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by Laev
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which plug-in hybrid would you buy today if you had to? Twitter poll results
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Which plug-in hybrid would you buy today if you had to? Twitter poll results

Just for fun :D Which plug-in hybrid would you buy today if you had to? Twitter poll results Family Car Guide feedback@highgearmedia.com (John Voelcker)Dec 22, 2017 The Chevrolet Volt, now in its second generation, has long been the king of mass-market plug-in hybrids. With 53 miles of battery range...
by Laev
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
Topic: Hyundai and Kia will offer AI assistants in 2019 cars
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Views: 2832

Hyundai and Kia will offer AI assistants in 2019 cars

And it is not going to cost us a cent more! Hyundai and Kia will offer AI assistants in 2019 cars Engadget Dec 27, 2017 Hyundai and Kia both have reputations as early adopters of in-car tech, and that's truer than ever now that voice assistants are becoming a practical reality on the road. The Korea...
by Laev
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
Topic: Why Electric Cars Are Better Than Gas-Powered Cars
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re: Why Electric Cars Are Better Than Gas-Powered Cars

newbie1 wrote:Both types of cars bring excellent things to the table.



I agree I am not yet ready to turn by back on the gas powered engine with 100% praises for the electric car. They both have bad things and good things to them
by Laev
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
Topic: These automakers have learned to stop worrying and love the plug
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Re: These automakers have learned to stop worrying and love the plug

There was an excellent question on another thread in the forum and hopefully more articles like this or someone who owns one can give us some facts. Battery life only in colder conditions how long will the battery last? We know combined info but if it were cold out how long could we drive on battery...
by Laev
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Optima Plug-in Hybrid News
Topic: How long does the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid battery last?
Replies: 3
Views: 3144

Re: How long does the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid battery last?

Two differents questions, and two different answers. How long will the battery last? As newbie1 wrote, at least ten years. How long will it last whilst driving? Around 60 km depending on outside temperature, driving speed, topography etc. The Optima PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ...
by Laev
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: California is removing its most controversial driverless car rule
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Views: 1402

Re: California is removing its most controversial driverless car rule

We need to stop pretending that the autonomous car is imminent Recode Bob O'Donnell · Sep 5, 2017 Finally a realistic view on self driving cars, trucks and vehicles at large Tetsuya Lijima demonstrates a prototype Nissan Leaf driverless car around the roads of East London. Philip Toscano /PA Images ...
by Laev
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canadians aren't buying green cars
Replies: 11
Views: 5770

Re: Canadians aren't buying green cars

In the prairie provinces I can understand why they are not buying electric cars - the gas is so cheap. This summer in Manitoba it was 89 cents a liter. Holy cow that is cheap and no need to change unless for environmental stewardship however this is controversial in its own right. Some don't believe...
by Laev
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Regen brake - from friend in UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Re: Regen brake - from friend in UK

I read a lot of different takes on this - I think it might be up to preference. Of course there is documentation stating one is better than the other but for drive feel each to their own
by Laev
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why You Should Consider Buying A Used Electric Car
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Why You Should Consider Buying A Used Electric Car

Why You Should Consider Buying A Used Electric Car Forbes Now Jim Gorzelany, ContributorSep 18, 2017 Not only are preowned electric vehicles like the above 2015 Nissan Leaf dirt cheap to purchase, they’ll save owners a pile of money in lower operating costs, even at today’s affordable gas prices. Wi...
by Laev
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: UVO in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 13189

Re: UVO in Canada

Oh I am very jealous in a good way - Congradulations on the new car and phev. As soon as my lease is finished I'm going to be looking into one. I found a number of sites for UVO upgrades. Also I am pretty sure Canada has UVO as there are press announcements on it. Check out the Kia Canada site I fou...

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