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A glimpse into the auto shop of the future at Tampa Hybrids

EVs haven’t been around long enough, or in great enough numbers, for any large-scale market in replacement batteries to develop. However, Toyota’s Prius hybrid went on sale in the US in 2000, and has sold well over two million units. There’s a lively market for replacement batteries, with both OEM and aftermarket options available. For… Read more »

Companies around the world offer replacement LEAF batteries

The false assertion that EV batteries wear out quickly, and can’t be replaced or recycled, is a favorite of the anti-EV crowd, so it was interesting to hear an exec from Nissan (one of the few automakers that has actually sold large numbers of EVs) clearly and unequivocally rebut the idea. “Almost all of the… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

< Newer Issues Issue 40 – November/December 2018 Featuring: Churning out EVs: TDK has built a fully automated manufacturing line for its DC link capacitors Top circuit protection considerations for DC fast chargers, a new class of high-voltage consumer electronics Audi joins the class of 2019 with the e-tron PlugStar aims to break the EV… Read more »

Getting charged: Installing a ClipperCreek HCS-40 home charging station

After years of writing about the delights of EVs, I decided it was time to walk the walk. I bought a 2015 Nissan LEAF from Tampa Hybrids for 12 grand out the door. That was the first delight of going electric – the chance to buy an almost-new vehicle at a bargain price. While it’s… Read more »

Plug In America releases Used EV Buyers Guide

Although new EVs still cost considerably more to buy than comparable legacy vehicles, we’re seeing more and more articles arguing that the total cost of ownership, considering savings on fuel and maintenance, is actually lower. However, such arguments are moot for car buyers whose budget won’t cover any new car. For these folks (who probably… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida goes shopping for electric transit buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves the cities of St Petersburg and Clearwater on Florida’s West Coast, has become the latest of many transit agencies around the country to consider deploying electric buses. At a recent public meeting, the PSTA board voted to buy 3 diesel hybrid and 2 electric buses, if the necessary… Read more »

Sierra Club educates public and policymakers about electric cars and buses

The Sierra Club, working through its local affiliates around the country, is a reliable advocate for EVs (as well as public transport, renewable energy and other measures to reduce the demand for fossil fuels). The Suncoast Sierra Club, located in Charged’s hometown of St Petersburg, Florida, is housed in a net-zero building that features a… Read more »