Dale CohenMedia and technology
A detailed six-month review of living with a Tesla Model S. How it compares with other vehicles and the compromises required to live with an electric car.
Many people have predicted Tesla will fail. They question the market for electric vehicles and the financial health of the company. I look at the basis for claims that Tesla will disappear as quickly as it has risen.
An analysis of the market factors that indicate the approaching change from internal combustion to battery electric vehicles.
It is now exactly two years since I purchased my Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. This is a good point to consider the long term ownership of the car, and whether my expectations and the promises made by the manufacturer were met.
Advances in battery technology have enabled garden tools to cut the cord. I’m a big fan of electric things powered by renewable energy sources, so I decided it was time to look at garden equipment with two key questions to answer; Do battery garden tools eliminate the mobility advantage of fuel based tools? Do battery garden tools perform at the same level as their fuel counterparts?
Since my last update a month ago I’ve done some serious driving, adding 2500km to the odometer. This allowed me to conduct two further tests.
After one year with the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV, I ask the questions;
– Do Electric Vehicle’s (EV’s) and hybrids perform as advertised?
– How reliant are we on fossil fuels and is it possible to switch to pure EV?
– Can we supply EV power from rooftop solar?
– What does this mean for the vehicle market?
The world runs on energy we make by burning stuff. Renewable energy is viable, but has to be matched with storage to change the game. Policy makers need to allow market forces to take us beyond fossil fuels and not allow entrenched interests to hold us back in a doomed model.
I have completed a cycle I would call "EV unfavourable" meaning increased range driving which relies more on the petrol engine, regular use of air conditioning for hot weather and driving on consecutive days without recharging to see if there was any impact (other...
I have now owned my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid 6 months and refuelled it 4 times. It was advertised as having petrol economy of 1.9L/100km. Over nearly 10,000km I am averaging 1.7L/100km. My refill today averaged 1.0L/100km. I'm finding the 50km pure EV range to...
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