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

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.

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

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It’s hell out there on the roads these days

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

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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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.

2016 63

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.

2015 63

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.

2015 63

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.

2015 63

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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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

2009 100

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.

2012 96

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.

2013 141

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

2008 89

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

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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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Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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In addition to lower emissions that benefit air quality, electric buses offer savings in fuel costs and maintenance costs. The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32-million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses.

2018 131

Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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o Its digital platform enables customer-specific services and reduces maintenance costs. Additionally, after-sales teams can perform remote diagnostics and updates as well as implement predictive maintenance strategies.

2018 132

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.

2017 85

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.

2013 141

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

In an economic system as rigged and gamed as ours, the deficit in national parks maintenance, repair and upkeep is monumentally more important than the crooked numbers game racket that is the U.S.

Efficient Drivetrains announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 6000ev electric drivetrain for medium-duty vehicles

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OEMs are able further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.

2018 106

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.,

2017 65

Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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The results, reported in a paper in the journal Energy Policy , show spatial variation due to differences in state and local policies, fuel prices, insurance and maintenance costs, depreciation rates, and vehicle miles traveled.

2018 85

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.

2016 60

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

Green Cars News

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.

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

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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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NEDRA Pictures

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Much lower maintenance than the originals! Going to NEDRA at Portland International Raceway was my first major excursion in the 914 since both the flywheel was balanced and the clutch was properly adjusted. The car handled very well and cruised on the freeway without much problem.

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Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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The results, reported in a paper in the journal Energy Policy , show spatial variation due to differences in state and local policies, fuel prices, insurance and maintenance costs, depreciation rates, and vehicle miles traveled.

2018 78

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

In an economic system as rigged and gamed as ours, the deficit in national parks maintenance, repair and upkeep is monumentally more important than the crooked numbers game racket that is the U.S.

Oil; it’s not you it’s me.

DIY Electric Car

Let’s face it you’re a bit high maintenance, making all these demands about your needs for us to stay together. Ah Oil, we’ve had plenty of good times together haven’t we? Remember me learning to drive… buying my first car… our first road trip together. We’ve made some pretty good memories… you and I. But if I’m honest I think we should start seeing other fuels. The last thing I want to do is hurt you but I think we are just drifting apart, heading in separate directions.

2008 100

Kalmar and Yara developing first fully-digitalized and electric cargo solution for autonomous electric Yara Birkeland

Green Car Congress

The Kalmar Care contract includes full maintenance with parts for Kalmar FastCharge AutoStrads including an availability agreement as well as preventive maintenance for the Kalmar AutoRMG crane.

2018 92

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.

2017 61

Nissan Promises EV for 2010

Revenge of the Electric Car

Regardless, once the $7,500 tax credit is accounted for, and the much lower maintenance costs, these should be about the same as buying a gas car, only the fuel will be less than a dollar a gallon equivalent. He said maintenance costs will be about $1,350 lower annually for the pure electric vehicle than a conventional car. Nissan is a first tier OEM building a pure EV in the U.S. - for sale to regular folks.

2010 133

Don't let those batteries just sit around

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I'm dumping a maximum of 10 amps (typically much less) into these batteries during their maintenance charge, I thought the 12-gauge wires would be adequate.

2007 130

Efficient Drivetrains announces production release of PowerDrive7000ev for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications

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OEMs are able further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.

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