Category: Product Review

To Yosemite and Back in Chevy’s Bolt EV

“Let’s go to Yosemite!” said Sheila, my wife, pointing to a San Francisco Chronicle photo of raging waterfalls in the fabled valley.  We checked our calendars. We had the time for a quick visit, two nights, allowing one full day of hiking. There was only one problem. We had just become a one-car family, and …

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Alcohol in the Body

The other day I saw (in a movie) a waiter set fire to a dessert pan doused in cognac.  It flared dramatically, as if it were gasoline or lighter fluid.  Hm, I thought, why would anyone put that kind of chemical into their body? Now here’s Healthline.com with a new interactive graphic detailing 23 spots …

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First week with an EV: Charging into the future

When the time came to sell my gas-guzzling Prius and switch to an EV, my main question was, can it get me to Limantour Beach and back?  Limantour Beach, one of the jewels of the Point Reyes National Seashore, is exactly 50 miles from my home in Berkeley.  The advertised range of all of the …

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