September 7, 2023

EV Charging Standards: Transitioning towards Tesla’s NACS

With the increasing global adoption of electric vehicles, the question of EV charging infrastructure takes center stage. Do we have enough charging stations, are they reliable, and how can we establish a dense and dependable network worldwide? The issue...

May 24, 2023

How to Charge EV at Work?

One of the first questions you ask yourself when getting an electric car is probably HOW YOU WILL CHARGE it. Have you considered EV charging at the workplace? Compared to a gas-powered car, where going to a gas station is the only option, EV owners have more...

May 12, 2023

Review: One Year with the Ford F-150 Lightning

Are you thinking about getting an electric car, but you are not completely sure if it will work for your lifestyle? In this article, I am sharing our real-life experience owning the all electric F-150 Lightning truck here in the Midwest for one year. We are...

March 9, 2023

EV Battery Reuse or Recycle?

As electric vehicles become more popular, the issue of what to do with their batteries at the end of their useful life is gaining importance. Electric vehicle battery reuse and recycling offer promising solutions to this challenge, with the potential to...

January 27, 2023

CES 2023: Battery Electric Highlights, Solid State, Solar

In January, I visited CES for the first time. Known as the largest consumer electronics show in the world, I wasn’t sure what to expect in the automotive space. Latest electric car and battery innovations or hype themes and marketing promises? Industry get...

January 10, 2023

What is a Battery Management System BMS?

Have you ever wondered where the State of Charge SOC and the remaining electric range on the dashboard in your EV actually come from? Surprisingly this number cannot be directly measured but needs to be estimated or calculated. This is only one task of a...

October 5, 2022

Electric Charging with the Sun!

This year on Earth Day, we decided to add solar power to our house! I did research and decided to go with Sun Badger Solar as our installer. Here is what has happened so far! In March, Sun Badger came to our house, climbed onto the roof, and provided a...

September 24, 2022

How long do electric car batteries last?

One of the most asked questions about electric vehicles is how long the batteries last? The battery warranty of most electric vehicles today is around 8 to 10 years and 100,000 to 150,000 miles – but we have to face it, electric vehicle batteries lose...

September 17, 2022

Mounting the E-Motor in My Electric Jeep!

Our electric motor is mounted! The Gilmore Girls Jeep is soon to be all electric! When converting a car to electric, you will find that there are many different ways to do it and it can be overwhelming. We thought about what we want the Jeep to be capable of,...

August 29, 2022

Why Recycling Batteries is Important

Recycling batteries is easier than recycling electronics! By recycling batteries, we are able to make new batteries from the recycled materials. This will create a circular economy of reusing materials instead of a linear one. Every resource on Earth is...

August 18, 2022

Expansion and Future of my Jeep Conversion!

I have been working for a while on converting my dream car, the same 1999 Jeep Wrangler used in Gilmore Girls, into a fully electric vehicle. Now it is time to expand this project even more! We are collaborating with a local workshop called Performance...

August 1, 2022

Build Your Electric Car with Simulation and Design!

My goal is to create the FIRST electric Jeep that has all of the same functions as a regular gas-powered Jeep. Throughout this project, I used a lot of simulation to understand and make better decisions about what components I would need to buy. I have a...