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2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is officially the most efficient hybrid truck on the market

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid’s EPA fuel economy estimates have been announced and it is now the most efficient hybrid pickup on the market. According to the EPA, the compact truck is good for 42/33/37 mpg city/highway/combined, which puts it on par with many compact crossovers. With its 13.8-gallon fuel tank, the Maverick Hybrid is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/21/2021
Electrified vehicles dominated the podium at the 2021 Rebelle Rally

The 2021 Rebelle Rally was packed with electrified vehicles with plug-in hybrids and battery-electric models competing in both the 4×4 and X-Cross classes. This year’s biggest highlight is that these vehicles dominated the podium. Jeep, a longtime participant and sponsor of the Rebelle Rally, dominated the field with the Wrangler 4xe taking first and second […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/21/2021
US-spec 2023 Kia Sportage teased ahead of next week’s reveal

We’ve already seen the global-spec 2023 Kia Sportage multiple times but now we’re about to see the iteration destined for the U.S. market. The single teaser photo shows the compact crossover hiding in the shadows with only its daytime running lights illuminated. That’s all you need to see because you’re not mistaking that light pattern […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/20/2021
Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge get range assistant and efficiency-improving updates

The latest over-the-air update (OTA) for the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge sees the addition of efficiency-enhancing improvements and tools to help you maximize every charge. Both vehicles now get a range assistant app that shows energy consumption information and estimates your total driving range based on your current driving. The system uses real-time […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/19/2021

REVIEWS

Volvo
Early first look review: 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 and 2022 V90 B6 Cross Country

Volvo is aiming to become a leader in electrification. It has committed to a fully electric lineup by 2030 and will offer plug-in hybrids as a transition point. The company isn’t stopping there because it wants to make sure your transition is as seamless as possible. That means every single vehicle it sells gets some […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/25/2021
Volvo
Early first look review: 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge with updated battery

While we were in Belgium driving the new C40 Recharge, we were given a unique opportunity to check out Volvo’s updated plug-in hybrid powertrain coming soon to T8 models in the United States. The updated battery pack is now 18.8 kWh with 14.9 kWh usable. The new pack size makes it eligible for the full […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2021
Volvo
2022 Volvo C40 first drive review: Volvo’s continuous improvement of EVs

On paper, the Volvo C40 Recharge appears to be a bit redundant. Between the Polestar 2 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge, it seems another vehicle in that size class with similar performance might be a bit overkill for a smaller manufacturer. However, after spending some time driving around Belgium — where the C40 is built […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2021
Toyota
2022 Toyota Tundra first drive review: Electrified with different personalities

Let’s face it, the Detroit Three have the full-size truck market cornered. In the age of electrification, they intend to keep it that way with hybrid and battery-electric pickups. Toyota isn’t going down without a fight though. With its loyal fan base and off-road heritage, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is marching to a different beat. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/12/2021

OPINION PIECES

Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2021

The Nissan Leaf is likely not going away anytime soon

Rumors of the Nissan Leaf getting discontinued have been making their rounds ever since the Ariya made its global debut in mid-2020. With the compact crossover being a high-volume vehicle across all global markets, it’s not surprising that the Ariya’s arrival could spell the demise of Nissan’s first dedicated battery-electric nameplate. However, that doesn’t seem […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/9/2021
The series hybrid may just be the way to get consumers to embrace electrification

For most consumers, a battery-electric vehicle isn’t the most viable solution, especially if you don’t have a charger at home. Between range anxiety and the perceived inconvenience of charging, the majority of the U.S. population doesn’t see it as a feasible option just yet. But what if I told you that there’s a potential middle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/22/2021
Charging by the minute for EV charging should be illegal

Owning an electric car means that sometimes you won’t be charging at home or work, but rather at a DCFC station. This might be because you’re on a road trip, or you’re just out driving around and need some extra juice. There are many different places that offer fast charging, from a variety of different […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck: How we’d spec it

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a bit of a trendsetter. It’s the only truck expected to get 37 mpg combined thanks to its standard hybrid powertrain and the second model to enter the recently revived compact pickup segment alongside the Hyundai Santa Cruz. This vehicle is aimed straight at people who need the capabilities of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021

HOW-TO ARTICLES

How-to build the best EV tire repair kit
by Robbi Hess
9/13/2021
How to use camp mode in your Tesla
by Robbi Hess
5/27/2021
How-to charge your EV for free
by Samanthan Rutherford
1/4/2021
How-to find detailed Tesla Supercharger location information
by Chad Kirchner
12/24/2020

BUYING GUIDES

Do I need winter tires for my EV?

I hesitate to write this article because we are in the midst of summer and no one wants to think about snow and ice and treacherous roads, right? Well, that may not be true, especially if you’re in sweltering heat or humidity. Winter will, unfortunately, be here before you know it and you may be […]

by Robbi Hess
8/25/2021

Which 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid trim should you get?

Good value doesn’t always mean getting as much as you can for as little money. In some cases, what the additional content adds to the experience matters more than the dollars you spend. As the mid-size sedan bench mark, the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid must give you more than the competition in terms of substance. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/28/2021
Top 5 tire pressure gauges for your electric car

Whether you’re going down the road or cross-country, the last thing you want to be faced with is a flat tire. Unless you are traveling with your own pit crew who can leap to your aid and make certain the tire pressure is where it belongs and can fix your flat or replace your tire, […]

by Robbi Hess
6/21/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which one should you get?

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient electrified crossover, there’s a wealth of choice out there, especially in the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota alone has a hybrid for every need and if yours only requires two rows, you can choose between the RAV4 Hybrid or the Venza. Which one to get? How does each one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline: Does size really matter?

Unibody pickups were once seen as crossovers with beds masquerading as trucks but it appears the trend has caught on. With the arrival of the 2022 Ford Maverick, there are now three trucks that use a unibody construction. The original, however, was the Honda Ridgeline and it has stuck with that formula. With that said, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021

FEATURE ARTICLES

Watch: We take a Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition to the drag strip and track battery performance
by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2021
Watch: 5 features that make the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV the off-road beast to get
by Chad Kirchner
10/4/2021
Video: We tour the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn and ride in the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
by Chad Kirchner
9/20/2021
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning in the metal: Imposing with its character
by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021