Building a Fleet of Personal EVs in Kenya

Cars That Think

A key person involved in the critical tasks of assembling, servicing, and testing the company’s vehicles and related products is Magdalene Maluta. She started with assembly and maintenance, where she learned about EVs from the ground up.

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Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

Green Car Congress

The company anticipates that, as a result, connected car services and greater choice in accessories and personalization will increasingly drive growth in its aftersales business, anticipated to contribute 25% of aftersales revenue by 2022. It will also help us expand our connected car, big data and personalization innovations to improve the customer experience and open up new revenue streams for the company. The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.”

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How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market

Cars That Think

On 12 August 1981, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in midtown Manhattan, IBM unveiled the company's entrant into the nascent personal computer market: the IBM PC. The personal computer vastly expanded the number of people and organizations that used computers.

MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

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A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

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KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc developing quick charging process for e-bike batteries

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For preventive maintenance, information on the battery state is updated constantly. Electric (Battery) Personal TransitTo shorten the charging time of e-bikes—in particular during daily use in the city—Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Coboc GmbH & Co. KG, a company specialized in electric mobility, plan to make the batteries of pedelecs capable of rapid charging. Presently, charging of an e-bike battery takes about two to four hours.

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QA With Luca Guala of Systemica on Masdars Personal Rapid Transit System

Green Car Congress

Green Car Congress had an opportunity to follow up with Luca Guala of Systematica to learn more about the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system being applied in Masdar. However, emergency and maintenance manned vehicles will be allowed to enter if necessary, by stopping PRT traffic along their route. Earlier post.) Systematica, a design and engineering firm based in Italy with clients throughout the world, combines a traditional engineering company with an urban planning studio.

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Tech: How Telematics Can Help You Be a Better Driver

Clean Fleet Report

Telematics covers a broad spectrum of technologies, from GPS navigation to IoT-enabled maintenance computers. Reminding You of Maintenance Needs. Vehicles’ maintenance needs rarely fall along a regular schedule. Connected Technology Keeps You on a Safe & Fuel-Efficient Path.

BMW i novel drive unit swing arm powers HNF eBike

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This permits, for the first time, the combination of a rear suspension and the durable, maintenance-free carbon belt drive on full-suspension eBikes, resulting in excellent propulsion and handling characteristics. To ensure consistent spacing of the low-maintenance carbon drive belt between the spindle and the rear hub, the mid-motor and rear hub are integrated into the drive unit swing arm. Maintenance-free belt drive with hub gear, without chain tensioner.

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Continental introduces new 48V eBike system

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Integration reduces shifting complexity for riders and simplifies ongoing maintenance and servicing requirements. 48V Personal TransitLeveraging its knowledge and advancements in 48V automotive technology, Continental is now introducing two 48V drive units to the electric bike market. The 48V Revolution is the first 48V-powered e-bike motor with a fully integrated stepless automatic transmission contained in an all-in-one drive unit.

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Renault Group and Google partner on digital architecture for software-defined vehicles

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This supports first use cases in development, such as: Predictive maintenance and better detection and rectification of failures in near real time if necessary.

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Toyota, City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, Cité lib, EDF launch ultra-compact urban EV car-sharing project; i-ROAD and COMS

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In addition, this project will provide a new IC-card-based personal identification and payment system, linking the charging stations with existing public transportation systems. They will be in charge of responding to customer inquiries, subscription management, reservations and maintenance of vehicles and charging stations. Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Europe Personal Transit Urban mobilityConcept of the Grenoble urban EV car-sharing project. Click to enlarge.

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Saturna Green Systems partners with evolve Motorcycles to equip electric bikes with digital dashboard and connected wireless services

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CAN bus connectivity can also provide OEMs and their dealers with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) information for proactive warranty and maintenance programs. It also allows manufacturers, such as evolve, to proactively engage with customers for warranty, maintenance and CRM initiatives. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Personal Transit TelematicsComponents of the Saturna system. Click to enlarge.

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Avis Budget group to acquire car-sharing company Zipcar in cash deal for approximately $500 million

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In particular, Avis Budget expects significant cost reductions across the fleet life cycle (from procurement to operations and maintenance to disposition, as well as financing), in addition to savings from eliminating Zipcar’s public-company costs. Car Sharing Market Background Personal TransitAvis Budget sees car-sharing as a rapidly growing component of the mobility industry, with Zipcar well positioned for the opportunity. Source: Avis Budget. Click to enlarge.

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BMW starts production of iX1 in Regensburg; all German plants can now produce electric cars

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The AIQX (Artificial Intelligence Quality Next) computer system that is used for this learns to recognise objects such as a person from sample images, making it a useful supplement to conventional, camera-based quality inspections.

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smart, MINI Unveiling Electric Scooter Concepts at Paris Show; Central Role for Smartphones

Green Car Congress

The brushless direct current hub drive transmits its power directly to the rear wheel, and is clean and maintenance-free. This is fitted with a microphone and headphones so that riders are able to use the telephone function or access their personal music collection while on the road. Tags: Electric (Battery) Personal Transit The smart escooter. Click to enlarge.

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3 Great Benefits of Installing EV Charging at Your Airbnb

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In addition to keeping the place clean, great communication with the guests, and routine maintenance, some hosts add a little extra to ensure their guests have the best experience. Making your Airbnb listing competitive and profitable takes a little work.

EGEB: The US’s first offshore wind farm is currently offline; here’s why


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ørsted says Block Island is offline for summer maintenance, and rumors are flying. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

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Toyota shows e-Palette geared towards practical MaaS applications

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Visualization of abnormalities in vehicles and workers enables a single person to manage several vehicles, rather than one person continually monitoring one vehicle, which enables operation with fewer workers.

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EVs dominate list of efficient cars in ORNL 2022 Fuel Economy Guide

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The site provides consumers with information to help guide buying decisions for all types of vehicles, including current EV federal tax credits, as well as operation and maintenance tips to save drivers money.

Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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The TEC Fontana dealership has two 50 kW chargers inside its truck maintenance bays, as well as a 150 kW charger located outside to enable fleet customers to fast charge at the dealership.

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Ford and Google enter 6-year strategic partnership

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Ford and Google are establishing a new collaborative group, Team Upshift, which wil focus on personalized consumer experiences, and drive new data-driven opportunities. Android in the car also enables Ford and third-party developers to build apps that provide a constantly improving and ever-more-personalized ownership experience. Ford and Google announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Ford’s customer experience.

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Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Electric vehicles including the electric F-150 require significantly less maintenance than a typical gasoline engine, creating more than 40% savings for its lifetime total cost of operation.

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Hyundai Motor Company extends warranties for more than 1M vehicles worldwide

Green Car Congress

Vehicle maintenance has been deemed an essential business in most places across the country, so while many Hyundai dealership showrooms have closed due to reasons brought on by the coronavirus, most service departments have remained open. These dealerships are well-equipped to manage repairs and provide maintenance while practicing social distancing, including picking up and dropping off vehicles for service and cleaning vehicles before they are returned.

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CARB previews ‘smog check’ for heavy-duty trucks; phase-in begins 1 Jan

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently previewed the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program (HD I/M), which is due to begin phasing in on 1 Jan 2023 ( earlier post ), at an enforcement truck event held at the Port of Los Angeles.

Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

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This includes cars in the Express Drive rental car partner program for rideshare drivers, its consumer rental car program for riders, the autonomous vehicle program, and drivers’ personal cars used on the Lyft platform.

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SpaceX Starlink might get funds from EU to pay for service in Ukraine


He elaborated that Spacex pays for terminals, the creation of new satellites, satellite launches, and satellite maintenance. Landsbergis expressed worries about Ukraine’s internet access being in the hands of a single person. He stated that Ukraine’s telecommunications should not be in the hands of a person who could “wake up one day and say, ‘This is no longer what I feel like doing, and this is it.”

Mercedes-Benz all-electric AMG EQS sedan starts at $147,500 in the US

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Mercedes-Benz USA will offer AMG EQS customers complimentary 30-minute DC Fast charging with the Electrify America Network for 24-months from account activation, and two years of free maintenance.

Lectric XP 3.0 Review: Leveling up what ain’t broke

Green Authority

With this latest model, Lectric has also included a number of warning labels on the bike to help inform the rider about when, where, and how maintenance might be needed. That’s enough to carry heavy loads or another person. The Lectric XP 3.0

Moscow to introduce electric ships for river public transport; solicitation to open in September

Green Car Congress

The carrying capacity of each route will be 15-16 thousand passengers per day; this will be another important element of Moscow transport and a convenient alternative to a personal car. The city of Moscow is planning to bring back river public transport after an absence of 16 years.

Audi of America, Verizon partner to bring 5G to vehicle lineup starting in MY2024

Green Car Congress

The collaboration brings embedded 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity into Audi vehicles and provides the speed and telecommunication architecture necessary for highly personalized and augmented mobile services, new driver-assistance features, and connectivity-enabled innovations for the automated future of driving. Verizon and Audi of America will bring 5G connectivity to the automaker’s US lineup, estimated to begin with select models for the 2024 model year.

Electric bikes vs electric scooters vs electric mopeds vs electric motorcycles: What’s the difference?

Green Authority

Personal mobility devices are gaining popularity. Electric bikes, electric scooters, electric mopeds, and electric motorcycles are accessible and efficient personal electric vehicles. This concludes our quick comparison of these popular personal EVs.

Tesla to restrategize in China by ramping service and closing select stores: report


Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned that he is putting a lot of time into personally advancing Tesla service to make it “awesome.” Overall, more than half of Tesla’s stores in China do not offer maintenance services. .

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IDTechEX sees battery swapping as winner in 2- and 3-wheeler markets of Asia-Pacific

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Personal cars and taxi fleets in China are now adopting this technology as well with ambitious targets set by companies for rolling out their own swap station networks. Battery-swapping technology aims to address the shortcomings of conductive fast-charging.

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NIO’s expansion into German, Dutch, Danish and Swedish markets coming with buildout of battery swap stations

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NIO Subscription is designed to offer maximum flexibility and personalization to encourage EV use. For all subscription models, NIO offers comprehensive insurance, maintenance, winter tires, a courtesy car and battery swapping, as well as the flexibility to upgrade battery services.

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How to Get Started Building an EV Fleet

Blink Charging

They’re better for the environment, cheaper to operate, less maintenance, and they showcase that your company is forward-thinking and environmentally friendly, which is fantastic for marketing purposes. Lower maintenance costs.

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14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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The ACT Fleet Forum provides education via webinars, workshops, and in-person site visits to leading fleets year-round. In its debut year, the ACT Fleet Forum will cover efficiency improvement strategies, gaseous and renewable fuels, advanced engine and vehicle technologies, electrified drivetrains, connected technologies, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance, and more.

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Tesla Semi unladen weight estimated by Nikola whistleblower


As noted by Paul Lackey , an engineer at the electric drive company EVDrive and the person behind Twitter’s “Nikola Insider” whistleblower account , Jersey barriers typically weigh about 4,000 pounds each.

All You Need To Know About Electric Car Insurance

Clean Fleet Report

The good thing is that with an EV , you save on the basic annual ownership costs, especially if you keep up with the suggested maintenance. Everything about an EV–except for fueling and maintenance–can be expensive. Getting Past the Challenges To Insure Your EV.

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DOE releases analysis of potential impacts of hyperloop technology on the grid

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These stresses, if sustained over time, would adversely impact electrical generating and transmission equipment, power quality, and long-term system maintenance and reliability, with implications for regional grid stability. The analysis also found that transporting passengers via hyperloop could result in 20% energy savings for passenger transport compared to other modes such as air or personal vehicle.

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How does leasing an electric car work?

Drive Electric

You can either put this through a company as a business lease, which means you can reclaim some or all of the VAT or take it on a personal contract. With a Business Contract Hire (BCH) or Personal Contract Hire (PCH), you’ll never own the vehicle you lease outright.

Is it the Right Time to Buy an Electric Car?

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Facts such as The Tesla stock being the ‘HOT’ one in the market right now, Elon Musk rises to the richest person in the world, Governments providing incentives for electric vehicles , etc. Maintenance and servicing of your vehicle. Maintenance and servicing of your car.

News: 2022 General Motors EV Live

Clean Fleet Report

EV Live is an education platform, accessible to all, where a real person will interact one-on-one with consumers. These EV specialists will discuss EV charging, driving range, cost of charging, maintenance expectations and all other aspects of owning an electric vehicle.

Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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With increasing sophistication of onboard electronics systems and external connectivity through navigation, infotainment, digital communications and dealer maintenance networks, modern cars provide a feature base and functionality mix that would have been impossible even a few years ago.

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