Category: Technology


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...


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...


Energy Efficient Water Heater

We have needed a new water heater for a few months, since discovering that our hot water was slightly discolored with rust. (Harmless, but kinda gross and indicative of bigger problems with our nearly...