Macharia Mugwimi

Why Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Batteries Fail Over Time

Batteries rely on electrochemical reactions to supply electric power. The amount of power that they can supply is therefore pegged on these electrochemical reactions. The electrochemical constituents degrade over time and this explains why hybrid and electric vehicle batteries fail over time. Besides that inherent setback, when these batteries are used in HEVs/EVs, time produces …

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The First Tesla Created a bad image of electric vehicles in Kenya but here is the truth about EVs.

For the past few days, there has been a fuss about the first (it could actually not be the first one) Tesla in Kenya. However, one of the videos that have been doing rounds on social media shows the Tesla being towed. This has elicited different reactions to electric vehicles in Kenya, especially from Kenyans …

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different hybrid Configurations and how they affect your fuel Economy

As we earlier mentioned a hybrid is a vehicle with two or more power sources. In most hybrid, the dual power sources are a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor. However, the way that the two sources combine to power the car is what forms the three different hybrid configuration. They are …

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Why Owning a Plug in Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle is cheaper than you Thought

Plug in hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) eliminate nearly every common repair and maintenance need explaining why you need to shift to a plug-in or electric vehicle. Here’s how: No More Timing Belt Until very recently, there were some expensive to maintain and repair systems in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. For example, the timing …

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Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids and Extended Range Electric Vehicles Explained

If you are part of those yearning for economical and eco-friendly vehicles, you have probably been doing your research on the same. The research may come with a bit of confusion, especially if you are not up to date on all of the technical jargon used. Nevertheless, don’t worry; we are here to help clear …

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Forget About Battery Replacement Cost. Buy that Hybrid Vehicle.

One of the most common thing that puts off Kenyans when they think of owning a hybrid or electric vehicles is the battery replacement cost. Depending on the make and model of the car, these batteries can cost tens to hundreds of thousands. That is a big chunk of change no matter how you look …

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