Is it Time for a Rough and Ready EV?

03.17.17 - Bollinger Motors

The typical EV model is right for you to enjoy the ride but comes in a typically small and impressive build that normally has an eye for added range from the aerodynamics and the style of the vehicle. With this limitation it becomes harder to believe that EV models could ever move beyond this and become powerful and efficient enough to be put in large SUV or pickup trucks for us to enjoy what these massive machines can give us when we want the right vehicle to drive for the work we have to get done.

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New Considerations When Used Car Shopping

12.19.16 - Used Car Lot

Hybrid and EV models have now been on the market for a few years and that means we are entering a brand new market of used cars as much as we are entering times when new cars are developing. There are plenty of things you need to enjoy when you head out and look for used cars in the changing world of vehicles. There are more electronic components than ever, making it even more difficult for you to make sure you have the right vehicle to drive and enjoy on the road. When you’re looking for some great EV and Hybrid models to choose from here are some tips that can help you find the right one for you.

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The Floodgates are Open for Mercedes-Benz

11.30.16 - Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept

Recently we saw Mercedes-Benz show off their first EV platform at the Paris Motor Show which is being called the Generation EQ Concept. This vehicle is made to carry the sophisticated elegance of Mercedes-Benz in an EV model that is meant to rival the i-Brand from BMW. It might feel as if Mercedes- Benz is a little late to the party, but having these two automaker duke it out for the lead in any technology is usually great for the auto industry and us as consumers. Now it appears Mercedes-Benz is ready to make yet another electric commitment.

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The EV and FCV Markets are Being Led by CARB

11.29.16 - California Flag

Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV) are types of vehicles that feel like a passing fad to many of us who drive on a daily basis. Currently it takes many hours to recharge even the most efficient BEV and FCV models can only be refueled at some hydrogen refueling stations, for which there’s no real infrastructure right now. While this may seem like a hopeless venture when considering the number of gas stations around the country and the range offered by simply filling up on gas one organization has put its foot down to ensure the success of BEV and FCV models.

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Not Just a Tesla Challenger; a True Tesla Killer

11.28.16 - NIO EP9

For the past few years there have been several Chinese companies that have been interested and researching how to make an EV that can go faster. Some investors from this area have put their money into American companies while others have developed on their own. It seems we now have an EV that is actually faster than the Tesla Model S P100D. If that’s the case then this new model has taken down the EV giant, Tesla, which won’t be kept down for long. Let’s take a look at what this new car is.

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Mercedes-Benz is Working for a Win

11.03.16 - 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

The challenge of taking a company toward electric propulsion rather than gasoline powered engines isn’t as difficult as it might sound. The reality is the components of an electric lineup are pretty easy as long as you have a platform to start with you can build up from there. The real challenge for any company is convincing the public that electric power is the way to go. Currently electric vehicle sales account for less than one percent of the worldwide sales of vehicles, but Daimler is working to change that with a new Mercedes-Benz lineup that will feature as many as ten new electric vehicles by 2025.

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Mitsubishi is Lining Up to Lead the EV Charge

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With no pun intended, Mitsubishi is readying itself to be strong in the world of electrically powered vehicles which may be a huge surprise. Because Mitsubishi offers a lineup that is similar to what Suzuki had to offer many may have thought the company would pull out of the US market and focus on its other markets due to declining sales, but instead Mitsubishi has found a way to soldier on and offer some great vehicles for us to enjoy in the States as it poises itself for its next great charge into the EV marketplace. Read more