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Lightning strikes cause fires, injury as unusual electrical storm lights up the valley |  News

Lightning strikes cause fires, injury as unusual electrical storm lights up the valley | News

Hundreds of lightning strikes in Kern County kept emergency workers scrambling Wednesday, responding to wildfires, spot fires and even a medical callout to assist a man struck by lightning in Ridgecrest. Kern County Fire Department personnel and US Forest Service crews were trying to keep up with the flurry of calls — and by midday …

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Road User Charges shock on the way for electric vehicle owners

Road User Charges shock on the way for electric vehicle owners

Coming ready or not: A battery of Teslas arriving on Auckland wharves in January. Photo / John Barker, Senior Pilot at Ports of Auckland Electric cars currently have a free pass from paying Road User Charges (RUCs) – the fees charged to owners of non-petrol vehicles, starting at $76 per 1000km. But at some point, …

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