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Drew Dowdell

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  1. Yeah, the one that just came out in February. They aren't on the market yet.
  2. Again, with home charging, you can start every day with a full tank. You may never need to charge while out and about in daily life if you're home charging. There's no need to stop at all with an EV. Charge while you're home surfing Cheersandgears.com.
  3. Looks matter. Put the powertrain in the Lacrosse or Regal and I'd drive it.
  4. Going to the mall to charge is not a very cost efficient way of charging. Charge at home, run your errands, go home and plug back in. On something like a Chevy Bolt, it is unlikely that your daily errands are going to take 250 miles to complete. I think I calculated that I could commute to work every day for a week and plug in only on weekends in a Bolt. I do have charging stations in the parking facility next to my office and the charging station in the picture above is about a mile from my office. It's not always located in a shopping area.
  5. All new platform, so probably have to start that impression from scratch.
  6. Google has released an update for the Google Maps Navigation app when searching for Electric Vehicle charging locations. Now when a user searches for a charging location, the app will show how many ports are currently in use out of the total in real time. This way, the driver no longer needs to physically check the location to see if charging is available without a wait. It will also give information like charge port type, charge speed, and ratings from other drivers. The feature works with ChargeMaster, EVgo, SemaConnect, and Chargepoint." At the moment, Tesla Supercharging is not yet compatible with the feature. Searching is available on Android, iOS, Desktop, and Android Auto. Availability in Android Auto means that drivers of cars equipped with Android Auto now have real time charging information available directly on their car's infotainment system. The feature is available now on the latest version of the apps.
  7. Google has released an update for the Google Maps Navigation app when searching for Electric Vehicle charging locations. Now when a user searches for a charging location, the app will show how many ports are currently in use out of the total in real time. This way, the driver no longer needs to physically check the location to see if charging is available without a wait. It will also give information like charge port type, charge speed, and ratings from other drivers. The feature works with ChargeMaster, EVgo, SemaConnect, and Chargepoint." At the moment, Tesla Supercharging is not yet compatible with the feature. Searching is available on Android, iOS, Desktop, and Android Auto. Availability in Android Auto means that drivers of cars equipped with Android Auto now have real time charging information available directly on their car's infotainment system. The feature is available now on the latest version of the apps. View full article
  8. So we're still looking for the Model-T of the EV world. It'll happen. I still maintain that the Bolt's relatively poor sales are largely due to its dorky shape. Had they built some SA into it or made it more of a crossover (mutually exclusive, I know) it would have sold a lot better. It's not a bad car to drive at all and in reality could satisfy the needs of most small and mid-size sedan drivers.
  9. What EVs were sold commercially at scale in the 1970s? It took a long time for cars to scale and they were for the 1%ers
  10. Volvo does it because they turbo and supercharge them on the upper models. @balthazar is right on this one. The current 4.3 has no relation to the old 4.3 from '87. That was on the cars.
  11. Just more evidence that the first gen Olds Aurora was the first "4-door coupe"! It has frameless glass too!

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