PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– Duquesne Light’s new charging installation is now available for electric cars in the Pittsburgh Area. The new charging station, located at Woods Run Campus in the North Shore has 20 charging ports to support electric cars. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined Duquesne Light Company President and CEO Steve Malnight to introduce the site to the public during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Officials are glad to have a station that can be used for company and employee cars. On the North Shore this morning, @DuquesneLight opened the largest workplace charging installation for electric vehicles in Pittsburgh. I joined other local leaders to support the build-out of infrastructure for electric mobility in our region. pic.twitter.com/QU7No5vMMF — Corey O'Connor (@CoreyOConnorPGH) November 20, 2019 … [Read more...] about Duquesne Light Unveils One Of The Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Pittsburgh Area
Electrification -- the addition of batteries and electric motors to a car's powertrain -- isn't just a niche idea anymore. What started with the original Honda Insight and Toyota Prius has grown to include vehicles of all shapes and sizes, with myriad technologies on board predominantly centered around one goal: Efficient, reduced-emissions driving. It's a great time to be shopping for these kinds of cars because there more to choose from and they're better than ever.Hybrids and fully electric vehicles have a lot of other benefits, from federal, state and local tax incentives -- though those are starting to phase out for some brands -- to increased HOV lane access and much-reduced maintenance in the case of purely electric cars. There are downsides, of course, like the potential for expensive (if rare) battery-replacement costs. Every electric car on sale in the US for 2019 and its rangeCar infotainment system guideWith so many new types of electrified vehicles entering the market … [Read more...] about Is a hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle right for you in 2019?
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing service records on history reports, the future resale value of gas-powered cars and grabbing the last six-cylinder Outback. First up, is it a bad sign if CarFax is displaying limited maintenance on cars with 30,000 miles or more? “Used car dealer websites often provide a Carfax report with every vehicle listing. I have found it common that leased vehicles, 3-5 years old, 35-45k miles, have 1 or even no maintenance service noted by Carfax. As I search for a new-to-me vehicle, should I be concerned that a 3-5-year-old car with ~40k miles has a Carfax report indicating limited maintenance? Surely oil changes, tire rotations, or other routine maintenance items would show up on a Carfax report, correct?” Advertisement CarFax, and other history reports like Autocheck, are good … [Read more...] about Should I Be Worried If a Used Car Has an Incomplete Service History on Carfax?
Audi Sport is preparing a major lineup expansion that calls for the launch of six new or redesigned models. Automakers normally take years to release six cars, but Audi’s go-fast division plans to unveil all of them within the next four months. Impossible? Don’t bet against it. The company released a dark teaser image to announce the newcomers without fully revealing their identities. While we can’t ask Audi to turn the lights on, take another photo, and send it over, we can speculate about what the brand plans to launch by the end of 2019. At the bottom end of the range, the RS Q3 will return for a second generation and be available in two body styles. The first will be a sportier version of the regular Q3, while the second will be based on the more stylish Q3 Sportback that was introduced online recently. Technical specifications weren’t included with Audi’s teaser image. The first-generation RS Q3 — which was Audi Sport’s first SUV — … [Read more...] about Audi Sport will unleash 6 new, redesigned performance cars in the next 4 months
For a first effort at a mass-market electric car, the Audi E-Tron is pretty darn good. But one area where it could be better is styling. Audi wrapped its latest technology in a very nondescript package. The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback fixes that by adding more extroverted styling to the basic E-Tron mechanical package. The Sportback debuts at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto show, but don’t expect to see it in showrooms until late 2020 at least. The E-Tron Sportback is an “SUV coupe,” a concept popularized by other German luxury brands. Coupes traditionally have two doors, but to make an SUV coupe, all you have to do is lower the roofline to give the car a less boxy profile. That usually means sacrificing rear headroom and cargo space for a sleeker look, taking some of the “utility” out of “sport utility vehicles.” But Audi claims rear headroom in the Sportback is just 0.8 inch less than in the standard E-Tron. Audi also claims the Sportback’s … [Read more...] about 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback is all about style, but still has substance