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Re: “How the electric vehicle rode public subsidies into the mainstream

You can plug in any EV at home but the charge rate is very slow on a standard 120v outlet. Perhaps 3-4 miles per hour. By upgrading to a 240v outlet like you have for your dryer you can improve the charging speed to 35-55 mph. If you drive less than 100 miles per day then you could charge up each night in only a few hours.

GA Power offers an EV rate that allows for cheap charging at night.… There is a downside in that during peak summertime hours the rate is really high but it allows for really cheap charging. 100 miles costs about $1.60.

Posted by SRPumpelly on 02/09/2015 at 2:05 PM

Re: “How the electric vehicle rode public subsidies into the mainstream

"That niche is for commuting and short-range trips. Electric car batteries take hours to recharge, and their range is limited. The cutting edge right now is 200 miles, with the Leaf half that at best."

A Tesla Model S with a 85kw battery has a rated range of 270 miles on a single charge. Under normal driving conditions an owner can expect to get at least 90% of rated. Unlike a gasoline or diesel powered car you leave your house every day with a full "tank" so being out and about and needing to hit a charging station only happens on long trips.

If you are doing a lot of road trips then admittedly, this isn't the best car, but I would guess a large percentage of Georgians rarely drive more than 240 miles in a day. Hardly a niche market.

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Posted by SRPumpelly on 02/05/2015 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Inman Park's Dough Bakery is closing

Dough will be sorely missed.

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Posted by SRPumpelly on 09/09/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “There is NO good vegetarian food in Atlanta

Totally missed the 3 best! Cafe Sunflower, Green Sprout (all though it was featured a few weeks back), and Soul Vegetarian. Don't forget that all local Mellow Mushrooms, Village Slice, and Cameli's Pizza carry vegan cheese!

But of course this article is so incomplete I wonder why CL even bothered.

What would be more relevant is discussion of the Atlanta Veg scene as compared with other cities. We do have some gems but we generally lack the vegan influence of other major cities like LA, San Fran, DC, Philly, NY, etc. Why are our otherwise culturally literate in-town communities more interested in organic local meat-centric restaurants than the healthier, more compassionate, and environmentally sounder alternative? That would be far more interesting than Stephanie listing 4 vegetarian dishes she either tried or heard were good.

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Posted by SRPumpelly on 05/30/2012 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Green Sprout: Eat the veggies, skip the meat mockery

Excellent reminder that there are a few great vegan joints in ATL that will please any meat eater. Green Sprout always delivers when I bring carnivores. If the fake meat can bridge the gap from obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease to eating a healthy plant based diet then they have a place at the table.

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Posted by SRPumpelly on 05/09/2012 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Georgia's Lexus Lanes sputter on arrival

You guys are missing the point. $150.00 fine for crossing the white line. $75.00 fine for entering without a tag. They could give a shit about $3.05 x the measly number of users. When the out of towners get confused, that's where the real money comes from. When that shredded tire carcass is in the lane and you have to swerve across the double white to avoid it, (and then back) you will be paying just like it was designed.

I'm not sure where you will go to challenge these tickets but if the history of red light cameras tells us anything, you will be guilty with little fair chance to prove otherwise.

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Posted by SRPumpelly on 10/13/2011 at 11:27 AM

Re: “What's worse for your health, bacon or cigarettes?

This is where bacon comes from.

Posted by SRPumpelly on 09/08/2011 at 5:15 PM

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