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My first Electric Bill!

Got my first electric bill since we got the EV.   Uh….  I guess that’s $30 bucks more than the same month last year? Graphing it out vs temperature, its still hard to say.  We also had a bad furnace fan

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Regrets buying my Nissan LEAF EV

I wish I could have bought a Tesla. I’m still super-glad that I switched from an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car to an EV.   I do get a little twinge when I see a Prius Prime plug-in-hybrid, however, I have

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Life stuff leads to Leaf EV

Life has been in flux since the end of March.  I thought I’d take April off and recharge, but life had other plans.  In very short order: Death of a human family member in my extended family Death of our

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Cancelling my Model 3 Reservation

I’m still feeling a bit icky about it, but running my head through the Math, it still makes sense. Here’s what the experience looked like. A link to Ben’s very well done calculator:  https://teslanomics.co/model3cost2 Looking forward to 2020.

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Latest Round of Harvesting Car-Tracks

In the past, I used Android – Torque, and an upload to Dropbox, to gather car-tracks. I’ve started up that project again – this post focuses on my solution for gathering car-tracks for later processing.   Android-Tablet-Always-On I got a

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Amazing DIY Backup Camera Lines with Turn-Indicators v2.0

I’ve had two coworkers exclaim that this was an awesome idea, so I figure that makes it blog-worthy..   See if I can get an animated gif of this going ..  eh, not that good, but I’ll leave it.   How

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Prius Speed vs MPG: Inconclusive

I had a roadtrip looming, so I figured I’d do some experimentation: I wanted to find which highway speed would give me the best MPG.  I had some hilly areas (Louisville->Cinci) and some flat areas (Cinci->Columbus) to experiment with.      I

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