887 miles on first tank of gas in our minivan

Tweet Pin It We recently purchased a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan and we drove over 25 days and 887 miles before our first fill up at the pump. Over that time we only used 13.3 gallons of gasoline, which works out to 66.7 MPG for a 7 passenger minivan.  We have been charging the batteries […]

First week with our new plug-in minivan, the Pacifica Hybrid

Tweet Pin It Driving our new plug-in Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been amazing this week. With the exception of one problem, which I’ll get to later , we have been very pleased with this plug-in hybrid minivan.  The acceleration is fun, so far I’ve experienced 95kW all electric torque launching us forward from a stop […]

How we went from zero to owners of a plug-in hybrid minivan in 2 weeks

Tweet Pin It The weekend started off as pretty much every weekend, our kids had a ton of lessons and practices to be shuttled around to and Alicia had yet another sustainability conference she was trying to get to. This one happened to be at Tufts, which was conveniently where the kids music lessons were. […]

Interview with Jeff Sutherland – Inventor of Scrum and Renewable Energy Advocate

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the pleasure of learning a more effective way to manage projects. The two day course, titled Scrum Product Owner training, was taught by Jeff Sutherland, the inventor and co-creator of Scrum and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. During the class he mentioned […]

Chris Christie Bans Tesla Car Sales in New Jersey

Tweet Pin It Unbelievable. A board appointed by Chris Christie just banned Tesla from selling its cars in New Jersey.  This has been an issue for a while there, and Gov Christie had said that the legislature would vote on it.  Then, when it became apparent that the legislature would not stop Tesla from selling […]

What would it take to switch to an EV?

Tweet Pin It Many of us commute to and from work every day in our cars, often by our self.  As more affordable production all electric vehicles (EV) enter the market, I am wondering what sort of range would you need in order to switch your commute to an EV. Recently, a friend asked me […]

Road Tripping with Our C-Max Hybrid

Tweet Pin It I recently took my three kids on a trip to New York City for the weekend in our new Ford C-Max. This was the first long road trip we had taken with our C-Max and the car performed beautifully. On this drive, I was solo parenting. All three kids (twins age 8 […]

How many miles do you have to drive to afford a Tesla?

Tweet Pin It How many miles do you have to drive to afford a Tesla? Ok, so driving more will not actually enable you to afford a Tesla Model S, or any model for that matter, but if you can afford to buy a luxury sedan, then considering the Model S as compared to similar […]

My Dream Family Car – Tesla Model S

Tweet Pin It Last week I got to experience something that has left several of my friends green with envy.  I got to ride in a Tesla Model S all electric sedan and it was AWESOME! The whole story started a week ago while I was sharing coffee with some colleagues and friends one morning. […]

My Dream Family Car – Telsa Model S

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