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How to Maximize Your Electric Vehicle's Range

How to Maximize Your Electric Vehicle's Range

Electric cars are becoming common on the road as people make the switch from fuel to electric. While fully electric vehicles don’t consume any fuel, they still have a rating that is similar to miles per gallon for gas-powered vehicles. Some manufacturers use a converted scale equivalent for electric vehicles (MPGe), while others speak of “miles per charge." Generally speaking, “miles per charge” is also known as the car’s “range”, and helps owners to think in terms of distance traveled in between charges. This gives the driver a better ability to plan out her trips and charges to avoid running out of battery charge. Of course, some electric cars have better range than others. However, there are some factors that can affect the vehicle’s range. Here are a few ways you can maximize your electric vehicle’s range. Plan Your Route Certain driving conditions and road layouts can cause your car to drain quickly. For instance, windy ... read more

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Cars with the Best and Worst Gas Mileage

Cars with the Best and Worst Gas Mileage

When purchasing a vehicle, one of the first things people look at is the gas mileage they can get. This is especially important for people who have to commute long distances every day. In the past, car buyers often focused on other aspects of automobiles like safety or performance. These factors are still important, but nowadays, high gas prices and environmental concerns have caused us all to be more fuel-conscious. As the new year rolls in, many people have made resolutions to commit to greener lifestyle. To help you make more informed decisions, here’s some info on cars with the best and worst gas mileage.   Vehicles with the Worst Fuel Ratings As has always been the case, the vehicles with the worst gas mileage tend to be larger cars, trucks, and vans. Check out the numbers on some of these 2015 models: Nissan Armada (12 city/18 highway) Nissan Titan (12/17) Lexus LS570 ( ... read more

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What Does It Mean to be Energy Efficient While Driving?

What Does It Mean to be Energy Efficient While Driving?

While many people assume energy efficiency in driving is limited to the fuel efficiency rating of your vehicle, there are other ways to increase your energy efficiency without moving to a hybrid vehicle or spending a ton. Obviously, having an energy efficient car is going to give you a leg up over more gas guzzling models, but you can't expect to get 50 MPG if you're constantly pushing your Prius to its limit. Top Gear showed us that driving style plays a huge role in how fuel efficient your car actually is (a BMW beat a Prius in fuel efficiency in their race test). So then, what does it mean to be energy efficient while driving? Image: Flickr  1. Keep your vehicle maintained. Making sure your car has a clean air filter, properly inflated tires ... read more

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