Since the official Tesla owners manual does not mention extension cords, you may be wondering what is the best Tesla charger extension cord on the market. First, a background on Tesla charging and why you may want to use an extension cord. Charging a Tesla All Tesla vehicles come standard with an on-board charger. That is, the official charger of the car is … [Read more...] about Best Tesla Charger Extension Cord 2020 (Owner’s Review)
How much does a Fiat 500e battery replacement cost you ask? Well, we will definitely take a crack at answering that question today. But first, a bit of history. Italian automaker Fiat first introduced its 500 way back in 1936. Fiat 500 manufactured at this time where nicknamed “topolino,” Italian for little mouse. Indeed the 500 was one of the smallest cars the world had eve … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Fiat 500e Battery Replacement Cost?
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?
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?
There are a number of reasons you might want to buy an electric vehicle. You might choose an EV because you care deeply about your carbon footprint, for example. You might choose an EV because you keep your vehicles for a long time, and you're concerned about the future value of a vehicle powered by internal combustion. You might not care about any of that and may just want the … [Read more...] about How to Calculate EV Charging Costs
The Bosch Power Max Level 2 charging station was revolutionary when it debuted in 2013. In addition to its sub-$500 price tag, the original Power Max was lauded for its compact size and stylish appearance. It also came standard with a 25 foot charging cord, a favorite feature of early buyers. In 2016, Bosch introduced the Power Max 2 and Power Max 2 Plus to its lineup of … [Read more...] about Bosch Power Max 2 – Our Review
As I've written before, we here at enrg.io are big fans of all things Tesla. Tesla's newest and most affordable car is of course the Model 3. Since its debut in 2017, the Model 3 has become Tesla's most popular offering, leaving the Model S and the Model X in the dust with respect to sales. The model 3 was the number one best selling plug in car in 2018, both world wide and in … [Read more...] about How Much Electricity Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Model 3?
How much can a Chevy Spark EV tow you ask? We will try and answer that question for you today. The Chevy Spark has an interesting backstory. First launched in 1998 as the Daewoo Matiz, the car was originally only available in various Asian countries. After General Motors completed their takeover of Daewoo in 2002, the car was re-branded and sold as a few different iterations … [Read more...] about How Much Can a Chevy Spark EV Tow?