The mad rush to hybrid vehicle models has reached its natural conclusion. We’re going to see models coming out that are plug in oriented. This may seem great at first, but there are a lot of practical issues to consider.
The big benefit of the plug in platform is the obviously fact that it cuts down on oil use. This has two alleged effects. First, less gasoline use means less reliance on foreign oil suppliers. Second, it means you’ll pay less at the pump because of reduced demand. Third, these vehicles produce reduced emissions.
A plug in vehicle is pretty much what it sounds like. You simply plug the car into an electric outlet at home. The battery will then charge much like a cell phone or other battery operated device. When you are ready to use the vehicle, you unplug it and off you go. Most of these vehicles come with either a gasoline/Geared Reduction Motor mix or will soon be purely electrical.
It is a high-priced premium electric mountain bike that has technologically advanced features. E+ bikes are touted as the world’s most advanced electric bikes. For their prices, they should be!
Battery (s) can cause more that just aggravation, they can cause big problems if not taken care of properly. Low battery voltage can damage starters and tilt/trim motors. While it may not make sense at first, motors running at lower voltage draw higher current. Higher current means higher heat. Cable insulation and insulation on motor windings can be damaged Keep the batteries in top condition and you can save money.
The only laws that are consistently adhered to on the roads in China are the immutable laws of physics. A vehicle moving at a uniform rate in a straight line will remain in that state until some force is applied. Newton’s third law is the law that seems to rule the road in China. Newton’s third law as applied to the rules of the road, means that the bigger and heavier vehicle has the right-of-way. If you are on foot and someone on a bicycle is headed straight at you, the combination of the bicycle and rider’s weight plus the vehicle’s speed = you had better jump out of the way. Conversely if you are riding a bicycle and you think you have the right-of-way because you have a green traffic signal, but a faster and heavier vehicle challenges your right-of-way, then you should yield.
Wouldn’t you love to hammer the accelerator of your own car when you see the green flag being waved? Don’t you find the idea of modifying your beloved performance car alluring?
Features that come standard include air bags, XM radio, On-Star, adjustable seats and the ability to control the audio system via control knobs on the steering wheel. Buyers can choose from three different models; the base model CX, mid level CXL and top of the line CXS. The CXS comes with an eleven speaker sound system, the ability to plug in your iPod music player via USB, ventilated seats, sweet seventeen inch wheels and Rear Parking Assist. MSRP starts at around the $27k mark and will increase depending on the options and packages selected.