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Community Service EV meet-up in Atlanta on MLK day

Posted 01-14-2018 in News by Editor

An EV meet-up with a community service mission will be held in Atlanta on Monday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Billed as a community clean-up and educational rally for electric vehicles. After a short presentation by EVs for All, participants will pitch in to help with a trash pickup on streets surrounding the Georgia Power facility. Afterward, a social gathering with refreshments will be held at Varsity on North Ave to celebrate Smart City Corridor.

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EVs have a powerful competitive advantage. Raving Fans.

Posted 12-21-2017 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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Eyeballing It: Tips on Installing Your HOV Stickers

Posted 12-21-2017 in Articles by Editor

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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Solar Powered Parking

Posted 12-21-2017 in Articles by Editor

Powering your car on sunshine has been a persistent dream among electric car advocates. University of California San Diego physics professor Tom Murphy does a great job explaining why designing solar panels into a car is not a great idea is his online tutorial “Do the Math – A Solar Powered Car?” There is not enough surface area on your car, and the panels would add too much weight for the small amount of power produced. Professor Murphy also points out that putting solar panels on your residence and charging your car with the output can work out quite well.

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

Posted 12-21-2017 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 12-21-2017 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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