Best Electric Car For Avg American, Electric Car Charging 101… (Clean Transport Highlights)

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Best Electric Car For The Average American

Ah, that mythical creature — the “average person” or “average American.” What is the best electric car for the “average American?” It depends on what you consider average, but I’ll present a few scenarios below.

Electric Car Charging 101 — Types of Charging, Apps, & More!

There’s no doubt about it — electric car charging is different from fueling a car with gasoline. On the whole, it’s much more convenient to charge an electric car — you get home, you spend 2–3 seconds plugging in, you go on with your day or night, and you spend 2–3 seconds unplugging when you are ready to drive somewhere again. But circumstances vary, and public charging is a whole nother beast. So, here’s a thorough but introductory guide on electric car charging.


2016 Chevrolet Volt Quicker To 30 MPH Than Model S 85

As far as driving a small electric Chevy, probably nothing compares to the 2016 Chevy Volt. Rather than have to rely on claims from GM, though, a “First Test Review” review of the 2016 Volt from Motor Trend adds a lot more to promotions of the next-gen Volt. The nice review makes the car sound agile, quick, and smooth. The title starts off, “Revolution Two.”


2016 Nissan LEAF Spotted At Nissan Headquarters?

With the release of the 2016 Nissan LEAF still quite a ways off, one might not expect people to be so impatient that they’re taking pictures of suspicious-looking Nissan LEAFs at the company’s headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee… But that person would be wrong. :)

2016 nissan leaf

Morgan Stanley Analyst Predicts Tesla To Offer “Uber Like” Service Before Model 3 Unveiled

In a rather interesting prediction, the Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has stated that he expects Tesla to officially unveil an “Uber like” service — well, a service intended to compete in the same market anyways — before the official unveiling of the Model 3 (currently slated for March 2016).


Canadian EV Sales For August 2015 See Chevy Volt Continuing To Go Strong

Despite the ongoing economic troubles of Canada (and the falling gas prices), sales of theChevrolet Volt are continuing to go strong there — based on the recently aggregated sales figures for the US’s northern neighbor during August 2015.



Southridge Capital: Oil Prices To Fall From EV Sales, Not Vice-Versa

There is speculation in every direction surrounding the newly falling oil prices we are seeing. Is there a globally-minded motive behind OPEC maintaining its production levels despite the falling prices? Will North American oil companies have to cut back if this trend continues? What will happen if prices continue to fall dramatically? The most relevant question in this community is, how will the decrease in gas prices affect the electric vehicle market?

Elon Musk on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show

Not much about the Model 3, Model X, or Model S, unfortunately.

A New Algorithm to Predict Train Delays

An algorithm developed in Sweden adds an extra layer of reliability for rail commuters.

Tech Shuttle Pilot Might Stick Around San Francisco

They’re hated by many, blamed for the city’s gentrification, but are an integral part of regional transportation, enabling tech employees to work on the Peninsula and South Bay while living in the city. A city-approved pilot may become permanent.

Olympic Hopes Move the Finish Line for Los Angeles Rail Plans

The city of Los Angeles is leveraging its hopes as the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics to ramp up rail construction to an “extremely aggressive” timetable.

Cambridge Looking to Value Capture Transit Funding

The city of Cambridge is proposing a new transportation enhancement fund that would charge developments to fund upgrades Red Line’s Kendall/MIT Station or enhanced bus service.

Subways Central to San Francisco Supervisor’s Ambitious Transit Agenda

San Francisco County Supervisor announced an ambitious agenda to construct underground rail transit—arguing that the city “should always have a subway under construction.”

Why Is Kids’ Bike Safety Soaring? It’s Not That Kids Are Biking Less

Last month, a fresh analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared some potentially terrific news: youth biking fatalities have plummeted 90 percent since 1977.

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7 thoughts on “Best Electric Car For Avg American, Electric Car Charging 101… (Clean Transport Highlights)

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  • The title says “Electric cars” but the first vehicle he talks about (Volt) has an Internal Combustion Engine. Am I missing something? I thought he wanted to talk about electric cars? Burning fossil fuels is not our future and hybrid cars are only a ‘slow down’ measure introduced by reluctant manufacturers. Get off it.

    • Plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) like the Volt are electric cars. Electric cars that carry range extenders on board.

      PHEVs can allow people to cut their petroleum use by 75% or more. Let’s not let the purity pony carry us away from things, that while not perfect, can help.

    • As Bob said, PHEVs and EREVs are subsets of EVs. And when 90% of driving is in electric mode, I consider that a win, especially if it’s a person who simply wouldn’t go fully electric yet.

      • Wouldn’t or couldn’t.

        If I didn’t have my 3.5 miles of steep, unpaved roads I might be driving a Volt. I couldn’t make it to the grocery store and back in a Leaf.

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