Posts by Eric Loveday

Employees at the Windsor Assembly Plant celebrate the launch of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first-ever electrified minivan. The hybrid version of the sixth-generation family hauler will deliver a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. It also earned a fuel-economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the EPA, reflecting the vehicle's combined city- and highway-cycle performance in electric-mode only, as tested.

Production Now Underway On 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid

Chrysler has confirmed that production of the Pacifica Hybrid is now underway: “All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016.” Slowly but surely we’ve been receiving details on the Pacifica Hybrid. It’s priced from $41,995 (in Premium trim + 1,095 DST), and qualifies…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 36

Fluids

Automotive Fluids: Tesla Versus Conventional ICE Vehicle

We all know that electric cars require less maintenance than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles, but if we look specifically at automotive fluids, what’s the difference between a Tesla Model X and a conventional automobile? The folks over at “Now You Know” on YouTube have assembled a video showing a…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 49

BMW i5 Rendering Via Indian Autos Blog

BMW i5 Launch Still 5 Years Away?

A BMW i5 CUV is rumored to be the German automakers next pure electric vehicle, but reports are now suggesting we won’t see it on the market until 2021, or a painful 5 years from now. As Autocar explains: “Earlier this year, Harald Krüger, chairman of the board of management…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 50

Ultra White Premium Seats In Model S

Say Goodbye To Gray Seats In Tesla Model S & X

Last evening, ElonsVelvetJacket posted “bye bye grey seats” on Reddit and sure enough, sometime in the overnight hours, gray seats had vanished as an option on both the Tesla Model S and Model X. This isn’t the first time that ElonsVelvetJacket got the scoop ahead of the rest of us…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 34

Tesla software update 8.0 - Autopilot Enhancements

Consumer Watchdog Calls For “Recall” Of Tesla Autopilot Feature

Consumer Watchdog, a “nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit consumer education and advocacy organization” is calling for a U.S. “recall” of Tesla’s Autopilot due to a “growing list of crashes” that the Watchdog groups believes to be linked to Autopilot, which is deemed unsafe by the consumer advocacy organization. Consumer Watchdog states: “Earlier…

4 days ago by Eric Loveday 27

Ride-On-Top McLaren  P1

Meet The All-New Ride-On Top Edition McLaren P1 – Video

Introducing the all-new, ride-on-top edition of the McLaren P1 plug-in hybrid. Video description: “Announcing the new fully electric McLaren P1™ – Ride-on edition. The car is completely open-top and features a centralised driving position. It also, as you can see from the video above, goes through the same rigorous testing…

4 days ago by Eric Loveday 0