Posts on Climate / Environment

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Reducing your Carbon Footprint by Driving an EV

Three year review: By driving an EV we drastically cut our carbon emissions nearly 3X compared to the Prius we’d been driving, and over 6X compared to a 25 MPG car.

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The Electric Grid Keeps Getting Cleaner

Carbon emissions from producing electricity are decreasing across the nation. Read up on it here.

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Pumping CO2

Very quick read to remind us all of some basic info.

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EVs are Cleaner than Gas-powered Cars

The old ‘long tailpipe’ argument that EVs are just as dirty as gas-burning cars has been around for a long time. What does the actual data say?

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Supercharging II: Emissions

On a family trip to the Grand Canyon, charging our Model 3 produced 287 lbs of CO2 – 1/5 of the emissions that would have been produced by driving a 25 MPG car.

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How Much Does Driving Electric Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Have you wondered how much of a difference it would make for the environment if you started driving electric? Read on to review data from our driving, and see how much driving the Model 3 reduced our family’s carbon footprint.

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Bikes are a Great Zero-Emission way to Get Around!

Bikes are a great way to get around. Good exercise and Zero emissions. Would commuting to work on bike work for you? Is it practical? Is it possible? Here are a few examples from the past 30 years where I was able to commute on bike. Click here to read on.

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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 pushing hydrogen powered cars for a long time. In 2016 Toyota began selling a limited number of H2 powered cars in California.  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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