By L.M. Sixel Published 6:00 am CDT, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Griddy, the California-based company that is selling wholesale power to Texans, is going head to head against Reliant Energy and TXU for market share. It put up a billboard "WTF Reliant" on the edge of downtown off of I-10 East, near Gregg ,Monday, July 8, 2019, in Houston. Reliant is reportedly very upset about the sign that went up late last week and has told the sign company to remove it. less Griddy, the California-based company that is selling wholesale power to Texans, is going head to head against Reliant Energy and TXU for market share. It put up a billboard "WTF Reliant" on the edge of downtown ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer … [Read more...] about WTF with the electricity billboards?
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A popular selling point for electric vehicles is the notion that you never have to stop for gas. Your "gas station" is in your garage — simply plug in your vehicle to charge it overnight. But what if you live in an apartment? Or park somewhere without a plug? How practical is it to own an electric vehicle if you can't charge it at home? I set out to answer these questions by driving two electric vehicles in the Edmunds test fleet without relying on a home- or office-based charger. I spent one week in a Chevrolet Bolt and another in a Tesla Model 3. The Bolt has an estimated driving range of 238 miles on a full charge, and the Model 3 Long Range can go an EPA-estimated 310 miles. Here are a few lessons I learned along the way. FIND A STATION AND ROUTINE THAT WORKS FOR YOU Without a home charger, you'll need to rely on public stations. But locating them can be challenging, even when you know the exact address. Some are located in shopping mall parking lots, while others might be at … [Read more...] about Can you own an electric car without a home charger?
In our new Green Weekend series, we invite you to discover Europe’s main cities in a sustainable way - from green accommodation to getting around, ethical shopping to relaxing. Let's begin with Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and this year's best European destination according to European Best Destinations (EBD). Known as the 'Pearl of the Danube', Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto and Stockholm’s easygoing way of life. If you are a green traveler, you may not think of Budapest as the prime eco-friendly travel destination. However, in the last decade, the city of 1.75 million people has made great strides in terms of environmental friendliness. Follow our guide: Getting around: bus & bikes Walking is one of the best - and most eco-friendly - ways to get around Budapest but if you want to give your feet a rest, there are other ways to discover the beauty of Budapest. For example, Budapest’s must-see … [Read more...] about How to do a Green Weekend in Budapest?
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 1:28 pm CST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Austin Man Fatally Struck by Uber Vehicle While Riding Electric Scooter 1 / 1 Back to Gallery An Austin student passed away on February 2 after being hit by an oncoming car while riding a scooter. About the Electric Scooter Accident Patch.com reports that on Friday, February 1, Mark Sands, a 21-year-old exchange student, died after driving his scooter the wrong way on a service road. According to the report, an Uber driver collided with Sands, who was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to … [Read more...] about Austin Man Fatally Struck by Uber Vehicle While Riding Electric Scooter
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 2:51 pm CST, Monday, January 21, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages The Hidden Dangers of the Electric Scooter Craze 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Electric scooters (or E-scooters) have popped up on city streets all over Texas. Within months, companies like Bird, Lime, and Blue Duck had added hundreds of electric scooters to the most bustling areas of San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, and El Paso. While electric scooters have presented a fun new way for city residents and tourists to traverse popular destinations, they also present unique hazards to riders, … [Read more...] about The Hidden Dangers of the Electric Scooter Craze