Monthly Archives: September 2018

EMV Set For Production Of The Solo EV

Electra Meccanica Vehicles has some pictures of it’s new production facility in China. It’s huge with plenty of room to expand. With 18 full-time assemblers on the go and the huge space they should be able to produce hundreds per … Continue reading

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The World Of Politics (As I Would Wish It…)

I’ve been watching USAian politics with rapt attention for a couple of years now. Oh, the horror… The mid-term elections look like the best hope to right the ship. The Ds seem set to regain control of the House. They … Continue reading

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Retired Folk With EVs

“Electric vehicles aren’t just for young Silicon Valley hipsters. The latest to join the ranks of EV pioneers is septuagenarian retired farmer Sylvia Wilson, who recently drove a Tesla Model S all the way around the Australian coast — a … Continue reading

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To Maple Or Not To Maple, That Is The Question

Maples love my yard. They grow like weeds here. The wind blows seeds in from somewhere and they grow. I’ve collected a few seeds along the road when I walk and they grow. So far, I’ve collected these kinds: Manitoba … Continue reading

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Grand Kids

Life is always interesting with the grand kids visiting. Tonight when I did my walkabout to make sure the house was in order, I discovered that I had spilled some oil when I topped up the damned ICEd vehicle… In … Continue reading

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On The Good Dying Young

It’s sad when the good die young but it happens too often, except in my yard. Lately, I’ve had a hare chewing the leaves off some of my seedling fruit trees. I hate that. Today, one of the grand kids … Continue reading

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Intelligence Report On Solo EV

“The staff at DoubleTree did a great job of giving me an orientation on the operation of the vehicle, and the travel range of the car (160km on a full charge) was perfect for my travel between downtown Victoria and … Continue reading

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WhooHoo! The Range Of My Future Solo EV Has Just Been Extended

I last wrote about the range of my Solo when a new charging station appeared on the road west towards Portage La Prairie. Well, today, I found a new station at Oak Hammock Marsh. It doesn’t much help me reach … Continue reading

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EMV Meets LA

NEWS: Electra Meccanica Vehicles will open its dealership in Los Angeles October 12, 2018. This is a milestone. They’ve just repaved an old BMW dealership at Colfax Ave and Ventura Blvd in preparation for a soft opening next week and … Continue reading

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VW?

“Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess announced recently at a management event that company employees will be asked to switch to clean electric cars with the promise of bonuses and other incentives. While top managers have shown little enthusiasm, Diess is of … Continue reading

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On Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis is one of the few vegetables that I can reliably grow in my garden. It’s tough and rides out the winter wonderfully well. Its roots are aggressive and compete well enough with weeds. Especially, I love it because … Continue reading

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PCI Express On the 96Boards Poplar

“I am very excited to let our readers know that finally, thanks to some developments in the past month, we now have a fully functioning PCIe slot on the Poplar Board! Late last year, we saw the release of Linux 4.9 … Continue reading

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