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48 Electric-Car Charging Corridors Have Now Been Designated on U.S. Highways

Posted by Poquet Auto on Nov 16, 2016 4:48:05 AM

Two week ago, the White House announced a range of actions intended to stimulate and speed up the production of zero-emission electric vehicles in the U.S. This alternative fuel network plans to include 55 Interstate highways, with 48 of those designated as EV charging corridors. In total, the planned charging stations cover nearly 25,000 miles of road, with the appropriate signage along the corridors indicating where to charge up. EV owners can expect an existing or planned EV charging station within a 50-mile radius of one another.

The Federal Highway Administration has released a list of the locations of the corridors, which ones have been approved for the signage, and the type of fuels each will offer. Along with EVs, the program will accommodate vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, hydrogen, or other fuels.

31 Year Old Double-Decker Bus Gets Turned Into a Vacation Home

Posted by Poquet Auto on Nov 14, 2016 4:44:32 PM

For under £5,000, a Brighton, Uk man, named Adam, purchased a 31 year old double-decker bus from the English city of Birmingham to convert it into a vacation/holiday home for him and his 12 year old daughter, Devin. Adam initially started with a £10,000 budget (which soon did not pan out to be enough) but, after countless hours of work and an extra side job, Adam created something beautiful!

Headlights on 2017 Pickup Trucks Aren’t Looking Too Bright, Literally…

Posted by Poquet Auto on Nov 8, 2016 9:23:36 AM

Even if your new 2017 pickup truck has the fancy, high-cost headlights, you may not be seeing as much as you should.

In a recent test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that almost every new, 2017 pickup truck features headlights that deliver poor light coverage. In fact, only two trims (which are different levels of a particular model) of the Honda Ridgeline (the RTL-E and Black Edition) received the top "Good" rating, while only three other trucks were rated better than "Poor." Those models were the:

  • Nissan Titan, which was rated "Marginal."
  • GMC Sierra, which was rated "Acceptable" and "Marginal" for some models.
  • Ram 1500, which was rated “Marginal” only for models with base halogen reflector headlights.

Even the best-selling vehicle in the United States, the Ford F-150, is rated as "Poor" for all trim levels!

So how do they measure headlight performance?

The IIHS looks both at how much light the high and low beam settings shine in corners and on straightaways. The agency also looks at how much glare the lights produce to ensure that they aren't blinding oncoming traffic.

All-in-all, here's how the 2017 models performed:

Fun Fact: The Company Leading the Driverless Car Revolution Isn’t a Car Brand

Posted by Poquet Auto on Oct 18, 2016 6:00:45 AM

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you probably haven’t heard of them before.

Why is that?

That's because it's a company working hard, behind the scenes on some really big projects. NVIDIA started out in the tech world was as a 3D, video game graphics company, probably never dreaming that they would one day enter into the auto market. However, a surprisingly natural partnership with automakers began to form as NVIDIA began setting up virtual wind tunnels and crash tests for them to help advance the design and engineering of their cars.

What is the Best Car Feature That Hasn’t Been Invented Yet? - Readers’ Choice

Posted by Poquet Auto on Oct 11, 2016 6:00:41 AM

As the market continues to evolve, car makers are always looking to have the newest car features. Today, we have infotainment systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as other revolutionary features like Ford’s hands-free liftgates and Park Assist. So, what’s next?

To find out what our fans would love to have, we asked them for the best car feature that hasn’t been invented yet, and there are some outstanding responses. See what they had to say!

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