NewEnergyNews: An EV Primer From Consumer Reports

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Is ‘Game Of Thrones’ About Climate Change?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Surprises In The New Global Solar Rankings
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  • Colbert On The Newest Climate Fiasco
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  • All About The Eclipse And The Power Grid

    Thursday, April 06, 2017

    An EV Primer From Consumer Reports

    Electric Cars 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions; Plugging in to the reality of EVs

    March 29, 2017 (Consumer Reports)

    “…[M]ost electric cars deliver instant power from a stop, and they are both smooth and quiet…[They are comfortable and] typically handle well due to the low placement of the heavy battery and lack of a heavy engine above the front axle…Most pure EVs have a 75- to 100-mile range, but the next-generation EVs emerging now and luxury models can go a lot farther—more than 200 miles…[P]lug-in hybrids have a combined gasoline and electric range of 400 to 550 miles, and if you plan it right, you may never have to go to a gas station, except for long trips…For most EV owners, charging overnight is the cheapest and most convenient option…On a typical 240-volt (Level 2) charger, [a full recharge] can take between 4.5 and 6 hours…[DC fast chargers] can power up to 80 percent of the battery’s range in about 20 to 30 minutes…[Even with today’s partially coal-powered grid, electric vehicles] produce much less pollution than vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine. As the electric grid continues to become cleaner, electric vehicle emissions will decrease over time…EVs will slowly expand from being novel second cars in a household to serving as primary-use cars…” click here for more

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