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

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

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

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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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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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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.

2016 64

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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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.

2015 63

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.

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

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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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.

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

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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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

2018 75

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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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.

2019 76

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

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.

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.

2007 130

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.

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.

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

Green Car Congress

King County Metro earlier this year became the first transit agency in North America to install a high-powered charging station at a base facility where recharging is combined with cleaning and maintenance.

2018 154

StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

Green Car Congress

The new electric buses will also provide fuel and maintenance cost savings of more than $10 million.

2019 124

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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Five Ways to Increase Your Electric Car's Range Overnight

All Cars Electric

Rushing to work, carrying excess weight, poor maintenance, inadequate planning and even drive distractions while driving can cause havoc with the number of miles your car If you’re an electric car owner who finds that the range you can get from a full charge isn’t anywhere near the distance the dealer claimed, you’re not alone.

2011 70

Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The MyChevrolet App for iPhone helps a driver locate the nearest dealer, schedule routine maintenance, and contact roadside assistance quickly and easily. Many families are taking more frequently and shorter vacations nearer to home these days.

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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

So What Exactly DO You Have to Service On a 2011 Nissan Leaf?

All Cars Electric

Not only does the grid electricity to drive a mile cost just half to one-fifth the cost of the gasoline to go the same distance, but electric cars have far fewer maintenance items Despite initial purchase prices higher than those for gasoline cars of equivalent performance (before incentives, anyway), electric cars undisputably cost less to run.

2010 73

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

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.

2018 48

Leasing And Swapping Electric-Car Batteries: Will It Happen?

All Cars Electric

New-car buyers are already faced with a barrage of service contract offers, including extra-cost extended maintenance guarantees. In the future, proposes Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and CEO of battery manufacturer Ener1, electric-vehicle battery leasing should be added to the options. “We can come up with a creative lease finance model

2011 67

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

2017 69

NYC Goes EV

Revenge of the Electric Car

As a result, it concludes, “The day-to-day cost of driving an electric vehicle in New York, including electricity and maintenance, will be 40 percent to 70 percent less than a gasoline vehicle costs to operate&# meaning that “electric vehicles offer the potential to save drivers significant sums of money over time.&#. This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? by Lars Vercelli for the Gotham Gazette.

2010 144

Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

Green Car Congress

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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