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Outsmarting the Guess-O-Meter

Outsmarting the Guess-O-Meter

Anyone who has hung out in EV-centric forums for any length of time has seen the acronym ‘GOM’ used to describe the estimate of the number of miles remaining in your EV’s battery. All you really need to know is that GOM stands for “guess-o-meter,” but let’s dive a bit deeper than that.

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EV Adapters and Extension Cables Give You The Charging Flexibility You Crave

EV Adapters and Extension Cables Give You The Charging Flexibility You Crave

Adapters for Level 1 & 2 AC chargers (both to and from Tesla and J1772) are relatively inexpensive and can give you flexibility when using public charging infrastructure. Extension cables can be a bit more pricey but also invaluable when flexibility is needed. Adapters for DC fast charging are more expensive and problematic. So how do you pick the best product to fit your needs?

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Why You Should Consider Buying an Electric Vehicle

Why You Should Consider Buying an Electric Vehicle

There are as many reasons for buying an electric vehicle (or EV) as there are people buying them. If you’re put off by environmentalists telling you that you should buy an EV or else civilization will cease to exist as we know it, you’re not alone. Spoiler alert: that’s far from the only reason to buy an EV.

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What does Level 1, Level 2, and DCFC mean?

What does Level 1, Level 2, and DCFC mean?

There are a lot of terms associated with electric vehicle supply equipment. In order to make sense of it all, we have to define the equipment. What exactly is an EVSE? What is a car charger? And how does Level 1, Level 2, and DCFC fit into the mix?

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