Barton Park Adventure

To test the real-world range of AC/DC (my 2012 Nissan Leaf), I decided to drive it from my home in Beaverton, Oregon to Barton Park on the Clackamas River, where my company was shooting a commercial. According to Google Maps, this was 31.5 miles one way, requiring at least 63 miles of range to complete […]

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Beyond The Zombie

“It’s the battery, stupid.” Everyone who designs and builds electric vehicles understands this axiom, John Wayland included. “It’s all about the battery.” But John isn’t just anyone involved with electric vehicles. He’s the man behind the legendary White Zombie, the all-electric Datsun 1200 that has been blowing the doors off of gas-powered competitors at the […]

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How Far Can You Go?

The Holy Grail of every electric vehicle is range. From the promised 300+ mile range of the Tesla Model S to the potential 73 mile range of the Nissan Leaf, the average driver wants to know how far the vehicle can go before it has to be recharged. (Not that he will very often go […]

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