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NEWS


Polestar 2 gets over-the-air updates and range improvements

Polestar has expanded their vehicles’ ability to get over-the-air (OTA) updates. A new safety feature focused on warning you of road hazards has also been included as part of the latest software. “With OTA we bring the latest software updates straight to Polestar 2 customers just like they experience it on their smartphones,” said Polestar […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/25/2021
2022 Lexus NX leaked online ahead of reveal

Editor’s Note: The original video, not surprisingly, has been pulled. But not before people took screenshots. Well, this is a surprise! We weren’t supposed to see the 2022 Lexus NX until later this year but thanks to a video suddenly popping up unannounced on a Reddit post, we get to see the car in all […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/24/2021
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV carries over with more power and bigger battery

Mitsubishi has finally released details on the 2021 Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid variant of its compact crossover. Unlike the standard car, the electrified version is still the previous generation model. However, it gets significant changes under the skin. The most notable update is the powertrain, which swaps the 2.0-liter four-cylinder for a 2.4-liter making […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/23/2021
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo completes final testing ahead of debut

The arrival of the latest addition to the Taycan family is getting close as Porsche finishes putting the car through its challenging testing program. In total, the Taycan Cross Turismo will have traveled 620,352 testing miles, equivalent to circling the globe 25 times. Through that, Porsche put its camouflaged prototype through its paces on proving […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/23/2021

REVIEWS

Acura
2021 Acura NSX review: Electrifying soul stirrer

When speed and all-out performance are a vehicle’s primary mission, there’s always a risk of it becoming cold and disconnected. Many supercars have fallen into that trap and some haven’t been able to get out. The 2021 Acura NSX has shown that with a little refinement and making sure the entire car works in cohesion, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/1/2021
Kia
2021 Kia Niro review: Honest and practical

Are you looking to buy your first hybrid but want one that’s practical, easy to park, and styled conventionally? Consider the 2021 Kia Niro a subcompact crossover that promises exceptional fuel economy and space in a package that won’t polarize opinions. After its 2019 refresh, the Niro gained many new tech features and subtle exterior […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/22/2021
Hyundai
2021 Hyundai Elantra infotainment review: Technology for the masses

The infotainment system is an important part of modern vehicles. It’s one of the features an owner will interact with the most, meaning the whole experience must be as easy as possible. Every automaker has its system and not all are created equal. Some stand out more for good reasons, others for added complication. In […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/15/2021
Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan first drive review: It might be the base, but it’s still a Porsche

If you listen to Porsche, the company will tell you that it only sells sports cars, despite the Panamera being an executive sedan and the sales leading Cayenne and Macan being sport utility vehicles. The German brand will spin those three models as being sport-focussed Porsches first, and form factor segment leaders second. I don’t […]

by Bradley Brownell
2/8/2021

OPINION PIECES

Alternating Currents: EVGo’s Terms of Service updates ultimately hurt EV adoption

  Enthusiasts, and I mean the dyed-in-the-wool wrenchers, homebuilders, and tinkerers, are the lifeblood of any automotive community. Those non-factory engineers and hobbyists have historically cultivated the foundation upon which car culture lives and thrives today. The qualities that modifiers and hot rodders imbue into their creations push demand from consumers and eventually trickle into […]

by Bradley Brownell
2/24/2021

Alternating Currents: Don’t make your car your entire personality

Choosing what car you drive says a lot about who you are as a person and what things you value. Maybe you chose your car to be a unique extension of who you are. Maybe you chose your car because you wanted to flex on fools or show off your wealth or because it was […]

by Bradley Brownell
2/17/2021
Understating electric vehicle range doesn’t help just as overstating range doesn’t help

This week it was discussed that with some conservative independent testing, the Porsche Taycan 4S is capable of approximately 100 miles more range than stated on the sticker. In that same testing, none of the Tesla models tested reached the stated range. Obviously overpromising and underdelivering is not a great way to sell cars. Electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/13/2021
Toyota’s new BEVs will be obvious choices

Toyota isn’t known as a brand that takes a lot of risk, especially in the 21st century. When it came to actually taking a risk on a new sports car, it partnered with BMW to make it happen. The company has been slow to adopt battery electric technology. That’s about to change, though, as Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
Alternating Currents: EV adoption is not a competition

I didn’t even watch the game, because I honestly couldn’t be bothered, but as a student of the advertising industry, I am perennially interested in the big dollar ad spends that happen every year during the Super Bowl. Yes, it’s the middle of the week and I’m still thinking about that awful General Motors commercial […]

by Bradley Brownell
2/10/2021

HOW-TO ARTICLES

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
How-to charge an electric vehicle
by Stefan Ogbac
12/10/2020
How-to check the Tesla stock price at our dedicated hub
by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020

BUYING GUIDES

2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range vs. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: Which one should you get?

Utility vehicles are getting electrified left and right, and Chevrolet has added an affordable one in the form of the 2022 Bolt EUV, which is a more rugged relative of the Bolt EV. Aimed directly at the Tesla Model Y, the Bolt EUV builds on what made the Bolt EV by adding more appeal and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/24/2021

Porsche Taycan vs. Audi e-tron GT: How different are they?

Another luxury sedan joins the all-electric club. The Audi e-tron GT adds a new choice for those wanting to ditch fossil fuel yet still care about performance and luxury. Developed closely alongside the Porsche Taycan, you may be wondering how different is the Audi? What makes the e-tron GT stand out from its platform-mate? We’ve […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/18/2021
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
23 conventional hybrids perfect for first time hybrid owners

For first-time owners, switching to a hybrid vehicle may be a new experience. The way the powertrain operates changes how the car behaves and adds new tools to your driving arsenal. That may lead some consumers to pick a car specifically on how easy it is to get accustomed to the driving experience. Luckily, there’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
2021 Toyota Prius vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime: Should you add the plug to your Prius life?

With two different flavors of Toyota Prius, having to decide which one to get is a tough decision. Both offer compelling reasons why you should get them as your next daily driver. So, which one should you get? We have a rundown on both vehicles to show you what’s different between each one. 2021 Toyota […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2021

FEATURE ARTICLES

How the hybrid system in the Acura NSX works
by Stefan Ogbac
3/1/2021
Return of Cash for Clunkers: The government’s case for the return of the car scrapping scheme
by Rebecca Bellan
2/26/2021
What you need to know about federal tax incentives for EVs
by Rebecca Bellan
2/24/2021
What are Pete Buttigieg’s plans and what can we expect from his Department of Transportation?
by Rebecca Bellan
2/16/2021