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TESLA: Breaking America’s Oil Addiction with Technology Today

One way to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil is to change anachronistic behavioral patterns that no longer make sense in today’s dynamic world. Many on the left advocate reducing personal energy consumption as one way to achieve this goal. … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part VII): Carbon Analysis

Yesterday I relaxed my $0.40 per kWh electricity price constraint to see if the two EVs and one PHEV would be more attractive at a lower cost of electricity. It turned out that the Nissan Leaf did become a more attractive option provided … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part VI): Fuel and Electricity Sensitivity Analysis

Yesterday I concluded that purchasing a Toyota Prius might make sense if gasoline prices remained at or above $4.00 per gallon, and if I used the vehicle for 20,000 or more miles annually. A critical assumption underlying this analysis was … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part V): Mileage and Fuel Sensitivity Analysis

Yesterday I concluded that purchasing a Toyota Corolla was the most economically efficient decision given my circumstances. However, I also suggested that it still might make sense to purchase a Prius under certain conditions.

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part IV): Preliminary Results

The results are in! The majority of readers voted for buying a Prius. And it turns out they are wrong…

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part I)

My wife and I share one car. This fact puts us in the minority among American households. According to a Pew Research study cited by Newsweek in 2008, 70% of American households own two or more cars. We have avoided purchasing … Continue reading

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