Archive for January, 2011

01.31.2011 - by Tom Saxton
Understanding Electric Vehicle Charging

Trading a gas pump for a plug is a wonderful thing. It’s far more convenient, takes less of your time, and saves you from breathing toxic fumes and smelling like gas for hours after fueling. Charging is a different experience than pumping gas and understanding the subtleties takes time. I’ve

01.17.2011 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Celebrating the Chevy Volt at the SFEVA

Almost no one has been pushing for plug-in hybrids longer than the two guys behind CalCars.org — Felix Kramer and Ron Gremban. They recently took delivery of their new Chevy Volts and brought them to Luscious Garage in San Francisco for show-and-tell at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco

01.05.2011 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Fleets Traffic in Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Savvy consumers snapped up most of the 20,000 initial orders for the new Nissan Leaf electric car and uncounted thousands of orders for the new Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (or extended-range electric vehicle, if you prefer). But individual consumers aren’t the only ones. Some major commercial fleet managers looking at