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Bosch Claims Better Chips Can Increase EV Range

October 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Bosch has a new silicon carbide semiconductor it says transmits electricity 6% more efficiently than conventional chips can do. That could translate into longer range and lower prices for electric cars.


How Much Does Owning A Tesla Model 3 Save You In Fuel Costs?

August 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

For some buyers, the savings on fuel and maintenance costs is one of the motivations for buying an electric vehicle. Those who actually own one know that the main advantage of going electric is the superior driving experience. However, the savings certainly offset the higher purchase price of an EV, and in some cases may result in the total cost of ownership being lower than that of a comparable legacy vehicle


What The Heck Is MPGe? And Why Is Electric Car MPGe So High?

July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car


Jaguar Highlights Electric Car Efficiency By Crossing The Channel To Brussels

September 17th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

One of the many reasons we love electric vehicles (EV) is, presumably, because we love efficiency. Compared to the woefully pushy, but highly asthmatic, internal combustion engine (ICE), the electric motor "suffers" from the opposite problem — it's too darn efficient. In fact, it's so efficient that it needs to tune down. A gasoline engine requires better airflow, less friction, again and again just to make it 40% efficient (and only within a restricted RPM range) whereas an electric motor is easily 85% efficient. Must we go on? Jaguar just showed how efficient the electric drivetrain is


Tesla Model 3 Standard Range vs. Best of the Rest – Which Affordable EV to Choose?

September 16th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In the coming months, with some timing and volume variations by region, you will be able to choose from many affordable, generous range, compelling, and all-around-capable EVs that are coming on to the market. Whilst the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is arguably the most keenly anticipated of the bunch, all of these EVs are great cars, much better than any fossil fuel vehicle (FFV) equivalent


Tesla Model 3 = Most Efficient Electric Car On Highways

August 19th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

New aggregated data from the gurus over at A Better Route Planner show that Tesla Model 3 efficiency is the highest of any production car at highway speeds, with outstandingly low energy consumption. This outstanding efficiency, combined with great supercharging speeds, makes the Model 3 the best road tripping EV in production


What Are The Most Efficient Electric Cars?

June 30th, 2018 | by Andy Miles

This question required a lot of technical research on a wide range of cars to come up with an answer. The basic idea is that an EV is there to convert electrical energy into kinetic energy, or less technically, electricity in for miles of travel out.


Electric Car Myth Buster — Efficiency

March 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Have you heard or read that electric cars are no more efficient than gasoline or diesel powered cars? That myth is one of the easiest to explode. Quite simply, it's not even remotely true.


EV Efficiency & Range at 60–65 mph behind Large Vehicles vs 60–65 mph Unshielded vs 70 mph Unshielded

November 26th, 2017 | by Andy Miles

Someone asked me for precise figures in the difference, in range, between driving slower, driving faster, and driving behind a large vehicle to reduce air resistance. I had to confess that I couldn't give him precise figures, as I had based my article just on my experience of driving an EV for a couple of years and noticing a definite difference in range in those three scenarios. I decided that, rather than leaving it open, I would perform some road trials to see exactly what the difference was


The EV Black Knight Rides Again: John Petersen on Mortal Enemies

June 11th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

In commerce, a black knight is someone who makes an unwelcome takeover bid. John Petersen is not an EV supporter. Rather, his disclosure exudes a contempt for the EV that is pervasive throughout his work, while he admits to previous commitment to lead-acid batteries and a present ownership in Axion Power. A recent article throws down the gauntlet as he tries to take over the EV conversation: the Black Knight rides again.


Cost to Run a Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Vehicle: $233 a Year; $0.82 a Gallon

August 10th, 2011 | by Andrew

The average annual cost of running a Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle amounts to around $233 a year, equivalent to paying some $0.82 a gallon for gasoline, according to New Zealand's EECA. EECA undertook the study as part of introducing a consumer label that offers "independent, comparative information on the efficiency and running costs of vehicles," which, in turn, is expected to help the government meet a long term goal of increasing renewable electricity generation from 74% currently to 90%



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