Tips: 5 Best Car Maintenance Practices

Clean Fleet Report

Whatever’s under the hood, regular maintenance will make it run better. By staying on top of maintenance routines, you’ll prevent several mechanical issues. That’s why auto repair and maintenance practices should be a priority.

Electric Car Maintenance Snafu, Tesla App, Kia Trail'ster Concept Named: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, see why electric car owners need to pay close attention to dealer service bills, a new Tesla app for the Apple Watch, and the name of Kia''s upcoming 2015 Chicago Auto Show concept. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Soon you may be able to control a Tesla Model S electric car from your wrist, using an Apple Watch with a new app. Every

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Deutsche Telekom and Un-Blinking Technologies introduce iCar M2M solution for US car dealers and their customers

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This allows dealers to maintain an active relationship with their clients on an on-going basis—offering tangible customer benefits from automated reminders for the next oil change, to remote diagnostic information, and a wealth of other location-based services. For Deutsche Telekom, the cooperation with car dealers is part of an expanding M2M portfolio for connected cars. Deutsche Telekom and Telematics provider Un-Blinking Technologies (a division of SkyTrace Inc.

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Dead Hybrid Battery: What Should I Do? (Owner Question)

Green Car Reports

The car wouldn't start after that, and when she had it towed to her local Ford dealer, the. Maintenance battery pack service Battery LifeEvery once in a while, other media outlets will ask for advice from Green Car Reports on various fuel economy or car technology questions. We recently received one concerning a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, which the owner had left unused for several months.

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First electric school buses deployed in Texas; 3 Blue Bird buses

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With help from their local dealer, Rush Bus Centers, and the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the district was able to fund the buses and charging stations with grants from the Volkswagen settlement.

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Albertsons makes first US commercial 100% electric refrigerated grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck; Volvo Trucks and AEM

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To help Albertsons maximize vehicle uptime, TEC Equipment, Volvo Trucks’ largest West Coast dealership and a Volvo LIGHTS project partner, will provide contracted maintenance and repairs through the premier Volvo Gold Contract service offering at its location in Fontana, California.

Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier Company; Class 7 and 8 vocational truck electrification

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Crane Carrier Company (CCC) has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years and is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio with 180 sales and service dealers throughout North America. EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company.

Hyundai Motor Company extends warranties for more than 1M vehicles worldwide

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Vehicle maintenance has been deemed an essential business in most places across the country, so while many Hyundai dealership showrooms have closed due to reasons brought on by the coronavirus, most service departments have remained open. These dealerships are well-equipped to manage repairs and provide maintenance while practicing social distancing, including picking up and dropping off vehicles for service and cleaning vehicles before they are returned.

2020 184

What every auto repair shop should know

Electric Auto Association

Embracing the EV maintenance future By Matt Lamontagne: Member, Electric Auto Association. Most people drove large V8-powered vehicles that required constant maintenance, and emissions and fuel economy standards were just emerging.

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Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Huge Money Savings

Plug In India

Maintanance Expenses Let’s talk about maintenance costs associated with this petrol scooter for a period of 5 years. Most petrol scooters have maintenance costs of Rs 6000 per annum, which results in Rs 30,000 for 5 year period. For other manufacturers, check with dealers.

Shanghai OnStar introduces new telematics services, opens 3rd call center to support demand

Green Car Congress

Security Zone and Vehicle Maintenance Tips Mobile App Services. Shanghai OnStar is introducing two new mobile app services—Security Zone and Vehicle Maintenance Tips—to further improve security and communication among OnStar platforms. Vehicle Maintenance Tips constantly monitors vehicles. A notice will be sent to owners via the mobile app when maintenance is recommended. Customers can then use the app to make an appointment at a nearby dealer for service.

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Toyota invests $600M in Didi Chuxing, JV vehicle-related services for ride-hailing drivers

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Toyota and DiDi announced collaboration on e-Palette in January 2018 ( earlier post ), and launched vehicle-related services, including a vehicle leasing service and various services for DiDi ride-hailing drivers at a Toyota dealer in May 2018. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) concluded an agreement with Didi Chuxing (DiDi) to expand collaboration in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in China.

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Why The Ford F-150 Lightning Is The Most Important EV Ever

EV Adoption

When the Ford F-150 Lightning BEV reaches dealers in the spring or summer of 2022, it will wear the mantle as the most important electric vehicle introduced to date in America. Less maintenance/Lower TCO.

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Chat with Dr Nishanth, Founder PURE EV : Electric Scooter Service Focus

Plug In India

On the dealer front, Pure now has 84 operational outlets, including one in Nepal. Dealer increase and supply chain strengthening have to both happen simultaneously. There should be no conflict of interest for a dealer. Pure is worried about its dealer Return on Investment.

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APSRTC to operate 100 electric buses in Tirupati

Electric Vehicles India

The bidders have to look after the operation and the maintenance of the buses. This will also include the installation of an 11 kV substation, charging stations, related equipment and maintenance. APSRTC to operate 100 electric buses in Tirupati.

Healthy Engine Oil Helps Gas Mileage: But Do You Know How To Check It?

Green Car Reports

There was a time, not so long ago, when car owners were expected to carry out basic maintenance and regular servicing on their car using a handful of wrenches and common automotive tools. Nowadays, most of the maintenance is carried out by professional garage mechanics and dealers. but there are some things -- like checking the tire pressure

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Hyundai’s first mass-produced Tucson fuel cell vehicles arrive in Southern California; $499/month, including H2

Green Car Congress

Under the Hyundai leasing program, approved lessees can drive Hyundai’s next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell for $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and “At Your Service” valet maintenance at no extra cost. The fuel cell vehicles will be available at three select southern California Hyundai dealers: Tustin Hyundai; Win Hyundai in Carson; and Hardin Hyundai in Anaheim.

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Toyota Financial Services partners with Launch Mobility to support rideshare drivers

Green Car Congress

The companies will be able to draw upon an array of resources across the Toyota organization: alignment with Toyota Motor Corporation’s global Mobility Services Platform (MSPF), developed and operated by Toyota Connected; input from Toyota’s dealer network, which is able to offer a vital perspective on vehicle sales and maintenance; and.

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Bustech to use new Cummins battery-electric and fuel-cell electric powertrains in next-gen XGi buses

Green Car Congress

The updated XDi architecture simplifies mixed fleet vehicle maintenance through the quantity of shared components. Cummins has more than 35 branch locations in Australia and New Zealand, and more than 6,000 dealer and distributor locations globally. build the next generation Bustech XDi low floor transit bus using Cummins battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell technologies.

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EFG Companies launches MAP Electric Vehicle Protection for EV customers; 11 years, 150k miles

Green Car Congress

This new exclusionary vehicle service contract is designed to meet the unique needs of electric vehicle owners and help dealers diversify their revenue streams through both the F&I office and the service drive. As electric vehicles gain market share, dealers are concerned with profit potential per unit and service drive retention on vehicles with thousands of fewer parts than traditional combustion engine vehicles.

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Amazon India to deploy Mahindra Electric Treo Zor for its deliveries

Electric Vehicles India

It offers higher savings of more than Rs 60,000 every year compared to diesel cargo three-wheelers due to its low maintenance cost. Amazon India to deploy Mahindra Electric Treo Zor for its deliveries.

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Scheduled maintenance costs over eight years/100,000 miles are projected to be 40% less than for the gas-powered Transit based on recommended service schedules published in 2019 and 2020 owner’s manuals.

Beverly, MA gets its first electric school bus; Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley powered by Proterra

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Highland will own, fuel and pay for all maintenance, while the Beverly transportation department will drive and dispatch the vehicle within its regular operations. Highland Electric Transportation has selected Thomas Built Buses Inc.’s

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Peugeot introducing eU01s 45 km/h electric bicycle

Green Car Congress

The eU01s has optimized safety and reliability thanks to its 180 mm hydraulic disk brakes, and its maintenance-free belt transmission. The eU01s will be launched in December 2016 through the CYCLEUROPE network and selected PEUGEOT dealers. Peugeot is introducing the eU01s, a 45 km/h (28 mph) electric bicycle. Bridging the gap between traditional 25 km/h electric bicycles and scooters, the eU01s offers the rider an agile and rapid cross-town journey.

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Nissan Prices LEAF in Japan Starting at 3.76M (US$40.5K); Mitsubishi Begins Sales of i-MiEV to Individuals at 3.98M

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Beginning 1 April, consumers will be able to visit dealers throughout Japan to place their orders for Nissan LEAF. The company will offer a variety of services to customers who purchase Nissan LEAF: Charging equipment arranged by Nissan dealers. Since EV owners will need charging facilities at their homes or workplaces, Nissan dealers will assist customers in the installation of charging facilities for private homes. Charging facilities installed at Nissan dealers nationwide.

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Types of Motor and use of Controller in Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

The easy speed control and high load-bearing capacity made this a good choice but the maintenance for these motors is high since it has brushes and commutators but still the Indian railways use this motor. Types of motor and use of Controller in Electric vehicles.

Green Commuter receives $750K to support electric car sharing service in Chattanooga

Green Car Congress

The grant enabled Green Commuter to purchase the Nissan Leafs from a local dealer, and set up a local service and maintenance system. Green Commuter, an LA-based startup introducing a vanpool and car share service there with a fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles ( earlier post ), has received a $750,000 grant from the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) to launch an electric car sharing service in the Tennessee city.

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Tips: How to Make Money from Your Old Car

Clean Fleet Report

Sell To a Used Car Dealer. A trip to your local used car dealer will tell you how valuable your old or broken vehicle could still be. Each car has a lifespan before turning into junk, even with the best of maintenance servicing.

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Goa draft EV policy 2021 subsidising 11,000 EVs for 5 years 

Electric Vehicles India

To promote service units which would include electric vehicles and battery repair and maintenance stations. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

BMW expands 530e sedan inductive charging pilot program to US

Green Car Congress

Approved participants will then receive a confirmation number to take to one of 33 participating CA dealers to complete the 36-month lease of the 530e Sedan. All costs, expenses and expenditures associated with the initial installation, maintenance and de-installation of the Ground Pad Module are covered by BMW. BMW is bringing BMW’s global Induction Charging Pilot Program to the US. The pilot program began in Germany in 2018.

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Hyundai launches new subscription program for Ioniq Electric

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Scheduled maintenance. This initiation fee includes all taxes (except California sales tax) and dealer charges, as well as the first monthly payment. Ioniq Unlimited+, besides offering a single-payment method, includes an online buying experience, where customers can select the exact vehicle from their preferred dealer’s inventory and preview the all-inclusive monthly payment online. At the dealer, the shopper just signs a few forms and drives away in an Ioniq Electric.

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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. If you need help finding quality dealers in your area, try a Yelp search or just click the TrueCar button on EV Life vehicle page.

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BYD unveils new electric airport GSE tow tractor models

Green Car Congress

BYD tugs offer greater energy and productivity efficiencies as well as lower operating costs and easier maintenance, as compared to its diesel, gas or lead acid battery counterparts. Now, operations have grown to 20+ dealers covering 42 North American markets with deliveries to more than 200 customers, which include fleet customers like PepsiCo, Armstrong Flooring and Whirlpool. BYD unveiled two new electric tow tractor models, or tugs, this month.

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Chevy Engineers, 2012 Cruze LT, Demonstrate Fuel-Smart Driving

Green Car Reports

These days, we’re pretty sure that most car drivers know that the EPA-approved gas mileage ratings you see displayed on every new car at the dealer are for guidance only. And what effect does poor maintenance and driving style have on your gas mileage In short, your mileage may (and probably will) vary from the EPA ratings, but by how much?

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Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models

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There is a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain with maintenance performed by trained local dealers. Lightning Analytics, a cloud-based analytics system that provides predictive maintenance, route scoring, range analysis, driver behavior and geofencing for maximum range and efficiency, is available as an option on every Lightning Electric vehicle.

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Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Service is performed by Lightning eMotors’ network of Ford QVM-certified service centers, upfitters, and dealers, and spare parts are readily available worldwide. Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van.

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

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Connected car technology will also dramatically streamline Nissan’s global supply chain, bringing just-in-time logistics to increase manufacturing efficiency, from plants to the dealer. In his presentation of the new strategy, Kent O’Hara, Nissan Corporate Vice President and head of the Global Aftersales Division noted that Nissan’s innovation in electric vehicles means that customers will benefit from less expensive servicing due to fewer parts and prolonged maintenance intervals.

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Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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was soon created to build out a collaborative driver/car-owner service platform through integrated auto-finance, leasing, trading, charging and refueling, and maintenance operations. To build a sustainable and more robust shared mobility ecosystem, XAS is also attracting OEMs, dealers and independent fleet operators to put their fleets on DiDi’s open car-sharing program to share DiDi’s scale of operation, service standards and data capabilities.

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JBM launched Eco-Life electric AC buses in Ahmedabad

Electric Vehicles India

has been the pioneer in providing the complete e-mobility ecosystem right from electric vehicles, charging infra, power infra to maintenance and support, thereby, providing optimum value for the customers.”. JBM launched Eco-Life electric AC buses in Ahmedabad.

Five Ways to Increase Your Electric Car's Range Overnight

All Cars Electric

If you’re an electric car owner who finds that the range you can get from a full charge isn’t anywhere near the distance the dealer claimed, you’re not alone. Rushing to work, carrying excess weight, poor maintenance, inadequate planning and even drive distractions while driving can cause havoc with the number of miles your car

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Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

Green Car Congress

The report is based on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA). The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020.

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Toyota 2017 Mirai fuel cell vehicle remains $57,500; 312-mile electric range

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Costs above exclude official fees, taxes and dealer charges. ToyotaCare no cost service plan and roadside assistance, is enhanced for Mirai and includes: no cost scheduled maintenance for three years, or 35,000 miles, whichever comes first. Mirai customers take delivery from one of the eight authorized California dealers of their choosing. Toyota announced the pricing for the 2017 model year Mirai fuel cell vehicle. MY17 MSRP remains $57,500 plus an $865 destination fee.

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GM launches BrightDrop: first-to-last-mile electric ecosystem for goods & services

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EV600 connectivity provides fleet operators remote access, real-time location, battery and charging management, driver safety coaching and incident recording, remote diagnostics, safety alerts and predictive maintenance insights, and over-the-air updates.

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