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Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving technology
Every day there are developments and advancements in autopilot and driver-assist technologies. Following this trend, Ford has also launched its hands-free level 2 advanced driving assist system (ADAS). The name of this technology is Ford BlueCruise. So, what exactly is Ford BlueCruise technology and how does it work? Read this blog to learn more about the Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving technology by Crosspointe Motor Cars. You can then check out our Ford inventory here at Crosspointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA!Continue reading this entry
US Advances New $10,000+ Tax Credit
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we’re excited to see how electric vehicles evolve over the next couple of years. One of the perks for EV adopters currently is the $7,500 tax credit. However, a new tax credit was just approved.
How much is the new tax credit for EVs?(more…)
BEV? PHEV? What All Those Electric Vehicle Abbreviations Mean
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we know that car terminology can be confusing and overwhelming. While we can’t change how automakers name their features, we can help you understand what those names mean. One area of the automotive world with lots of jargon is electric vehicles. For instance:
What does PHEV stand for? How about BEV? EV? Let us show you the most common electric vehicle abbreviations and terminology.(more…)
Warming Up an EV While It’s Plugged In: Can You Do It? Is It Safe?
There’s a lot of to stuff to learn when it comes to EVs. While there have been many different innovation over the past century when it comes to automobiles, their fuel source has remained (fundamentally) the same. For instance, you’re not supposed to start a car while it’s hooked up to the gas pump.
How about EVs? Can you start an electric vehicle while it’s plugged in?(more…)
Do Plug-in Hybrids have to be Charged to Operate?
Plug-in hybrids occupy a strange space in automotive market. They’re more complex than regular hybrids, but not quite the same as all-electric vehicles. Auto companies often advertise their plug-in hybrids with claims of “100 MPGe” and “30+ miles electric range.” That makes sense for an EV, but not for a hybrid. That begs the question:
Do you have to charge a plug-in hybrid for it to work?(more…)
The Upcoming Ford F-150 EV: What We Know
You may have seen some footage awhile ago of an all-electric F-150 pulling 10 trains cars from a complete stop. And then it pulled 40+ F-150 models from a complete stop. That had our attention. So, where is this electric F-150? Is Ford actually making it?
Ford is making an electric F-150 and it’s expected to go on sale within the next few years.(more…)
Electric Vehicle Battery Charge Times and Outlet Types
Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of the burning questions for electric cars: charging time. We’ll look at how long it takes without the nonsense, misdirection, and marketing jargon.
Here’s how quickly electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids actually charge.(more…)