Internal Combustion’s Complexity Problem May Hand The Victory To Electric Vehicles

"Too many moving parts" has gone from something gearheads and engineers would say to a common expression. Whenever something is complex and difficult to keep going, people describe it that way. Recent developments in internal combustion engines are continuing the trend of using less fuel to get more power while making lower emissions, but this … Continue reading Internal Combustion’s Complexity Problem May Hand The Victory To Electric Vehicles

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Net Neutrality and the Electric Car

Net Neutrality is a big topic on the internet right now. The FCC is considering voting to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to interfere with your internet access, and even demand payment from websites to be visible to their subscribers. Some don't seem to understand the danger this poses, so let's look at how things … Continue reading Net Neutrality and the Electric Car

A Guide to the Half Truths Used to Attack Electric Vehicles

Prager "University", a social media site that is not actually a university, released a video "proving" that electric vehicles are "bad for the planet". Part of a much larger anti-electric movement, the video uses common half-truths used to attack electric vehicles. These have been thoroughly debunked in the past by multiple sources, but we need … Continue reading A Guide to the Half Truths Used to Attack Electric Vehicles

Bitcoin Mining in Electric Vehicles Raises Other Questions

Some creative Tesla owners came up with a way to make a few bucks from their parked EVs: Cryptocurrency mining. This raises questions that shouldn't just be aimed at bitcoin mining, or even electric vehicles. For those unfamiliar, cryptocurrencies only work because there is a network of distributed computing that processes the transactions. To reward … Continue reading Bitcoin Mining in Electric Vehicles Raises Other Questions

Datsun Is Still Around, and Doing Well (Sort Of)

A recent Nissan press release said that Datsun sold its 100,000th car in India. In the United States and other developed countries, Datsun vehicles were all rebranded Nissan in the early 1980s. But the brand lives on in developing countries today. There's an old, corny joke about the Datsun brand name. Supposedly Nissan executives wanted … Continue reading Datsun Is Still Around, and Doing Well (Sort Of)

Dealers Are Messing Up EV Sales

A study by Ipsos RDA shows that traditional brand dealerships are dropping the ball on EV sales. Cited problems include unprepared staffs, inconsistent practices, and limited EV inventory and information. Unlike traditional brands, Tesla only sells electric vehicles, and doesn't suffer from these problems. While other brands have introduced a number of electric vehicles into … Continue reading Dealers Are Messing Up EV Sales