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Feature: Bridging the EV Affordability Gap

Clean Fleet Report

This price barrier prevents the middle class from capitalizing on the notable cost savings of EVs, paying a “poverty penalty” of $1,000/year in higher fuel and maintenance costs by driving gas-powered vehicles. How Incentives & FinTech Can Get You In an EV.

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Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

Green Car Congress

The company anticipates that, as a result, connected car services and greater choice in accessories and personalization will increasingly drive growth in its aftersales business, anticipated to contribute 25% of aftersales revenue by 2022. It will also help us expand our connected car, big data and personalization innovations to improve the customer experience and open up new revenue streams for the company. The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.”

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MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

Green Car Congress

A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

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Tech: How Telematics Can Help You Be a Better Driver

Clean Fleet Report

Telematics covers a broad spectrum of technologies, from GPS navigation to IoT-enabled maintenance computers. Reminding You of Maintenance Needs. Vehicles’ maintenance needs rarely fall along a regular schedule. Connected Technology Keeps You on a Safe & Fuel-Efficient Path.

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Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

Green Car Congress

This includes cars in the Express Drive rental car partner program for rideshare drivers, its consumer rental car program for riders, the autonomous vehicle program, and drivers’ personal cars used on the Lyft platform.

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Lectric XP 3.0 Review: Leveling up what ain’t broke

Green Authority

is one of the most accessible and affordable folding e-bikes available. With this latest model, Lectric has also included a number of warning labels on the bike to help inform the rider about when, where, and how maintenance might be needed. The Lectric XP 3.0

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Consumer Reports finds interest in EVs is rising in the US

Teslarati

Of the 36% of people interested in buying an electric vehicle, the top reasons for their interest included low charging costs (33%), lower lifetime vehicle costs (31%), and lower maintenance costs (28%).

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ABI Research forecasts 400M people to rely on robotic car sharing by 2030

Green Car Congress

The automotive industry is in the process of merging phases one and two, with robotic service to become the ultimate form of transportation for its availability, convenience, and affordability. Car sharing is successful because the increased efficiency through higher vehicle utilization rates drives down costs, which results in more affordable transportation. ABI Research forecasts that 400 million people will rely on robotic car sharing by 2030.

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How does leasing an electric car work?

Drive Electric

You can either put this through a company as a business lease, which means you can reclaim some or all of the VAT or take it on a personal contract. With a Business Contract Hire (BCH) or Personal Contract Hire (PCH), you’ll never own the vehicle you lease outright. Affordable.

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The Growing List of EVmatch Partners

EV Match

NeoCharge offers affordable Level 2 (220/240V) dual-port splitters to make home EV charger installations more affordable. Eight years, hundreds of products and several Tesla’s later, they still listen to help solve issues and personalize your car.

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Opinion: 4 Things You Should Think About Before Buying a Sports Car

Clean Fleet Report

These prized possessions go for multiple thousands of dollars and cost more in maintenance costs. Personal tastes and preferences, such as transmission type and color, should also be considered. Weighing the Appeal Versus the Harsher Reality. This article may contain affiliate links.

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EV subscription company Autonomy expands California operations to Central Coast region

Teslarati

They will then personalize subscriptions for as low as $490 per month with an initial startup fee of $4,900. The monthly payment covers all traditional vehicle ownership costs, like annual registration, licensing fees, maintenance, roadside assistance, and vehicle wear and tear.

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DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

Green Car Congress

Systems that provide real time, predicted, and individualized information about travel choices, based on data from sensors (traffic, weather), mobile sources (personal portable devices, connected vehicles), and other information systems (public transportation, shared-use mobility, traffic incident management, construction, parking, congestion pricing/tolls or other costs) to allow travelers and shippers to make informed decisions regarding destinations, when to travel, routes, or modes.

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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving

Green Car Congress

These new services are intended to improve customer experience via advanced navigation; predictive maintenance and vehicle centric services; remote monitoring of car features; external mobile experiences; and over-the-air updates. The partnership will accelerate development of best-in-class infotainment and location-based services that will: Allow customers to personalize and protect their settings. A car is becoming increasingly connected, intelligent and personal.

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UK Government consultation on plans to simplify public EV chargers

Green Charging

Electric vehicles also have low maintenance costs. EVs are becoming more affordable as more automakers join the race. Most manufacturers have affordable EVs that everyone can try out and know whether it’s the right fit.

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Telit to provide cellular modules for SemaConnect ChargePro for EVs

Green Car Congress

This unique family form factor concept enables integrators and OEMs to swap Telit modules without costly redesigns and take advantage of the global coverage afforded by leveraging GSM/GPRS and CDMA-1xRTT network technologies for the same application. The CC864-DUAL incorporates gpsOne and standalone GPS capability for applications in mobile environments such as telematics, personal and asset tracking. Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc.,

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

Green Car Congress

Supported by a £2-million (US$2.9-million) grant from the Welsh government in 2015, the Rasa was designed for lightness, strength, affordability and safety. For a fixed monthly fee and mileage allowance, similar in expenditure to leasing and running a new family-sized hatchback, the company will cover all repair, maintenance, insurance and fuel expenses. Riversimple Movement Ltd.

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UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

Green Car Congress

These are: Light-duty vehicles: cars and light trucks, mostly used for personal transportation. For medium and heavy-duty vehicles, key policy priorities include increasing the availability of charging stations for long-haul freights, electricity pricing reform to make depot charging more affordable, and priority lanes and curb access for zero-emission trucks, among other possibilities.

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BMW’s iVision Dee Brings Sci-Fi to the Driveway

Cars That Think

The iVision can track a person’s approach to communicate via “phygital” icons that mimic human expressions such as joy or astonishment.

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E-Commerce Giant Flipkart To Increase Electric Mobility In India

Get Electric Vehicle

One of the main benefits which I am personally looking for is that the improvement in the supportive infrastructure for electric vehicles in India. They will have to open charging stations and maintenance centres and there is a chance that we could use those facilities by paying a fair charge.

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Electric Car Buyer’s Guide: 7 Steps to Find The Best EV for Your Life

EV Life

According to a recent study , the average American driver saves $1,117 per year on fuel and maintenance costs when they switch from a gas car to an electric one. On EV Life, you can see personalized recommendations for any car you’re considering.

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BMW’s iVision Dee Brings Sci-Fi to the Driveway

Cars That Think

The iVision can track a person’s approach to communicate via “phygital” icons that mimic human expressions such as joy or astonishment.

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Convincing Consumers To Buy EVs

Cars That Think

However, until mainstream public confidence reaches the point where the perceived combination of risks of a battery electric vehicle purchase (range, affordability, reliability and behavioral changes) match that of an ICE vehicle, then EV purchases are going to be the exception rather than the norm.

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Electric Vehicles Open-up New Business Opportunities

Get Electric Vehicle

Manufacturing Infrastructure Software Development Training and Skill Development Retrofitting Fleet operation Dealership and Franchise Maintenance and Repair. If you can manufacture high-quality premium electric vehicles for an affordable price, you may succeed in the market.

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7 Common Hybrid Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

Clean Fleet Report

There are several affordable hybrid models on the market. There are models that fit every person’s budget, just like with conventional gas cars. Hybrids Need More Maintenance and Service. Smashing Through the Barriers To Hybrid Cars. Story by Elizabeth B. Hines.

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A Stand for Solar: How a united movement helped pause CA’s solar tax proposal — at least for now

Teslarati

Organizations such as Affordable Energy for All , whose coalition includes companies like Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric, heavily pushed this “rich vs. poor” narrative.

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The Growing Used EV Car Market—and Why You Should Take a Look

EV Match

The exciting news is that the pre-owned market looks quite different than it used to—and used EVs are offering prospective buyers the chance to take a different, more climate-friendly approach to personal transportation.

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Electric Car Watch #1: Electric Car Disruption will destroy ICE Car Market | ? ?

Plug In India

For our EV advocacy, which will benefit Indian cities and the Indian economy in the long run, we have received abuse and personal attacks. This car takes large sums of money to run as well as expensive oil changes and engine maintenance.

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HARMAN introduces range of connected vehicle technologies and Microsoft partnership at CES

Green Car Congress

HARMAN says that LIVS is the industry’s most complete end-to-end system to provide drivers intelligent, adaptable and personal solutions in the car. Complete office suite for autonomous vehicle mode, which affords the same level of productivity as a stationary office including one-touch video conferencing.

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The World’s Most Popular EVs Aren’t Cars, Trucks, or Motorcycles

Cars That Think

They've been a boon to hard-working delivery persons during the pandemic (and their impatient customers), and commuters who don't care to be a sweaty mess when they arrive. Hub motors are relatively affordable, low-maintenance, mass produced by the millions. When the U.S.

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Retrofitting three-wheeler to electric 

Electric Vehicles India

To boost the electric vehicles on Indian roads the government has brought up a policy that can eliminate personal vehicles in the upcoming decades. Three-wheelers are still an affordable means of short and medium distance for public transportation and last-mile cargo transportation.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces its mid-size pickup truck: the X-Class leans on diesel

Green Car Congress

This affords Mercedes-Benz fast and cost-efficient entrance to the high-growth segment of mid-size pickups. Further Mercedes me connect services include the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system and the standard services Breakdown Management, Accident Recovery and Maintenance Management as well as Remote Vehicle Diagnostics. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new pickup truck—the first from a premium manufacturer—the X-Class.

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Power Electric Scooter Buyers Guide | 2022

Plug In India

Finally, we will showcase data sheets of each vehicle and Raphae and myself will give our top 3 personal picks among the list and also our top 3 recommendations for you guys. This increases efficiency and less maintenance compared to belt based drivetrains.

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DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

Green Car Congress

Most of the projects will support the goals of EV Everywhere, an Energy Department program that aims to make PEVs as affordable and convenient as gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. Develop a unified reference guide of design requirements, and provide in‐person training and tours that showcase best practice garage/maintenance facilities for natural gas, propane, and hydrogen vehicles.

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Tesla Inside: The Ultimate Vintage Land Rover Retrofit

Cars That Think

EV conversions here and elsewhere are seizing both imaginations and wallets, as classic-car fans focus on improved performance, reliability, and ease of maintenance, with the environmental benefits a green icing on the cake.

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Peugeot E-Expert walk around and first drive

Drive Electric

I personally love this distinctive grid at the front, it really looks like it means business. A video guide perfect for soon to be Peugeot e-Expert Van drivers. Ella talks you through all you need to know about this new electric van from Peugeot. Hello, i’m Ella Power from DriveElectric.

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The California Carpool Sticker: How An Electric Car Buys You Life In The Fast Lane

EV Life

If you’re a commuter in California, there are now more reasons to drive an electric car than just saving on tax incentives & rebates , your carbon footprint, fuel, and maintenance costs. California Carpool Sticker.

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Audi TechDay e-mobility, Part 2: systems and components

Green Car Congress

Asynchronous motors (ASM) have no permanent magnets and are simple in design, sturdy, low in maintenance and long-lived. The demand-based control of this scroll compressor affords a highly efficient mode of operation. A person driving approximately the same route every day to work can pre-program regular charging. Should problems arise, perhaps because the person forgot to plug in the charging cable, a message is promptly displayed.

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