This is great find brought to us today by the Auto Tech devision over at NBC.com Have you ever wondered how you might locate charging centers if you were/are driving an electrical vehicle? As it so happens, one of the biggest concerns of switching to an all-electric vehicle is worrying about what would happen if you ran out of juice. Our roads and major highways are dotted with gas stations of course, but what’s an electric vehicle owner to do with a green car running on empty?
A new app called PlugShare wants to address exactly that, calming the worries of would-be green drivers with a map chock full of charging locations. PlugShare goes beyond aggregating public electric vehicle charging stations by encouraging users to submit their own personal plugs to the database, effectively weaving together a community of electric vehicle owners. Of course, having a stranger pull up at your home to plug in isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but when it comes to sustainability, sharing is caring. What do you think of this idea? Would you include your home in the App? Let us know!
TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, alert you if you have unsafe air pressure in any of your tires. These monitors are installed in your wheels, and alert you through a symbol on the dashboard that looks a little like a flat tire. In 2007, the Federal TREAD act (or Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation) began requiring all new cars and light trucks come equipped with TPMS. This legislation, like that requiring air bags, helps to keep you safe on the road.
The all-new Ford Endeavour is here in India and we recently got a chance to drive the SUV. The new Endeavour has a completely new design outside and a list of exhaustive features inside. While we drove the 3.2-litre 6-speed automatic top of the line variant, there’s a 2.2-litre version too. The new Endeavour will compete against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Chevrolet Trailblazer. Here’s our exclusive test drive review for the all-new Ford Endeavour.