Tom Alphin

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A Burning Man story

I arrived at Burning Man with CJ, my best friend from college on Tuesday night. He had never been, and I had only been once before, 9 years ago. I knew that attendance has...

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Owning an Electric Car – The Missing Manual

After much discussion, consideration and research, we made the decision to purchase an all-electric car. (We test-drove both the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt back in 2010.) This purchase was made with full understanding...

Bianchi Volpe 2

Day 1: Bike Commuting.

I’ve been riding my bike to work a lot this year, initially on my trusty old mountain bike, later on my new (and much more efficient) road bike.  Riding to work on a sunny...

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It’s Electric! (boogie woogie woogie)

This month, we got the opportunity to test two of the front-runners of the race to build and sell a mainstream plug-in electric vehicle.  Both cars were designed  with different tradeoffs in mind, and...