Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

Google Delivers

“Google announced that it will add electric vehicle charging stations to Google Maps from several networks around the world.  A quick search for keywords like “EV charging”, “EV charging stations” or any other similar term on Google Maps will display … Continue reading

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Nissan Torpedoes The Leaf

“The good news for Nissan LEAF fans is that the second generation car with a 60 kWh battery is scheduled to go into production early next year. With the larger battery, the LEAF will have a projected EPA range of … Continue reading

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Hopeful Signs

“Washington’s 2035 goal is to lower emissions by 25 million tons annually. 70% of the proceeds will go towards funding clean energy infrastructure, including but not limited to solar, wind, public transportation, and energy efficiency. Interestingly, it even would allow … Continue reading

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To Crush Or Not To Crush

“The All-Electric SOLO Notably Exceeded Canadian Testing Standards, Having Withstood 20,617 lb in Side-Crush Testing, as Compared to the Required Minimum of 2,977 lb” See Electra Meccanica SOLO Successfully Completes Canadian Side-Crush TestingMany uninformed critics of the Solo EV claim that … Continue reading

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Another Of Trump’s Many Lies Bites The Dust

“While the vast majority of the individual’s ancestry is European, the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor in the individual’s pedigree, likely in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” See Report From Prof. Carlos D. Bustamante, … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Ugly News About Global Warming

“Premier Brian Pallister pulled the plug on his “Made in Manitoba” carbon-price plan. Instead, he’ll help us stay under two degrees by developing more hydropower, continuing with the long-planned closure of the province’s sole (small) coal plant, and recycling “more … Continue reading

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Solo’s Coming

I was scanning the web for any new images of Solo and came across this picture of a lady sitting in the frunk (Front Trunk) of a Solo at a trade-show. Sure, it’s unauthorized for transporting a person that way … Continue reading

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Solo Giggles

A lady encountered a Solo EV in a parking lot in BC. She giggled about the “cute little car”… I doubt she will buy one but it definitely tweaked her pleasant side. I’ve seen this before when Solo is on … Continue reading

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Extreme Extreme Fear

CNN’s Fear and Greed Index took a nosedive this week. There wasn’t any particular trigger or stampede involved. I think it’s just some nervous investors heading for the exits. Either being more cautious or cashing in make sense after such … Continue reading

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Do You Have Two Or More Vehicles For Personal Transportation?

“In a one-vehicle household the average daily mileage is about 30 miles, according to the 2017 National Household Travel Survey. In a two-vehicle household, the first vehicle averages nearly 40 miles in a day; in a three-vehicle household, the first … Continue reading

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Electrified Vehicles

“All major automakers reported September sales numbers for electrified vehicles.Numbers are considerably higher than the totals in September 2017. For the month, more than 44,400 electrified vehicles were sold compared to last year’s 21,516 vehicles.This means that more than 235,000 … Continue reading

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 Charging Electric Vehicles

“I am convinced many comments are from tree-hugging crazies living in their parents basement that don’t have an EV. Many advocate plugging into a standard ac outlet. My owners manual says that is only for an emergency and constant use … Continue reading

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