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NEWS


Polestar 2 adds digital key and updated Polestar app

Polestar continues to add new functions to the Polestar 2 via over-the-air (OTA) updates. This time, the car gets a digital key function, which allows owners to use their smartphone as the key to the vehicle. The Polestar app has also been updated, allowing you access to battery status, remote locking, and remote climate start. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
Ford doubles down on solid-state battery development, boosts investment in Solid Power

Ford has announced an increased investment in Solid State, a leader in the development of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. This is the second time the Blue Oval has backed Solid State after it first gave the company funding back in 2019. This time, Ford will contribute $130 million to Solid State, which is also […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
ChargePoint app adds support for Android Auto

ChargePoint announced that it has been integrated into the Android Auto interface to allow drivers to easily access charging infrastructure information. This is the latest addition to ChargePoint’s growing list of collaborations because the app is already compatible with Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay. Polestar and Volvo even have an integrated ChargePoint app in their […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/30/2021
Ultium Charge 360 is GM’s solution to managing various charging networks in one place

When it comes to charging an electric vehicle on the go, there’s two ways to do it as a manufacturer. You can either build out your own network, like what Tesla does with its Supercharging network or what Rivian will be doing with its Adventure Network. Or, you partner with the big network providers and […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/29/2021

REVIEWS

Hyundai
Technology review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Driving the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is like being in a technological tour-de-force with an attainable price tag. For not much money, you get features usually found on cars wearing luxury badges. Hyundai is one of the companies leading the democratization of technology and the Sonata and its compact sibling, the Elantra, is at the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/7/2021
Lexus
2021 Lexus RX 450h review: Quintessentially Lexus

No other model defines Lexus as well as the RX. This was one of the first vehicles to prove that you can blend a commanding seating position with a carlike ride, a combination that helped the crossover become a popular choice. The RX was also one of the first to introduce an electrified powertrain, offering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/6/2021
Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo first drive review: The greatest car… in the world?

It’s unlikely that Porsche set out to build the perfect car when it kicked off the Taycan program — back then it was called Mission E — but it’s come about as close as any auto company ever has in the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. In the vein of a Volvo Cross Country, or an […]

by Bradley Brownell
5/5/2021
Nissan
Preview: 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL

Today marks the beginning of a journey for EV Pulse, as Nissan just dropped a 2021 Nissan Leaf for us. We’ll get to keep the electric hatchback for 3 months. Throughout the course of the loan, we’ll take it on some adventures, talk about some of the features, and really spend time living with a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/4/2021

OPINION PIECES

We need to stop advertising peak charging speed for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles, while looking similar to their gas powered counterparts, work differently. There is a big battery on board that powers an electric motor. Recharging that battery, on the surface, works a lot like recharging an ICE vehicle. When you pull into a charging station, after enabling the charging station (which you don’t have to […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/23/2021

Alternating Currents: Toyota is playing it too safe

This week Toyota launched a near-production “concept” electric SUV. Toyota has produced two generations of electric RAV4 in the past, with the first available from 1997 to 2003, then again in 2012, but it has been seven years since you could purchase one new. Neither sold in large numbers, and both were too typically-Toyota conservative […]

by Bradley Brownell
4/21/2021
Alternating Currents: I believe in the Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz has been slowly trickling out new information about its range-topping electric sedan for the last few months, and every new info drop has me convinced that this will be the best luxury electric car ever. MB has clearly put a lot of effort into this machine, and it’s going to pay off for the […]

by Bradley Brownell
4/14/2021
The math for an Apple Car doesn’t add up, someone please explain it to me

It’s another week, which means there’s more reporting that Apple is going to make a car. This time the Korea Times is saying that the joint venture between LG and Magna, which we talk about here, is nearing finalizing a deal with Apple to produce an automobile. This likely isn’t the first time you’ve heard […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/13/2021
Alternating Currents: Why the humble PHEV is the perfect compromise for Americans

In the last month I’ve been on three lengthy road trips across sparsely populated segments of the United States. Thousands of miles traveled on two wheels and four gave me plenty of time to contemplate the American way of life for those of us not living in the density of cities or even towns. One […]

by Bradley Brownell
4/7/2021

HOW-TO ARTICLES

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
How-to charge an electric vehicle
by Stefan Ogbac
12/10/2020
How-to check the Tesla stock price at our dedicated hub
by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020

BUYING GUIDES

The best replacement windshield wipers for your Tesla

The last thing you want to think about when you’re caught in a sudden downpour when you’re out cruising in your Tesla. Windshield wipers, though, are typically not something a driver gives much thought to – until you need to use them and they don’t perform as they should. Whether your beef with windshield wipers […]

by Robbi Hess
4/30/2021

Should you get a screen protector for your Tesla Model 3?

Do you grimace when you look at your phone screen and notice fingerprints? If the first thing you do when you pick up your phone is wipe them off  –  you will be well-served using a screen protector for your Tesla Model 3 touchscreen. Imagine getting into your vehicle and being greeted by a screen […]

by Robbi Hess
4/26/2021
5 best floor mats for the Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-new electric SUV from Ford. It comes with carpeted floor mats as a standard feature across the lineup, but if you want to keep the interior of your Mach-E looking good, then you should consider upgrading to a better floor mat. While a carpeted mat does the job of […]

by Nicole Wakelin
4/26/2021
3 reasons why you need floor mats for your Tesla Model 3

No one is allowed to eat in this writer’s car, but that doesn’t mean my car is spotless and hospital-sterile. Food may not be allowed, but I do have furry passengers — three cats and three dogs, to be exact. Sure I can lift all but one of the pets, but that doesn’t mean they […]

by Robbi Hess
4/13/2021
Which home charger or Level 2 charger should I buy for my Tesla?

You’ve decided that Tesla is the electric vehicle for you, but which home charger should you buy? While Tesla sells its own charging equipment, there are other lots of other options to consider. Here’s a breakdown of how EV charging works and how quickly the different chargers can charge your Tesla so you can decide […]

by Nicole Wakelin
4/8/2021

FEATURE ARTICLES

Ford and Mazda’s future electrified offerings take aim at the Subaru Outback and its dominance
by Stefan Ogbac
5/5/2021
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: What we know about the potential mainstream performance EV
by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Quick look: Nissan Concierge is like having a personal assistant everywhere
by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Up close and personal with Jeep’s Electrify America powered trail EV chargers
by Chad Kirchner
4/26/2021