• EV range-boosting heated seat belt is a mass-market first

    18 days ago - By High Gear Media

    You might already have heated seats and possibly a heated steering wheel in your vehicle. Are you ready for a heated seat belt? That's what ZF, one of the world's top automotive suppliers, announced this past week at CES. The innovation is focused toward electric vehicles. While it might sound extravagant and unnecessary, ZF has a...
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  • Ram range-extended EV, heated seat belt, Mercedes charging network, Vinfast update: Today's Car News

    Ram range-extended EV, heated seat belt, Mercedes charging network, Vinfast update: Today's Car News

    18 days ago - By High Gear Media

    Mercedes has announced its own charging network. Vinfast revealed more details about its smaller EVs. A heated seat belt could help unlock more winter-time EV range. And how will a Ram range-extended electric truck take form? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Stellantis' Ram brand will soon offer a range-extended electric truck, the...
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  • Are heated seat belts the key to increasing EV range?

    Are heated seat belts the key to increasing EV range?

    18 days ago - By High Gear Media

    Heated seats and heated steering wheels are common features in new cars, but supplier ZF is now hawking heated seat belts, and it claims they might help increase EV range. In cold weather, heated seat belts could increase range by up to 15% by reducing the amount of energy needed to heat a car's cabin, ZF said in a press release, although the...
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