Category Archives: Cost Benefit

Blink increase cost of EV charging by 140% in Tennessee and many other states.

Starting September 2nd 2014 Blink have changed their fee structure. In many states they are switching to charging per kWh, which is both fair and advantageous to owners of older LEAF’s that charge more slowly than recent models. In states … Continue reading

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3 Years and 50,000 EV Miles are behind me

My LEAF rolled over 50,000 miles just 4 days before its third birthday. So what have I experienced and learnt along the way? Range When I originally purchased my LEAF I had a 28 round trip commute. This has grown … 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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EV Math $1 = $3,000

Every time gas goes up by 32 cents at the pump, I stand to save an additional $1,000 in fuel over 100,000 miles of driving my LEAF. Or in other words for every $1 of gas price rise, that’s another … Continue reading

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To charge or not to charge?

Currently use of public charging stations is free, however that situation may change come January of 2012 with some business owners such as Cracker BarrelĀ  proposing to levy fees for using the electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE). The internet culture … Continue reading

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