Here’s a neat article about a Nissan Leaf owner in Hawaii that used up most of his car’s battery climbing the long winding road up a dormant volcano mountain then had a full battery again when he got back down. Thanks to the regenerative braking that all electric cars, plug in hybrids, and regular hybrids have he was able to recharge the battery coming back down the mountain. This is something you can only do with electric cars!
This looks promising! The higher-ups at Volvo are hinting at having a plug in hybrid (similar to the Chevy Volt) option for every model they sell. This mean you could get the gas only version and be stuck paying whatever price they set for gasoline or you can pay a little extra up front and have the option for electric with gasoline as a secondary fuel for those rare, longer trips. Take a look: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/04/17/every-us-volvo-could-get-plug-in-hybrid-model/
Do you use the portable 110V charger for your Chevy Volt or other EV as your main charger? Do you ever wonder where to put the plug after you’ve removed it from the car? Do you just drape it over the charger box or just set it on a nearby shelf? Do you wish there was a nice spot you could just put the plug in like at a public charging station? Wish no more! With the advent of 3D printers you can now simply download this plug holder and print it out in hard plastic. Then just bolt it to the wall near the charger and you can plug it in just like you’ve always wanted. Take a look at the pictures to see it in action. Leave us a comment if you wanted one of these and/or would use one. And if you have a 3D printer this is the link to the file I used to print it: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:153449