Fuel Economy

How to Maximize EV Range in Hot Weather

  How to Maximize EV Range in Hot Weather By Chris Hardesty 09/01/2020 5:00pm Hot weather can greatly impact EV range. Here are six tips to follow to make sure you get the most out of your electric car when the mercury rises. 1. Avoid Parking in the Sun Your EV has a thermal management system that works […]

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Evaluating EV Facts over EV Hype

  Evaluating EV Facts over EV Hype By KBB Editors 03/16/2021 8:51am Sorting through electric car facts and hype is critical in deciding if an electric vehicle is right for you. Here are a few electric vehicle (EV) facts to consider when evaluating a purchase. RELATED: How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car? EVs are Just

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How to Take Care of the Car You Drive in This Economy

  How to Take Care of the Car You Drive in This Economy By Chantel Wakefield 04/07/2023 12:00pm How to Take Care of Your Car Quick Tips For most people, a car is their second-most expensive purchase, and the costs associated with long-term ownership can add up. However, taking care of the car you already own is often

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What Ever Happened to Natural Gas-Powered Cars?

  What Ever Happened to Natural Gas-Powered Cars? By Sean Tucker 05/05/2023 12:00pm Quick Facts About CNG Cars In efforts to save money on fuel costs, many Americans turn to electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids, and fuel-efficient small cars. Electric cars seem to be the future, with nearly every major automaker planning to release at least one electric vehicle in

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Study: Electric Cars Cleaner Than Gas After 5 Years or Less

  Study: Electric Cars Cleaner Than Gas After 5 Years or Less By Sean Tucker 07/01/2021 9:11am A Tesla Model 3 becomes better for the environment than a Toyota Corolla as it rolls into its 13,501st mile. That’s one conclusion from a Reuters study of the emissions involved in both building and driving a new car. The study poses an

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What Is a Solid-State Battery For an Electric Car?

  What Is a Solid-State Battery For an Electric Car? By Chris Hardesty 07/28/2023 12:00pm A solid-state battery is a rechargeable energy storage and delivery system using solid electrodes and a solid electrolyte with greater energy density to increase capacity. Automakers are exploring this battery technology for future electric cars, which currently use lithium-ion batteries with a

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How Long Do Electric Cars Last?

  How Long Do Electric Cars Last? By Russ Heaps 08/21/2023 12:00pm An electric car will last as long as a car with an internal combustion engine (ICE), if not longer, because electric vehicles (EVs) don’t have all the mechanical components of an ICE vehicle. In other words, there are more things that can wear out

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How Much Do Rising Gas Prices Actually Cost You?(USA)

  How Much Do Rising Gas Prices Actually Cost You?(USA) By Sean Tucker 09/18/2023 11:17am When the nation’s gas prices climb, many car owners wonder how much extra it will cost them to get a full tank. Gas prices across the nation started rising before Russia invaded Ukraine. Prices have fallen and leveled off since then

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Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: Why Hybrids Make More Sense

  Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: Why Hybrids Make More Sense By Russ Heaps 10/19/2023 5:00pm Quick Facts about Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a political football. Consequently, initiating any dialog on the benefits versus the consequences of EVs spirals into a polarized political debate. However, although EVs may well be the long-term

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9 Tips for Driving and Charging an EV in Hot Weather

  9 Tips for Driving and Charging an EV in Hot Weather By Chantel Wakefield 04/28/2023 4:00pm Electric Car Hot Weather Tips You can use electric cars in any temperature, but current and potential EV owners need to understand how hot weather affects performance and battery range. As with cold weather driving and charging in the winter,

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