Tag Archives: Electric Vehicle

Tesla Just Got The Highest Rating Consumer Reports Has Ever Given

Wow!  Not much else to say.  See here – It broke their scoring system and scored 103. I have been writing about this great car for some time.  Of course I have lots of company but it has been a … Continue reading

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Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Much of the best wind resource in the country peaks at night time.  To date this has proven challenging for the Texas electricity grid management.  It has been resolved somewhat due to transmission grid upgrades but still promises to limit … Continue reading

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Tesla Getting Faster – P85D to Get an Upgrade

The Internet is abuzz since Elon Musk put out a tweet stating that a firmware upgrade would make the already fast Tesla even faster.  The firmware upgrade will improve the 0-60 time from 3.2 s to 3.1s and some are … Continue reading

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Energy Bootcamp

  This post offers a good overview of the basics needed to understand energy.   Physics, energy introduction.

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Popular and ‘Best-Of’ Posts

  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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Tesla Tops Fastest Audis and Lexus Super Car

With the new P85D, Tesla is like a great team that, goes in for another score, rather than sitting on a lead and running the clock out.  Taking its luxury sedan from an impressive sub 4.0 0-60 time, the new version … Continue reading

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Tesla Update

I ran across THIS interesting article on Tesla’s status and progress. More from my blog on Tesla linked below: Morgan Stanley says Tesla is the most important car company HERE Some of Tesla’s accomplishments HERE Lithium Ion Prices are Dropping … Continue reading

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Norway Hydro

Norway has large hydro resources of about 30 GW.  This offers storage that can be used to balance intermittent renewables in Europe.  This article lays out many of the details of the opportunities, problems and pitfalls of using Norway as … Continue reading

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Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Featured on: REneweconomy, Cleantechnica By Clayton Handleman EVs charge mostly at night.  As EV battery prices drop and become a mass market item they offer the opportunity to soak up night time peaks allowing larger capacity of night peaking renewables … Continue reading

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Tesla The Company

This post is a catchall to collect top stories and information about Tesla and Elon Musk.  I will post links to interesting information and to capture links that I don’t have time to write about at the time I spot … Continue reading

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