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Cosmic Connection

March 30, 2014

A 914 EV Cameo on Fox’s Cosmos Following one particular Saturday morning run on the beach and breakfast with my pal Fordy, I returned to find this handwritten note under the wiper blade of my 914EV: I called the number on the business card, and connected with Seth Reed, who introduced himself as a film and […]

AltCar Expo 2013

September 22, 2013

I always look forward to the yearly AltCar Expo at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, mainly because it provides me with a super easy way to show off the electric Porsche 914 to a keenly interested audience. But it’s also an essential way of integrating into a growing community that heralds electric cars as a […]

Shooting The Snake

May 31, 2013

Fear is a choice. The question is not how far your EV will travel, but how much anxiety you feel about it. The next range test was a trip to Mulholland Highway near Calabasas to drive the electric Porsche on a world-famous segment of asphalt called The Snake. I’ll describe that more in a bit. […]

New Green Crop

May 25, 2013

You may remember a previous post that painted a comprehensive picture of today’s crop of electric supercars, called Sexy Beasts. They are exotic and appealing, but merely a pipe dream to anybody who makes less than six figures. For widespread adoption of electric cars by the car-buying public, the auto industry needs to provide a […]

Film Screening and EV Showing

January 18, 2013

I have the honor of being asked a second time to show my Porsche EV conversion at the screening of What is the Electric Car? at the MLK auditorium at Santa Monica Library this Sunday, January 18th at 2pm. If Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car interested you in the […]

Sliding Scale

January 9, 2013

I routinely pass by these public scales on my jaunts about the neighborhood, but this morning I made a pit stop to test the accuracy of my weight gain prediction. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for this 1974 1.8 liter 914 model is 2690 lbs, as reflected on the original sticker on the driver […]

What is the Electric Car?

October 9, 2012

This last Saturday afternoon was spent viewing the documentary What is the Electric Car? at the West Covina Library, followed with a brief Q&A panel and showing of several electric cars – the 914EV included. When the director of the film, Scott duPont, asked me at the previous AltCar Expo if I was interested in […]

AltCar Expo 2012: Update

October 1, 2012

That time of year has rolled around again for the AltCar Expo at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Despite the fact that I have not scheduled an official unveiling and christening, there is no reason to skip such an obvious showcase. I will be there with the 914 EV starting early on Saturday morning at […]

Tip the Scales

April 3, 2012

One question always comes up regarding the weight difference between a gas engine and electric motor with batteries, which prompted me to gather the cursory figures below. Some of the data came from various Porsche websites, and other from my bathroom scale. Once the car is running, I’ll hunt down a truck scale to check […]

Charge the Charge

February 22, 2012

I just created a ChargePoint account online, which provides maps and access to public Level 1, 2 and 3 EV charging stations, reports the status of those stations, and even allows reserving a charger for given time slots. All of this can happen on-the-go using the ChargePoint smartphone app. The account includes an RFID ChargePass […]