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InsideEVs Exclusive Interview With General Motors EV1 Marketing Director John Dabels - Part 3: Did CARB Cave?
The legacy One of the unprecedented things that InsideEVs enjoys is an above average banter over the articles and reports found here. After our recent interview with John Dabels, three questions stood out. So, InsideEVs went back to John Dabels for more information on behalf of our readers. (If you missed Part 1) ...or... (If you missed Part 2) Did CARB Cave? ...
03 February 2023
InsideEVs Exclusive Interview with General Motors EV1 Marketing Director John Dabels - Part 2
1996 GM EV1 Meets 2011 Chevrolet Volt - What Could Have Been In-Between? Part 2 Of InsideEV's Interview with GM EV1 Marketing Director John Dabels continues.... Editor's Note: If you missed part one on the behind-the-scenes 411 on General Motor's EV1 project, you can check it out here. Mark Hovis (InsideEVs): The question that Sam Dellinger and I have which is covered in ...
02 February 2023
InsideEVs Exclusive Interview with General Motors EV1 Marketing Director John Dabels - Part 1
It is hard to be an EV fan and not know a little about the EV1. Whether you were exposed to the EV1 through the 2006 documentary “Who Killed the Electri Car”, or if you have been a fan right from the beginning. I recently had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with John Dabels, the Marketing Director of the EV1. John Dabels wearing his EV sweater from "Who Killed the ...
02 February 2023
Autonomous Driving Deserves Our Support Or At Least Understanding
While there will continue to be issues caused by autonomous driving, its positive impact will far outweigh the negatives. Let us explain.
04 March 2019
Are EVs More Or Less Likely To Catch Fire Than Combustion Engined Cars?
We haven't reported on EV fires much lately, but our recent Tesla Model X share brought some previous studies to light. What's the real story on EVs and fire?
07 December 2018
Yes, Your Electric Car Can Charge On Sunshine
Charging on sunshine is a quest of many an EV-PV adopter. However, many critics are quick to claim EVs not charging during the solar hours are still dirty energy devices. That's been debunked and we'll explain why again here.
16 April 2018
370-Mile Range at Speeds of 124 MPH - BEV Priced at $120,770
This BEV is also capable of efficient battery swapping. One more catch...it flies.
07 December 2015
Can Hybrids Still Compete With Plug in Hybrid Vehicles in Long Distance Travel?
Prius owners made their purchase mostly for fuel efficiency. The Prius and other HEVs however are slowly giving up sales to the plug in hybrid (PHEV) and upcoming 200 mile battery electric vehicles (BEV).
23 November 2015
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Goodyear Concept BH03 Electricity Generating Tire - A New Form of Range Extender?
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the BH03, a radical concept tire at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show that directly effects the plug-in electric car and hybrid markets. This tire generates electricity through both static and dynamic actions through materials that transform the energy created by heat when it flexes as it rolls during normal driving conditions as well as heat from light when it is stationary.
10 March 2015
EV- Fleet Inc. Readies For 2015 Launch of 100 Mile Purpose-Built BEV Truck
EV-Fleet Inc (EVFI) is currently taking orders for their MY2105 Condor light weight BEV truck. The Condor is a purpose built 300Ah (50kWh) BEV truck. It is roughly the size of a Ford Ranger, will have a 1000 pound load capacity, and a range of more than 100 miles between charges.
26 August 2014
At What Point Does Chevy Volt Battery Show Signs of Range Loss?
At what point will the Chevy Volt show signs of range loss? This has been a question for some time in the EV community. GM made a bold and brave move to limit access to the Volt's 16.5kWh battery to around 10kWh. The brilliance of this move both protected the battery from overcharging and left Volt drivers with the same driving experience with zero loss of range for years of ownership.
18 June 2014
The Future of US Automotive Sales - Is Tesla Blazing a New Path?
Could this be time to allow direct internet sales for EVs only? Currently franchised dealerships are protected by laws based on their past risks, but Tesla
03 April 2014
Attention Chevy Volt Owners! Here Are Some Mods That'll Transform Your Volt
Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec - Unfortunately, This Mod Package is Not Available to Purchase Well maybe those who lease too, but mostly the 5% that bought into the EV movement through Chevy Volt ownership. Chances are you have seen a number of things change in newer models, or you skimped on some of the features only to find that they are not available from GM. Here are some item...
03 February 2014
Op-Ed: Top 10 Causes of Automobile Fires - EV vs ICE
A Tesla Fire In Early Fall Prompted A Lot More Scrutiny From The Wider Media On EV Fire Safety Recently I was attracted by an article headline written by Cherise LaPine for HowStuffWorks.com titled “Top 10 Causes of Automobile Fires". I was intrigued on how the data was submitted so I thought I might score them between ICE vs EV. In other words, which is the least likely to ...
01 February 2014
Number of Tesla Fire-Related Deaths Per Year Equals What?
Tesla Model S Fire Aftermath Updated July 15,2014 Due to the continued questions of safety surrounding the five fires with the American manufactured Tesla Model S, it seemed time to address the ultimate measures of safety. Life, and Injury. For this we start with the data U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 152,300 automobile fires per year in th...
10 November 2013
EV vs ICE Maintenance - The First 100,000 miles
Maytag or EV serviceman? If you drive an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and have a service file, take it out for comparison. If you own an ICE and don’t have a service file, you should start one, for you will be shocked with how much time and effort you really spend on your vehicle. You may find the service costs found here higher or lower. They are listed as a reminder of ho...
09 March 2013
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