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Graphic: What’s a Vehicle’s Carbon Footprint?

I recently took a test-drive in a Tesla Model 3. It was an impressive car, but the ride left me wondering: with all the electric horsepower under the hood, was it really better than a hybrid? The EPA has a dated, but functional website with all the fuel economy and energy efficiency information a driver […]

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Driverless Cars and the Cult of Technology

We constantly hear that driverless cars are just around the corner. We’re told they will revolutionize transportation and enable us to continue using our car-based transport and land-use system. If they’re made by Tesla, they’ll be powered by magic, solar-powered, super efficient batteries and we’ll all be able to keep living our hyper-mobile, hyper-consumptive lifestyles […]

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Preparing Our Roads For Autonomous Vehicles

One of the more frustrating events for me when I’m driving, especially if I’m in a hurry, is getting stuck behind a cyclist. Or worse, a bunch of them. Or worse yet, a bunch of them riding side by side on a road wide enough to pass single riders safely. Even aside from the danger […]

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Tesla’s Electric Self-Driving Car Euphoria Gets Jolted

An event predicted by many finally occurred: the first fatal crash in an electric self-driving car, on May 7 in Florida. That crash was followed soon by two more non-fatal crashes, one in Pennsylvania on July 1 and another in Montana early Sunday morning. Tesla’s stock fell and the media is having a field day predicting the death of […]

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End Of Gas Stations III: Coming To A Corner Near You

Part I: Gas Stations: Not So Long For This World? Part II: Gas Stations: Will They Survive The Rise Of Plug-In Hybrids? Sidebar: Econ 101: Why I’ll Never Buy A Gas Car Again. Lifecycle Changeover: Legacy ICE Giving Way To Early Majority PEVs Tesla expects to be producing 500,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) per year […]

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Why Do Electric Cars Brake So Often?

The other day my wife was behind a Tesla and commented they used their brakes a lot more than other drivers.  Last summer I’d thought somewhat the same thing when driving behind a BMW i3. Was this our imagination or is there something to this? Regenerative braking The answer, I found, lay in the regenerative […]

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