Category: Nissan Leaf

Energy United & Advanced Energy – EV Workshop Presentation

On June 5, 2015 I spoke at the Energy United / Advanced Energy Electric Vehicle Workshop about my family’s experience of driving electric for the past 3 years. The workshop was great, there was a BMW i3, a Tesla Model S, my Volt, an electric dune buggy, and an electric bicycle.

Video: The True Cost of Gasoline

Sometimes the truth hurts a lot. But then again, so does COPD and not being able to breathe. Watch this video on the true cost of gasolene.

NISSAN DC Fast Charger in Salisbury, NC

As of today, NISSAN electric cars with a quick charge port can charge up to 80 percent in 30 minutes here in Salisbury, NC. Kevin Murphy of Ben Mynatt NISSAN sent me this photo today of the new DC fast charger that is now operational: click view status .

Friday January 17th, 2014 in Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf | No Comments »

Regressive New NC Fee for Electric Vehicles

So, with the New Year, the Legislators officially embark on another quest to discourage electric vehicles. We all breathe the same air, so they will be inhaling the effects of their own work along with the rest of us. Lets hope that all the studies about the ozone and air quality are wrong, otherwise they […]

How Far Behind Tennessee is North Carolina?

Short answer: real far, when it comes to electric vehicle charging sites…Last summer my family took a trip to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Tennessee.
As a two electric car family, I popped up the Recargo App on the iPhone to check out near by charging stations. Here is what I saw (notice most sites actually had TWO CHARGING STATIONS. Compare that to our North Carolina EV Desert.

NC Legislators Set to UNFAIRLY Tax Hybrid and Electric Cars

The current NC Legislature is set to UNFAIRLY tax hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, and many more.

Solar Presentation at Dan Nicholas Park

I am speaking about Solar and Renewable Energy today at the Simple Living Festival at Dan Nicholas Park in Rowan County, NC:    

Our First Chevrolet Volt

Traded Away the NISSAN LEAF for a 2013 Chevrolet Volt

Photos from the AL Brown High School STEM Camp Visit

In July 2012 about 20 students from AL Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC and RCCC’s STEM Summer Camp visited our farm to see some alternative energy in action.  The sharp students asked plenty of questions about our 7.2 kW solar arrays, the evacuated tube solar thermal and our electric car charging stations.  Here are […]

Photos from the Solar Class at the Simple Living Festival on May 5, 2012

We had a really good turn out for the Solar Class at Dan Nicholas Park on May 5, 2012! About 50 people came to the solar class and many stayed after to talk about our solar charged Nissan LEAF(s).  Several folks visited our home later to see solar PV and solar thermal in action. Here […]