Unless you're a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there's no better place to charge your electric car than at home. Pick the right electricity tariff, and charging can cost pennies on the dollar next to even the most efficient combustion-engined vehicle. BMW hopes to make it even cheaper for BMW i3 and i8 drivers, with a new Smart Charging App (via Autoblog Green). The app, initially available to BMW's 'Electronaut' early adopters but launched for all customers in 2015, could save BMW customers up to $400 a year on their electricity bills. MORE: BMW i3...
What Can I Save Driving An Electric Car? Apps Can Help, Soon
Last month, Apple Stores in the United States began stocking the Automatic Link. And it might just point the way toward how to convince more car buyers that a plug-in electric car--or other alternatives, from hybrid to diesel to natural gas, for that matter--could make economic sense. The Automatic...Matthew Klippenstein
Can Smartphone Apps & Carsharing Really Cut Cars On The Road?
Sometimes, change is painful, devastating -- just ask the folks at Blockbuster Video or the residents of any neighborhood that's been split by new freeways. Sometimes, change is wonderful, life-giving -- just ask the folks at Netflix or ambulance drivers who now have faster ways to get from the...Richard Read
Parking Apps Proliferate, But Can They Solve The Problem Of Traffic Congestion?
Yesterday, we received a press release from a company called Pango, which makes an app that allows motorists to pay for on-street parking. (The company's demo video is embedded above.) If you live in a city of any size, this isn't especially newsworthy. Products like Pango have been rolling out for...Richard Read
2010 Toyota Prius: On the Road, And In Social Media Too
Carmakers have dived into the deep end of social media, with iPhone apps, Facebook pages, Twitter streams, and a whole host of other online ways to reach potential buyers and promote their brands. Not surprisingly, given the affluent, environmentally aware nature of its audience, the 2010 Toyota...John Voelcker