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Second edition underway

The electric car market is changing rapidly. My intention with the first edition was to provide an easy to digest intro to electric cars with an update every two years. I expect the second edition to be out by the end of the year.

The world is changing regarding its outlook toward electric cars. China, the largest new car automotive market in the world, has issued one of the strongest mandates yet to automakers – eight percent of all new cars must be zero-emission electric or fuel-cell vehicles, or partial zero-emission plug-in hybrids by 2019 with that number going to twelve percent two years later. This will likely be revised prior to its implementation. Other countries have also implemented zero-emission requirements that are due to be implemented over the next several decades. As a result, more EVs will be produced by more automakers than ever before.

Look for future updates to The Electric Car to be released annually to keep pace with these rapid changes.


Now available on Amazon


Early reviews are in on Amazon with 4.5 out of 5 stars! Here’s what initial readers had to say:

“A must for anyone wanting to understand the electric car.”

“The book is well-written and is easy to read.”

“Has valid points to enable anyone to make a decision on owning (or not) an electric car.”

Please consider buying one for yourself or gifting to anyone you know that might be considering an electric car. And feel free to share this post with National Drive Electric Week starting tomorrow.

Available here.


Free Advance Reader Copy of The Electric Car


Update: This offer has now expired. Thanks to all who requested an advance reader copy. Look for the ebook to be published on Amazon soon.

With National Drive Electric Week almost upon us, what better time than now to publish my new ebook – The Electric Car: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

As my way of saying thanks to all of you that have visited my blog, read my social media posts, or visited any of my web sites, I would like to offer you a free pdf copy of my ebook. To receive it, all you need to do is provide me with your name and email address, which I will not share or sell. In return, all I ask is that you leave a review on Amazon upon publication, which I expect to be very soon. Here is a brief description of the ebook:

With the onslaught of electric cars on the market and wildly fluctuating gas prices, you may be interested in getting one for yourself. But is an electric car right for you? That depends, as author Ernie Hernandez will lay out for you in The Electric Car. An automotive insider with over 20 years of experience, Hernandez lays out the arguments for and against electric car ownership.

Covering a broad range of topics from leasing vs. purchasing, charging locations, range anxiety, safety, and total cost of ownership, the book does not need to be read in any particular order. Find the answers to your most burning questions quickly and easily, including whether or not an electric car is wrong for you.

If you discover that you and an electric car are a good fit, a handy set of tables in the back of the book will provide you with all of the information you’ll likely want to consider on currently available makes and models, putting you one step closer to electric car ownership.

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You may click here, or click on the request tab at the top of the page to receive your free copy.



Beta Readers – Check

The Electric Car has now passed through it’s Beta Reader stage, and is in the final editing process. Look for Advanced Reader Copies soon.


The Electric Car

Welcome to The Electric Car Book, the site of the soon to be released book The Electric Car – Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Stay tuned.