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Mom Gets a Car with a Plug

My 84-year old mother recently bought a car with a plug. She bought the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. Read all about it here.

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Testing the JUMP eBike Sharing Program

JUMP eBikes are 3-speed bikes with a 250W electric motor to assist the ride.

The JUMP eBike sharing program showed up in the Sacramento/Davis, California area in the summer of 2018. This post describes my test ride of the JUMP eBike sharing program.

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Test Riding the ELF Electric Bike

The ELF: a solar powered electric bicycle.

The ELF bike is made by Organic Transit in North Carolina.  It’s an enclosed bicycle that will protect you from wind and rain, and has a 100 Watt solar panel on the roof that charges a lithium ion battery pack. Read all about this very cool bike here: 

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Test Driving a Hydrogen Powered Car

Toyota and several other automobile manufacturers have been developing hydrogen powered cars for a long time.  In 2016 Toyota started selling a limited number of hydrogen powered cars in California.  How does this fuel cell vehicle stack up against battery electric cars? My review of the Toyota Mirai, and how it compares to battery electric vehicles was published at Transport Evolved in 2015.

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How temperature effects MPG

Cold temperatures impact the range of an electric car.  Warm temps have the opposite effect. It turns out that temperature effects gasoline powered cars to the same degree.  Read on.

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