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2023 Toyota Venza gets Nightshade Edition and lots of tech updates

Toyota has been continually expanding its Nightshade Edition lineup with more vehicles. Last year, the Prius got the treatment, and now the 2023 Venza is the latest to receive the blacked-out treatment. However, your choice of exterior colors are limited to Celestial Black, Wind Chill Pearl, and Ruby Flare Red. The 2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2022
Fisker PEAR teased once more looking like a hatchback

The Fisker PEAR has been teased once again and we get another glimpse of the entry-level battery-electric vehicle. This latest teaser photo shows a small hatchback with full-width LED headlights and a very short nose. Some of the design cues are similar to what you see in the Ocean including Fisker spelled across the front […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2022
2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV gets blacked out Redline Edition variant

The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV arrives for its second model year with a new appearance package called the Redline Edition. This isn’t the first time Chevrolet has used this on a vehicle because the Traverse, Trax, and Equinox have all had this variant at one point. Like in its larger siblings, this option gives you […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2022
2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance F1 Edition sports motorsport-inspired design tweaks

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance has yet to go on sale across all global markets but it’s already getting a special edition model. Dubbed the F1 Edition, this pays homage to Mercedes-Benz’s Formula 1 hybrid technology with lots of cosmetic tweaks. Its biggest distinguishing feature is the Manufaktur Alpine Grey nonmetallic exterior […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2022

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

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
Polestar’s super blunt Super Bowl commercial calls out Volkswagen, Tesla

Polestar made its first Super Bowl appearance at last night’s game with a very blunt ad called “No Compromises.” This 30-second spot fires off lots of fighting words against some of the Swedish brand’s competitors. Statements like “No epic voice-overs,” “No Dieselgate,” “No dirty secrets,” and “No hidden agenda” show how focused the company is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/14/2022

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

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
EV 101: Can the Ford F-150 Lightning use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?
by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2022