History of Electric Cars

History of Electric Cars

Despite popular belief, the history of electric cars is quite extensive. While electric vehicles (EVs) have only just broken into the mainstream, EVs were invented in the early 1800s. At first, EVs were quite popular amounting to one third of the vehicle market. However, the development and performance couldn’t quite keep up with the combustion […]

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Destination Charging

Destination Charging: What Is It, Why Is It Important, and How To Find It?

Destination Charging: what is it and why is it important during multi-day long trips? This article will dive into the importance of destination charging, why it is crucial for multi-day long trips, and where to find destination charging.  While 83% of electric vehicle (EV) owners charge at home, per National Idaho Laboratory, charging during long

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How to Use Plugshare

How to Use Plugshare

All electric car owners will eventually come across the Plugshare website/app. In brief, Plugshare is a user-sourced electric vehicle (EV) charging station finder. As detailed in Essential Electric Vehicle Apps, it is crucial for every electric car owner, whether BEVor PHEV, to have it downloaded on their smartphone. In this article, I will break down

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Electric Car Battery Degradation

Electric Car Battery Degradation: Trends, Battery Life, Replacement Cost & More

All batteries degrade over time. Electric car battery degradation is no exception. After thousands of charging cycles, the battery gradually loses capacity. While this can cause alarm for some, prospective electric car shoppers must understand facts. Despite the range lost, the electric vehicle (EV) range may still be sufficient for daily needs.  This article will

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Electric Car Tax Credits and Rebates

Electric Car Tax Credits and Rebates

There are thousands of dollars of electric car rebates and tax credits. In addition, there are many other electric vehicles (EV) perks available such as carpool access lane stickers, charger equipment Federal tax credits, cheaper electric utility rates, sales tax exemptions, and more. These incentives are offered by the Federal and State governments, local municipalities,

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Four Types of Electric Vehicles

Four Types of Electric Vehicles

There are four types of electric vehicles: Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Hybrid (HEV), and Hydrogen Fuel Cell. Each type varies greatly in range, charging and/or refueling cost, and engineering & design. While each has its pros and cons, you may find more than one type of electric vehicle right for

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