Plugging Into the Future

A Guide to Understanding Electric Vehicles

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Electric vehicles may be going mainstream, but the public still has questions. Lots of them. Plugging Into the Future is a weekly column that answers common questions that pop up over and over again among drivers who are researching their first electric vehicle (also known as an ‘EV’) purchase. We will answer basic questions such as “How much does it cost to charge an EV?” and “What is the proper etiquette for public charging?” as well as address slightly more advanced topics such as “Why is aerodynamic drag so important?”

If you have a question you’d like to see answered, let us know in the comments section below!

This Week’s Topic

Why Electrify America’s Network Is(n’t) a Hot Mess

TL;DR I recently pulled into an Electrify America 350 kW-capable DC Fast Charging (DCFC) station, and while the charging session initiated right away, I was getting a mere 30 kW while my car requested nearly 10 times that amount. That’s when I started researching this...

Why Electrify America’s Network Is(n’t) a Hot Mess

Why Electrify America’s Network Is(n’t) a Hot Mess

TL;DR I recently pulled into an Electrify America 350 kW-capable DC Fast Charging (DCFC) station, and while the charging session initiated right away, I was getting a mere 30 kW while my car requested nearly 10 times that amount. That’s when I started researching this...

John Higham- Plugging Into the Future

By John Higham

John has been driving electric for 12 years. He served on the Electric Vehicle Association Board of Directors for three years. His first EV was a Miata, converted in his garage. Since then, he has owned seven other EVs. John recently retired from aerospace after 32 years of building spacecraft. In retirement, he looks forward to working to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility.

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By John Higham

John has been driving electric for 12 years. He served on the Electric Vehicle Association Board of Directors for three years. His first EV was a Miata, converted in his garage. Since then, he has owned seven other EVs. John recently retired from aerospace after 32 years of building spacecraft. In retirement, he looks forward to working to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility.

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  1. Marc Francis Roddin

    This blog is a great service. Thank you for putting it together.

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