Peak Oil in the US: Light Duty Vehicle Consumption

I often see discussions, calculations, estimates etc. of when we will reach peak oil. Originally peak oil was related to when we will run out of oil, i.e. when production will not keep up with consumption. Currently, however, it seems that we will reach peak demand first. Estimates for global peak oil demand vary wildly…

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The Best Food In Charlottesville – Part 4: Brazos Tacos

Brazos Tacos has the best tacos in Charlottesville, hands down. They are so good we have Taco Wednesday catered by Brazos every week at work. Lots of vegetarian options, my favorites being Triple Pickle and Tres Quesos and The Bill. But seriously you can’t go wrong with anything. They have a great family friendly location…

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Infrastructure For EV’s Part 2: The Future Grid

In Part 1, I covered what would happen if 10% of the cars on the road became electric overnight. In Part 2 I look at the the technology used to solve the problem – storage. However, before we get into storage, lets look at some grid basics: Different Types Of Power In extremely oversimplified terms,…

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How Much Infrastructure Is Required For EVs?

Every time I post an article on Seeking Alpha about the growth of electric vehicles, I get a bunch of posts from naysayers that it will require major upgrades to the grid. However, none of that is likely true. There probably needs to be little to no change in infrastructure and here’s a look at…

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Code Project With My Son: Fully Playable Prototype

Last time I detailed my troubles and dark nights of the soul trying to teach my son how to code. Many more tantrums, struggles and dark days, weekends and nights later we now have a working prototype of the game. It is an Indian card game called 7-8 (सात आठ). Think of it like a…

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Game Over for the ICE Compact Luxury Sedan

I’ve said that the Tesla Model 3 will be an existential crisis for the auto industry as soon as reservations opened. My charts from a few months later, showed exactly that happening with the BMW 3 series. Now that the Model 3 deliveries have started and all the details have emerged, here is how the…

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