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NEWS

Ford Pro announces two new collaborations with Wilbur-Ellis and PG&E

Ford Pro, Ford’s commercial vehicle arm, has announced that it will collaborate with Wilbur-Ellis, and Pacific Gas and Electricity Company (PG&E). Both partnerships will add Ford battery-electric vehicles, Ford Pro charging solutions, charging software, and telematics systems to their respective fleets. A recent survey conducted by Ford Pro revealed that nearly three-quarters of businesses feel […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2022
Polestar 3 global debut confirmed for October

We knew the Polestar 3 was coming this year but we didn’t know when it would officially make its debut. Well, now we do because hidden deep in a sales press release is a quote from the company’s CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, confirming its world debut. “We believe our future growth will be further accelerated by […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/21/2022
2023 BMW XM teaser previews the M division’s first plug-in hybrid system

The 2023 BMW XM has been teased ahead of its official debut and the spotlight has been put on the M division’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain. It takes a new V8 engine and couples it with an electric motor for a combined output of 644 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. BMW didn’t reveal the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/20/2022
Kia will build a plant specifically for purpose-built vehicles

Kia has revealed it will be constructing a plant specifically for building purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). The company claims it will be a smart manufacturing plant located within the Hwaseong facility in Korea. Construction is scheduled to start in 2023 with commercial production beginning in the second half of 2025. Kia says this new plant will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/20/2022

REVIEWS

Magna
2025 Electric Heavy Duty Pickup first drive review: We drive Magna’s EtelligentForce prototype

Magna is a mobile technology company that employs 158,000 people around the world. The company designs and sells components, like ADAS hardware, to various OEMs. The company also builds complete automobiles, like the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz G Class, and even the new Fisker Ocean. One of its latest products is something that we’ve […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/17/2022
Subaru
2023 Subaru Solterra first drive review: Love, in electric form

The 2023 Subaru Solterra is the company’s first dedicated electric vehicle. And at first glance, you’ll notice a ton of similarities to the Toyota bZ4X. But while the cars share a lot in common, they are positioned very differently. Which is why, while we liked the Toyota bZ4X well enough, we much prefer the Subaru […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/17/2022
Ford
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning first drive review: Denis Leary would approve

For what seemed like the longest time, Ford employed Denis Leary to provide the voice-over for its commercials. Some of them were quite memorable, and his name became synonymous with Ford F-Series and work. Today, the F-Series looks a bit different. Especially with the F-150, which now comes in an all electric version called Lightning. […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/11/2022
Lincoln
2022 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring review: Big car cushiness in a compact footprint

When you think of comfortable vehicles, the first ones that come to mind are big sedans and SUVs that ride like you’re on a cloud. They isolate you from everything else as if occupants are inside a cocoon of serenity. However, there’s a trade-off for all of that cushiness because these vehicles aren’t exactly the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/9/2022

OPINION PIECES

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
Don’t lose focus: Home charging still matters WAY more than fast charging for EV owners

DC fast charging needs to improve. There’s enough articles on the internet and enough experiences from people who drive EVs to know that it needs to be better. But we also shouldn’t lose sight of the forest for the trees. Electrify America is working on improving its charging experience. That is all well and good, […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/23/2022
Here’s why my go to recommendation is no longer Tesla

Prior to today, Tuesday Mar. 15, 2022, my go to recommendation for a new electric vehicle had a Tesla badge on the hood. Why? Because normal people who don’t know much about electric cars have the easiest time transitioning when the car they are driving is a Tesla. The Supercharger network is reliable, and Tesla’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/15/2022
Automakers will soon be battling your phone for screen time

With Sony and Honda entering into a Memorandum of Understanding to create and sell an electric car by 2025, the internet is full of varying takes on whether or not this is a good or bad thing. Sony doesn’t make cars now, so it makes sense that if the company wants to sell a car, […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/4/2022

HOW-TO ARTICLES

How-to use Apple’s EV routing function in Apple Maps on iOS 14 and newer
by Chad Kirchner
3/17/2022
How to use camp mode in your Tesla
by Robbi Hess
1/14/2022
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

How much do home EV charging stations cost?

Wondering how much electric vehicle charging stations cost before you make the switch to electric? It all comes down to how quickly they can charge your car and which charging options your car supports. Here’s a run down of what’s available, charging speeds, and how to decide which option is the right one for you. […]

by Nicole Wakelin
5/18/2022

Do I need a level 2 charger at home for my GMC Hummer EV?

Yes. There’s no lengthy introduction here, or beating around the proverbial bush. You need a level 2 home charger if you have a GMC Hummer EV or plan on getting one. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV marks the return of the Hummer nameplate, and we’re quite fond of the new truck. There’s even an SUV […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/7/2022
Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid?

The updated Jeep Grand Cherokee promises to be one of the best Grand Cherokees to come from the storied brand. New for this generation is the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor and a lithium ion battery to deliver better acceleration than a 5.7-liter […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/31/2022
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
2/2/2022
How much does a Tesla cost?

Tesla isn’t necessarily new to the car market, but it doesn’t have anywhere near the history and credibility of established automakers. It also has a drastically different sales method in comparison to big automakers like Ford or Chevrolet, selling direct to consumers through distribution centers rather than franchise dealers. Regardless, you can in fact buy […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
12/29/2021

FEATURE ARTICLES

Ted Cannis isn’t Ford Pro’s CEO, he’s Ford Pro’s DM
by Chad Kirchner
5/23/2022
Can’t charge your EV with the Ford F-150 Hybrid or Lightning? Here’s why
by Chad Kirchner
5/11/2022
Dissecting Hyundai Motor Group’s electrification plans
by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2022
Carbon Revolution’s carbon fiber wheels are the future of electric pickup trucks
by Chad Kirchner
2/13/2022