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A Zipcar parked on a street.

Is Zipcar available in Salisbury, MD?

If you’re like us, you’re intrigued by the unique car-sharing service known as Zipcar. While we’re not sure how practical and financially feasible using a Zipcar rather than a personal vehicle is on a daily basis, it’s at least a creative idea and could be good for certain individuals whose lifestyle is suits.

But Zipcar is not available everywhere. It’s only in select countries, and within those countries, select cities. Do we have Zipcar here in Salisbury? Continue reading

A globe is hurtling down a massive foggy highway. Cars drive in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, clouds of varying dark shades floating above them. A massive hand bursts from the Earth's crust. An icon of a battery floats just out of its grasp.

Does making an electric car battery create pollution?

Electric vehicles are often touted as the harbingers of a greener future. As the reality of climate change becomes increasingly more desperate, finding a cleaner way of transporting ourselves is a necessity. As gas vehicles are saddled with a number of issues in this regard, it seems clear that electricity is the way to go.

But every new movement has its skeptics and naysayers. Those searching for a flaw in electric cars often posit the issue of making the battery. They argue that manufacturing an electric car battery is a dirty process, and that it creates even more environmental harm than simply a producing a modern gas vehicle.

Is this true? Does building an electric car battery damage the environment?


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Environmental Impact of Electric Car Batteries

While building an electric car battery does utilize rare earth metals and generate CO2, the amount of harm inflicted on planet Earth depends greatly on the manufacturing techniques and infrastructure utilized in its creation. When performed responsibly, the pollution generated from making an electric car battery is about the same, or a slight bit more, than that which comes from making diesel-based or petrol engines.

Different countries use different levels of infrastructure and manufacturing techniques when producing electric batteries. Currently, Chinese EV battery manufacturers produce up to 60% more CO2 than during ICEV (Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle) engine production. However, a comparative study between EVs and ICEV manufacturing in China asserts that these emissions could be cut by up to 66% if American or European manufacturing techniques are adopted.

Compounding the information above, a 2018 International Council on Clean Transportation (ICTT) report illustrates that the countries in which the batteries are being produced, in addition to battery composition, has a high impact on emissions levels during battery production.


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Are electric cars better for the environment?

Like many things these days, there’s so much information out there that it’s hard to know for sure. The important thing is that humanity keeps developing towards cleaner energy solutions. Electric cars typically have the image of being more environmentally-friendly, but there are a lot of arguments out there both in favor of and against their use. Like so many things, it also often comes across as being tied to particular political mentalities.

A variety of differently sized tires lean against one another, wondering which is to be chosen and why.

How do car manufacturers determine tire size?

Factors for Choosing Tire Size

There are many different sizes of tires out there. From little ones that go on roller blades (yes, they exist) to gigantic ones for trucks and construction equipment, different vehicles demand different sizes of squishy rubber donut. How do car manufacturers determine the tire size to use on their vehicles?


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To determine tire size, a manufacturer takes several factors into account: what the vehicle will be used for, how much it will weigh, and current market trends. Every potential size of tire has both positives and negatives associated with it, so manufacturers need to choose the one that provides the traits most desired by their model’s intended audience.

Tire Width

The primary factor when determining the width of a vehicle’s tire is whether the car is emphasizing fuel economy or performance. Wider tires will have a better grip on the pavement for tighter handling and better acceleration. However, they will also waste more fuel due to increased friction. If a model is emphasizing fuel economy over performance, it will be fitted with skinnier tires to minimize friction.

Tire Pressure

The primary factor to determine tire pressure is weight. A heavy vehicle will deform tires with low pressure. This is why heavy trucks/SUVs require tires with high pressure.

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Tire Height

Like tire width, tire height is also determined by how performance-oriented a car is. Higher tire height will provide a more comfortable ride, but will deform under high acceleration and with speedy turns. This makes a high tire wall unsuitable for a performance car that’s going to be traveling and maneuvering at high speed. It is, however, perfect for a car that emphasizes comfort.

Performance cars tend to have ridged thin wall tires. These are less likely to deform, but they bring a worse ride quality because the shorter side wall gives them less room to flex and absorb road bumps.

Weight also effects tire height. A bigger vehicle is going to need bigger tires to hold it up. This is pretty straightforward, but it’s the reason big machines have big tires with tall sidewalls.

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Market Trends

The final effect on tire size is market trends. Stylistic tastes are of course a primary factor in what a car looks like and how it’s proportioned. These days, people are into big rims, which corresponds to big tires as well.

The love buyers have for big-rim rides may be based on the fact that high-speed vehicles need large brake disks and calipers to be able to slow down. Thus, they need big rims to store these implements. The association between high-performing cars and large rim sizes has become so deeply entrenched in our brain that now we no longer know why we’re so attracted to big rollers. We just are.

side view of a red 2020 Hyundai Accent

How Powerful and Efficient is the 2020 Hyundai Accent Lineup?

There’s a lot to love about the new Hyundai Accent lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula, but the most impressive new feature of the 2020 Hyundai Accent is its fully updated and upgraded powertrain. We say that because the 2020 Hyundai Accent lineup boasts not only a new engine, but a new transmission as well. And, of course, once we hear that, one question immediately comes to mind – how powerful and fuel efficient is the 2020 Hyundai Accent lineup? And that’s a question we’re going to answer right here, right now.

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Power Ratings for the 2020 Hyundai Accent Lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula

As we mentioned in our introduction, the 2020 Hyundai Accent lineup features a new engine and a new transmission. More specifically, the 2020 Accent lineup features a new Smartstream G 1.6-liter Dual Port Injection 4-cylinder engine which itself features dual continuously variable valve timing technology. This new engine pairs perfectly with the new Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission to give you a horsepower rating of 120 and a torque rating of 113 pound-feet.

Gas Mileage Ratings for the 2020 Hyundai Accent Lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Thanks to the new engine and transmission of the 2020 Hyundai Accent lineup, you’re now able to get up to 33 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway in your new sedan. That equals an impressive 36 miles per gallon combined. For reference, the 2019 Accent lineup allowed you to get up to 28 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway – equaling 32 miles per gallon combined.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2020 Hyundai Accent lineup or if you’d like more information on any of our other new Hyundai models, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff here at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Hyundai exoskeleton at work under a car

Hyundai Creates New Exoskeleton to Help Protect Automotive Workers

Hyundai is known all over the world for its impressive new cars and SUVs, but that’s not all the company works on. In fact, Hyundai also cares a great deal about not only its automotive workers, but automotive workers all over the world. That care is evidenced by the new wearable vest exoskeleton created by Hyundai to help protect automotive workers while completing overhead work. So, let’s take a glimpse into the future and check this impressive new exoskeleton out.

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Pictures of the New Wearable Vest Exoskeleton Created By Hyundai to Benefit Automotive Workers

This impressive new technological advancement is incredibly interesting, but it’s also best understood by actually seeing it instead of reading about it. With that in mind, here are pictures of the new wearable vest exoskeleton created by Hyundai.

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side view of a blue 2020 Hyundai Palisade

What 2020 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels are Available?

The new Hyundai Palisade lineup will be arriving here at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula any day now, and that’s got all of us here – and everyone else on the eastern shore of Maryland – incredibly excited. And it’s not hard to see why, considering this all-new midsize SUV features everything SUV shoppers are looking for – including a powerful and fuel efficient engine, a spacious and comfortable interior, a striking and dynamic exterior style, and a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. That means you don’t need to decide which new SUV you want to buy, you just need to decide which 2020 Palisade trim level you want to buy. But what 2020 Hyundai Palisade trim levels are available? Let’s find out right here.

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How Many 2020 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels are Available at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade lineup consists of three impressive trim levels – the 2020 Hyundai Palisade SE, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade SEL, and the 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited. All three trim levels feature the same engine, the same transmission, the same drivetrain options, the same gas mileage, the same interior space, the same maximum towing capability, and the same suite of Hyundai SmartSense systems.

So What’s Different About the 2020 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula?

As you can see from the last paragraph, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade trim levels have a lot in common – but that doesn’t mean they’re the same. In fact, other than the Hyundai SmartSense features that are standard across the entire lineup, the higher up the trim level ladder you go, the more features you get.

If you’d like more information on the 2020 Hyundai Palisade lineup and all of the other new Hyundai models we’ve got available, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff here at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

front view of a white 2020 Hyundai Elantra

What Does the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Lineup Look Like?

There’s a lot to love about the new Hyundai Elantra lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula. From its improved fuel efficiency to its wider array of standard safety and driver assistance features, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra has already firmly cemented itself at the head of its class. But we can’t forget that the 2020 Elantra lineup has also been visually updated to be sleeker, sportier, and more stylish than ever before. But instead of telling you all about that, we’re going to show just how visually amazing the new Elantra is as we answer the question – what does the 2020 Hyundai Elantra lineup look like?

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Pictures of the New 2020 Hyundai Elantra Lineup at Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula

We promised you pictures of the new 2020 Hyundai Elantra lineup and that’s what you’re going to get. Enjoy the gallery below.

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