NEW YORK — Destination Club One Key plans to enter

first_imgNEW YORK — Destination Club One Key plans to enter ten additional destinations through 2008, with near-term additions to include Pebble Beach CA, Sonoma County CA, and Kiawah SC, Elite Traveler has learned. One Key offers potential members the option of three Travel Cards: 15, 25, or 45 nights – for use in any increment – in premier homes worldwide through a one-time membership fee of $39,900, $59,900 and $99,900, respectively.“One Key is the next generation destination club,” said Jay Sapovits, founder and CEO of One Key. “We recognize that writing a six-figure check isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have the time to enjoy the large nightly commitment per year. Vacation time is precious so we wanted to offer a simple and flexible solution that allowed travelers to make the most use of their membership, without the considerable upfront capital or long-term commitment.”One Key’s business model is unlike many other clubs that focus on real estate acquisition and asset-building.Currently, members can select from 30 destinations and over 425 homes in locations such as Los Cabos, Maui, St.Barths, Anguilla, Telluride, Bachelor Gulch, and Tuscany. C.“We’re nimble in the sense that we’re not restricted to a pre-selected portfolio of homes and are focused solely on accommodating our membership,” added Sapovits. “Because there are no long-term commitments, we know we have only one opportunity to deliver an unforgettable vacation experience.” Services offered to guests include the procurement of private house staff; reservations and recommendations to restaurants, spas and golf facilities; luxury car or ski rentals; and business services such as high-speed Internet and overnight or call 1.877.ONE-KEYW.last_img read more

Rivian R1T Electric Truck Gets The Nyland Analysis

first_imgAn EV expert gives his detailed take.The Rivian R1T all-electric pickup truck reveal has gotten a lot of people talking. One of those folks is electric vehicle YouTuber Bjorn Nyland. The Asian-Norwegian Tesla Model X owner has driven just about every EV on the market and has a seasoned ability to size up a new battery-powered offering. In the video above he does just that, crunching the available numbers and exploring many of the truck’s lesser-known features.Keep on truckin’! Watch Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Do Some Proper Off-Roading Rivian R1T: InsideEVs’ Exclusive Live Video Reveal Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 28, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News A number of these features help target the R1T’s active-lifestyle market. Nyland reminds us that across from the trio of electric outlets located in the wall of the truck’s bed is a built-in air compressor. That could help get owners out of an off-road jam. And speaking of getting out of jams, Nyland points out a full-size spare tire hides beneath the floor of the bed.Besides making videos for YouTube, Nyland also does uses his vehicle for deliveries of various objects around Norway, and so towing ability is important to him. While he says his Tesla is rated to pull 2250 kg (5,000 pounds), this new truck can do more than double that at 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs). He is impressed!Moving to the interior, he points to one interesting element in the cabin that may have escaped your eye. The air vents, while relatively visible, lack traditional manual controls and may operate similarly to those in the Tesla Model 3. Also Model 3-like are the controls mounted on the steering wheel.Of course, Nyland also gets into the numbers, exploring how realistic they might be. After all, this is a prototype vehicle still a couple years away from being tucked into an owner’s garage and some of the published figures has produced some head-scratching. Refuting some concerns he’s seen raised, he says the range figures seem reasonable.While 400 miles is a lot for an electric vehicle today, he believes the largest 180-kWh battery option, even accounting for a 10 percent reduction for energy management purposes, can make the claimed distance. He cites the energy consumption numbers, roughly 250 Wh/km (403 Wh/mi), are significantly higher than his sleeker Model X, making 400 miles achievable.While mostly positive about the entire package, he does see a few things which could be problematic. Want to know what they are? Click the play button to find out. Enjoy!Source: YouTube Source: Electric Vehicle News Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Shocks World In LA Debutlast_img read more