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Living with EVs

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Electric Vehicles and Electrification: Another perspective.

Electric Vehicles and Electrification: Another perspective.

This topic contains subtopics on living with EVs, reference pages, and analysis of the impact of EVs and electrification on the world. As this is not a news site, the focus is on analysing the implications of news for these topics, rather reporting all EV or electrification news, for which I recommend Cleantechnica, InsideEVs and CNEVPOST. The focus of these pages is on how EVs and electrification will change our lives, and change the planet. As a species, we are currently transforming from combustion as our primary energy source, to an electronic age, where electricity is our energy source. Just how much of our lives are changed by this can be easy to overlook from the inside experiencing the steps as the occur.
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Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

EV Recharging Reference: Not the new Refuelling.

EV Recharging Reference: Not the new Refuelling.

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EV range: Anxieties vs realities & needs.

This is a look at range, covering from how range specs don’t mean what you would expect, through why range is so unlike that of fossil fuelled vehicles and optimising range is all about efficiency, through to what range is required around the town or on the highway.

Range with EVs is such a different experience that novices can feel anxiety, despite that in practice running out of charge happens around the same rate that cars run out of gas. While EV range is getting closer to ICEV range, most EVs, unlike the Lightyear One pictured here, aren’t solar and still don’t match the range of internal combustion engine cars, but the convenience of background charging means range with EVs is only relevant on relatively rare road trips.

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EV Recharging Reference: Not the new Refuelling.

This page covers charging equipment and what to install and how to charge at home, charging on road trips, through to the technical side, and a look at wireless and the future of charging, and how recharging requires a complete rethink from refuelling, but it can at least match the speed.

Public recharging infrastructure for EVs is growing, but recharging at home will be most important for most people. Fully benefiting from having an EV, requires understanding, being prepared for recharging.

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Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

After friend told me “I am not interesting in electric cars, because I will wait for hydrogen cars”, I did the research, and found that such a future would make no sense, and will never happen. It turns out that hydrogen cars were never “the ultimate”, are now worse at times or range problem, and they were only ever expensive to build and operate, higher emissions, limited interim stop gaps, for the time until we solved limitations of battery EVs.

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