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Charging Ahead

January 26, 2015

My current charging routine involves popping the hood, pulling out the charging cable, snaking it to and through the back door, plugging into the 120 VAC outlet in the laundry room, returning outside to flip on the charging cable switch box, and then finally retiring inside for dinner. All that back-and-forth is getting old. What I […]

Emotional Rescue

June 17, 2014

A short road trip was long overdue, and our 10th wedding anniversary provided the perfect opportunity to get out of town. I include the shot above mainly as a way of gloating over the ample trunk room, despite the space occupied by the batteries. We buttoned her up and pointed ourselves toward Ventura, which is about 67 miles up the coast – almost at the limit […]

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 […]

Charging Etiquette 2: Electric Boogaloo

February 7, 2013

The social politics of EV charging could easily turn into an interesting little side column. Here’s the rundown: I had returned from vacation and the Porsche EV had sat for a week in my garage without a charge, leaving the battery pack a little sleepy. Some additional pack charge was consumed when I installed and […]

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 […]