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In 2012, the Ford Focus Electric model went a step farther than other eco-friendly cars. Instead of creating another hybrid model, Ford chose to offer a fully electric vehicle with a very impressive...
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The 2012 Honda Fit EV is lots of fun to drive and offers a smooth ride to passengers. It is Honda’s first pure electric car, and it offers a range of 70...
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Should You Buy a Hybrid, Diesel, or Electric Car?
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How Hybrid Cars Work
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5 Essential Things to Know About Electric Vehicles
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Electric vehicle not working.
I would recommend that you ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic. Their mechanics have the knowledge and diagnostic equipment to figure out why your car isn't working as it should.
Why do some cars have Direct Drive Gear?
Direct drive gear systems are used to transmit power to the wheels with an electric motor. They are used on hybrid/electric vehicles as a replacement for the transmission. Steering systems today use direct drive gear with the use of an...
Overheating when fans off
Hello! It sounds like the system is working properly. The fans are designed to turn on when the engine reaches a certain temperature. However if the fans do not work properly the vehicle will overheat. If the vehicle has an...
Opinion about Tesla
They are fast as lightning cars. I just met a guy who has one, and I was talking to him about the car and we gave it a ride. They are zippy, fast cars but they are pretty expensive....
Opinion on Tesla 3
That's interesting. I didn't know it that 35,000 dollars went out there. I have customers with the fancy Teslas and they paid like 85,000 up for their cars. That's too much money. If it's 35,000 dollars and it's getting an...

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