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About Jennifer Sensiba

Jennifer Sensiba Jennifer Sensiba is a long time efficient vehicle enthusiast, writer, and photographer. She grew up around a transmission shop, and has been experimenting with vehicle efficiency since she was 16 and drove a Pontiac Fiero. She likes to explore the Southwest US with her partner, kids, and animals. Follow her on Twitter for her latest articles and other random things: https://twitter.com/JenniferSensiba Do you think I've been helpful in your understanding of Tesla, clean energy, etc? Feel free to use my Tesla referral code to get yourself (and me) some small perks and discounts on their cars and solar products. https://www.tesla.com/referral/jennifer90562

Author Archives: Jennifer Sensiba

Oil’s New Doping Scam: It Ain’t Honest But It’s Much

January 22nd, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A recent article in Bloomberg gave us a peek at the newest oil industry scam, and it sounds a whole lot like cheating at sports: doping. The concept isn't that different. By adding chemicals to embargoed oils, they get off on a technicality and create "new" oil that can pretend to not be subject to embargoes

Automakers, Please Stop Diluting Sports Car Nameplates With Crossovers

January 22nd, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

GM is planning to build an electric Corvette crossover, and it's time we started speaking up. I get that crossovers are the automakers' bread and butter these days, but that doesn't mean they need to destroy iconic brands by making a crossover version of everything

Why Is Chevrolet Offering 0% Financing On Used EVs?

January 22nd, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Chevrolet is offering 0% financing on not only new Bolt EVs, but also certified pre-owned (CPO) Bolts and even Volts. There are obvious reasons to offer big incentives on the new Bolts, but stimulating the used market is less straightforward

More About SpaceX’s Oil Rigs

January 21st, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

SpaceX bought two used oil rigs that were available near its Boca Chica launch facility. The plan is to convert them into floating launch and landing facilities for SpaceX's Starship and its booster, Super Heavy

CleanTech Can Help Solve The Cocaine Hippo Problem

January 21st, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

No, there aren't hippopotamuses doing drugs, but it's definitely a big headache. Before his imprisonment and death, Pablo Escobar decided it would be cool to import hippos from Africa and put them in his own private zoo in Colombia, and their offspring are causing some big problems today

Our Biden Charging Station Plan — Update

January 21st, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

In a previous article, I introduced a draft plan to help the Biden Administration get the most from their plan to add 500,000 EV charging stations. I wanted to give readers a quick update and and solicit more input

Charge: Scooter Docks & Charging Hubs For Any Company

January 18th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Charge provides a variety of services aimed at providing spaces for every brand of shared scooter, and possibly even some privately owned ones. By offering shared spaces for any company's scooters, there can be more safe spots to park and/or charge without taking up vital urban space that's already crowded

DJI AV Rumors: It Is Already An Autonomous Vehicle Company

January 18th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

DJI's drones are already capable of doing some autonomous operations in areas more complicated than the roads, and sometimes far more complicated. It's not a major stretch to say that DJI is already pretty good at dealing with complicated and dangerous conditions with its current autonomous vehicle efforts. Adding ground-based systems to its portfolio isn't that big of a leap

A Drone Saves The Day In An Unusual Way

January 16th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently in Australia, electric aviation saved the day again, but not in the usual way. A man used a drone to get a text message out, allowing rescuers to find a stranded group of people

Cutting Emissions To Zero CAN Halt Climate Change In Our Lifetimes

January 15th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Michael Mann explains that the view that it would take tens or hundreds of years for the climate to stabilize after emissions were cut was the prevailing view until about a decade ago, and that emerging data and research indicates that it's simply not the case. The temperature rise would stop pretty fast, and then stabilize, and start going back to normal

Porsche Taycan Beats Tesla’s EV Cannonball Record

January 12th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Kyle Connor, from the Out of Spec Motoring YouTube Channel, took a Porsche Taycan across the country on December 31 and set a new electric Cannonball record with a time of 44:26. This beats the previous record set by Connor and his team in a Tesla Model 3 by almost an hour

Elon Musk Talks Zero-Emissions Rockets

January 10th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Zero-emissions vehicles are great for the environment, and Tesla makes a lot of them. Elon Musk also owns SpaceX, so people are naturally going to lump them together in their minds. When someone sees a rocket launch, it's obviously not a zero-emission event. As Jerry Lee Lewis says, "Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!"

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