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How to download my green button data

Downloading your green button data from your SDG&E or PG&E account to use in the PEV4me plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) calculator is simple. SDG&E instructions PG&E instructions SDG&E Green Button Download Instructions The Green Button is located within the online service, My

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2013 Models: How the New Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan LEAF and Ford Focus Electric Compare

As the new year rolls on, new car models are beginning to roll out with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan LEAF and Ford Focus Electric at the top of our list. With extended range, better mileage and in the LEAF’s case

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Find public charging stations for your electric car using the Plugshare app

Xatori is the company behind, the PlugShare iOS app, and the PlugShare Android app.  PlugShare users have created their own EV social network, in which a community of EV owners and enthusiasts can share their own charging stations/electrical outlets with other electric car owners —

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Public EV Charging Etiquette for Electric Car Owners

For buyers of new electric vehicles, Ford Motor Co. has released a handy set of social rules for charging your car without making a nuisance of yourself. Ford’s list of do’s and dont’s comes in response to customer demand—or more precisely,

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How to download PG&E green button data

Downloading the green button data from your PG&E account to use in the PEV4me plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) calculator is simple. You need to have a My Energy account and an electric SmartMeter™ connected to the network. Log in to My Energy or Register.

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How much will my electric bill increase with an electric car?

How do you get utility customers to conserve electricity? Convince them to buy a plugin electric car! Sounds counter intuitive, I know. Let me explain. Most people have no clue how to read their electricity bill.  I surely had no

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Nissan’s LEAF to HOME vehicle-to-grid solution

The Nissan LEAF to HOME charger, which looks to be, in part, a response to the emergency situation after the 2011 earthquakes in Japan, can provide electricity for your home from your car battery.   For the over 10,000 current EV

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Toyota RAV4 EV HVAC and performance modes adds a wrinkle to the PEV calculator

The Toyota RAV4 EV, coming soon to California, is a joint development effort between Toyota and Tesla.  Some of the more interesting features on the vehicle are the “performance mode” and the 4 different HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)

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Carbon footprint reduction for the PEV calculator

One of the questions that we have been asked from users of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) calculator is how we get the results for the carbon footprint comparison.   Users that compare a high efficiency gas engine or hybrid vehicle

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New Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Calculator

In an era of soaring gas prices and heightened environmental awareness, drivers are taking a closer look at plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). But beyond the savings at the gas pump, what is the overall impact of driving a PEV? Most

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