherings of EVs in Southern California. EV Day will be held Saturday, September 15th from 10 AM to 3 PM at Liberty Station. The event, free to the public, is sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric, the Center for Sustainable Energy and Cleantech San Diego.


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.


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.


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


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!


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.


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