AP Blog

By Jason Wissmiller, 08/11/2020
We often receive phone calls from clients and prospects asking for a general liability policy to satisfy an insurance requirement in a contract, such as an airport lease. Like most insurance products, clients buy an aviation general liability policy with little knowledge of what the policy actually covers. In...
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By Mark Holt, 08/03/2020
N-95 masks have been the subject of increased focus by OSHA. These masks were originally designed for industrial use in sectors such as mining, construction, painting and manufacturing. Designed to filter out airborne particulates, they have a logical place in the healthcare setting to control airborne diseases...
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By Trevor Gilstrap, 07/29/2020
Fracking is a method that has been in use for decades but has become the hot buzz word in recent years, and is the alleged cause of everything from tainted water to silicosis. Regardless of your opinion on these growing allegations, these types of lawsuits from upset citizens are increasing throughout the...
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By Chris Pavone, 07/28/2020
Trucking’s role in keeping goods, materials and the economy rolling during the global pandemic has been nothing short of phenomenal and will certainly play a role in re-establishing “normal” supply lines depleted by hoarding households and profiteering resellers. Hopefully, everyone in the...
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Growing rates of healthcare workers are experiencing physical and psychological injury as a result of workplace violence related to resident care. A staggering 95% of healthcare workers have reported exposure to aggression. However, research has found that workplace violence is underreported, signifying that...
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07/15/2020
When setting up a flying club, or managing an existing flying club, there are several things you can do to make yourself more attractive to an underwriter. By making yourself more desirable to an underwriter, you can maximize your coverage and minimize the premiums you pay. Here are our Top 10 Flying Club...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/14/2020
On July 8, 2020, by a vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in their Little Sisters of the Poor decision upheld Trump administration rules permitting employers to decline contraceptive coverage (including preventative health services, birth control pills, IUDs, etc.) on the basis of...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/08/2020
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars an employer from firing an individual merely for being gay or transgender. In its ruling, the Court noted that it is “impossible to discriminate...
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By Gina Ekstam, 07/08/2020
Agribusiness worksites, shared worker housing, and shared worker vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Joint guidance by the CDC and DOL provides a template that employers can adapt to protect their workers. Through thoughtful planning, it is possible to...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/02/2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless employees with young children have opted to utilize the time off provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in order to provide care to their children in lieu of school and day care center closures nationwide. Now that schools are closed and a vast...
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Tips for Driving an Electric Vehicle in the Winter
By Ivy Crum,
11/29/2016

Although driving an electric car is relatively similar to driving a non-electric car, there are a few unique aspects that can make winter driving tricky. Whether this is your first winter in an electric vehicle or you are a seasoned veteran, here are important tips to keep in mind before the cold weather and snow hits:

  • The most important parts of your car in the winter are the tires. The quality of your driving heavily depends on your tire type, quality and pressure.
  • If possible, park your car in a garage. If you leave it freezing outside, heating it up will take extra power off your EV.
  • Keep your vehicle plugged in until you are ready to go somewhere. Even when the battery is already fully charged, do not unplug it. Re-charging in the winter takes longer (especially without a battery pack heating system installed). It also lowers the amount of energy your battery pack can offer.
  • If you have the ability to pre-heat the cabin using grid power, do it. This means your car will be warm when you get in which will keep your battery pack fully re-charged, ensuring longer range.
  • To keep warm, layer up and use heated seats and heated steering wheel if possible. Most battery packs have a heating system installed because lithium-ion batteries do not perform well when they are cold. Heating up your EV will influence your driving range by 30 percent or more.
  • Keep your vehicle in eco- or low-power-mode. This way, the care will use less valuable power.

Running out of energy on a cold day could be a potential hazard so follow the suggestions above to help avoid an electric vehicle mishap this winter.

Be sure your electric vehicle is protected with an insurance policy as well. To learn more about electric car insurance coverage and find out if you qualify for a discount, visit AssuredPartners Personal Insurance.

Source: fueleconomy.gov