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What a Difference Six Years Makes

OK, my header for this blog is complete. On the right is the seedling growing from a plum donated by an in-law. In the centre is the plum a few years old. On the left was the plum last spring. … Continue reading

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Nissan Leaf May Be Long In The Tooth But Nissan Is Still Sharp

“A decade after the introduction of its Leaf compact EV, Nissan tonight officially unveiled the Ariya electric SUV. The Ariya promises to shake up the EV market with an attractive all-electric crossover providing up to 300 miles on a charge … Continue reading

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To The Future

I’m hoping for a better future:“Over the past decade, battery costs have seen a dramatic drop — from over $1,000 per kilowatt-hour in 2010 to around $156 per kWh in 2019, according to BloombergNEF. That’s getting very close to the … Continue reading

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Suing Oil

“For decades, these oil and gas companies spent millions to mislead consumers and discredit climate science in pursuit of profits. The defendants violated the District’s consumer protection law by concealing the fact that using fossil fuels threatens the health of … Continue reading

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New EV

I was excited to receive information in my in-box about the KIA Soul EV.  It looked like a fine alternative to waiting for my Solo EV. I “built” my model. The only real colour was “Space Green”. A pukey light … Continue reading

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High Noon For Democrats

Today will be a day that might live in infamy in Democratic politics. Rats leaving their sinking ships have clambered aboard the SS Biden, hoping to defeat Universal Medical Care… Sigh. Why has a country known for innovation refused to … Continue reading

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Wind & Solar Power Defeat Trump

“Trump does not like wind and solar power, but the market absolutely loves wind and solar power. The EIA predicts wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage will be 78% of new electrical generation capacity in 2020. We will see 5.57 … Continue reading

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Solo Gen III

“In early 2019, we took delivery of 50 pilot production vehicles from our strategic manufacturing partner in China, Zongshen Industrial Group, and deployed these for on road validation testing throughout the United States and Canada. The “real world” tests resulted … Continue reading

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Myths About EVs

Chuckle. While those in the know have long since overcome their fears of EVs, many still cling to these: “Hyundai UK commissioned a study about people’s attitudes toward electric car. The biggest reason people don’t buy electric cars is still … Continue reading

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Canadian Election Results

The election results are nearly finalized and this seems to be the result: Lieberals 157 seats 33.1% of the vote 4.74 seats/% Conservatives 121 seats 34.4% of the vote 3.52 seats/% BQ 32 seats 7.7% of the vote 4.16 seats/% … Continue reading

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I Love Efficiency

I don’t know when I fell in love with efficiency. Probably it was about the eighth grade when I discovered ratio and proportion allowed one to buy more for less money. Anyway, we are anchored to motor-vehicles because we live … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Flowers, Bees and Me

Last spring I accepted an offer of sunflower seeds to help the bees. Here is my result: 50% of the seeds grew and this week they actually flowered. They should have done so back in July, but here are the … Continue reading

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