Posts Tagged ‘miami’

Kia Motors Gets New EV Charging Station App

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Miami Lakes Kia EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging

Miami Lakes Kia EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric Vehicles. When consumers hear that blend of words, they may have the fear of being stranded in the middle of nowhere because their electric motor battery died and an electric charging station is nowhere in sight. That’s not necessarily true – especially in South Florida. Downtown Miami has many electric charging stations, and more EV charging stations are popping up in Brickell, South Beach, and Wynwood. Charging an electric vehicle gets easier every year, and with helpful apps like PlugShare, anyone with a smartphone can find the closest charging station to them. Automotive brands out there are taking notice, and the Hyundai Motor Group, owner of Kia Motors, has recently finalized a partnership with EVgo to make finding charging stations easier.

EVgo and Kia Motors

EVgo is the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the United States. Operating as an app, EVgo works much like PlugShare. PlugShare can shows consumers all kinds of charging stations and filter the results, displays a Google Maps-type map to show the driver local charging stations on-the-go, as well as provide details about each. For EVgo, users would get similar features, able to get a quick look at available charges. That’s about to change with this new partnership.

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Kia Motors Can Help with Rush Hour Traffic

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Miami Lakes Auto Kia Soul Traffic

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Soul Traffic

Rush hour traffic in Miami, Florida is a real pain these days, isn’t it? With so many people on the road who have little-to-zero driving etiquette, it can even be worse for some of us. If it isn’t the time we spend in rush hour, sometimes as much as an hour or more just trying to get home, then it’s the gas being spent in idle. Anyone with a fuel mileage gauge knows when the car is stopped, fuel economy goes way down. Luckily, there are many cars out there with great fuel economy, so the hit isn’t too harsh.

Miami, Florida Traffic

According to a study on global traffic and congested cities in the world, Miami, Florida makes the top ten list. The study was conducted by INRIX, a global company that specializes in connected car services and transportation analytics. Using a new methodology to provide data-rich evaluation or urban travel, they managed to measure over 1000 cities back in 2016, and found those with the most congestion and how much the average consumer spends in the peak hours of traffic a year.

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Are You Ready? 6 Tips to Prepare Your Car Before Matthew

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
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Currently, it’s unclear what Hurricane Matthew’s impact on South Florida will be. But so far, there is a large chance that the residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties will feel some effect from the storm like rain and wind. So not only do residents need to keep an eye on the weather reports and forecast, residents also need to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane in the next three days.

With all that being said, many people know how to prepare their homes for a hurricane like Matthew, but have you thought about what to do with your vehicle(s)? If not, here are some tips.

Gas

Before the storm, fill up on gas! Tropical storms and hurricanes are notorious for leading to long delays and lines at the gas station because not only do cars need gas, but backup generators need gas as well.  Fill up today or tomorrow to avoid the long lines or any other unforeseen issues that could occur from a big demand in gas stations.

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