Michael Thwaite, Contributor
We're all time travelers, really. The thing is that we only move in one direction, and--in real time--very slowly at that.
If you fancy the idea of zipping forward in time to see if electric cars...
Open Vehicles Community Releases Electric-Car Monitoring App
Buy a Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Volt, and you can use an app on your smartphone to query the car about its state of charge, start or stop charging, and warm or cool the cabin before unplugging--all of it remotely. As electric-car owners have found, it's wonderfully useful. But not all electric cars...Michael Thwaite
Electric-Car Buyers: Free Home Charging Stations Offered By ChargePoint
If you're thinking about applying to lease a BMW ActiveE--or of buying one of several other electric cars now on the market--you may be eligible for a nice freebie. Coulomb Technologies, the company behind the ChargePoint network of public charging stations, said this week it is offering a free...Michael Thwaite
National Plug-In Day: Roundup Report Of Electric-Car Events
National Plug-In Day on Sunday, October 16, was a success by any measure. Organized as a nationwide call to action in many U.S. cities by Plug-In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, the event brought out plug-in car owners and advocates to show off their cars, motorcycles...Michael Thwaite
MINI E Meetup: End Of The Line For Electric Car 'Experiment'
The Northeast MINI E Meetup in New Jersey was the last before drivers of the experimental MINI E test fleet must return their cars to BMW to be dismantled and crushed.Michael Thwaite
Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!
You might think having a 2009 Tesla Roadster while your electricity is out for a week would be a challenge, but Michael Thwaite actually found out how little extra bother it entailed.Michael Thwaite
You're at high school and you want the freedom of being able to drive yourself wherever you want to go, not where others take you. To get that freedom, most teens attend driver's ed to learn the...
850 Miles In A Tesla Roadster In A Weekend: Crossing The Line
Yesterday, we told you about the remarkable 850-mile electric-car road trip planned by David Peilow and Kevin Sharpe, who intended to drive from the tip to the tail of the United Kingdom. Their goal was to test out the new electric-car charging network that the team created in conjunction with...Michael Thwaite
850 Electric Miles, One Weekend: Tesla Test Of UK Charging Network
Why climb a mountain when there are perfectly good helicopters? Why drive to the North Pole when there are scheduled flights? Why drive from the upper tip of the United Kingdom mainland to the very bottom in an electric car, when there are perfectly good trains? Why do we do all these things?...Michael Thwaite
Ten Reasons Why You’ll Really Enjoy Owning an Electric Car
This month has seen a lot of witty articles about the pros and cons of electric transportation, usually titled ‘Ten reasons why electric cars...’ followed by: "suck" or "don’t work" or "will change your life" ... or even reasons why it’s not worth arguing about it at all...Michael Thwaite