Monthly Archives: September 2012

There are Leaves on my LEAF!

A storm event last week caused a lot of leaves to fall off a tree I parked close to at work. Leaves on my LEAF, whatever next?

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ICE’d EV charging space hall of shame

I’ve decided to start a photographic hall of shame for ICE’d EV spaces here in Tennessee, to at least document the problem. An EV parking space is considered ‘ICE’d’ when a conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle occupies a space … Continue reading

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Free Blink Charging Sites in Tennessee

As of September 1st 2012, Blink Networks started to charge Blink Charging Station users a fee. This ranges from $1/hr to $2/hr depending on your ‘membership level’. Some site owners have elected to keep their charging stations free rather than … Continue reading

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Charging away from home – cables and adapters for the EV driver

As a new EV driver one seldom drives further than half the total vehicle range, i.e. you can go to and fro from your destination without having to charge the vehicle. With increased confidence as to how far the vehicle … Continue reading

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Montgomery Bell State Park adds EV Chargers

Montgomery Bell State Park has added two Blink Electric Vehicle charging stations near to the Inn and Restaurant. The units are located just past the Inn’s main entrance. The State Park has been chosen as the first in Tennessee to … Continue reading

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Caught Short and ICE’d all at the same time

Returning from a weekend outing I was unsure of getting home, we had taken a 10 mile detour and also taken the interstate to save time, this sapped our available mileage. It looked like I’d be a mile or two … Continue reading

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Recharging with Geothermal Energy – Zero emissions!

On a family vacation to Montgomery Bell State Park we stayed in a villa for the weekend. The State of Tennessee have made this park the first in a series of greener state parks. They have built villas which run … Continue reading

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