Category Archives: Electric Car

Another expensive out-of-warranty repair

One morning recently when I unplugged and started my vehicle I saw a warning lamp on the dashboard. I had seen this lamp once several years before after charging at a faulty public charging station. I wasn’t too concerned, the … Continue reading

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RAV4 EV Spotted in Nashville

Seeing a RAV4 EV is much like spotting a unicorn. Especially in Tennessee. Toyota sold just 2,492 of the second generation RAV4 EV’s in the US starting in September 2012 until the end of 2014. (A handful were sold in … Continue reading

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BMW 330e spotted in Nashville

It seems hardly a day goes by without me spotting another type of electric vehicle on the streets of Nashville. Today I saw a BMW 330e plugged in at work. This car has Florida tags so may just be visiting. … Continue reading

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New Battery – 6 Month Status Check – Looking Good

At the end of November 2016 I took my LEAF in to get the traction battery replaced as it had worn out. I have been tracking the status of the new battery using an application called LEAF Spy Pro. This … Continue reading

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Why did this Audi park in an EV charging space?

Because it’s an EV!! This is the first sighting for me of the Audi A3 e-Tron plug-in hybrid car. I was surprised to learn they start at $38,900 which is pretty decent for an Audi which one expects to be … Continue reading

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New Battery at 99,000 Miles

End of life for the old battery Even with workplace charging I only had 8 miles to spare on a full charge. Fall temperatures reduced the range from what I was getting in the summer. With a cold snap due … Continue reading

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HCA becomes leading EV friendly employer in Tennessee, second only to Nissan.

HCA is a major employer in Nashville, with the recent opening of a new downtown office building in Nashville called Capitol View, HCA now has 26 EV charging stations for the use of employees (14 at Capitol View and 12 … Continue reading

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