After a year and 15,000 miles of driving an electric Nissan Leaf, we finally sat down and ran the numbers for how much we're paying for electricity. The bottom line, if you're a +Pacific Gas and Electric Company customer and have an EV rate and pay attention to the times of day you use power, is a lot. I figure I saved about $133 over the roughly 1,200 miles I drove in November. It costs me about 5 cents a mile to drive the Leaf, for the combination of home and public charging that I do.
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A very exciting 0.4 inches of water in the rain gauge this morning in drought plagued Norcal, and the calming sound of raindrops pattering on the roof on a Sunday morning. Looks like we had one of the the highest rainfall totals on the California coast south of San Francisco this morning.
Where did the Facebook ping come from, and why we can't we turn it off? Here is +Deborah Petersen's swan song in newspapers, a great piece in the Merc about how tech is redefining our need for gratification.
A Long Way From Home. This image of the Earth and moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded on Sept. 18, 1977, by Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles from Earth. The moon is at the top of the picture and beyond the Earth as viewed by Voyager.
ECOtality, the company which handled the U.S. Department of Energy's EV Project which installs Blink chargers for free, may file for bankruptcy. What happens to those like my husband who has a Blink electric vehicle charger in the driveway?