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Tesla updates maintenance plans; higher fees now include hardware updates

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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.

Life With Tesla Model S: At Last, Some Maintenance Needed (New Tires)

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After 20 months and 26,000-plus miles, I finally spent my first dollar on maintenance for my 2013 Tesla Model S. Almost 2,000 of them, in fact. The total was $1,858--the cost of four new tires and Tesla''s recommended annual service. Up till that point, tire rotations, washer fluid replacements, service bulletin updates, and the like had been

Electric Car Maintenance A Third Cheaper Than Combustion Vehicles?

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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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.

Maintenance Free Batteries?

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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

Pricey repairs: maintenance can become costly with no warranty

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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

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get Reasons To Rejoice

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It authorizes funds for highway construction and maintenance and public. Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed by President Barack Obama on December 4. congress natural gas plug-in cars transportation policy

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Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

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The first is power outages, whether they are caused by weather or necessary planned maintenance work conducted by utilities. California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The other is every utility's huge bill for diesel fuel. The large trucks. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids California electric utilities plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

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Smart goes all-electric, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices, 'Greenest' and 'Meanest' cars: Today's Car News

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Tesla's updated maintenance plans cost more, but include more services. Today, we have news that Smart may start selling only electric cars in the U.S., pricing information for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Electric, and rankings of the "Greenest" and "Meanest" cars in terms of environmental impact. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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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.

Will electric buses replace propane ones in national parks (which replaced diesels)?

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High maintenance costs for the aging bus fleet have led the National Park Service to. Electric buses could soon enter service shuttling visitors around a U.S. national park. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the possibility of converting a fleet of 14 propane-powered buses at Utah's Zion National Park to electric power. emissions plug-in cars Buses Public transport Utah

Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

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While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, and take time to amortize. It''s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. And by far the most. Green Batteries Manufacturing Study battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars solid-state cell

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King County Metro completes accelerated durability and reliability testing of Proterra electric bus

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It was out of service for only 6 days, including 3 holidays, preventative maintenance checks summing to 1 day, and 2 days of quick maintenance to resolve minor issues. Total estimated cost of maintenance for this test, incl.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery: Electrician Spent $10, Not $4,000, To Fix

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Some hybrid cars have been on the road for more than a decade now, but every vehicle needs some kind of maintenance eventually. Who said modern cars are too complicated to work on at home? DON''T MISS: How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles? Faced with a potentially expensive bill, one Toyota Camry Hybrid owner took matters

Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

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That''s because road maintenance is heavily reliant on revenue from gas taxes, and that revenue is shrinking as cars use less fuel--and those that run on grid electricity use none. As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That''s good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation''s infrastructure.

Proterra delivers 100th electric bus

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To date, Proterra buses have completed more than 3,100,000 miles in revenue service, which equates to ~6,000 tons of GHG emissions reduced and more than $2 million saved in fuel and maintenance costs. Proterra delivered its 100 th battery-electric bus, destined for San Joaquin Region Transit District (RTD) in Stockton, Calif. Proterra is leading the industry with more 60% of electric bus sales since the industry’s inception.

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CA Tesla Owner Calculates That UberX Is Cheaper Than Electric Car

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Cheap electricity and reduced maintenance needs make most electric cars cheaper to operate per mile than internal-combustion models, but perhaps that doesn''t take things far enough. There seems be an even better way to save money on transportation in some areas: Get rid of the car entirely. Car-sharing and ride-sharing services in urban areas are

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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Escal specializes in the distribution, installation and maintenance of security systems for lifting vehicles. Escal itself manages PVI’s service, maintenance and mechanical integration activities.

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All-new Renault Megane receives best-in-class running costs

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Anyone looking to lease Renault’s fourth generation Megane will be pleased to find out that it has received best-in-class Service, Maintenance and Rep.

Tesla Model S Service Contract: $600/Year, Or Warranty Voided

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One big advantage of electric cars is reduced maintenance. With no internal combustion engine, there is no oil to change, no exhaust system, no transmission, no myriad of moving parts to break or wear out, and no air or fuel filters to clog up. With regenerative braking, brake pads last virtually forever. So it was a shock to learn that Tesla will

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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Safer Work Environment for Technicians: The electric batteries are safe, thermal runaway proof, non-toxic, and maintenance free. There are no diesel or diesel emission fluids needed for bus maintenance, providing a safer and healthier working environment for vehicle technicians.

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Pilot production of Tesla Model 3 to start Feb 20: report

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The Silicon Valley carmaker said the "brief, planned pause" was to add paint-shop capacity and do general maintenance at its assembly plant in Fremont, California. Tesla said yesterday it would shut down its production lines for one week this month to prepare for the launch of its upcoming Model 3 electric sedan. An exclusive Reuters news service. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

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Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but that''s something that doesn''t apply to drivers of electric cars--and hybrid drivers pay less than others. It''s not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. RELATED: Why Electric-Car Owners Should Be Happy For New Colorado

Rail Management Services (RMS) orders 9 more Orange EV T-Series electric yard trucks

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Ed Morgenthaler, Vice President of Maintenance, Safety, Legal and Operations for RMS, estimates that the Chicago yard ranks as one of the top five toughest sites of their 40+ facilities across the US.

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11 states assessing fees on EV owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes

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Highway maintenance has traditionally been funded from a combination of Federal and state taxes collected at the fuel pump.

Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

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Maintenance costs for the compact diesel are going up, so he believes it''s time to move on. Everyone needs car-buying advice once in awhile--even the leader of an electric-car advocacy group. Richard Kelly--the president of Plug-In America--has now put almost 200,000 miles on his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. In a blog post, Kelly laid out his

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

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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.

Porterville, CA orders ten 40' all-electric buses from GreenPower; option for 20 more

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The order includes 11 charging systems to be installed at the maintenance facility and transit center for a total purchase price of approximately $9 million.

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UK companies in $2.5M project to develop marine magnetically geared propulsion motor; potential 10% efficiency gain

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They estimate that the use of this machine within a vessel propulsion system could increase the total vessel efficiency by up to 10% and deliver a very low maintenance and robust propulsion system, suitable for a range of new build vessels and.

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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In 2017, Renault Pro+ will also be rolling out a number of other connected services dedicated to business users, starting with two prioritary service families, “Fleet Management” and “Predictive Maintenance”.

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Electric car owners could ‘pay more than combustion car owners’ for long journeys

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Speaking on the Radio 4 show, You and Yours, Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer confirmed that the support for the installation and maintenance of [.].

Is the free-charging honeymoon over for EV owners? It depends where you look.

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

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Infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, and condition assessment. Technologies and systems that monitor the behavior or assess the condition of transportation infrastructure to allow agencies to better manage their transportation assets through optimizing resource allocation, preventative maintenance processes, and responses to critical conditions. Infrastructure Maintenance, Monitoring, and Condition Assessment.

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NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

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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

Nopetro opens largest US public/private CNG fueling facility

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The P3 also included providing environmentally sustainable upgrades to LYNX’s existing maintenance facility, as well as coordinating the conversion of the existing public bus fleet to CNG vehicles. As part of the P3 agreement, Nopetro built the CNG fueling station and upgraded the maintenance facility. Nopetro , Florida’s leading compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider, has opened the US’ largest public/private compressed natural gas fueling facility.

Do Electric Cars Alter Your Brain Forever? An Owner Says Yes

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I ''feel better'' for the following reasons: I spend less money on fuel and maintenance The pollution I don''t emit benefits the Having now driven my Nissan Leaf electric car for more than a year, I''ve begun to ask myself whether it''s permanently altered my brain. And I have to be honest: The answer, from my perspective, is a resounding YES.

Fastned and Nissan expand their fast-charging partnership

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In addition to four years of free fast charging this package also includes a rental car for four years (12 weeks total) for holidays,four years of free maintenance and a free charge point at home or at work. Netherlands-based Fastned, a builer and operator of fast-charging networks, and Nissan have expanded their partnership. As of today, every new Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 will include four years of free fast charging at Fastned.