Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Electric Car Conversion Kits

Electric Cars are for Girls

Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

Electric Cars are for Girls

The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

2019 148

Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

Electric Cars are for Girls

Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

2019 135

Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

Electric Cars are for Girls

So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. Welcome to the world of electric car charging What are you going to do when your battery runs low?

2018 153

Used Electric Cars

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For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Formula E electric-car racing busts 5 persisting EV myths

Green Car Reports

Despite the growing number of electric cars in production, EVs are still new and different to most drivers. Ignorance of the technology has allowed various electric car myths to persist. One myth is that electric cars.

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Tango Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's small, but don't be too quick to judge the Tango electric car by its size

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Tires and wheels can have a huge effect on electric car range

Green Car Reports

When driving an electric car, it's important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range.

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@LATimes The Real News Is The More Expensive Gasoline Is The More Electric Cars Get Sold. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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The most important electric cars for 2020

Green Car Reports

Electric-car debuts continue apace for 2020, and not one on our list feels like a rush job from any of their respective automakers. That’s because mainstream electric cars have become deliberate automobiles themselves. No longer relegated to low-volume “compliance cars” or hurried powertrain swaps, the electric cars on our list

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Sparrow Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Sparrow electric car was featured in Austin Powers 'Goldmember'. Groovy, baby

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Electric Car Conversion

Electric Cars are for Girls

The electric car conversion is the world's best kept secret! You can buy them already done, or you can do it yourself

Nissan has made more than 500,000 Leaf electric cars—in 10 years

Green Car Reports

Nearly a decade after the model was launched, Nissan has reported that it's produced more than 500,000 Leaf electric cars. The car will go to an owner in Norway—Maria

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Electric Car Sharing

Electric Cars are for Girls

Marc Geller mentioned a few minutes ago on Twitter that he rented his electric vehicle to a Canadian through a peer-to-peer car sharing service called Getaround. I love this idea for getting people into electric cars! Might not be available for sale in your neighborhood, but if you happen to be visiting San Francisco you can rent one for a while, and see how you like it. They have gas-guzzlers too, of course, but.Tesla roadster, anyone?

2011 182

Most Popular Electric Car Motors

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There are a lot of electric motors out there, but just a few make up the majority of electric car motors being used today

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Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Do you have a favorite photo of your electric car? (.or or whatever other electric vehicle you happen to have!) Photo with the most likes gets to be April's Electric Cars are for Girls FB cover photo Come on over to Facebook by Mar. 31 and enter it into the cover photo contest.

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Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Do you have a favorite photo of your electric car? (.or or whatever other electric vehicle you happen to have!) Photo with the most likes gets to be April's Electric Cars are for Girls FB cover photo Come on over to Facebook by Mar. 31 and enter it into the cover photo contest.

2012 182

Build Your Own Electric Car

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You can build your own electric car. It's not rocket science, and there are conversion kits available

Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Best electric car batteries for conversions are LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Interview with Lithium Storage and EVTV on the marriage of lithium and EVs

2011 146

Electric cars are better for drive-in movies

Green Car Reports

And the best kind of modern vehicle to take in a drive-in movie is an electric car. One of the greatest comebacks in this trend-breaking year has been the resurgence of the drive-in movie. Hemmings recently outlined several style-setting ways to go to the drive-in movies—including a 1955 Pontiac Starchief, a 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS, a. Green Life

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Electric Car Conversion Books

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric car conversion books are the place to start if you want to build an EV, or convert a gas car to electric

Let's Talk About Electric Cars Book

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I''m happy to announce the release of our new book, called "Let''s Talk about Electric Cars: 8 Most Inspiring Interviews".

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Aiways U5: First electric car from a Chinese EV startup to deliver in Europe?

Green Car Reports

China has grown into the world's largest market for electric cars, leading to the creation of many homegrown startups. Among them, Always claims to be the first to look beyond its home market, shipping cars to Europe.

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Toyota's First Electric Car?

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is reporting: "Toyota's iQ-based electric car, due to be launched in 2010, will get its own body style to create a stand-alone model which will become Toyota’s first all-electric car" (emphasis added.) Autocar.co.uk

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Report: Kia high-performance "halo" electric car due in 2021

Green Car Reports

Kia's next electric car could take a very different route from its previous EV models, according to a new report. Due to arrive in 2021, it will be distinct "halo" model positioned above the current Niro EV and Soul EV, reports Autocar.

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Zap Electric Cars

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My favorite of the Zap electric cars is a zebra-striped Xebra. Sure, they do other paint jobs.but WHY

2012 118

Electric Car Battery Chargers

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Electric car battery chargers are expensive, and for some reason are the last thing folks want to spend money on

2012 120

New Electric Cars, Public Safety, and Emergencies

Electric Cars are for Girls

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a high-voltage electric car got into a high-speed crash?

2011 237

Electric Cars - Yes We Can!

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[©Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post] East Coast - Along the route President-elect Obama rode on his way to DC, electric car activists spell it out. Tags: train route yes we can barack obama electric cars drive change charge baby charge battery electric car

2009 130

New Hyundai Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Apparently Hyundai has abandoned their hydrogen delusions and decided that there might be a future in electric cars, after all. This came from the GM-Volt website (thanks to Seth Leitman for tweeting it). 99 mile range on lithium ion batteries, same supplier as the Volt, but 0-60 in 15 seconds? I had a pony when I was a kid that could move faster than that;

2009 182

Electric cars from BlueIndy car sharing now face the crusher

Green Car Reports

Dozens of electric cars from the defunct BlueIndy car-sharing service were sent to a scrapyard, as the City of Indianapolis mulls what to do with leftover charging stations, according to local news reports. Car Sharing

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High Voltage Wire Gauge Size for Electric Car

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What type of wire is required or recommended for the primary power from the battery to the controller -then to the motor? must it be shielded? does it

2018 130

Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

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Toyota's in the electric car game , if a little late. And no, it's not a hybrid, either! Have a look

2011 182

New Hyundai Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Apparently Hyundai has abandoned their hydrogen delusions and decided that there might be a future in electric cars, after all. This came from the GM-Volt website (thanks to Seth Leitman for tweeting it). 99 mile range on lithium ion batteries, same supplier as the Volt, but 0-60 in 15 seconds? I had a pony when I was a kid that could move faster than that;

2009 172

Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

Electric Cars are for Girls

Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

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Electric Car Motors: Horsepower

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For electric car motors, the first question is usually "Horsepower

2009 139

Used BMW i3 police cars offered up in LA: Electric-car deal or not?

Green Car Reports

It’s been a long time since Los Angeles has provided any update on its push to use more electric cars—including 200 BMW i3 EVs—in its police fleets.

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Tony Hayward's New Electric Car!

Electric Cars are for Girls

How about an electric car? What sort of going away present do you give a guy who's resigning from his post at BP after spilling all their shareholders' oil into the Gulf? Lemme think.Hey, I've got it! It only takes 25,000 signatures to get him the keys

2010 181

Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

Green Car Reports

In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It will not include. Charging Networks

Should you buy a portable Level 2 electric-car charger?

Green Car Reports

Electric car chargers are becoming more affordable. Some electric-car drivers find benefit in carrying a portable charger that's faster than the standard Level 1 models that come with every electric car sold so far. Electric Car ChargersNow you can buy a portable, 16-amp charger one for less than the price of a cheap tablet computer.

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Spurred by gas rationing, Peugeot made hundreds of electric cars during WWII

Green Car Reports

Electric cars have been around longer than many people think. In 1941, faced with German occupation and gas rationing, Peugeot developed a small electric car called the VLV. About 80 years ago, for example, Peugeot made hundreds of them. The name is short for Véhicule Léger de Ville, which translates to English as "light city

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