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

2014 156

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

Survey: Americans expect more electric-car range than before pandemic

Green Car Reports

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't changed Americans feelings about electric cars, but car shoppers do expect more from EVs, according to a new J.D.

2020 91

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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Texas Instruments tech claimed to boost electric car range, downsize onboard chargers

Green Car Reports

The company you probably once knew for its calculators and computers is still around—developing critical components for electric-car chargers.

2020 94

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.

2020 108

Sparrow Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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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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2018 109

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

2019 87

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

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

2011 194

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

BMW has made 200,000 of its quirky i3 electric cars

Green Car Reports

BMW reported Tuesday that it had built its 200,000th i3 electric car since the start of production in 2013.

2020 77

Build Your Own Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2011 180

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 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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2013 182

Kandi claims $7,999 effective cost in California for 59-mile electric car, K27 cleared for road use

Green Car Reports

Kandi America announced Tuesday that the lowest-priced of its two small, Chinese-made electric cars has been EPA certified and cleared for California roads, and the company is preparing to start deliveries in the state.

2020 91

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

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.

2020 107

Electric Car Battery Chargers

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2012 120

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. Formula E—the all-electric racing series—put together this video busting five EV myths that just don't seem to go away. One myth is that electric cars.

2020 79

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

High Voltage Wire Gauge Size for Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Sweden's Northvolt will make $2.3B of electric-car batteries for BMW

Green Car Reports

As it ramps up electric-car production, BMW has inked a battery-supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt. BMW plans to buy 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) of batteries from Northvolt beginning in 2024.

2020 114

Why a Biden Presidency will accelerate change to electric cars: 10 talking points

Green Car Reports

President-elect Biden has proposed a $2 trillion climate agenda that includes provisions ranging from coordinating climate priorities in transportation infrastructure spending to things like rebooting “Cash for Clunkers” in the interest of modernizing the fleet toward cleaner vehicles.

2020 113

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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2009 139

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

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

2020 96

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.

2018 67

ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

Green Car Congress

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU member states and the United Kingdom.

2020 95

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. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional.

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