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Hyundai Motor Group partners with IonQ for next-generation battery development

Hyundai Motor Group has announced its latest partnership for next-generation battery development, this time it’s with IonQ a company leading in trapped-ion quantum computing. The partnership aims to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium compounds and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry. This is expected to make significant improvements in future lithium-ion […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022
Genesis GV90 to round out the SUV range as the electric flagship

Hyundai Motor Group’s Genesis luxury division has been on a roll and its electrification plan is one of the most comprehensive. It has since revealed three battery-electric vehicles, the Electrified G80, Electrified GV70, and the GV60. These are just the tip of the iceberg because more are coming including all-electric versions of the GV80, G90, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022
Porsche Taycan Turbo S revealed as the new safety car for Formula E

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been revealed as Formula E’s latest safety car. Scheduled to debut this season in the race’s first event in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the all-electric sports sedan wears the colors of the 11 teams participating this season and the colors of the FIA and Formula E. It sports a white […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2022
Mopar introduces new level 2 plug in chargers for Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Chrysler Pacific, and future EVs

Mopar has announced that it will offer level 2 (240-volt) AC wall chargers for homes to support owners of Jeep’s 4xe vehicles and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Available in plug-in or hardwired versions, the unit supplies 32 amps/7.7 kW of maximum power. This allows you to fully charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle in around two […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2022

REVIEWS

Hyundai
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric review: The building blocks

There’s no doubt that Hyundai has emerged as one of the leaders in electrification. It quietly got there thanks to vehicles like the Kona Electric, one of the first long-range battery-electric vehicles on the market. This subcompact crossover was secretly in the 300-mile club before vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E even […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
Lexus
2022 Lexus ES 300h review: The classic luxury cruiser

The Lexus ES helped launch Toyota’s luxury division alongside the larger LS in 1989. Since then, it has remained a staple in the midsize premium sedan segment, surpassed only by the RX and NX crossover in the brand’s sales figures. The ES was also among the first luxury sedans to offer a hybrid powertrain, blending […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/10/2022
Toyota
2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition review: Attainable jewelry

Unique models of a specific vehicle tend to be priced higher than their more common siblings. Toyota is aiming to change that in the mainstream segment by offering cool cosmetic tweaks to its most popular vehicles and the Highlander Hybrid is the latest to get the treatment. Based on the XLE trim, the 2022 Toyota […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/3/2022
Porsche
2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review: High riding Jack of all trades

A Porsche needs to be a Porsche first. What does that mean? To put it simply, a vehicle needs to perform at the level expected of other models wearing that iconic crest. Even if it’s not a sports car, there’s an expectation that everything donning it must be one of the best performers in its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/28/2021

OPINION PIECES

More businesses should invest in level 2 charging, but leave DCFC to companies like Electrify America and Tesla who own their own equipment for the time being

Capitalism is great. Well, sometimes. When it comes to the rollout of EV charging infrastructure it can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Level 2 J-1772 charging is perfect for many businesses who want to offer a competitive advantage but they need to leave the DCFC to some of the big dogs — at […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/17/2022

CES 2022 confirms EVs are coming whether you like it or not

EVs are coming, whether you like it or not. If you’re reading this site, you presumably already know that, but this latest CES in Las Vegas — and virtually — pretty much confirms our electron future of transportation. GM took the opportunity to show off an electric Silverado. When you add that to the electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/7/2022
We live in a post-build quality era, for better or for worse

Over the weekend, Tesla released its holiday update for 2021. Among the many changes to the interface came so fun new games and the light show functionality to Model 3 and Model Y models. If case you haven’t witnessed the light show for yourself, this video shows you everything you need to know. Tesla’s aren’t […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/27/2021
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

HOW-TO ARTICLES

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
How-to find detailed Tesla Supercharger location information
by Chad Kirchner
12/24/2020

BUYING GUIDES

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

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Which one is right for you?

Mid-size sedans have to do a lot more to get consumers’ attention away from crossovers. The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid and 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid are just the latest examples of traditional four-doors punching above their weight. Between all the tech features, luxurious appointments, and electrification, both cars have a lot to offer those looking […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/28/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which one to 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
12/28/2021
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

FEATURE ARTICLES

EV 101: Can the Ford F-150 Lightning use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?
by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2022
Can a PHEV work with a standard wall outlet?
by Stefan Ogbac
12/30/2021
How does Honda’s two-motor hybrid system work?
by Stefan Ogbac
12/30/2021
Some of the best vehicles we drove for 2021
by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2021