As the plane began its initial descent into Portland, I felt the initial pangs of range anxiety — an emotion electric-vehicle drivers often feel when they fear their cars might run out of juice far from a charger — come over me.
I was flying from Los Angeles to Portland for a long weekend to visit friends and family. And for my four-day excursion to the Pacific Northwest, I requested an all-electric Fiat 500e as my chariot of choice.
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To my amazement, even before taking delivery of the twee Italian electric car, I was already concerned about the lithium-ion battery pack prematurely going flat, leaving me stranded and ruining my weekend. Read more…
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