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Posts Tagged ‘porsche 914

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 […]

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 […]

Brain Boot

February 24, 2014

I recently drove the 914 EV to Ontario, CA, so High Performance Electric Vehicle Systems could update my Curtis software and adjust some of my controller parameters. HPEVS builds the AC-50 electric motor system that I installed in my Porsche, and has all the equipment to keep it running at its peak. Their facility is 45 […]

The BBC Takes Notice

September 4, 2013

Kismet led me last Saturday to the Virginia Park Farmers Market to investigate charging stations, putting me face-to-face with the Editor of BBC Autos, Matthew Phenix. He introduced himself after seeing the Porsche plugged in, and explained that he recently published a piece for BBC Autos online entitled Electric Dreams: Vintage Cars Ripe for EV […]

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. […]

Nailbiter

March 27, 2013

My Saturday began with an early morning run and breakfast with my buddy Fordy, followed by a tour of the Expo light rail line construction on the Los Angeles westside. While crossing Centinela at Olympic, I noticed a bevy of emergency vehicles focusing their attention on a 914. Of course, I swung around in solidarity […]

Getting Good Console

March 18, 2013

Here is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 seven inch tablet that I picked up from Best Buy at a $20 discount. It was a backlogged holiday husband gift that I finally redeemed after 3 months. As you can see above, I am setting up the Android Torque app per the instructions on the Ewert Energy […]

Best DMV Visit Ever

March 12, 2013

These were the only people ahead of me in line at the DMV last Monday at 7:30am. Early birds get in and out much faster than those who like to sleep and drop in later. It requires standing outside in the Southern California cold for a half hour, but when the doors open at 8am, […]

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 […]