Tom Moloughney

Tom is a passionate electric-vehicle advocate, industry consultant and former director at Plug In America. He has been driving electric since 2009, including a MINI E and a BMW ActiveE. He currently drives a BMW i3 with range extender. Tom primarily powers his electric cars with clean renewable energy from his home solar array.

Articles

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

This week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car. It’s definitely not perfect, but then again no car is. It has fit my needs and driving demands perfectly and I only needed to drive on the range...

May 24, 2017
 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI driven to all 48 contiguous states with just $300 of fuel

How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

The full impact of Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal has yet to be realized, but what it has apparently already admitted to doing could result in the largest... read more September 24, 2015


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

Last week at the DC Auto Show, BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint jointly announced they would install about 100 DC fast chargers for electric cars. Their goal is to create... read more January 30, 2015


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in front of house

2014 BMW i3 REx: Range-Extended Electric Car Drive Report, By Very First Owner

This past Wednesday, May 21, I picked up my shiny new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car from JMK BMW in Springfield, New Jersey. The car, in Laurel Grey, was the... read more May 24, 2014


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Public Charging Stations For Electric Cars: Who Leads The Way?

For the majority of the general public to consider purchasing a fully electric car, they first want accessible public charge points located at or near places they frequent in... read more May 6, 2013


 
BMW i World Tour in Rome, June 2012

BMW i Electric Cars To Tour The World Before Launch

Before the 2014 BMW i3 is officially launched as a production model, the innovative all-electric minicar is going on a whirlwind world tour--chaperoned by its more powerful... read more July 5, 2012


 
Mini E and BMW ActiveE electric cars, New Jersey, Dec 2011 (photos: Tom Moloughney)

After 30 Months In A Mini E Electric Car, BMW ActiveE Coming Up

I took possession of my 2009 Mini E electric car (serial number 250) on June 12, 2009. At the time, I signed up for a one year lease, which is all BMW was offering. It was... read more December 12, 2011


 

 
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