I drive my Model 3 about 50 miles (80 km) a day during the week, and a bit less on weekends. I charge my car every night in the garage. At the end of each day I pull into the garage, plug in, and don’t have to think about it again.Continue reading
November 2018, California. This post is for those who are learning about EVs, and those wondering how an EV will fit into their lives. This post was written when we'd had our Model 3 for seven months and the odometer was at 11,000 miles.
Most of our mileage comes from the daily work commute, but we’ve also taken a few trips in our region: to San Francisco for work, to Montgomery Woods State Reserve to see Redwood trees, to Lassen Volcanic National Park for camping, and to the Mammoth Lakes area to take in the scenery. Continue reading
May 2018, California's Central Valley.
We’ve had our Model 3 for about a month now and this morning we decided to take a day trip to explore new places we hadn’t seen before. Continue reading
August 2018. Davis, California
I took my first spin on an eBike this week. The JUMP eBike sharing program showed up in the Sacramento/Davis, California area 2 months ago. Continue reading
July 2018. California and Nevada.
Since getting our first electric car 5 years ago we’ve taken our EV on summer road trips. Last week we took our first road trip in our Model 3. How was it? We saw some great sites, interesting history, and beautiful vistas. Continue reading
In one respect charging an electric car is no different than filling a gas tank: it’s all about storing energy in the car to power its motor. We use electricity every day to power and charge all kinds of devices, phones, computers, shavers, televisions etc. But driving an electric powered car is still a new idea for many people so it helps to understand the terms you’ll be using. Continue reading
One way to compare gasoline powered cars to one another is fuel economy, the miles per gallon rating that the EPA gives to each car. The average car in the United States gets about 25 MPG. So how can we compare the efficiency of electric vehicles (EVs) with gas-powered cars since EVs store electricity in the battery pack? Continue reading
April 2018. Northern California.
This is a perspective from one driver to provide an example for how the Rav4 EV has been used for daily life, and in particular how DC charging allows you to use an EV for trips that take you beyond the range of your battery pack.