New battery-electric vehicles that will released for the model years of 2018 and 2019 could possibly shift the attention of consumers away from Tesla. Audi, Hyundai and at least a couple new manufacturers finally matured enough to make their own all-electric cars in the crossover SUV bodies. This video can serve as a quick overview of current market situation. Some cars are already on sale in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and China, so we were able to add prices and final technical information about them, while some are waiting for their first public debuts (companies already confirmed their production, though). Short list of things this video presentation will teach you (information about the sourced used in making this video are in the end of the presentation; image by autoblog.com/2018/02/27/hyundai-kona-electric-suv-revealed): – Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo can finally set the company to the path of electrifying their whole lineup. The 600hp E Cross Turismo SUV will be good for urban and offroad driving thanks to rugged tires and 310 miles of range; – Jaguar I-Pace is slightly bigger than most of cars on the list. Despite this, it will still show great range and be slightly cheaper than Tesla’s SUV. – Hyundai Kona is the competitor for the domination among more affordable EV options. Hyundai are known for making cars with competitive pricing and good specifications, so Kona Electric is the first long-range option to Bolt EV. – Chevrolet Bolt EV is usually described as the uncool all-electric car. Customers, who are not chasing the hype could have the time of their lives driving this car: it has the range of over 200 miles and low price compared to most of the competition. – Nio ES8 is the cheaper alternative to Model X that was created for the Chinese market. The main selling point of this big SUV is its pricing. For the smaller amount of money, you get cars that are not less advanced than ones created by Elon Musk’s company. – Audi Etron is scheduled to start rolling out of the production lines in the second half of 2018. Consumers in Europe can already place their reservations for Audi’s first long-range SUV. – Tesla Model X: no list is complete without this product. Although everyone is chasing Elon Musk, in 99% of cases Tesla remains on top. Let’s see if anything changes for them this year.
Being able to drive is a wonderful privilege that we have, and while being able to get from A to B easier and faster than walking, our cars can be used for much more than just transportation. Many people use their cars for business purposes, whether that be to get them to business meetings, pick up clients, or even advertise their own business. If you’re looking to utilize your car for business uses, take a look at the advice in this article so that you can be safe on the roads, while driving in comfort at the same time.
Use radar detectors
For those who don’t know, radar detectors are installed in cars to alert you when you’re going too fast and when there are police detectors nearby. This could prove massively helpful if you’re using your car for business purposes because not only will it save you from gaining points on your license, but it will also save your business from creating a bad reputation. Take a look at the best undetectable radar detector and buy yourself one to protect yourself, others, and also your business.
Keep business cards and merchandise in your car
Ensuring that you constantly have a supply of merchandise and business cards in your car will allow you to do business wherever you are. Even if you’re not on a business trip, it’s likely that you will run into someone and begin talking about your business, and having everything ready in your car could gain you more customers! Make sure that they are kept flat and away from any damp so that if the time comes that you are showing off your business, that you look professional and prepared.
Have it serviced regularly
Like all cars, there’s a chance that your car could break down at some point, which will obviously not be good for business, especially if you have places that you need to be. Getting your car serviced regularly will give you that extra bit of reassurance that your car is going to be reliable through all journeys that you need to make. Also, having it serviced more regularly will likely prevent any pricey fixes coming your way because your mechanic should be able to pick up on small problems before they turn into larger and more expensive ones.
Add some homely touches
Being a business owner means you will probably be spending a considerable amount of time in your car, travelling to clients and other meetings. Take the time to make your car more homely so that you can travel in comfort. Things you could add to your car include:
- Hands free set
- Seat warmers
- Snacks and water
- An improved sound system
There are many other things you could add, but the above would make any journey much more bearable.
Use these tips to prepare your car for business uses and you will soon find yourself in a safe and productive car that can help you and your business.
Uber has not only revolutionized short distance travel for consumers, it’s also made it easy and potentially profitable for experienced drivers to turn their experience into a viable income. Of course, in order to maximize profits, drivers must ensure that they have the right car. While vehicular expenses are tax deductible for self employed taxi drivers, they are nonetheless an overhead cost that needs to be driven down to facilitate day-to-day living. Since drivers do a lot of their driving in busy conurbations wherein their engines are in lower gears and hence potentially burning more fuel than a commuter who travels long distance to work and back, electric and hybrid motors have become understandably attractive. The Toyota Prius has long been the go-to for Uber drivers but there are numerous reasons why Nissan’s all-electric Leaf could be the vehicle that de-thrones the vaunted Toyota. Nissan have already made a mark on the all-electric market with its atypically sizeable E-NV200 but the leaf offers a far more understated and economical incentive for Uber drivers to jump on the Nissan bandwagon.
Near silent and quick off the mark
Cab drivers tend to do a lot of their work at night in built up areas, and they know that loud revving engines can mean a blow to their reputation… And when you’re a freelancer, your reputation is everything, especially since Uber drivers rely on the star system the app provides to be appealing to their potential customers. The Leaf’s whisper quiet engine not only makes navigating busy urban traffic easy and enjoyable, but its lack of noise makes it extra appealing to drivers and their customers. It’s brisk acceleration (0-60 in around 9 seconds) make it an agile vehicle that’s ideally suited to driving in congested urban environments.
Environmentally sound yet cheap to run
In an age where even the big corporations are making ostentatious efforts to reduce their carbon footprints and make their operations more environmentally sound, there’s a clear preference among consumers for environmental awareness. Although most drivers have environmental concerns of their own, they recognize that a clear preference for an environmentally responsible vehicle is bound to be a winner with customers. The Leaf is all electric, making it an eco-winner but also making it cheap to run and easy to maintain. A Spanish driver told Nissan Insider recently that he is able to run his Leaf for 47,000 on 1747 Euro’s worth of electricity while a diesel engine would cost him around 9699 Euro’s worth of fuel. That’s a saving of almost 8000 Euros.
Potentially cheaper to insure
You can find specific insurance details at https://www.gobear.com/ph/car-insurance but due to its low power in comparison to most gas guzzling counterparts the Leaf is fairly cheap to insure. Some insurers even offer a discount to all-electric drivers to incentivize more widespread use of electric vehicles.
Quick and easy to charge
For taxi drivers, time is money and the less time spent charging their electric engines, the better. The vehicle needs to be quick charged 2-3 times a day but since a quick charge only takes four hours using an on-board charger it’s unlikely that charging will eat into a driver’s billable hours. Plus, like all electric drivers they know that they’re insulated from the increasing cost of fuel.