I did not make this headline up
Saw this article today
Talking about how Chevy plans to offer an 8 year warranty on the battery in the Volt.
I took an Internal Combustion Engines class at Michigan (ME 438) a couple of years ago, and a main concern of the professor was the battery life/robustness over the lifecycle of the vehicle. His example was laptop batteries. They often have crappy lifecycles - they last 6 hours when you buy the laptop, within a couple of years, 3 hours.
Based on this example it seems like hybrid batteries will be similar, they're both pretty advanced battery technology, and i know laptop batteries are getting better, but I think that a diminished range is a real issue with hybrids/electric vehicles moving forward.
Anyone (EEs? CSEs?) know why GM is ready to stand behind these batteries (the single most expensive part of the vehicle) this long? If battery technology is this advanced, I think electric cars might really be the way to go in the future (although you can't get a stick shift hybrid... so that's a no-go for me)
MTV sucks, but if they bring Beavis and Butthead back I will be watching.
This is totally classy and awesome:
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to craft a fake "dumbest student athlete" entry, get it posted on Deadspin, and then send me the email correspondence. Any winner gets to direct the design of an MGoShirt and three shirts.
Just checked my new Direct Loans notification that said:
# of payments Payment amount Effective date
119 $128.58 11/17/1858
GREAT SCOTT! Someone get me a flux capacitor!
And I have to pay these buffoons money...
I need to take my bike in for a tune-up after I took a pretty bad spill last month. I've taken my bike to Campus Student Bike Shop before, but I was not thrilled with their customer service or the actual service they did on my bike. Any suggestions on a bike shop in AA, with price and quality in mind?
Thanks in advance.