(NewsUSA) – The electric car trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the next generation of electric cars are more than up to speed. Although widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) got off to a slower than expected start in the United States, more car shoppers are seeing the benefits of EVs and hybrids. Several improvements in the latest models have helped overcome some hurdles that might have made buyers hesitant to embrace EVs.Some of the key features consumers want include:- More power. Consumers want increased range and fast charging. The battery life of newer electric cars allows for several hundred miles on a single charge.- More style. Car buyers don’t want to sacrifice comfort and style, and manufacturers are rising to this challenge with roomy designs equal to those of conventional cars."Consumers are ready to switch to electric vehicles," according to Brian Moody, Executive Editor for Autotrader."Things they consider when thinking about buying an electric vehicle include reduced environmental guilt, less time refueling, and never having to change your oil again," he says.One example of the latest in EV technology is the EV6, auto maker Kia’s first entry into the battery-powered vehicle market. (Click here to view video).The EV6 features an ultra-fast 350-kilowatt charger that enables the car to go from a 10 percent to 80 percent charge in less than 18 minutes, ready for up to 210 miles of range.It’s also designed with a distinctive Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) feature that enables use of the battery as a mobile power source for multiple applications, according to the company website. Other advances include both rear wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive, as well as two battery sizes, 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh.The latest battery technology meets consumers’ need for speed with the 576 HP power to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. The style factor is there, too. The EV6 channels the design of current crossover vehicles with a four-door sedan body and seating for five passengers. The EV6 is scheduled to debut in early 2022.Visit kia.com for more information about the latest in electric vehicle technology.
(NewsUSA) – Now more than ever, older adults recognize the importance of staying healthy. And their numbers are increasing. The U.S. population of adults aged 65 years and older is expected to be 88.5 million by the year 2050, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. For many of these older adults, staying healthy includes working […]
(NewsUSA) – Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones at younger ages. In fact, nine in ten 6-12-year-olds in the US have access to tablets or smartphones, and two out of three use tablets or smartphones on a daily basis. But parents often have questions and concerns about how their […]
(NewsUSA)"The Bus to Beulah" by E.C. HanesOn her way to a new job in America, Maria Puente accidentally discovers a human- trafficking ring. Fearing exposure, the American company that manages it kidnaps Maria.Maria’s disappearance triggers a desperate search to find her before the kidnappers can permanently dispose of her. As the investigation unfolds, longtime Hogg […]