Category: Hybrid and Battery Power

Discussions of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery powered vehicles and technology.

Stephen Colbert’s Tech Requests of Elon Musk Could Have Exciting Impact

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Elon Musk dropped in on Stephen Colbert’s TV show on July 24. The results of the interview in our view were nothing short of extraordinary. After a bit of discussion regarding Stephen’s disappointment that Elon had not developed jet packs (problems with the physics), he asked what’s next? Elon tossed the question right back with, …

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Are EVs Truly Less Expensive to Operate than Gas-powered Cars?

Department of Energy Breaks Down the eGallon We’ve been forced to live through eCommerce, to read eBooks, to read and view eBrochures, etc. Well, get ready for eGallons. The Department of Energy (DOE) has set up a web page at energy.gov that calculates the cost of driving a car powered by electricity vs gasoline – …

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Tesla Model S Incident Shines a Laser on a Broader Problem

We watched with a good deal of fascination the running battle between New York Times reporter John Broder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Broder took to the interstate system in the northeast to test the Tesla Model S and the company’s charging stations. The resulting debacle has Tesla reeling, and while we hope and …

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