HYBRIDS AND EVS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE
Hybrid and fully electric vehicles are more expensive than comparable gasoline-engine cars to purchase initially. But there’s more to the story. After your purchase, you’ll pay less to keep it running. For example, consider the frontwheel-drive 2021 Honda Passport SUV and the rear-wheel-drive electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The EPA estimates that an average American driver will pay $2,050 a year to gas up the Passport versus just $650 in electricity to drive the Mach-E for a year.
Some estimates say it can take as long as eight years to recover the increased cost of a battery electric vehicle compared to a gas-powered one, but that doesn’t take into account available financial incentives that can significantly reduce that time. Many vehicles are eligible for tax credits, and the amounts vary depending on your location. There is additional cost to have a home charging station installed, but here too incentives can come into play.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
‘As Seen on Tiktok' is the New ‘As Seen on TV'
Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at a New York candy store are fruit-shaped soft jelly candies that earned a spot on the shelves because they went viral on TikTok.
FACEBOOK PLANS TO HIRE 10,000 IN EUROPE TO BUILD ‘METAVERSE'
Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining more control over people’s online lives.
COMPANY BEHIND TETHER ‘TOKEN' FINED $41M BY US REGULATORS
The company behind a digital token called Tether has agreed to pay $41 million to settle charges that it misled investors by claiming the token was fully backed at all times by U.S. dollars and other fiat currencies
SENATOR ASKS FACEBOOK CEO TO TESTIFY ON INSTAGRAM AND KIDS
The senator leading a probe of Facebook’s Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the panel that has heard farreaching criticisms from a former employee of the company.
RIGHT ON CUE: NBA FINDS HIGH TECH OPTION FOR VIRUS TESTING
If so inclined, an NBA player could now test himself for the coronavirus and get results on his phone in no more than 20 minutes.
TESLA HITS RECORD PROFIT DESPITE PARTS SHORTAGE, SHIP DELAYS
Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history.
NETFLIX POSTS HIGHER 3Q EARNINGS, SOLID SUBSCRIBER GROWTH
Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including “Squid Game,” the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show.
VIRGINIA EXPECTS $2B IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE BROADBAND FUNDING
Virginia has received a record number of local and private sector applications to match state investments in broadband connectivity and the state expects more than $2 billion in total broadband funding, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week.
TRUMP ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HIS VERY OWN SOCIAL MEDIA SITE
Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said this week he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform.
WORKERS FED UP WITH NIGHTS, WEEKENDS SEEK FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES
After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit.
MARKET RESEARCH FOR $5
Can’t raise funds? That might be for the best. This entrepreneur scraped his way to unicorn status…by meeting his consumers at a coffee shop.
KRILL, Essential for Your Pet's Diet
There is no question that pets are part of the family and they actually help improve the mental and physical health of their human companions. To the end, it’s important that we take care of our pets and put them on the best path to wellness just like we take care of our other family members.
EWG's 2021 Shopper's Guide TO PESTICIDES IN PRODUCE™
Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group’s 2021 Dirty Dozen™ list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers have made the list.
THE NEXT NORMAL
ELECTRIC SUVS ARE PROLIFERATING APACE, AND WHICH ONE RULES THE ROOST COULD CHANGE BY THE DAY
Clean up your act
RENEWABLE ENERGY IS GREAT, BUT RENEWABLE WASTE OIS A REAL PR BLEM. HERE’S WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.
Callahan Mine cleanup continues
Major work set for this summer
Intake 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
My first Ford Mustang tri-bar taillights, roofline, and a had a 4.6-liter V-8, dash-to-axle ratio reminiscent five-speed manual, of the rear-wheel-drive—but that’s and rear-wheel drive. My next might have two electric motors, single-speed automatic gearboxes, and all-wheel drive.
E. PAUL ZEHR
BRAIN SCIENTIST, AUTHOR, SUPERHERO ENTHUSIAST
A venue with a vintage vibe
WHY ELECTRIC VEHICLE RANGES VARY FROM EPA ESTIMATE
You’ve probably heard the phrase “your mileage may vary” with regard to how your real-world fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. The adage refers to gasoline-powered vehicles, but the same applies to electric vehicles.