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NEWS

Ford Mustang Mach-E prices slashed by thousands for 2023

If you’re looking to get your hands on a new electric vehicle, there’s some great news coming out of Dearborn. To meet customer demand, on Monday, Ford announced it’s increasing production of the popular and generally excellent Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV, but that’s not all. The Blue Oval is also reducing the price of this […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/3/2023
Ford partners with Red Bull Powertrains to build electrified F1 racing engines

After more than 20 years Ford is going racing again… Formula 1 racing, that is. On Friday, the Dearborn-based automaker announced it’s partnering with Red Bull Powertrains to develop a “next-gen hybrid power unit.” A long-term deal, this strategic partnership will supply powertrains to the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams starting in […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/3/2023
Prototype Mercedes-Benz eSprinter traveled nearly 300 miles on a charge, had range to spare

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new version of its all-electric eSprinter. The battery-powered van is set to officially debut early next year, but in the lead up to this unveiling, the German automaker announced on Wednesday that it subjected a prototype eSprinter to a demanding real-world range test, driving from Stuttgart to Munich and back again. […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
Mercedes-Benz GLE family gains new plug-in hybrid model: 2024 GLE 400e 4Matic

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz announced significant updates to its GLE utility vehicle. For the 2024 model year, enhancements have been made to this SUV’s capability, exterior design and interior, but the biggest news is the introduction of the new GLE 400e 4Matic, which is a plug-in hybrid. SEE ALSO: GM secures domestic lithium for 1 million […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/2/2023

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REVIEWS

BMW
2022 BMW iX xDrive50 review: The future is now

The BMW iX xDrive50 is like a rolling art project. This all-electric utility vehicle wears futuristic (and controversial) exterior styling, has a high-fashion interior that pushes boundaries, makes extensive use of eco-friendly materials and is built on an aluminum-composite spaceframe structure. Indeed, the iX is a grand vision of the future, and for the most […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/3/2023
Lectron
Lectron V-Box 48-amp EV charging station hands-on review

After having great success with Lectron’s Tesla to J1772 adapter to charge my Polestar 2 and Toyota Prius Prime over the last few months, Lectron reached out to me to see if I would be interested in giving its V-Box 48-amp EV charging station a test. Since I have no intentions of ever purchasing another […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
Genesis
2023 Genesis Electrified G80 review: Smooth operator

It’s tough to find sedans these days because automakers have almost completely shifted their focus to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks. All-electric four-door cars are scarcer still, though there are a few offerings to choose from, including the BMW i4, new Mercedes-Benz EQE and Tesla Model 3. One additional option is the 2023 Genesis Electrified […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Polestar
2022 Polestar 2 review: If you can find a better Volvo, buy it

In the early 1980s, Lee Iacocca, the head honcho of Chrysler, starred in a famous TV commercial where he brazenly proclaimed, “If you can find a better car, buy it.” This quip underscored his confidence in the automaker’s new lineup of economical, front-wheel-drive vehicles, a product line that ended up saving the Pentastar brand from […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/24/2023

OPINION PIECES

Toyota might be best suited for the lithium shortages of the near future

Toyota receives a lot of criticism regarding its EV strategy. Mainly, people accuse Toyota of simply not having one. We’ve been critical of them, too. The rest of the automotive industry in Korea, Europe, China, and the United States are racing toward EV development, while Toyota is methodically slow. The company has its reasons. “We […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 1/25/2023

Tesla is the most vulnerable it has been in a long time

There were times in the history of Tesla as an auto manufacturer that the company was in trouble. Getting a Model 3 out the door was a much bigger challenge than the company expected, and even the CEO said it was near bankruptcy. But lately, times are again dark. Not because building cars is hard […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 11/8/2022
The truth about electric truck towing

If you have an interest at all in electric pickup trucks, you’re probably concerned with how far you can tow with one. Whether you’re just hauling a set of side-by-sides to your summer cabin twice a year, or regularly hauling around lawn care equipment — or anything in between — it’s a question you likely […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/7/2022
That new gas powered, V8 Mustang with a manual transmission? You can thank the Mach-E for that

The upcoming Detroit Auto Show isn’t going to set the world on fire, but there is a product that is going to debut there that enthusiasts will appreciate. The next generation, gasoline-powered, manual-equipped Ford Mustang coupe is set to bow in a few weeks. Why? Because the Mustang Mach-E. It’s amazing to me that we’re […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
What will replace the Dodge Charger and Challenger at Brampton?

We’re in the midst of a weeklong event called Dodge Speed Week, where the company is spending 3 nights to talk about the current status of Dodge, where it’ll be in the near future, and where it’s heading in the long-term future. We had an opportunity to attend a briefing about the event, and learned […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/16/2022

HOW-TO ARTICLES

How-to use camp mode in your Tesla
by Robbi Hess
Last Updated: 12/13/2022
How-to charge an electric vehicle
by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
How-to build the best EV tire repair kit
by Robbi Hess
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
How-to use Apple’s EV routing function in Apple Maps on iOS 14 and newer
by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 3/17/2022

BUYING GUIDES

Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my BMW 330e?

The BMW 3 Series is one of the world’s most iconic sports sedans, with the 330e being its plug-in hybrid variant. Powering the sedan is a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that generates 181 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, paired with an electric motor with 107 hp and 77 lb-ft of torque. The combined […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 1/30/2023

Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid?

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro PHEV has quickly become an appealing option in the plug-in hybrid market, offering up to 33 miles of all-electric range — a noticeable bump from the previous model’s 26 miles. Powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a 62-kW electric motor, the Niro PHEV delivers a total system output […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 1/17/2023
Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Toyota RAV4 Prime?

The Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling car in the world, moving over 1.1-million units last year. Sitting at the top of the lineup is the plug-in hybrid variant, the RAV4 Prime. It’s a compelling choice if you’re shopping for a PHEV, since it has an attractive electric-only driving range of 42 miles thanks to its […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 1/17/2023
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
Last Updated: 12/16/2022
Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Ford Escape PHEV?

The Ford Escape is the American automaker’s second best-selling crossover/SUV, behind the Ford Explorer. It’s available with a plug-in hybrid variant that offers up to an EPA-estimated 37 miles of range in electric-only mode with its 14.4-kWh battery pack. The Ford Escape PHEV does come with a Level 1 charging cable that you can plug […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 12/13/2022

FEATURE ARTICLES

Continental’s automated EV charging tech makes plugging in a thing of the past
by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Unlock the benefits of EV Mode on your Toyota Prius
by Bradward Boimler
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Exploring the fascinating history of lithium-ion batteries
by Bradward Boimler
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Continental’s Electric Corner Module improves EV efficiency, serviceability and even maneuverability
by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/26/2023