Charging a Nissan Leaf On 110V-120V (L1) – Is it Practical?

An electric car charging up, with "240V~" and "110V~" printed on the label.

As electric vehicles have grown in popularity in recent years, the Nissan Leaf has emerged as one of the most popular models. One of the top things people think and worry about when purchasing or making the switch to an electric car is charging. There are many options available for those looking to “go electric.” … Read more

Why Are Electric Cars Just SO Ugly?

A BMW i3 on a dealer's yard, from Wikipedia.

So let’s be honest: some electric cars are UGLY. They just look… odd. But not all do – some electric cars actually look really nice. Plus when the Tesla Cybertrunk was revealed, people were split: some people thought it was the ugliest thing created, other people loved it and said it looks amazing. So to … Read more

Do Electric Cars Need Transmission Fluid (Or Even Have A Transmission)?

Transmission/gearing mechanism from a conventional car, via FreeImages

When talking about electric cars, people sometimes ask if the transmission fluid needs changing – or even if the EV has transmission fluid or a transmission mechanism, hence this article aims to clear up this confusion. Recap of Transmissions/Transmission Fluid Before looking at EVs, we’ll briefly recap on the purpose of transmissions/gears in a conventional, gasoline-fuelled car. … Read more

Tesla Supercharger Network: With All The Latest Info

Telsa Model S charging at Delaware Welcome Center, thanks to Wikipedia.org

In addition to their innovative cars, a big advantage with Tesla is access to their electric car supercharger network. Right now, Tesla have 1,441 supercharger stations around the World – with 12,888 actual superchargers. Their fairly exclusive charging network allows Tesla owners to easily charge up their car, instead of battling with all other EV … Read more

History of Hydrogen Cars and Technology, from 1802 to present!

The French Hippomobile, from Wikipedia.org

Hydrogen based vehicles seem to only be a recent development, with just four mainstream hydrogen cars available from the past few years. However their existence has been around since the 19th century, as this article covers. If you’re only interested in recent developments though, feel free to click “Modern developments” below! Historical Times: 1802 to … Read more