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NEWS

Electrify America will help IKEA quadruple its number of EV chargers

If you shop at an IKEA in the U.S. in the coming months, you’ll likely see Electrify America working hard on installing new EV chargers. The two companies have announced a collaboration that will result in over 200 individual ultra-fast chargers across over 25 IKEA retail locations in 18 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, […]

by Jason Siu
8/11/2022
By 2025, Ford vehicle manufacturing in Michigan will only use carbon-neutral electricity

Ford is taking a significant step toward becoming carbon neutral by 2050. On Wednesday, the automaker, in partnership with DTE Energy, announced it will soon be buying enough carbon-free, locally produced electricity to power all its operations in Michigan, from manufacturing plants to its corporate headquarters to research and development facilities. By the year 2025, […]

by Craig Cole
8/10/2022
Meyers Manx 2.0 debuts as an incredible off road EV dream machine

Hold up vintage dune buggy fans! There’s an updated buggy in town in the form of the Meyers Manx 2.0. This little guy takes what we love about the classic Manx and swaps the air-cooled Volkswagen powertrain for a sleek battery-powered electric motor. The new Manx will be available with a 20 kWh battery good […]

by Emme Hall
8/10/2022
Ford F-150 Lightning gets price hike, increased range

The Ford F-150 Lightning order books are open again, but if you’ve been patiently waiting for an opportunity to order this all-electric pickup, we have some bad news. The American automaker is adjusting  increasing the MSRP anywhere from $6,000 to $8,500 based on the trim. The XLT High/Extended Range and Lariat Extended Range sees the […]

by Jason Siu
8/9/2022

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7/27/2022

REVIEWS

Lectron
Lectron Tesla to J1772 charging adapter hands-on review

Almost two months ago, I decided to sell my Tesla Model 3 after owning it for four years. With all the different BEVs that are now available (well, somewhat), I decided it was time to get something new and to see if the competition has caught up or even surpassed what Tesla has to offer. […]

by Jason Siu
8/11/2022
Brembo
Brembo Sensify first brake review: Stopping better in future EVs

When it comes to automotive suppliers, there aren’t too many household names. But one name most people are aware of is Brembo. The name recognition is so much so that automakers will sell performance upgrades and use the fact the upgrades include Brembo brakes as a selling point. If you’ve driven a modern EV, especially, […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/10/2022
Ford
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition review: Point and shoot performance

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is a lot like a disposable camera. No, I’m not damning with faint praise, but just like those old-school image-capturing devices, this lovely all-electric SUV is pretty much a point-and-shoot affair. Get the nose facing where you want it, then pull the trigger and this vehicle will […]

by Craig Cole
7/27/2022
Toyota
2023 Toyota bZ4X review: A good — but not great — all-electric SUV

Nope, bZ4X is not the human gene that controls whether you like cilantro, nor is it some obscure airport code or a type of toner cartridge that goes in the office copy machine. This is actually Toyota’s first modern EV. Aside from its unusual name, the 2023 bZ4X is a respectable, though not outstanding all-electric […]

by Craig Cole
6/30/2022

OPINION PIECES

How much would Tesla charge non-Tesla drivers to Supercharge?

As part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by the Biden administration, a ton of money was set aside to help grow out the EV fast charging network across the country. To gain access to that money, charging stations can’t be proprietary to one particular make or model. Obviously Tesla would want access to that […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/13/2022

Google, please fix your account issues before more cars get Android Automotive

If you’re like me, you have a Google account for most of your day-to-day life. You might even have a Google Apps for Business account, which allows you to have a custom domain name among other things. I don’t have multiple users, but I wanted a reasonably affordable custom domain suite of options. Google is […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/15/2022
Buc-ee’s needs to get in on EV charging

Recently, a Wall Street Journal article highlighted some of the challenges that still exist with fast charging an electric vehicle on a road trip. While some of the issues encountered are based on the car the author took — a Kia EV6 which doesn’t have dynamic trip planning based on available fast chargers — it […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/6/2022
Ford Pro is leading the way in helping save the power grid

Electric companies aren’t known to be the best companies when it comes to public perception. When the power goes out, you realize how fragile the grid actually is. There have been some big grid issues in the news recently, including a failure in Texas during an ice storm, and an equipment failure that caused a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/23/2022
Reminder: You don’t have to pay $145,309 for a new F-150 Lightning

In the United States, prices quoted by the manufacturer are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. That “suggested” part is key, and how franchised dealerships can charge whatever they want for a new car, regardless of what the brand would like them to sell it at. On a hot new product, especially one that has 200,000 preorders […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/13/2022

HOW-TO ARTICLES

How-to use camp mode in your Tesla
by Robbi Hess
6/28/2022
How-to use Apple’s EV routing function in Apple Maps on iOS 14 and newer
by Chad Kirchner
3/17/2022
How-to build the best EV tire repair kit
by Robbi Hess
9/13/2021
How-to charge your EV for free
by Samanthan Rutherford
1/4/2021

BUYING GUIDES

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 or 2022 Kia EV6: Which one to buy?

The choices for battery-electric vehicles are growing every year but two entries from Korea stand out above the rest: the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the 2022 Kia EV6. Built on Hyundai Motor Group’s BEV-specific E-GMP platform, both vehicles are new from the ground up and aim to establish their respective brands as electrification leaders. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/1/2022

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 or 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: Which one to buy?

Car shopping sometimes reveals things you hadn’t thought of when you first started researching what you wanted to buy. In certain cases, you’ll find one brand has two extremely compelling battery-electric vehicles in the lineup. That’s the case with the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric. These two are among the best […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/1/2022
What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 Ford F-150, 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. At first glance, the power […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/23/2022
The best tires for an electric vehicle

The tires you have on your electric vehicle play a role in the number of miles you can drive on a charge. You may not have considered the impact your tires have on the EV, but because these tires handle more weight than the same size tires would have to handle if you’re driving an […]

by Robbi Hess
6/20/2022
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
6/7/2022

FEATURE ARTICLES

F-150 Lightning tow and charge: How far you can go and how long it’ll take
by Chad Kirchner
8/4/2022
Shopping for a Tesla Model 3 replacement: Porsche Taycan
by Jason Siu
8/3/2022
How far can a 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge travel on electricity alone?
by Chad Kirchner
8/2/2022
Wireless charging is an electric vehicle gamechanger
by Craig Cole
7/19/2022