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Noisy Gearbox in Fit EV

Noisy Gearbox in Fit EV

In early June I started to notice my Fit EV making a new noise between about 15 and 30 mph. The noise was very faint and wouldn’t be audible if the car had an internal combustion engine. Check out the video below and see if you can detect the noise. I took Fit EV 48 … Continue reading

I’ve made my decision…

I’ve made my decision…

I’ve finally come to a decision on what my next car will be. When I first started writing this blog, I thought for sure it was going to be the CODA. A month or so later, I was hooked on the Focus Electric and was sure that was the car for me. A month later, … Continue reading

Honda Fit EV Affordable?

Honda Fit EV Affordable?

Today Honda leased the very first Fit EV to EV advocate Matt Walton. From what he’s said about it on Facebook, the car seems pretty great. I am hesitant to lease a car, for many reasons that I won’t get into here, but the Fit EV is a pretty good deal. One thing to note … Continue reading

EVCard: New Resource from Plug In America

EVCard: New Resource from Plug In America

EVCard: New Resource from Plug In America

Plug In America has created a new system for EV drivers to communicate with one another. The concept, based on similar cards used on the last generation of EVs, is very simple: Print out a card that lets other drivers know how urgently you need a charge. If your trip depends on the charge, they won’t unplug you unless your full, and they can plug you in if they notice that you aren’t plugged in (if all of the charging stations were full when you arrived). If you are just topping off, drivers who are relying on a charge to complete their trip will know they can unplug you. I think this is an awesome idea, and in the perfect world all EV drivers would have these. Hopefully they catch on and become commonplace.

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EV Comparison

EV Comparison

For the past couple of months, I’ve been (slowly) gathering data on the EVs I’m interested in: CODA Sedan, Ford Focus EV, Nissan LEAF, and Honda Fit EV. I have created a table with the specs of these vehicles (along with the Mitsubishi ‘i’ and the Honda Civic Hybrid, my current vehicle). Check out the … Continue reading

Details of Ford Focus EV Still Unclear

Details of Ford Focus EV Still Unclear

Today I heard that the 2012 Ford Focus EV is available. Last I checked Ford had slated the vehicle for April, so itโ€™s entirely possible that the EV is out. If the Focus EV is indeed available, Ford needs to get the word out. It seems as though they want it to be a failure. … Continue reading

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