Tesla eliminates annual service, keeps some periodic maintenance

Green Car Reports

Yet Tesla, like most corner auto dealerships, has made money selling extended service plans for annual maintenance on its cars, sometimes mandatory. Scheduled MaintenanceElectric cars are supposed to be more reliable than internal combustion models. Certainly, they have a lot fewer moving parts and need a lot less lubrication. With hundreds of thousands more Teslas.

"How should EV owners pay for road maintenance?" Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Last week, after several states proposed new registration fees on electric cars, ostensibly to pay for road maintenance, we wondered what our readers thought would work best.

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Tesla updates maintenance plans; higher fees now include hardware updates

Green Car Reports

Electric cars may require significantly less maintenance than internal-combustion cars, but even they will break down eventually. So the Silicon Valley automaker offers maintenance plans, which allow owners to prepay for annual inspections and other routine work. plug-in cars Scheduled MaintenanceEarly in the life of the Model S, owners criticized the company for appearing to tie.

Maintenance Free Batteries?

Electric Cars are for Girls

What's the difference between a maintenance free and a deep cell battery? Maintenance free means it's sealed. Hi, Jack! Let's see. Means you don't

How should EV owners pay for road maintenance? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

States around the US are imposing new fees on electric-car owners to make them contribute to state highway maintenance funds. Some can be quite onerous, such as the $1,000 fee for electric-car registration proposed last week in the Illinois legislature, compared to a $148 fee for other cars.

ARPA-E to award up to $35M to develop tools to transform operations and maintenance of advanced nuclear reactors

Green Car Congress

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $35 million in new funding for the development of tools and systems that will enable reduced expense and increased flexibility in the operation and maintenance at nuclear power plants.

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Toyota to commence verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data from connected cars

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Toyota Motor Corporation, with Toyota City, will start Japan’s first verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data obtained from connected cars, beginning 1 August.

Electric Car Maintenance A Third Cheaper Than Combustion Vehicles?

Green Car Reports

Driving an electric car has plenty of advantages, but many owners also like the simplicity of their vehicles. An electric motor is incredibly simple in operation. In contrast, internal combustion engines can be made up of hundreds of parts--even thousands, in particularly advanced engines. That's why it's perhaps unsurprising to hear that new

Crumb rubber from old tires can lower road noise and reduce need for road maintenance

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Ground tire rubber, when blended with asphalt, produces longer lasting road surfaces, and can lower road noise and the need for road maintenance.

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

Pricey repairs: maintenance can become costly with no warranty

Green Cars News

A report has warned of the costly repairs many motorists face after manufacturer’s warranties expire. It was also revealed that the chances of mechani. RAC AA Warranty Direct

Highway Maintenance budget slashed by £220m since 2014, despite road traffic getting worse

Green Cars News

It’s hell out there on the roads these days

Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

Green Car Reports

Maintenance CanadaHere's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? The answer, at least according to Ford Canada, is when the hybrid in question is driven in a cold climate, but only for short distances. CHECK OUT: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test (Mar 2013) After a customer complained of problems.

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UK Grounds Maintenance Company Contracts for Four Ford-Smith Electric Vehicles Light Commercial EVs

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Carillion Fleet Management is one of only a few companies willing to underwrite electric vehicles on behalf of its customers, and has supplied the four vans on a seven-year contract hire with maintenance agreement. Poole, UK-based Continental Landscapes has contracted for four battery-electric Ford Transit-based light commercial vehicles from Carillon Fleet Management: two 4.6-tonne Ford Transit beaver tail and two 3.5-tonne tippers.

Life With Tesla Model S: Service Centers Get Crowded, Cost More

Green Car Reports

Maintenance Elon Musk Warranty Tesla Motors plug-in cars serviceOne of the coolest things about owning a Tesla Model S for almost three years now has been the service. When first revealed back in the spring of 2013—a few months after I had taken delivery of my car—the Tesla service model sounded almost too good to be true. If a problem occurred, CEO Elon Musk announced, a Tesla rep would pick up.

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Why BMW Boosting Its V-8 Twin-Turbo's Fuel Efficiency Kills Batteries

Green Car Reports

Maintenance Batteries Turbochargers Fuel Economy ReliabilityModern cars are asked to excel at many things, some of which are at cross purposes. The buying public demands vehicles that are sporty and luxurious, but regulations require them to be increasingly fuel-efficient. That means today's cars are more complicated than ever, and their dense networks of components and software can create some strange.

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Toyota Prius hybrid is cheapest car over 10 years that you can buy

Green Car Reports

The expenses of owning a car include not only things like fuel and insurance, but also maintenance over the life of a. Maintenance ownership Reliability ownership costs Cost Of OwnershipWhen it comes to buying a new car, there are many factors to consider. The car itself has to meet the buyer's needs, but it's also important to consider long-term ownership costs—often more important than many people realize.

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Tesla Freakonomics: Why Fans Should Hope Early Drivetrain Data Was Correct

Green Car Reports

Maintenance Quality Warranty Tesla Motors Reliability service Plug-in AmericaOur recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and support from its skeptics. But in a counter-intuitive Freakonomics-style twist, it's the firm's fans who should hope the results were accurate--and its foes who should hope they.

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

Green Car Reports

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. The car wouldn't start after that, and when she had it towed to her local Ford dealer, the.

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PHEV Day "Off" - Sunday, 5 April 2009. Haven of Rest & Relaxation. Tho Some Battery Maintenance Work Awaits at Gunter plus Lots of Email EVfort!

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, Later, some battery figures will be tallied out. However, even with 2 x BB batteries reading 9.97 volts cold and discharged from Run to Montgomery, the "Spirit" worked out with those two batteries charged up to 13.34 and 13.32 volts! At approximately 15MPH, the speed limit on the Gunter Annex, the "Spirit" still checked in at 13.2 e-miles. And the two need-to-be-replaced batteries, now warm and depleted, read: 10.29 and 10.24 volts.

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Might-E Truck NEV

Electric Cars are for Girls

Environmentally responsible and low maintenance The Might-E Truck is a mid-sized electric work truck built by Canadian Electric Vehicles.

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My Conversion status as of 2009-10-09

DIY Electric Car

Fuel system, found centricity for shaft, and done general maintenance of rig. Have removed exhaust. Next will buy motor, and mount. getting excited

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Beyond Tesla, electric cars lose value faster than other vehicles

Green Car Reports

Lower maintenance and repair needs plus lower energy costs can make a very convincing case for electric car ownership.

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New Garrett software optimizes E-Turbo integration with future electrified powertrains

Green Car Congress

In this way, Garrett’s software can monitor all vehicle systems and component performance in real time, so that repairs and maintenance can be anticipated and maintenance initiated to prevent costly downtime and loss of productivity. Garrett Motion Inc.,

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Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

Creative Greenius

One of my enlightened self interest goals was to literally get my own house in order and I did exactly that during #YearOfJoe, tackling a long list of much needed but undone home improvements and maintenance items. Greetings Creative Greenius Readers, A little more than a year ago I was fried to a crispy, nasty edge and ready to commit homicide with any number of potential victims in my sights – if I didn’t do myself in first from a stroke or a heart attack.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

DIY Electric Car

The modern electric car is cost-effective and at the same time it has lower maintenance cost. Lo and Behold! The future is here. Yes, we''re talking about the electric car. This modern marvel has actually been around for quite some time.

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Electric car-sharing programs expanding in U.S.

Green Car Reports

With lower maintenance, electric cars are also easier to maintain for fleets than gas cars. Electric cars and car sharing go naturally together. Both aim to clean up the environment by reducing gasoline consumption. Combined with gas cars, car-sharing fleets can also provide a backup for electric-car owners who want occasional access to a larger. Car Sharing

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Why do EVs need batteries?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Batteries are heavy, and maintenance hogs. Why use batteries ? Why not integrate a diesel powered generator, and use an AC motor to power the car

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Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

Green Car Congress

Through this Total-care Service, ride-hailing companies can provide their driver-partners with more cost-efficient and timely maintenance services. To keep vehicles in safe, good working condition, it is essential to provide proper vehicle maintenance based on the vehicle’s condition.

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Audi Q5 plug-in, Apple and Tesla, Model S value then and now: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Our readers weigh in on the fairest way for electric-car drivers to contribute to road maintenance in our latest Twitter poll. Audi reveals details of its new 2020 A5 55 TFSI e quattro for Europe.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW's battery factory, Hyundai's electric sports car: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

And our Twitter poll asks how EV drivers should contribute to road maintenance. We're among the first to drive the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Volkswagen plans to invest $1.1 billion in a new battery factory in Germany. Hyundai and Kia invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac.

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Irizar introduces next-generation of electric ie bus

Green Car Congress

The new generation of the Irizar ie bus also enables easier and more ergonomic vehicle maintenance based on optimized and improved accesses at different points. The new generation of the Spain-based Irizar ie bus, an electric bus launched in July 2014, has now arrived on the market.

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Ford confirms new hybrid Explorer for police; is this how SUV buyers will embrace hybrids?

Green Car Reports

Despite skepticism from some that electrification could add complexity and maintenance costs to large fleets, Ford confirmed Tuesday that its next-generation Police Interceptor Utility (based on the next-generation. Police work may be ideal proving grounds to convince skeptical shoppers that hybrids can consistently perform when duty calls.

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More than 100 Blue Bird electric school buses have been ordered so far; Cummins electric drive

Green Car Congress

The nation is increasingly influenced in electric vehicle transportation in general, and we anticipate rapid growth of electric school buses as more districts are educated on the zero-emissions and low-maintenance benefits they bring to their local communities.

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ZF expands partnership with Microsoft to develop digital services

Green Car Congress

The products range from fleet management solutions to predictive maintenance applications and process automation based on the ZF Cloud. Smart transmissions through predictive maintenance. With the new Predictive Maintenance function, ZF is preparing its successful modular TraXon transmission for the digital future in the commercial vehicle industry. Starting in 2019, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators can proactively plan vehicle maintenance using the cloud solution.

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

Green Car Congress

Motor Vehicles and Component Parts employers are defined as any firms that contribute to the manufacture, wholesale distribution, transport, and repair and maintenance of gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric, natural gas, hydrogen and fuel cell, or other vehicle technologies.

2019 108

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

Creative Greenius

You’ll also be finished forever with things like oil changes, tune ups, new air filters and the other maintenance that isn’t necessary with electric cars. Wednesday, June 25, 2008. There’s an old joke that most of us baby boomers first heard when we were kids.

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NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

Green Car Reports

Critics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But state gas-tax revenue don't necessarily go toward funding infrastructure, or at least not all of it. In last Tuesday's election, voters in one state ensured that their. Infrastructure Gas Tax transportation policy New Jersey

2016 86

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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Garage Lessons: Charging in The Real World

Plugs and Cars

New Level 1 installations - outlets - will be the least expensive, lowest maintenance option - no EVSE. I participated in the Governor''s Office Conference Coast-to-Coast Workshop on E-Mobility in Sacramento sponsored by the governments of California and the Netherlands on Wednesday.

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SensorComm Technologies to conduct IoT pilot program monitoring real-time vehicle emissions in Coachella Valley

Green Car Congress

In addition to monitoring a vehicle’s pollution footprint, Wi-NO x provides information for predictive and preventative maintenance, vehicle performance, and driver behavior. SensorComm’s IoT-based Wi-NOx system captures the real-time pollution footprint of vehicles in the transportation/smart city segments providing predictive maintenance, performance and driver behavior information via a smartphone app.

2019 81

U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

Green Car Reports

The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the iconic boxy vehicles. The USPS began soliciting bids in 2016 and five finalists now remain in the running: they are Workhorse/Hackney, AM General, Karsan, Mahindra, and Oshkosh. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how 'Unlimited' subscription really works

Green Car Reports

The plan mimics a subscription service, and adds unlimited mileage allowance, vehicle-charging reimbursement, and a cohesive maintenance plan to the standard lease terms, according. To dig its teeth into California's crowded electric vehicle market, its Korean maker has rolled out an "Unlimited+" lease program for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

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