Tag: Electric vehicles

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How Does the Mercedes’ EQS Stack Up Against the Tesla S?

Posted 5/1/23

Though Tesla has cornered the market for electric vehicles for years, more carmakers are offering better and more diverse options these days that have been giving Tesla a run for their money. Enter the Mercedes EQS in 2022. As another full-size fully-electric sedan it was...

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The EV Feature of the Future: Bidirectional Charging

Posted 3/6/23

We love Volvo for their innovation. They were the first to use 3-point safety belts, and the quality and reliability of their cars can’t be denied. And when they start talking about having bidirectional charging capability available as standard on their forthcoming 2024 EX90, we...

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Audi’s Electric Vehicles and the Talent of Ken Block

Posted 2/21/22

Noted rally racer Ken Block has recently gone in a slightly different direction from his usual projects. While known from his collaborations with Ford and Subaru in the past, Block has just joined with Audi for the very first time. Recently announced by DirtFish, Block...

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3 New Affordable Plug-in Hybrids from Mercedes

Posted 7/6/20

Mercedes is starting out the first quarter of 2020 with a bang. The company recently announced it will introduce three new plug-in hybrid vehicles that will be derivatives of the new GLA, CLA sedan, and CLA Shooting Brake (estate). Even more importantly, the move will...

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Jaguar Boosts Range of iPace with Software Update

Posted 4/13/20

Own a Jaguar iPace? You might want to bring it in to our technicians for a software update. The new update will improve normal driving range by up to 20 kilometres — but there’s no change to the car’s official 470km range rating using the...

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Mercedes Ramps Up Battery Development with $24B Investment

Posted 7/15/19

This past Christmas, did you spend $23 billion on batteries? Mercedes did, or at least it plans to. The company announced last December it would spend $23 billion on battery cells, and invest another $1.1 billion in eight battery factories in Germany, China, Thailand and...

Labor and the Cost of Cincinnati Car Maintenance

The most expensive part of any car repair is usually the labor. If your mechanic tells you the repair is going to take a week, ask why. If they say the repair is a complicated job that will take a while, chances are they are milking you for time. Granted, some parts may take a little while to order and maybe their schedule is all filled up with previous work orders, especially if you took the car in for an emergency. Yet even most complicated repairs shouldn’t take more than a few hours in labor, however. And if they are doing similar jobs where the labor might overlap, make sure they aren’t charging you for the labor twice. A quality mechanic will try to minimize your car repair costs as much as possible, Cincinnati!