Ten years ago, on Sept. 8, 2009, I launched SolarChargedDriving.Com into the world -- and on to the World Wide Web. A decade later and more than 1,200 articles and blog entries, thousands of photos and dozens of videos, and nearly 300,000 unique visitors from well over 100 different countries later, SolarChargedDriving.Com is still here!
On my way to work today in my 2017 Chevy Bolt, I saw an older Tesla Model S P85 in front of me with a vanity plate that probably a lot of of Tesla owners in Colorado would love to have: TSLA EV.
So, the density of electric cars in the United States is quite variable with some states, for instance, California, seeing much more EV penetration than others, for instance, Mississippi or Kentucky.
The photo above represents THE future of "gas" stations in the USA --> The fully solar-powered fast-charging electric "gas tank". This Tesla Super Charging station, complete with a massive roof of solar panels, which generate the electricity that flows into the Tesla batteries charged there, opened recently in Las Vegas. Tesla has quite a few more of these around the USA.
It still hasn't seeped into wider public awareness that many cars are now equipped with video cameras that can, and do, capture people's every move. This is true whether they are a hit-and-run driver, a vandal, a would-be car thief, or a texting driver who has just rear-ended a car with a video system.
t's amazing how much more high-tech solar-charged driving is today than it was back in 2014 when I first plugged our First Generation Nissan LEAF into solar at our home at 4000 S. Atchison Way in Aurora, Colo.