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Another Surge in the Electric Vehicle Industry

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 3, 2019 11:48:00 PM

The year is now 2019, and we live in an era of innovative technology that is generally designed to make our lives easier. The electric car, for example, can save a consumer hundreds of dollars a year on gas and maintenance. It is important to consider that EV’s are best used as short-range vehicles, but for someone with a short commute and casual trips around town, they can be ideal.

Because of their limited range, EV's aren't always feasible for those who have longer commutes or take road trips. Not to mention the fact that, up until recently, public charging stations were hard to find. This led most people to charge their Electric Vehicle’s at home, which can take up to 22 hours. The public DC Fast Charging Stations can charge your car in as little as fifteen minutes--while you’re grocery shopping, or sipping a latte.

Recently, an organization called Electrify America made a move to make charging stations more accessible to the public, installing a large number of their own DC Fast Charging Stations along highways and throughout six major metropolitan areas in California. The following article details the company’s large investment in a program designed to bolster the popularity and practicality of EV’s, as they lead the industry towards cost-efficient and eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional pump.

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Driver Safety, GreenTechnology, Driving Green

Tesla's New (More Affordable) Model 3...

Posted by Jody Johnson on Jun 22, 2016 12:17:22 PM

Tesla just revealed their new $35,000 Model 3 on March 31, 2016, and already by April 15th, reservations had risen to almost 400,000, according to Tesla’s Vice President of Business Development, Diarmuid O’Connell.

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 Tesla Model 3 Unveil Event on March 31, 2016

(to watch the event, click on Tesla Model 3 Unveil)

Tesla's founder Elon Musk had promised to produce this more affordable all-electric vehicle, compared to his previous models, the $71,000 Model S and the $81,000 Model X, as part of fulfilling his goal to "accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible."

To read more about the new Tesla Model 3 from an article in Popular Mechanics, click on popularmechanics.com.

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The Future of Driving is Here Today!

Posted by Kristina Kurzweil on Nov 23, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Operating a motorized vehicle in and of itself, is a huge responsibility. We have to be completely aware of our surroundings by checking three different mirrors all at once, using turn signals to change lanes, reading caution and directional road signs, checking to be sure there's enough fuel in the tank, that we stay within the speed limit, and the list goes on. Now, think about all we do beyond these normalities.  Are you ever running late for work and attempt to simultaneously make a phone call, eat breakfast, sip coffee, tie your tie, and drive all at once?  While performing these daily rituals we rarely stop to think about the dangers we're exposing ourselves to. Well, what if there was a way to safely and effectively drive while completing our side tasks?  The answer: Autonomous Cars!

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

Top 5 Green Cars of 2015

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Nov 19, 2015 10:16:11 AM

How can you sort through all of the information on hybrid and electric vehicles to figure out which are the best choices for your fleet? Check out the leading online resource for everything you need to know about Green auto technology at greenercars.org. Here you'll find a website dedicated to providing research based product ratings and comparisons of all "green" vehicles going back 15 years. So, what are the greenest cars on the market today?

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Topics: GreenTechnology

2016 Nissan Leaf

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Oct 13, 2015 2:53:00 PM

We love our upgrades! We love to upgrade our phones, our clothes, our toys, and we especially love to upgrade our cars. The release of the 2016 models means that everyone has the chance to update their models to gain a variety of new features. Nissan released their update to the Leaf, their fully electric car,  which has a variety of cool new features.

 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology

Driver Safety Technology, Article #5 - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 11, 2015 5:23:46 PM

Wow! There are so many new safety features in these 2016 models!  Automakers are introducing new, cutting-edge vehicles with innovative features, and we're also seeing major advancements in familiar features that we rely on every day such as your car's headlights and brakes. Today's article from our “Your Car Can Do What” series is here to inform you about the advancements in familiar technologies.

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Topics: Driver Safety

Driver Safety Technology, Article #4 - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 8, 2015 3:36:22 PM

Do you have to drive long-distance often? Do you ever find yourself becoming a bit uncomfortable during those long rides for work or vacation? Car companies have been working hard to make their cars more comfortable for us, and they seem to offer new and improved features every time their new models come out that promise greater comfort and smoother driving. If you find it challenging to keep up with all the new features, then our“My Car Can Do What” series can help you. Check out this week's article on Adaptive & Active Suspension, and Adaptive Cruise Control . . .

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Driver Safety Technology, Article #3 - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 8, 2015 3:34:59 PM

Our “Your Car Can Do What” series has been created to keep you up to date on the latest safety features in new cars. The new safety features are interesting, but what about the safety features that have been around for a few years? Maybe you have an idea of what they do, but don’t really understand how they work?  Take a look . . .

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Topics: Driver Safety

Your Car Can Do What . . . Article #2 of a 10-part series

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 1, 2015 4:22:51 PM

 

What are all these new safety features I’m hearing about? New safety technology in cars is advancing so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. Well, we’re here to help with our “Your Car Can Do What?” blog series.

Here are some new vehicle safety features for 2016:  

Forward Collision Warning- Sensors have been placed in the front of cars with this feature. The sensors detect cars, and in some cases objects, in front of you and will alert you in case you are too close to the car. This feature is only to alert drivers of a potential hazard and should no be relied on to completely prevent a collision.

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Driver Safety Technology - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 28, 2015 4:07:51 PM

Article #1 of a 10-part series on Driver Safety
Have you heard of all the new advanced safety features that are now available on 2016 model cars? To gain a sense of just how far safety technology in new cars has evolved in the past five years, take a look at your smartphone. Now think of the cell phone you carried 10 years ago. What kind of cell phone did you have 20 years ago? Right! Today's new cars are just as advanced as today's smartphones, and one area where technology is having a major positive impact is in keeping drivers safe. Sure, new cars are quieter, more aerodynamic, they get better fuel economy, and offer more features for your comfort and convenience like Bluetooth and Navigation systems. All of this is certainly impressive, but automakers truly deserve a standing ovation for investing billions of dollars to make our cars safer to drive. 

I have to admit, until I started doing some research, I hadn't even heard of many of the new driver safety features, and I sure didn't know how they actually work? It's really hard to keep up with all of this information.  So, to make it easier for the average consumer to stay informed, the National Safety Council launched a campaign on a new website called, My Car Does What.org where you'll find brief videos and info-grapghics that provide very engaging and easy-to-understand explanations of vehicle safety features for drivers like me who don't have a degree in physics.

Here's a preview of three new vehicle safety features for 2016:

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Topics: Driver Safety

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