Samanthan Rutherford

Ensign Samanthan "Sam" Rutherford was a male Human Starfleet operations division junior officer with cybernetic implants who lived during the 2380s. He was assigned to the USS Cerritos engineering section and worked under Lieutenant Commander Andy Billups. (Source:
Samanthan Rutherford
How-to charge your EV for free

Few things in life are free, but EV charging can be one of them. While still considerably less expensive than operating a gas-powered car, there are fees that come into play – unless you find free public charging. With a little legwork, you can utilize no-cost public charging stations to help offset (or completely eliminate) the […]

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EV 101: How much it costs to charge an electric car

“How much DOES it cost to charge an EV?” In short, less than a gas car. Sometimes it can be free. It’s not incredibly straightforward, but we’ll break it down to help demystify the costs of charging an EV. Calculating charging costs In a sense, EVs operate somewhat similar to gas-powered vehicles in that owners fill […]

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Rivian announces adventure-focused vehicle charging network

As off-road fans ourselves, we were excited to hear about the first electric pickups a few years back. Though one of the first concerns was charging on the trail. How could you ever take your EV truck to off the beaten path and be assured you’d have enough energy to get home or to the […]

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United Kingdom’s first dedicated ‘gas station’ for electric vehicles opens for business

The United Kingdom recently announced its plan to cease sales of gasoline and diesel passenger vehicles by 2030. While that may seem like a ways off still, building the electric charging infrastructure along with bolstering consumer confidence remains a challenge over the next decade. A move in the right direction, the United Kingdom’s first all-electric […]

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How much does a Tesla cost?

Tesla isn’t necessarily new to the car market, but it doesn’t have anywhere near the history and credibility of established automakers. It also has a drastically different sales method in comparison to big automakers like Ford or Chevrolet, selling direct to consumers through distribution centers rather than franchise dealers. Regardless, you can in fact buy […]

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Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric crossover goes official with its EPA range estimates

Volkswagen’s second all-electric vehicle, the ID. 4 is coming to U.S. showrooms soon, and we now have an official EPA rating of just how far it will travel on a single charge. Electric crossover shoppers should be delighted to hear the 2021 Volkswagen ID. 4 is capable of delivering 250 miles of range from its […]

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E window sticker reveals EPA range: Report

Before you were supposed to hear it from the suits in Dearborn, the Mustang Mach-E’s EPA range is revealed via a soon-to-be-owner’s digital window sticker. We can discern a lot of new information from the window sticker, but the most notable is that when equipped with an extended-range battery and AWD, Ford’s new EV crossover […]

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Rivian prices R1T electric pickup truck

When it was first announced, Rivian’s R1T was expected to be priced close to six figures. Despite an estimated range of 300 miles and a premium presence, that seemed a little steep. Now, as production nears, the startup EV maker has officially priced its first product and the MSRP may surprise you. Coming in June […]

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All of the electric vehicles on sale today: November 2020 edition

The list of electric vehicles available to buy is growing rapidly with 15 models available from nine major automakers today. That number is set to grow before the end of the year (Ford Mustang Mach-E) and will expand even further by the end of 2021. Last year one in 20 new vehicles sold globally is […]

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Tesla hits 20,000 Supercharger milestone

Whether you’re a fan of Tesla or not, its expansive Supercharger network sets the company apart in the world of all-electric vehicle ownership. Its profound infrastructure investment gives customers the ability to confidently road trip without worrying about where they’ll stop next. This week, the company announced another significant milestone in its march toward progress. […]

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