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?
Today we will take a look at the best method for replacing the 12 volt battery in a Honda Clarity. As my esteemed colleague Jo Borrás has mentioned in the past, we're big fans of the Honda Clarity. In 2017, Honda introduced all-electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) versions of its Clarity crossover vehicle to the world. Prior to that, the clarity was strictly a … [Read more...] about How Do I Replace the 12 Volt Battery in a Honda Clarity?
We're big fans of the Honda Clarity here at Enrg.io-- even going so far as to call the 2018 Honda Clarity electric "the best EV Deal of the Year" in 2018. Part of the rationale behind that statement was that a Honda Clarity buyer could-- for not a lot more than the cost of a Nissan LEAF or Toyota Prius-- get a car that was massively more complicated. That added layer of … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Honda Clarity Battery Replacement Cost?
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?
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?
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
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
With both major auto and motorcycle manufacturers pushing hard to gain market share in the emerging electric future, sources of the raw materials needed to make advanced EV batteries are getting harder to come by. That's especially true as manufacturers work to keep costs down-- and those needs have led many companies to third world/emerging markets. As such, organizations like … [Read more...] about Amnesty International: We Need Ethical EV Batteries
As I sit here typing this in the near suburbs of Chicago, the wind chill is -50 and the governor has declared a state of emergency. More than one of my Volvo PHEV and Nissan LEAF buddies have asked me about charging their cars in this cold, and I was reminded of a sponsored post over at our sister site, EVO, about choosing a winter-ready home charging station. With … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Pick a Winter-ready Home Charging Station