Posts Tagged electric vehicle

EVs could be the route to happiness

EV Silence Reduces Stress, Improves Mood

The Go Ultra Low campaign (set up by the UK automotive industry and the public sector) released interesting research results about one of the most important benefits of plug-in cars – the silence. Car manufacturers supporting the Go Ultra Low consortium proved that interior noise levels in EVs can be…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 24

Autonomous LEAF Visits New Home At NASA’s Ames Research Center Earlier This Month

5 Reasons For Choosing An Electric Car

Renault ZOE owner Séverin Groisne authored a post that appeared on the Renault-Nissan blog. The brief article focuses on exactly what the title states: Five Reasons To Choose An EV And here are those 5 reasons, along with a brief intro from Groisne: When it comes to electric cars, it’s…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 11

BMW i3 With Winter Tires - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Do You Put Winter Tires On Your Electric Car?

With snow now blanketing much of the U.S., we wonder “What do you do with your electric car now that winter’s white stuff is falling upon us?” Are you, like BMW i3 owner Tom Moloughney, equipping your electric car with snow tires? Do you put away your cherished electric ride…

8 months ago by Eric Loveday 63

Regions Of New York

Lower Hudson Valley Warming Up To Electric Cars

LoHud is reporting the following electric vehicle information: “The number of electric cars and the charging stations that serve them is growing, and it’s picking up faster in the Lower Hudson Valley than almost anywhere else in the state.” According to the New York Power Authority, the breakdown for plug-in…

8 months ago by Eric Loveday 7

I tried plugging in the 135i loaner I had a when my ActiveE was being serviced. That didn't work too well.

Electric Vehicle Owners Shun ICE Loaners

I’ve been lucky enough to own some spectacular cars in my life. Like most people, bringing my car in for service was never something I looked forward to. However one thing that I did like was when I got an interesting car as the service loaner. I remember one time…

10 months ago by Tom Moloughney 27

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Life360 App Goes Mobile in BMW i3 – Video

An app called Life360 is being integrated into the BMW i3s’ iDrive system. This app makes life easier by allowing one to keep track of and communicate with family members and by allowing the user to set a destination and or to enter a meet-up location. Over 30 million families…

1 year ago by Mike Anthony 1

3-phase 4 Pole Induction motor

Video: Primer on Tesla Model S Electric Motor

In this video from EdisonTechCenter, they explain in detail how the Tesla Model S operates using its 3-Phase, 4-Pole induction motor. The motor is roughly the size of a watermelon and, like all electric motors, has 100% torque ready to go at any time with no need to shift gears…

1 year ago by Mike Anthony 30

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Op Ed: Terminology Battle – EV vs Plug-In

Recently, InsideEVs posted an article on vandals targeting hybrids and EVs in LaJolla California. There was a lot of speculation on what sparked the vandalism, but one thing stood out around the conversation on the vandalism – the fact that a large group of people do not separate hybrid electric vehicles…

1 year ago by Mark Hovis 37