In continuing our fairly extensive coverage of various topics surrounding BMWs first all-electric vehicle (EV), today we take a look at how the 12 volt battery in the BMW i3 can be replaced. Although it's a bit out of my price range, and I haven't had great experiences with German cars in the past, I like the i3. I think the doors are cool and the body design is kind of funky. … [Read more...] about How Do I Replace the 12 Volt Battery in a BMW i3?
The topic of Chevy Volt battery replacement cost has not been without recent controversy. General Motors CEO Mary Barra made headlines in January when she stated emphatically that her company had thus far never had to replace a battery in any Chevy Volt. Critics immediately pounced on this statement, insisting that there was no way this could be true. A spokesperson for GM … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Chevy Volt Battery Replacement Cost?
How Much Does a Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement Cost? By now, it's pretty obvious that electric cars are the future-- and that fact has begun to impact the internal combustion-powered vehicle market. How can you make a financial case for buying a new, gas-powered car today, for example, if you're not sure whether or not it will have any value at all in just a few years' time? … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement Cost?
$16,000. The BMW i3 battery replacement cost is $16,000. Ok, that was easy. Everyone can go home now and I can collect my paycheck. Just kidding of course, I'd like to dive a bit more into the subject than that. Unlike Nissan, BMW has not released an official rate for battery replacement in their line of i3s. The $16,000 figure was mentioned by Dr. Christian Cozzarini, Head of … [Read more...] about How Much Does a BMW i3 Battery Replacement Cost?
As we previously reported, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is betting big on the Fiat 500e. Whether or not this strategy will pay off is anyone's guess. If Car and Driver is correct, this may be a huge mistake. While I personally have not driven the 500e, I I think it's kind of cool. When Pope Francis came to visit us in 2015, he was chauffeured around in a Fiat 500. Granted, it was a 500l … [Read more...] about How Do I Replace the 12 Volt Battery in a Fiat 500e?
Locking down a specific number for a Hyundai Kona battery replacement cost is going to be difficult. This is partially due to the fact that Hyundai offers the best warranties on its cars in the business. For the purposes of this writing, we are going to focus on Hyundai's line all-electric vehicle (EV) Konas. In addition to the Kona EVs which have been available since 2018, … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Hyundai Kona Battery Replacement Cost?
As I've mentioned in the past, I like the Chevy Volt. Having a car that can run exclusively on electricity until it needs to run on gas makes sense to me. The newest Volts can travel up to 53 miles using electricity only and go for another 350 miles or so on gas. With my daily commute of ten miles round-trip, I doubt I would ever use gas if I owned a Volt! The Volt is of … [Read more...] about How Do I Replace the 12-Volt Battery in a Chevy Volt?
Neil! Quick! What is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world as of today? Answer me! Well my friends, unfortunately I have to be a giant weasel and give you this answer: it depends. Let's take a look at a few different electric motorcycles that could be considered the fastest and argue about it in the comments section, shall we? A Bit of History Electric motorcycles are … [Read more...] about What Is the Fastest Electric Motorcycle in the World 2020?
You knew this one was coming, didn't you? All the signs were there. It's getting dark pretty early, and the air is getting colder. For many, it’s time to put their bikes up for the season. For others, further south, it’s finally cool enough to start putting serious miles on them again. For nearly all motorcyclists, however, the winter is special for another reason: the new bik … [Read more...] about The 7 Best Electric Motorcycles You Can Buy in 2020
Today we wrap up our series on energy usage by taking a look at how much electricity it takes to charge a Model S from Tesla. When it comes to advancing all-electric vehicle (EV) technology, possibly no other car has done more for the cause than the Model S. When it debuted in 2012, critics wondered if Tesla's flagship sedan would be a game-changer or a complete bust. Seven … [Read more...] about How Much Electricity Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Model S?