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

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.

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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.

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

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It’s hell out there on the roads these days

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

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.

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

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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

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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)

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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These initial 125 EVs will be maintained at Ryder’s state-of-the-art maintenance facilities within the California, New York, and Illinois markets where EV charging stations are being installed.

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My Conversion status as of 2009-10-09

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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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Ryder to be strategic service partner for electric truck and drone manufacturer Workhorse Group

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Ryder will be the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse’s entire light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America and will provide a combination of warranty and maintenance services as part of Ryder’s SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio. The new partnership will provide Workhorse with access to a superior level of maintenance solutions at hundreds of Ryder service locations throughout North America. Ryder System, Inc.,

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Postal Fleet Services selects Ryder for natural gas vehicle solution in four states; 20 CNG heavy-duty trucks

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Postal Fleet Services has relied on Ryder for fleet leasing and maintenance solutions for more than 10 years. The vehicles will be serviced by Ryder’s maintenance network of natural gas trained technicians within Ryder’s maintenance facilities that meet the compliance requirements for servicing advanced fueled vehicles.

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Why do EVs need batteries?

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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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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.

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

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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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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

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Tri Delta Transit switches fleet to 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Since changing fuels, we have received zero complaints from drivers regarding vehicle power and reliability, and there has been no change to routine maintenance. —Kevin Moody, maintenance director at Tri Delta Transit. Tri Delta Transit in California has switched its entire fleet of transit buses from operating on petroleum diesel to using only Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel, produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials.

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Ryder’s natural gas truck fleet surpasses 30 million miles

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Customers can tap into Ryder''s knowledge of natural gas and rapidly evolving alternative fuels maintenance network, along with its highly trained and experienced technicians, to ensure the safe operation, maintenance, and fueling of natural gas vehicles. Flex-to-Green customers enjoy all the maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease, which may include substitute vehicles during unexpected downtime. maintenance facility.

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New Flyer commissions advanced electric-bus simulator

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Operating techniques and skills gained from the simulator will improve bus operation, including extended range, reduced energy consumption, and less brake system maintenance. New Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.,

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

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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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J.D. Power survey finds China consumers increasingly enthusiastic about new-energy vehicles; ongoing importance of subsidies; battery worries

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Most consumers are still concerned about dependability and high maintenance costs due to the constraints of current battery technology.

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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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Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

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With less maintenance required compared to cars powered by internal-combustion engines, it's. The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're only now starting to see the first truly high-mileage examples of electric cars. Batteries Tesla Motors taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) durability Battery Life

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NREL report on electric bus demo at Foothill Transit finds Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line

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After removing accident- and warranty-related items for both fleets, the average per-mile maintenance cost for the data period was $0.21/mi for the BEBs and $0.22/mi for the CNG buses—including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 96 Outlander PHEVs and i-MiEVs to government of Georgia

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Servicing and maintenance of the vehicles will be carried out under an EV servicing agreement to be signed between Mitsubishi Motors and Caucasus Motors, MMC’s official sales representative in Georgia. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will supply the Government of Georgia with 45 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid EVs and 51 i-MiEV all-electric vehicles. The vehicles are due to be delivered in January 2018.

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

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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. They can also make appointments with dealers for maintenance.

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SporTran and Proterra deploy Louisiana’s first battery-electric buses in Shreveport

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million on maintenance and fuel, over the lifetime of the five vehicles. And unlike the industry’s widely-used steel bus frames, Proterra’s lightweight carbon-fiber reinforced composite bus body maximizes vehicle life, while minimizing repairs and maintenance. SporTran, a paratransit and fixed route transit services provider, with service to Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, has deployed the state’s first fleet of battery-electric buses in Shreveport.

Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

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Since working with XL, our maintenance team has noticed significantly extended brake lifespans, our drivers have all positive feedback on the added boost during acceleration, and we’ve reduced fuel usage, too.

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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

Franklin County Schools in Alabama purchases 44 propane-powered school buses

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Minimal revving reduces engine wear, oil usage and maintenance, while increasing durability and efficiency. Navistar’s IC Bus brand has received an order for 44 CE Series school buses by Franklin County Schools in Alabama, powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine. Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds.

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Westport Parts + Service launches new nat gas aftermarket distribution channel with Alliant Power

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With an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors, Westport Parts + Service creates a single source for natural gas aftermarket service and maintenance parts. The Westport Parts + Service distribution channel offers customers and fleets a one-stop shop for natural gas vehicle parts—a constantly growing parts catalogue with familiar layouts, helpful kits and common maintenance items, and regional availability of parts stocked on shelves.

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NREL-KPA-Toyota collaboration facilitates permitting of FCEV repair facilities

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While FCEVs were designed with significant safety features to prevent unintended hydrogen releases under normal consumer operation, the likelihood of a release can increase during certain operations, such as maintenance on the fuel system or powertrain.

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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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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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