Those who didn't think Porsche went extreme enough with the latest 911 GT3 likely won't be disappointed when the more focused GT3 RS arrives. And as you can see from these latest spy shots, it looks like it's speeding right around the corner.
The AAA sent out a new press release today warning about the effects of extreme temperatures on electric vehicle range. The numbers are kind of astounding: "nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat." Wow, right? Well, sort of.
You can call it throwing cold water on the EV grin or taking the pessimistic view or whatever you like. The fact remains that Fox Business has got it in spades. In a recent segment with The Car Coach, Lauren Fix, electric vehicles were given a most negative of reviews while ignoring most any upside. This certainly shouldn't surprise anyone who's been following the relationship between Fox and plug-in vehicles over the years.
Much of the country is experiencing arctic weather conditions the likes of which haven't been seen in decades. Cold can damage your car, drain batteries, freeze fuel lines and even crack engine blocks.
When a Norwegian Tesla owner/enthusiast posted a video about how far he could go on a single charge during the depths of a Norwegian December, you just had a feeling the guy's name would be Bjorn. This intrepid gentleman took his Model S out in the cold (he mentions the outside temperature reaching -6 Celsius, or about 21 degrees Fahrenheit) armed with a cat, a flatscreen TV and some other stuff, all for the purpose of testing the battery-electric vehicle's single-charge range. And making a vide
The Ford Fusion Hybrid and its sibling, the Mercury Milan gas-electric, have failed, on numerous occasions when driven in cold weather, to return gas mileage results that match their EPA rating of 41 mpg city/36 highway. Likewise, the Mini E's usable range, when driven by Dr. Lyle Dennis, dropped substantially as the mercury dipped down to 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Heck, even General Motors admits that the Chevy Volt's electric-only range will likely degrade as winter sets in and we're fairly certa