EV Articles by Paul Gipe

I’ve pulled together all my articles on EVs and driving electric under one heading–as much for my own benefit as for the benefit of readers.

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Caltrans Shandon Solar-Powered DCFC Station In Service

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Paul Gipe

We stopped at Caltrans Shandon rest area on Hwy 46 as part of a road trip from Bakersfield to the …

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New Solar-Powered Level 2 Station in New Cuyama—the Back of Beyond

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Paul Gipe

Santa Barbara County has installed a new solar-powered level 2 station in New Cuyama. We first noticed this station at the end of November. It was taped off then and when we passed it again a week later it was still taped off. Both times the indicator on the EVSE suggested the batteries were fully charged. We have no idea why it was taped off. It looked operational. For those who don’t know, New Cuyama is the back of beyond. It’s on Route 166 that runs east and west, leading from the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley to the coast.

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Chuck Moves to Volvo XC40 Recharge–Becomes EV Evangelist

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Paul Gipe

Chuck (Charles) Longabach took an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy a new car. He’d always wanted a new Volvo. He’d owned …

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EV Charging Apps 2023

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Paul Gipe

The world of DC Fast Charging is changing rapidly. There are a dozen or more networks that provided DC Fast …

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Stop Burning Stuff–Program on EVs at Hart Park’s Nature Center

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Paul Gipe

Today, Sunday, 10 September I am giving a program on EVs and why we need to stop burning stuff at …

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Replacing the Chevy Bolt Cabin Filter

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Paul Gipe

Replacing the cabin air filter in a Chevy Bolt should be a part of “regular maintenance.” One source said the …

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