AAA: 1 in 5 U.S. Drivers Want an Electric Vehicle

first_imgChevrolet Bolt EV Premier Midsize Car Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Compact Car Category Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Subcompact Car Best Under $30K Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSAAAElectric Vehicles Previous articleApril’s showers nearly double the average rainfall for many countiesNext articleOn this day in Florida history: Skyway Bridge collapses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Large Car Survey reveals its annual top picks for electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient vehiclesAmerica’s appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees a strong future for electric vehicles. To help “green” car shoppers make an informed choice, AAA conducts independent, rigorous test-track evaluations of electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient, gas-powered vehicles.“Electric vehicles have become more affordable, attractive, and they include innovative technology,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Many consumers view electric vehicles as the cars of the future, but AAA still encourages consumers to do their homework when choosing an EV to determine whether or not it is a good fit for their lifestyle.”Perhaps fueling American’s desire for electric vehicles, AAA’s survey found that “range anxiety” is beginning to ease. Among those unsure or unwilling to choose an electric vehicle for their next car, 63 percent (down 9 percent from 2017) cited not enough places to charge as a detractor while 58 percent (down 15 percent from 2017) expressed concern over running out of charge while driving. Range anxiety is less of a concern for millennials (48 percent) than Generation X or Baby Boomers (64 percent and 66 percent, respectively).While the range is important to most (87 percent) electric and hybrid vehicle shoppers, it is not the only consideration. Reliability is king with nine-in-ten (92 percent) of those likely to by an electric or hybrid vehicle stating it is important when evaluating which car to buy. Electric and hybrid car shoppers are also prioritizing crash ratings (77 percent), cost (71 percent), acceleration and handling (69 percent) and advanced safety technology such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance (60 percent). Fewer drivers are concerned with style, color, or design of the vehicle (34 percent) or brand of the vehicle (33 percent). Full survey results available here.To help drivers looking to making the switch or find their next green vehicle, Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center conducts extensive and thorough testing of high fuel efficiency, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles each year, and assigns ratings based on criteria important to buyers such as ride quality, safety and performance.“Electric Vehicles are energy efficient and environmentally friendly,” continued Nasworthy. “Potential buyers also like the fact that electric vehicles require less maintenance than internal combustion engines.”In 2018, the following vehicles earned AAA’s Top Green Vehicle award: Ford F-150 4X4 XLT Sport BMW 530e i-Performance You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier Pickup Tesla Model X 75Dcenter_img Kia Niro LX Best Over $50K Tesla Model S 75 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Tesla Model X 75D SUV/Minivan Vehicle LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Overall Winners, detailed evaluation criteria, vehicle reviews and an in-depth analysis of the green vehicle industry can be found at AAA.com/greencar.Although Americans may be more eager to buy an electric vehicle, having the right infrastructure will be critical to its widespread adoption. In 2018, the availability of charging stations had grown to more than 16,000 in the United States and, although anxiety over range has reduced, AAA’s survey found consumer expectation for charging time while on the road may not align with reality. Seven-in-ten (68 percent) Americans feel that while out driving, a charging time of no more than 30 minutes is a reasonable amount of time to wait.Drivers can access charging station locations through AAA’s Mobile app or TripTik Planner. Additional survey data, study methodology, graphics, photos and video can be found at NewsRoom.AAA.com. Tesla Model X 75D Nissan Leaf SL Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Best $30K – $50K Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 12/10 5:13 PMVEHICLE500 BLOCK OF COOPER COMMERCE DR  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending December 5thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending December 12th shows nine burglaries reported in the city of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business1 – Residential7 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 12/11 9:06 PMVEHICLE1300 BLOCK OF CONTREAU CT  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 12/14 7:08 AMVEHICLE1100 BLOCK OF PIN OAK DR  12/14 9:49 PMRESIDENTIAL1400 BLOCK OF FALCONCREST BLVD  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleLet’s Talk About It: Amendment 4Next articleIf you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 12/14 7:36 AMVEHICLE1100 BLOCK OF PIN OAK DR center_img Please enter your name here 12/15 8:09 AMVEHICLE300 BLOCK OF S LAKE CORTEZ DR  12/13 2:11 PMVEHICLE600 BLOCK OF E MASON AVE  12/13 7:30 PMBUSINESS1100 BLOCK OF S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! 12/15 11:02 PMVEHICLE1500 BLOCK OF SHEELER AVE  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

IPL 2017: Dhoni shines as Pune win a thriller vs Sunrisers, Mumbai beat Delhi

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How OSU Football Recruits in High School Action: Week 2

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Chuba Hubbard: RBNo statistics were available for his game yet, but he did have a documented 105-yard sprint for a touchdown that was pretty stunning.Tracin Wallace: QB/ATHTracin finished the game with 128 yards through the air and 180 yards rushing to go with two scores in a 49-17 blowout win.Tylan Wallace: WRHis twin brother put the team on his back, but Tylan still finished the game with 54 yards and a touchdown.Braydon Johnson – WRJohnson caught six passes for 73 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 34-28 win. It’s week two of high school football action and OSU recruits fared well once again and some improved from their week 1 performances. Here’s a recap of the action from the weekend.Brock Martin – DE/TEOologah had a nice win on Friday over Collinsville, one of the top teams in the state. Martin was a big contributor, adding 11 tackles and a sack in the winning effort.I’ve witnessed some hard hits and relentless motors before…. But what I saw last night in Oologah….??? the future looks bright! #GoPokes— Joe Bob Clements (@joebobclements) September 2, 2016Shamond Greenwood – WRGreenwood caught the game-winning touchdown for Lakeview Centennial this weekend over North Mesquite. He finished the game with 3 touchdowns and 156 yards.LaMarcus Morton: WR/SafetyMorton continued his hot streak in week 2 of the season with a solid game against Center, TX, finishing with 84 yards and a touchdown in a 70-21 domination.last_img read more

Drewry Container Carriers Still Face High Risk of Failure

first_imgzoom Privately-owned container carriers could risk losing shippers’ trust if they do not provide any data on their level of indebtedness and balance sheet strength, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.The recent failure of South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping has exposed the high level of financial risk that exists and created renewed demand for financial transparency.While Hanjin’s financial position was at the extreme edges and its demise is not expected to create a domino effect, a number of major carriers are still struggling and the risk of another following the same path as the Korean line cannot be discounted, Drewry said.Drewry’s Z-score carrier financial stress index sunk to its lowest ever point following the first-half 2016 results. The decline in the Z-score index has coincided with the heavy reduction in container freight rates that dropped to historical lows in the second-quarter.“As freight rates staged something of a recovery in third-quarter we expect to see some uptick to the Z-score when the third-quarter 2016 results are published, while the removal of Hanjin from the sample will also benefit the average score. Nonetheless, carriers will almost certainly continue to reside in the so-called ‘distress zone’,” Drewry said.Based on the latest available financial reports Drewry’s Z-score table shows that only two, namely, A.P. Moller-Maersk and OOIL, of the 14 selected companies scored high enough to make it to the cautionary ‘grey zone’, with the remainder struggling in the ‘distress zone’.With shippers expected to pay much closer attention to the financial risks when selecting carriers in future, carriers themselves will need to be sure of the financial health of their alliance and service partners, or potentially risk losing customers.last_img read more