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Cadillac obtains full $7,500 tax credit for Lyriq EV after brief pause

Cadillac has announced the reinstatement of the full $7,500 consumer tax credit for its Lyriq electric vehicle (EV) following a brief period of ineligibility. The eligibility pause was a result of the U.S. Treasury’s updated guidelines on clean vehicle credits, which impacted Lyriq in early January. To address this, General Motors (GM) expedited a sourcing […]

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Kia to start mass production of low-cost electric EV3 in June: Report

Hyundai Motor Group, recognized as the third-largest automaker globally, has initiated a test operation at South Korea’s first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) factory, aiming to push forward with its electrification efforts amidst a slowdown in the clean vehicle sector. The test operation began at Kia Corp.’s No. 2 plant located in Gwangmyeong, adjacent to Seoul. […]

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Genesis to introduce hybrid cars amid EV market slowdown: Report

Hyundai Motor Co. is planning to introduce hybrid vehicles under its premium Genesis brand in the coming year. This move aims to appeal to customers who are hesitant about fully transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs). The development of hybrid engines and systems for Genesis models was initiated at the end of the previous year by […]

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Changes in Volvo’s model names reflect electric future

Volvo Cars has announced changes to the naming convention of its fully electric vehicle lineup as part of its strategy to become a fully electric car manufacturer by 2030. The company has renamed its fully electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge models to EX40 and EC40, aligning them with other electric models like the EX30, […]

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REVIEWS

Volvo
2024 Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge RWD review: Longer and faster

Neither the C40 Recharge nor XC40 Recharge has been overhauled for 2024, but drivers are sure to appreciate the new trim level Volvo is offering because it includes foundational improvements, not just frou-frou visual tweaks as is so often the case. For the latest model year, this Scandinavian automaker is introducing new long-range, rear-wheel-drive models […]

by Craig Cole
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Volkswagen
2023 Volkswagen ID.4 S RWD review: A good value, but not necessarily a great EV

Volkswagen’s venerable ID.4 all-electric SUV has received some welcome upgrades for 2023. Styling tweaks and interior enhancements are the most obvious changes for the latest model year, but this vehicle also benefits from several powertrain improvements that make it easier to live with and an even better value than before. Outside, not much is new […]

by Craig Cole
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Hyundai
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: Longer (range), lower (price), wider (appeal)

If you’re shopping for an EV with big range and a low price, look no further than the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6. This “electrified streamliner” as the automaker calls it may cost more than a Chevy Bolt or Nissan Leaf, and it can’t go as far on a full charge as a Lucid Air or […]

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Rivian
2023 Rivian R1T quad-motor all-wheel-drive review: The real deal

Like buying gas station sushi for lunch, purchasing from a startup company is always risky. Are the products any good, what support is offered, will the manufacturer still be around in 3 or 4 years? Bucking convention, the Rivian R1T all-electric mid-size pickup seems to sidestep many of the issues that plague vehicles from upstart […]

by Craig Cole
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OPINION PIECES

Towing with an electric truck is both the best and the worst

When videos and reviews of the Ford F-150 Lightning came out, people were outraged by how much the range dropped while towing. In our testing, the truck didn’t do too badly, but other publications saw much larger declines. This led to plenty of inflammatory tweets and clickbait headlines. But here’s why folks are dead wrong […]

by Craig Cole
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Modern vehicles suffer from tech overload

Technology is important. It’s what makes the future brighter and happier. But car interiors are no place for over-the-top razzle-dazzle. Things are getting out of hand. It’s crazy. Thanks to internet-connected smartphones, we walk around with instant access to a huge chunk of all recorded human knowledge right in our pockets and purses. But at […]

by Craig Cole
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Chevrolet leaving a Bolt-sized hole in the affordable EV marketplace

Chevrolet officially announced that the Bolt EV and EUV are dead at the end of the 2023 calendar year. With its removal from the marketplace, the number of truly affordable EVs drops quite significantly. The Tesla Model 3, at least at the time of this writing, is $41,380 with destination. When you factor in the […]

by Chad Kirchner
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EV advocates are lying to you!

Electric vehicles are the future, but anyone that tells you EVs are perfect, ignore them and run away because they’re lying to you. At EV Pulse, we firmly believe battery-powered cars and pickup trucks will revolutionize how we get around, emphasis on will. The problem is we live in the present, not the future, and […]

by Craig Cole
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Toyota might be best suited for the lithium shortages of the near future

Toyota receives a lot of criticism regarding its EV strategy. Mainly, people accuse Toyota of simply not having one. We’ve been critical of them, too. The rest of the automotive industry in Korea, Europe, China, and the United States are racing toward EV development, while Toyota is methodically slow. The company has its reasons. “We […]

by Chad Kirchner
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HOW-TO ARTICLES

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BUYING GUIDES

Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Chevy Bolt or Bolt EUV?

In our review of the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier, we named it the best value in the EV world. The 2023 Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV are currently the most affordable BEVs in the U.S., and we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw more and more them hitting the roads in the coming years. […]

by Jason Siu
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What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 and newer Ford F-150 (and F-150 Lightning), in addition to the hybrid added to the lineup, is the onboard power generator. Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard, and it can produce up to 7.2 kW of electricity if it’s equipped to the hybrid version of the truck. […]

by Chad Kirchner
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Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid?

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro PHEV has quickly become an appealing option in the plug-in hybrid market, offering up to 33 miles of all-electric range — a noticeable bump from the previous model’s 26 miles. Powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a 62-kW electric motor, the Niro PHEV delivers a total system output […]

by Jason Siu
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Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid?

If you’re in the market for a new Jeep Wrangler, you probably have seen the all-new 4xe version of the Sahara and Rubicon. The plug-in hybrid Jeeps represent a paradigm shift for off-roading, and based on our first drive impressions, it’s an excellent bit of kit. In order to take advantage of driving on pure […]

by Chad Kirchner
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Pros and cons: Should you purchase the white interior for your new Tesla?

Billed as a premium option, Tesla offers a white interior in the Model S, X, 3 and Y. It is a $1,000 option for 3 and Y shoppers, and $1,500 extra for S and X models, which also offer a cream interior for the same upcharge. Casual observation shows that few buyers opt for the […]

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FEATURE ARTICLES

Charging in the desert: How Optima/Clarios brings clean EV charging to grueling environments
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Your next EV could have double the range thanks to silicon nanoparticles and a special elastomer
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Exploring the fascinating history of lithium-ion batteries
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Tested: Volvo and Starbucks’ exciting new charging network
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