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The 7 Best EV Websites in 2022

With the EV industry growing rapidly, it’s helpful to have reliable, up-to-date information on this exciting trend.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the 7 best EV websites in 2022.

Whether you already drive an EV or are thinking of getting one, these websites will provide you with a wide range of information on EVs – including news, resources and events.

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My EV Experience: 10,000 Miles With No Home Charger

Craig Todd with his Kia Soul EV

As regular readers of this site will know, I’ve been super interested in electric cars for a long time, so I was excited to find last year that I could lease one through the Salary Sacrifice Scheme. This scheme makes it easy and affordable to lease a new car — including electric cars.

In my case, I arranged to lease a fully-electric Kia Soul just over a year ago. The car has a 280-mile range, which is more than sufficient for the vast majority of my journeys.

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13 Things I’ve Learned From Using Public EV Charging Stations

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Electric cars are amazing vehicles, but if you need to use public EV charging stations then you could find the fun and enjoyment of driving electric can be quickly tainted.

As someone who drives a pure electric car and relies 100% on public charging points, I’ve had to learn the hard way on how to make the most of a still evolving public charging network.

However, rather than you going through the same pain points as me, I thought I’d share some of my tips on how to make your charging experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Let’s dive straight in…

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Do You Remember When Cars Had Combustion Engines?

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I do.

And it still shocks me when I look back on that time.

Let me explain.

In those days, it was taken for granted that motorbikes, cars and trucks were all noisy and highly polluting vehicles.

Everywhere these vehicles went, they left a trail of dangerous pollutants that filled our town and cities. Even schools were caught up in this onslaught, with parents regularly idling their cars while waiting or dropping off their kids.

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Tony Seba’s Presentation on the Future of Energy and Transportation Will Blow You Away

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A few days ago, my brother sent me a link to a YouTube video that he described as “compelling and thought provoking”. Now, my brother is certainly not the type of person who’s prone to exaggeration or overstatement. So, naturally, his comments piqued my interest, and I quickly found the time to watch the one-hour video.

What did I think?

I was mesmerised. And I think you will be too.

I’ve embedded the video into this post, but let me give you some brief details before you click play…

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Here’s Why the Hype About Hydrogen Cars Won’t Last

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Hydrogen cars promise clean, green driving – but several factors could stop their mainstream adoption.

Firstly, a quick explanation of hydrogen cars.

They are sometimes referred to as Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV), and are cars powered exclusively by oxygen from the air and compressed hydrogen.

People tend to be amazed when they hear that hydrogen cars only emit water and heat from their tailpipes. And this is true – these cars emit no nasty pollutants whatsoever.

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The Kia Soul EV Wins the Canadian Green Car of the Year 2015 Award

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The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver International Auto Show on March 24 revealed a pleasant surprise for Kia Motors Corporation – their Kia Soul EV was announced as the first ever Canadian green car of the year.

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) tested the car against three other finalists: The Honda Fit, the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

In choosing the winner, AJAC looked for the most environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicle for the the Canadian consumer.

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How Elon Musk is Changing the World

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“Sustainable energy is the fundamental problem the world faces.” – Elon Musk

Every generation needs a pioneer who can transform industries and societies.

Elon Musk certainly fits this mold.

Musk, 43,  was a co-founder of PayPal, who after selling his holdings in that company, looked for ways he could help the world through green, innovative and futuristic businesses.

You may not know his name, but it is likely you have heard of Tesla – his increasingly successful electric car company.

Musk is also the CEO of SpaceX, who is developing the tools and technology to allow us to live in space. And finally, he is the Chairman of SolarCity, his renewable-energy company specializing in Solar Power for both homeowners and businesses.

Musk is such an important figure in the way our future is developing that it is worth looking in more depth at each of his major commercial offerings.

 

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10 Green Websites You Should Know and Use

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Are you interested in green-living, sustainability and renewable-energy?

If yes, then we have put together a list of 10 superb websites that will keep you informed of all the latest green news and developments.

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