Posts tagged: 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.

Tuesday June 30th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »

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 .

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 […]

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 […]

Rough Week for Electric Cars

Updated: 1/20/2014, Nissan released a software fix for the LEAF to address the issues with the GE Wattstation and several other charging stations.   The fix took almost one year to make it to general availability.  That was a long wait for many LEAF owners, myself included. PluginCars.com and The New York Times both ran stories […]

Seven Leafs in Salisbury NC!

Updated in March of 2013 Nissan announced a battery warranty.  While Nissan presented this as something it decided to do, the warranty was actually part of a settlement for a class-action lawsuit Case Number 2:12-cv-08238 (link) Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Updated Nissan LEAF Warranty Information This new addition to the lithium-ion battery […]

Thursday May 10th, 2012 in , , , , | 3 Comments »

Thanks for “Going Green” at RCCC Today!

It was really neat to see three all-electric cars at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College today for the “Bright Ideas for Going Green” class!  And don’t forget, we have a solar thermal and solar electric generation class in April — see the previous posts here. We had some really good students in the class, including a CEO […]

Items Mentioned in Going Green Seminar

Description with link (click to view) Est Cost Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor $ 19.99 TED 5000G Energy Monitoring System $ 199.95 FLIR i7 Thermal Imaging Camera $ 1,995.00 BIOMASS 100,000 BTU Forced-Air Furnace $ 4,000.00 approx Reflectix 48-Inch-by-50ft foil/bubble/foil Radiant Barrier $ 97.99 TekFoil 48 inch wide kraft/reflective foil Perforated Radiant Barrier 250 […]

One Month of Zero Gas, All Electric Driving with CarWings and a Leaf

Updated in March of 2013 Nissan announced a battery capacity warranty.  While Nissan presented this as something it decided to do, the warranty was actually part of a settlement for a class-action lawsuit Case Number 2:12-cv-08238 (link) Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Updated Nissan LEAF Warranty Information This new addition to the lithium-ion […]