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

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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.

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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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

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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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

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.

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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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

Yosemite first US national park to purchase electric buses from Proterra

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The new Catalyst buses are expected annually to reduce 887,000 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions and save approximately $150,500 on maintenance and operating costs. Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst electric buses to its fleet. Yosemite is the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet permanently. Last year, the National Park Service (NPS) recorded 331 million visits.

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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

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.

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.

Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for ultra-low NOx ISX12N natural gas engine

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engines, the ISX12N will feature a new engine control module with improved durability, on-board diagnostics, an enhanced, maintenance-free three-way catalyst, and a closed crankcase ventilation system. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Earlier post.)

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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

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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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.

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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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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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PHEV Day "Off" - Sunday, 5 April 2009. Haven of Rest & Relaxation. Tho Some Battery Maintenance Work Awaits at Gunter plus Lots of Email EVfort!

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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.

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