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.

Consumer Reports analysis finds EV owners spending half as much on maintenance compared to owners of gas-powered vehicles

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A new analysis by Consumer Reports finds that owners of plug-in electric vehicles are spending half as much on maintenance and repair as the owners of similar gas-powered vehicles. Consumer Reports (CR) analyzed its 2019 and 2020 reliability survey data for many thousands of electric and gas-powered vehicles, and found that drivers of electric vehicles are saving an average of 50% on maintenance and repair over the life of a vehicle compared to owners of gas-powered vehicles.

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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.

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?" 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. We have nothing against electric-car drivers paying their fair share for road maintenance, but some state proposals seemed to go beyond mere fairness to actively discouraging.

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. CHECK OUT: 17 states have passed extra fees on electric. Gas Tax highway funding Polls

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

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

Green Car Reports

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?

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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

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)

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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.

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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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Truck Cover Expert

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We have constant supply of parts available at our warehouse even for older models in order to help make the maintenance of cars for our clients cheaper and more cost-effective. Follow the link [link]. You can trust on TruckCoverExpert to cater for all your Truck needs: We have over ten years of local auto parts experience. We are actively involved in the trading of an extensive range of Truck genuine car parts (automotive tools and truck covers).

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Hyundai has 5 reminders for making your EV battery last longer

Green Car Reports

Electric cars require much less maintenance than internal-combustion vehicles, but owners still need to be aware of certain maintenance practices. This video from Hyundai offers five tips for maximizing battery life. The first tip is to try to keep the battery from discharging to low levels, specifically below 20% capacity. That goes hand in hand. Batteries youtube

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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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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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Canoo platform, Georgia battery plant, PHEV and EV costs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Looking at repairs and maintenance, plug-in hybrids cost less than traditional models. The battery maker SK Innovation this week started ramping up a massive cell plant for U.S.-made made EVs. And Canoo has some fast fun with its bare electric-vehicle platform out in the open.

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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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US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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Annual Production Capacity is the quantity of biodiesel that a plant can produce in a calendar year, assuming normal downtime for maintenance.

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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. However, it is only recently that cost effective electric cars have started getting manufactured. Unlike our fuel powered cars, these cars work on electric motors which basically rely on electrically charged batteries to function.

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Volkswagen diesel settlement funding electric school buses

Green Car Reports

Electric school buses have fewer maintenance needs and no noise pollution. Of all the kinds of vehicles that can be made electric, school buses sure make a lot of sense. And they curb diesel emissions—including fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide—that can contribute to asthma and other health issues. Michigan. Green Life

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Canoo opens waitlist for subscription-only EV, offers Tesla-like referral perks

Green Car Reports

Through an all-inclusive monthly subscription fee—wrapping in maintenance, insurance The California-based mobility-services company Canoo has officially opened its waitlist. Canoo will be an automaker by some definitions, with a set of unique, futuristic vehicles; but it diverges from conventional automakers in nearly all other respects.

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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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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. The same isn’t always true for those who own vehicles the old-fashioned way, going with what’s new and fresh every three years or so, before trading it in for the next. Then, electric vehicles have an issue that can. resale value depreciation

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REE partners with Iochpe-Maxion on exclusive wheel and chassis designs for modular EV platform

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The REEcorner drives maintenance costs down by constantly monitoring potential failures through proprietary preventative maintenance AI.

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Annual mileage guide: What’s the average UK mileage per car? Why it pays to be accurate with car finance

Green Cars News

Annual mileage is something that affects your insurance premium, maintenance costs and, when it comes to car finance, your monthly payments too How many miles will you drive in 2020?

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TransLink buys 15 electric Nova Bus LFSe+; Chicago CTA approves buying 600 diesel Nova Bus LFS

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These buses will help the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the second largest public transportation system in the United States that covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs, in its ongoing effort to modernize its fleet to benefit customers and reduce maintenance costs.

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

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Based on data the district has provided, they are looking to save more than $4,000 a year on fuel savings and $2,000 a year on maintenance savings when compared with the diesel buses in their fleet.

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Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford F-550 for shuttle buses, delivery trucks

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There is a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain with maintenance performed by certified local service providers. Lightning Analytics, a cloud-based analytics system that provides predictive maintenance, route scoring, range analysis, driver behavior and geofencing for maximum range and efficiency, also is available. Lightning Systems has introduced an all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab.

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Transportation accounted for nearly 16% of household expenditures in 2018

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Gasoline and motor oil, public transportation, and other vehicle expenditures such as maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc. The average household spent about $60,000 in 2018, with $9,800 of that on transportation (16%), according to the US Department of Labor. Transportation expenditures were second only to housing (33%). The largest portion of transportation expenditures was for vehicle purchases.

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Annual mileage guide: What’s the average UK mileage per car? Why it pays to be accurate with car finance

Green Cars News

Annual mileage is something that affects your insurance premium, maintenance costs and, when it comes to car finance, your monthly payments too How many miles will you drive in 2020?

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Alstom reports successful 1.5y trial operation of Coradia iLint fuel cell trains, next project phase begins

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The Local Transport Authority of Lower Saxony (Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, LNVG) was the first company to believe in hydrogen, investing in it with the order of 14 Coradia iLint trains and thirty years of maintenance and power supply. As one of the leading rail vehicle manufacturers in Europe, Alstom will produce the fuel cell trains for LNVG and will be responsible for the maintenance of the vehicles at its site in Salzgitter.

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

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On its own this will help optimize powertrain performance but set in the context of electrification and vehicle complexity, it is one of the building blocks Garrett sees in paving a technology pathway to predictive energy and powertrain optimization as well as vehicle health and maintenance prognostics. By enhancing vehicle or fleet reliability through prognosis-based maintenance. Garrett Motion Inc.,

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