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NEWS


We talk to Electrify America about CHAdeMO, charging reliability, station design, and the future

Of the non-Tesla EV charging station providers in the United States, Electrify America is the one that seems to be adopting the most “Tesla-like” approach. But building out a charging network that has to work with dozens of different cars is no easy task. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, we sat down with Rob […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/23/2021
GM jumps into electric boat business, sports nautical-themed pashmina afghan

General Motors has announced that it has acquired a 25 percent stake in Pure Watercraft. Based in Seattle, Pure Watercraft is a specialist in electric boating. This new collaboration is part of GM’s initiative to promote sustainability through zero-emissions mobility. The strategy is to use a holistic approach to allow for widespread EV adoption. “GM’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
Lotus Type 132 teaser shows off active aero components

The first Lotus crossover has been teased once again, showing off more key bits. This time, we get to see the Type 132’s retractable spoiler for a hot second before the 15-second video ends. From what it looks like, the spoiler appears to do more than simply improve aerodynamics. Its design is similar to the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
2023 Kia Niro teased ahead of global debut

The 2021 Seoul Mobility Show will serve as the stage for the global debut of the 2023 Kia Niro. Now entering its second generation, Kia’s dedicated efficiency-focused model takes a lot of the design cues from the HabaNiro Concept revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Two shadowy teasers showing the crossover’s exterior reveal […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021

REVIEWS

Porsche
2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo review: Nearly perfect

Not everyone is part of the crossover craze and if you’re one of those consumers, your choices are slim. As hatchbacks and wagons play second fiddle to crossovers, it’s becoming harder to find a vehicle with a liftgate that isn’t lifted off the ground. Should you be among the ones that can afford a hot […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/29/2021
Lincoln
2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring review: Electrified Americana

What’s your idea of luxury? Audacious and showy? Minimalistic and clean? Elegant and classy? Tech-focused? A blend of all of the above? Each brand in the premium segment lands in one or multiple categories to create their distinct identity. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring is a great example of this. You’ll never mistake it […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/23/2021
BMW
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e review: Made for mass appeal

In the mid-size luxury crossover segment, electrification has become commonplace. For a while, your only choice was the Lexus RX but as more automakers move toward battery-electric vehicles, hybrids are emerging as the bridge technology. The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e is the latest iteration of the pioneering crossover’s plug-in hybrid flavor. It’s packed with what’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
Mazda
2022 Mazda MX-30 first drive review: The ‘Zoom Zoom’ of EVs, with one big caveat

During the presentation before driving the 2022 Mazda MX-30 near the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California, we were told that the MX-30 is a proper Mazda. We were told to expect driving dynamics similar to the company’s other models — possibly even Miata — with this front-drive EV. And while it’s definitely not as fun […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/1/2021

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

Video roundup: Our coverage of 2021 LA Auto Show reveals
by Chad Kirchner
11/24/2021
Watch: We go hands on — we mean hands off — with Ford’s BlueCruise in the Mustang Mach-E GT
by Chad Kirchner
11/1/2021
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