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Can air extend an EV’s range?

The energy efficiency of electric vehicles (EVs) can be improved by 3 to 7% with proper tire inflation, according to a recent ExxonMobil study.

The first-of-its-kind study followed three identical EVs, each with different tire air-loss rates, as they each traveled 5,400 miles crisscrossing all sorts of environments in the United States, including city streets, small towns and rural roads, for six months.

The results showed that properly inflated tires enhanced EV energy efficiency by as much as 7% to extend vehicle battery range.

What if there were a way to increase an electric vehicle’s (EV’s) energy efficiency by 3 to 7 percent? A recent ExxonMobil study has revealed that proper tire inflation can do just that.

Back in 2018, the company embarked on a first-of-its-kind study that tracked EVs to understand the impact tire inflation pressure has on vehicle range. As the inventor of halobutyl rubber, the technological wonder that helps keep tires properly inflated, ExxonMobil wanted to take a hard look at the challenges EVs encounter.

The study followed three identical EVs, each with different air-loss rates. Each car traveled 5,400 miles, crisscrossing all sort of environments, including city streets and remote roads, for six months.

The results? In a nutshell, choose a tire that will stay better inflated over time. It will not only extend the life of the tire, but also the overall energy efficiency.

Learn more about our study in this video

Boys and their Toys: Why Razor’s New E-XR Is the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

By Paige Gilmar x Vaughn Lowery

As Father’s Day blows out its one-hundred-and-ninth birthday candle this year, the holiday is often written in our thoughts with Elmer’s glue, popsicle sticks, Crayola boxes, and construction paper. Though the sappy Hallmark jingles and tie-themed gift wrap have only lasted a century in America, the European Father’s Day descends from the creaking gray-haired epoch of the Middle Ages. Trading in medieval flails for millennial frappes and bubonic plagues for bong-pong party games, the meaning of Father’s Day has changed as many times as the meanings we give ourselves as humans. Now in a time of drone delivery-men and talking cell phones, it seems the 1950s-era of homemade coupons and black coffee in bed won’t cut it anymore these Father’s Days. In order to give your Father’s Day an edge, it needs Razor.

In 2000, American designer and manufacturer of electric personal transportation RazorUSA, simply known as Razor, took corporate to the sidewalks and launched its first scooter design the Razor Model A Scooter. With one simple brand, the clunky, rickety classic scooter became a sleek way to travel, making kids and adults alike rethink the stereotype of the dreaded “pooper-scooter.” For almost twenty years, Razor has defined and redefined the meaning of personal transportation, with dads drooling and sons swooning to the new innovations this company produces year after year. 2019 is no different, and these industrial pioneers introduced their latest, most sophisticated electric personal transportation: the E-XR Electric Scooter.

Rather than waste your income on Bird ($.20/min) and Lime ($.15/min) scooter rentals, the cost-effective E-XR fits elegantly with some of life’s greatest drugeries and diversions. Commuting to work, having a little joy-ride, walking the dog–there will be no need to run errands when you can simply glide uphill, downhill, and everything in between. With a perfect synthesis of power, speed, design, and comfort, the E-XR has a speed of up to 17 mph (or 27.4 km/h), a run time of 60 minutes, and a distance of up to 20 miles (or 32 km). With a 350-watt motor with kick-to-start, high-torque, and brushless hub features and an electronic, thumb-activated throttle with variable speed and paddle control, the E-XR gives the ultimate power and ultimate convenience to its riders.

Razor is a brand that listens, and after hearing of how hard some of its previous models took urban bumps and cracks, the company remodeled its E-XR to have large a 9-inch (229 mm) pneumatic front tire and an eight-inch (204 mm) airless, flat-free rear tire to soften rough roads for a velvety smooth ride. Just as the E-XR fits many types of trips, it also fits many people with a max weight of 220 pounds (100 kg). The E-XR overcompensates by also including a hand-operated rear disc brake, a three-stage LED battery display, and a battery charge. Whether you’re an early bird in love with a flying start or a fly-by-night owl, the front and rear lights assure sight while the standard-sized u-lock assures safety every trip. The sturdy aluminum frame prevents rattling, and the rechargeable 36V lithium-ion battery pack makes the E-XR a great option for you and the environment.

Make this Father’s Day more than just another stiff card and store-bought cake. Make it an experience. Make it Razor.

For more information, visit Razor.

GoLite

Winner of a Backpacker® Editors’ Choice Green Award and an Outdoor Industry Innovation Award for sustainability! The GoLite ReGreen Windshell leverages 100% recycled polyester made from Da.Ai -Certified green bottles (which typically end up in landfills). By making the fabric from recycled bottles we save over 50% of the energy which would normally have been required to make fabric. By not dying the fabric, we further reduce water consumption by up to 80%.

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