The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that was manufactured by General Motors from 2010 to 2019. In addition to North American markets, GM also produced slightly modified versions of the Volt for Australia, China, and much of Europe. In November of 2018, Chevrolet announced that they would be discontinuing the Volt in favor of more all-electric models. The … [Read more...] about Can the Chevy Volt Factory 120v Charger Be Plugged Into 240v?
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In 2017, Honda added two new models to its Clairity line. The all-electric vehicle (EV) Clarity is well, all-electric and gets about 89 miles of range on a single charge. Unfortunately for those of us on the East Coast of the United States, this model is only available in California and Oregon. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Clarity has an EPA-rated all-electric range of 47 miles, … [Read more...] about How to Use Honda Clarity HV Mode
In previous articles, we've mentioned that anxiety relating to all-electric vehicle (EV) battery replacement is a real phenomenon. Among EV owners and potential owners, this worry is second only to concerns about range. Many people seem to be apprehensive about pulling the trigger on an EV because of this. I readily admit that I worry about having to replace the battery in my … [Read more...] about Tesla Battery Replacement Cost: How Much
Ford debuted its latest Explorer crossover/SUV at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year-- and, while a big SUV isn't something we normally get all that excited about here at Gas2 Enrg.io, this one was a little different. What made it slightly different from what we were used to was Ford's commitment to using recycled and recyclable materials throughout the vehicle. What … [Read more...] about Hybrid Police Cars in Hot Pursuit of Fuel Savings
Most electric cars like the Tesla and Nissan LEAF-- heck, even the 250 MPH Koenigsegg Regera!-- use a one-speed transmission, or single reduction gear, that is linked to the electric motor. It's a simple, durable solution that takes full advantage of the fact that electric motors generate peak torque at 0 RPM. Around town in stop-and-go traffic, it works great, and it was the … [Read more...] about ZF Reveals 2 Speed Transmission for Electric Cars
Christian von Koenigsegg has been called many things, but it would be hard to argue that he isn't a visionary. The engineering coming out of the Swedish design firm that bears his name can sometimes a Tesla look like Model T, and the multi-million dollar, 1500HP Koenigsegg Regera hybrid hypercar is chock full of it. From the car's advanced, power-packed battery to its … [Read more...] about Video: Inside the Koenigsegg Regera Direct Drive Transmission
The State of Illinois recently passed some pretty serious measures to curb-- or, at least, tax the snot out of-- the proliferation of fossil fuel-burning vehicles. In addition to doubling the State's gas tax, Illinois lawmakers have increased the cost of registering gas-powered cars by more than 50%. The change in fee prices follows a proposed hike in the cost of electric … [Read more...] about Illinois Doubles Gas Tax, Cuts Proposed EV Fee Hikes
In a complete reversal of its longstanding policy, Toyota has decided to stop suing every manufacturer that dares to offer a hybrid vehicle to the public in an effort to protect its more than 24,000 patents on the technology. It says everyone is free to use those patents without paying royalties from now until 2030. Why? Because it thinks there is more money to be made … [Read more...] about Toyota Releases Thousands of Hybrid Patents
We have to eat crow. That is the civilized way to say it. What we wrote was completely off. It was logical, believable, and wrong. After submitting it, I thought I should have included that famous line about complex problems having simple answers that are completely wrong — a point I did prove. Another way of saying it, it was FUBAR. Like many other people, we were fooled by a d … [Read more...] about Bloomberg’s Tesla Q1 Estimates Were Way Off
Tesla will report its first quarter 2019 production and delivery figures in the next few days. The Q1 sales report is an extremely anticipated one as it will tell us whether or not Tesla managed to increase production and if the company was able to generate enough demand for the cars it has built over the last three months. Tesla is not the kind of company that we associate … [Read more...] about Will Tesla Production in Q1 Shock the Market?