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Audi Linking Cars to The Grid in Experimental ‘Virtual Power Plant’

Audi Linking Cars to The Grid in Experimental ‘Virtual Power Plant’

German automaker Audi, part of the Volkswagen Group, looks determined to go one up on rival automakers regarding PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). Once electric vehicles were unleashed into the market, there was a great concern that adding more demand from the overtaxed electric grid would create a large imbalance between supply and demand. However,Read more about Audi Linking Cars to The Grid in Experimental ‘Virtual Power Plant’[…]

What Auto Expenses Are Or Aren’t Deductible

What Auto Expenses Are Or Aren’t Deductible

You may get a tax deduction for your vehicle expenses if you use the vehicle either for your job, in your business, medical-related treatment, charity or moving. If you are a self-employed business owner, business use includes the use of the vehicle by you or any of your employees for business-related reasons. This means thatRead more about What Auto Expenses Are Or Aren’t Deductible[…]

14 Reasonable Things You Can Do to Get Better Gas Mileage

14 Reasonable Things You Can Do to Get Better Gas Mileage

Regardless of the make, model, and age of the car you drive, it is possible to get better gas mileage than you are presently getting with some reasonable tricks. These tips can work on any automobile and ultimately translate to lower fuel costs for you. Never rely on the MPG the manufacturer states for yourRead more about 14 Reasonable Things You Can Do to Get Better Gas Mileage[…]