Monthly Archives: January 2018

Zowie! Lithium Batteries Verge On Perfection

“When the scientists tested the material in the laboratory, cycling stability improved and capacity degraded only slightly over 10,000 cycles. The material also charged very quickly – within less than two minutes.” See Charged EVsIt used to be said that if … Continue reading

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Not The Grammys

I happened to catch a few minutes of the Grammys on TV while I was baking bread. TLW had it on and I had to hang around waiting for dough to rise/rest/bake etc. It was pretty boring and I skipped … Continue reading

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NAFTA v Trump

“Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet Tuesday to start Round 6 of NAFTA negotiations. Through the first five rounds, talks have made no progress on divisive issues and President Trump threatens to withdraw.” See NAFTA is close to … Continue reading

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Amen!

“Québec is the first Canadian province to adopt a ZEV mandate. As of today, close to half the Canadian ZEV fleet is located in Québec. The National Assembly unanimously adopted the Act last October, and it came into force this month. … Continue reading

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Having a Heat Wave

Forecast high this afternoon is 5ºC. That’s 18ºC above normal… I do intend to celebrate by going out for some yard-work but it’s also a reminder that global warming is real. 2017 was the warmest year on record according to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Health

In the face of the GOP’s apparent inability/disinterest in impeachment in 2018 and the lack of any movement in the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, we are left only with Trump’s health or lack thereof and the Russian investigation … Continue reading

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Epitaph For Trump

“In case you weren’t counting — and I was — Trump uses the exact phrase “no collusion” seven times in that answer. He goes with the alternative “nobody’s found any collusion” once. Let’s call it a soft eight.” See Trump uses … Continue reading

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Winning Some And Losing Some

I was poking around PlugShare.com and found one of my favourite (accessible along well-travelled routes) EV charging stations was gone, the Shell station on the Trans-Canada Highway at Brandon, Manitoba. Anyway, three more take its place, one of which is … Continue reading

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The Last Gasp

“While the year saw the rise of Trump, this is not the beginning of his term, it is the end. As painful as it has been to watch him and his supporters rally, theirs is merely a last gasp of … Continue reading

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2018 – The Year of the EV in Canada

It’s true. Canada is lagging other developed nations in adoption of EVs. Just read the report, Stuck in Neutral, by Clean Energy Canada. We are several times less in adoption even compared to USA with Trump at the helm. We … Continue reading

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