Monthly Archives: April 2012

Is this Nissan’s pace car? I hope not

I went to pickup my St. Jude’s Country Music Marathon number and other items today in Nashville, TN. Outside the Convention Center I spotted an official Nissan vehicle. Nissan are sponsoring the St. Jude’s Country Music Marathon this year. The … Continue reading

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EV Charger Grant Funds bypass workplace?

An Achilles heel of many electric vehicles is the limited range they provide making them inappropriate for 75% of the driving population. Ironically the drivers who stand to benefit the most from the electric vehicle’s low running cost (the high … Continue reading

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Are EV’s Green? Media sends Mixed Messages

A recent study by a non-profit group called the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge Mass, looked at the pollution footprint and cost savings of EV’s compared to conventional vehicles. What their study actually shows is a mystery to me, … Continue reading

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First Quick Charge – Awesome!!

I got my first fast charge today. Wow how amazingly fast it is!!. What would normally take 2 hours at a 240v charging station took 15 minutes. I found myself on Lebanon Pike in Nashville with ample charge to get … Continue reading

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A more accurate way of predicting your range

The driving range indicator in the LEAF, lovingly known in the LEAF community as a ‘guess-o-meter’, is notorious for predicting mileage that is not achievable. The problem is partly the algorithm Nissan provide, however no algorithm can predict how you … Continue reading

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EV Friendly – Bledsoe Creek State Park

Update: 2014-02-22. Bledsoe Creek have changed their policy towards EV’s. We are no longer welcome. Original Article: Bledsoe Creek State Park is friendly towards EV’s offering free charges if you ask the camp host kindly before hooking up. I recently … Continue reading

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