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Electric Vehicle Performance in Cold Weather

As technology continues to advance, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the performance of electronic devices can be greatly impacted by changes in temperature. This is especially true for electric vehicles (EVs), which rely heavily on the functionality of their batteries. According to an expert at RecurrentAuto.com, some EVs can experience a loss of up to …

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Protect Workers from the Hazards of Electric Vehicles

Reprinted with permission from Speaking of Safety As the use of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, safety advocates are looking at how to improve safety for workers who tow, recover, and recycle them. EVs are powered by high-voltage lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries that, when damaged, can short circuit, catch fire, and explode. Recently, I spoke with Percy …

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EVfriendly Podcast: Tune into the World of EVs

Cover photo: EVfriendly podcast hosts, Ken Hendricks and Rene Young, discussing the future of electric vehicle service and repair with Scott Waddle of Precision Auto Service. For engaging conversation about electric vehicles and how they affect your industry, check out the new EVfriendly podcast available on the EVfriendly YouTube channel. The audio version is titled …

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Auto service technician examining the electric car battery

Path to a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Repair Industry

The Path to a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Repair Industry Lies with Right to Repair Legislation Imagine you purchased your first used electric vehicle (EV) only to discover later the battery has degraded below its useful life and you are told that you need a replacement. If the battery is within its manufacturer warranty period, typically …

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PST Exemption on Used EVs

Buying an EV Becomes More Affordable. Purchasers of pre-owned zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia are now eligible to receive an exemption from the seven percent provincial sales tax. Effective February 23, 2022, used EVs are exempt from PST. The exemption applies to all motor dealer sales, as well as private sales of used EVs that …

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