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NEWS

Tesla Model 3 gains parts from Model Y, sees improved range

If you were waiting for some of the changes from the Tesla Model Y to make its way to the Model 3, your wait is over. Available to order now with a 5 to 9 week delivery window is the new Tesla Model 3. Some of the changes you’ll notice is the replacement of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Dacia Spring Electric is the most affordable EV in Europe

Imagine, if you will, a Nissan Kicks with an electric powertrain and a low price. That, as far as we can tell, is the Dacia Spring Electric and it’s fantastic. It has a 44 hp electric motor mated to a 26.8 kWh battery pack. On the WLTP cycle, it’s rated at 140 miles of range. […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Rivian completes first Rebelle Rally

The Rebelle Rally is officially over, and the scoring is tallied up. The 8-day off-road adventure pits teams of two against either other to find and score the most points using just a map and a compass. No GPS. No Apple Maps. No technology. Of course, that no technology rule doesn’t apply to the vehicles […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2020
Mercedes-Benz builds a case study in extreme off-road electric capability with EQC 4×4²

Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes a vehicle in their lineup and gives it the extreme off-road treatment. This time, they’ve done it to the electric EQC and it looks bonkers. Called the EQC 4×4², Mercedes-Benz calls it the “electric car of extremes.” This currently one-off concept is based on the EQC 400 4MATIC. It features upgraded multi-link […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/14/2020

REVIEWS
Chrysler
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review: Living the plug-in van life

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan on sale right now that is available as a hybrid. That means, one could argue, that it is both best-in-class and worst-in-class. But judging the Pacifica solely based on the competition would be doing it a disservice. It’s a very good utility vehicle with state-of-the-art tech that […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2020
Toyota
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: No plug, but absolutely worth mentioning

Here at EV Pulse, we like to cover the latest in battery-electric vehicles, alternative energy, and advanced technology. Featuring a vehicle on this site that doesn’t have a plug might seem like we’re going against our own directive. But the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is such a darn good car that it achieves the objectives […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/8/2020
Mini
2021 Mini Cooper S E review: The perfect city runabout

When Mini announced the Cooper S E, the fully-electric 2-door Mini Cooper, critics instantly attacked it for the range. With only 110-miles of EPA certified range, that surely wouldn’t be enough for someone to live with every day, especially in the winter. But when you get behind the wheel and drive it, you realize that 110 […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/4/2020
OPINION PIECES
Elon Musk’s price change of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle is only partially related to Lucid Motors

Tesla recently announced another price drop on their Model S electric sedan. The base price is now $69,420. The primary competition is priced at $69,900 after the $7,500 tax credit. It’s easy to assume that Lucid Motors was the cause for the new price drop, now that it has announced pricing for its Air electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/15/2020

Alternating Currents: Formula E will be bigger than Formula One by 2025

  Honda recently announced that the Japanese automaker would be abandoning its Formula One engine supply program at the close of the 2021 season. Its reasoning? The need to focus the company’s engineering expertise on future drivetrain tech for its road car business. This is the driving force behind the expensive and extravagant F1 program’s […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/14/2020
Alternating Currents: Make more EV infrastructure, not EVs with longer range

The arms race for electric vehicle range is raging. With manufacturers like Lucid and Tesla jumping at the chance to offer high-dollar EVs packed with batteries delivering over 500 miles of range, it’s an exciting time to be following the electric car game. Potential new car buyers have listed range anxiety as one of the […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/7/2020
Don’t believe any of the hype around increased ride share usage around coronavirus

There are several stories making the rounds that say that thanks to the effects of coronavirus, people aren’t buying cars and are going to rely more on ride share services to get around. It doesn’t take much to realize that this is false. In 2020, new car sales haven’t been epic. The coronavirus outbreak halted […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020
Driving Ford’s Mustang present to prepare for Ford’s Mustang future

Last year at an event in California, Ford pulled the sheet off the all-new, fully electric crossover from the Blue Oval. It was called the Mach-E. But more specifically, it was called the Mustang Mach-E. “You’re telling me that the Ford Mustang is now a crossover and an EV?” The people cried foul. Some folks […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/1/2020

HOW-TO ARTICLES
How-to use Apple’s EV routing function in Apple Maps on iOS 14
by Chad Kirchner
9/18/2020
BUYING GUIDES
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 […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/6/2020

Is an EV right for me? Things to consider before taking the plunge into electric vehicle ownership

Most electric vehicle owners will tell you they’re happy with their gas-free vehicle, but that doesn’t mean an EV is for everyone. The driving characteristics will be familiar, but there is more to the equation. If you’re thinking about buying an EV, follow the list of considerations below to help make your decision. Motivation Going […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/6/2020

FEATURE ARTICLES
Top 5 EVs with the longest range: October 2020
by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020
8 best sci-fi EVs we wish we could drive
by Benjamin Hunting
10/14/2020