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Returning Home in the EV, Priceless

OK. I must admit I hate driving but the LEAF has made driving fun again. If you have been following our little holiday adventure and the learning experience  we had, you will be…

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An Update on our EV Adventure

So we made it to see all the family yesterday. The LEAF is now in Nashville. The trip took a little longer than we planned, about 5.5 hours, including an hour for lunch.…

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Taking the EV to see Grandma

So we are taking the trip, yes taking the Nissan LEAF from Knoxville to Nashville, TN, about a 185 mile trip. My last post we talked about the new Fast-Chargers that have…

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EV Fast Chargers Deploy in Tennessee

So I plugged the Nissan LEAF into a Blink Level 3- Direct Current (DC) fast charger for the first time today. Cool Stuff! This charger is capable of taking the car from a…

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A Rollicking EV Romp

If you follow this blog regularly, you know that my posts tend towards technical and, well, boring. You'll have to take that up with my editors. I assure you that my first…

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NPR coverage of EVs omits some important facts

I sent the following letter to National Public Radio's (NPR) Morning Edition, I got a form response. It appears to be regular occurrence on NPR's Morning Edition to say negative things about…

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Ford Power of Choice Tour This Week

As part of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s ongoing outreach on electric vehicles, we want to alert you to another opportunity to learn the who, what and how of electric vehicles and…

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Grants Now Available for Advancing Biofuels Commercialization in NC

The story of David and Goliath is one that should bring courage to advanced biofuels innovators.  These are the determined and clever souls who labor to create new technologies that will compete…

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First Impressions of the LEAF

I wanted to share my first impression after driving the Nissan LEAF for the past couple of weeks. While it may be quixotic to think we can ever truly drive “guilt free,” the…

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No more sticker shock

Did you ever think you'd see a car sticker that told you that you could get 99 miles/gallon or better? Well, it's here, sort of. The EPA released its official fuel economy…