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F-150 Lightning SuperTruck to compete in Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Ford Performance is returning to the challenging mountain roads of “America’s Mountain” to further its electric powertrain research and development. The company will field the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck in the 102nd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, sponsored by Gran Turismo, in late June. The F-150 Lightning SuperTruck, based on Ford’s electric pickup, will have enhanced […]

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ZF eBeam Axle technology simplifies heavy vehicle electrification

When it comes to electrification, automakers have options. They can spend untold billions to design and engineer new EVs from the ground up, or they can modify existing products, proven cars and trucks that are already in production. Both strategies have advantages and disadvantages, but supplier company ZF is making it much, much easier for […]

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Kia’s EV3 brings flagship technology to compact EV SUV segment

Kia has introduced the new Kia EV3, a compact electric SUV, which features a combination of innovative technology and advanced design. The EV3 aims to set new standards in the compact EV SUV sector by incorporating elements from the brand’s flagship EV9 SUV. The EV3 boasts a bold, progressive exterior design and a practical, spacious […]

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Honda unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck concept at ACT Expo 2024

Honda has announced the debut of its Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, which will be held on May 20, 2024. This truck concept represents the beginning of a new demonstration project aimed at producing fuel cell-powered products for the North American market. Honda is actively seeking […]

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REVIEWS

Chevrolet
2024 Chevy Silverado EV First Edition RST first drive review: Too much of a good thing

Nearly everything about the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV First Edition RST is over the top, from its weight and available wheels to the performance, range, features, and, yes, even the price tag. All this excess makes the Silverado EV a segment leader in numerous important areas, though these best-in-class accolades do come with tradeoffs. Looks […]

by Craig Cole
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Acura
2024 Acura ZDX Type S first drive review: An auspicious omen

The 2024 Acura ZDX Type S is the brand’s most powerful SUV ever, though there are plenty of other reasons to consider one of these all-electric luxury utility vehicles beyond its instantaneous torque, as convincing as that can be. For a performance-focused model, the Type S is surprisingly livable, offers some industry-leading technology and is […]

by Craig Cole
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Polestar
2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor Performance Plus review: Flirting with greatness

It doesn’t have the longest range and it certainly isn’t the most practical electric vehicle ever built, but if you’re looking for a sophisticated and engaging EV, you can do far worse than the 2024 Polestar 2. In particular, the Dual Motor all-wheel-drive model with the optional Performance Pack flirts with greatness thanks to its […]

by Craig Cole
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Toyota
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Platinum review: Stretch your legs

When shopping for a vehicle, it’s important to consider a constellation of factors. Driver aids and crash test scores, efficiency, cargo space and technology should all be considered, but with the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander there is a single, overarching reason to purchase one of these SUVs: the commodious third-row seat. Of course, there are […]

by Craig Cole
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OPINION PIECES

PHEVs aren’t the gateway drug to EVs yet for one simple, undeniable reason

Over the weekend a post on LinkedIn called out a colleague in the industry for saying that Americans don’t understand what PHEVs are and how to use them properly. The author of the article is correct. We don’t know how to use PHEVs properly, and as long as we don’t use them properly they aren’t […]

by Chad Kirchner
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Should Chinese EVs be sold in the United States?

There is a debate right now about whether our not Chinese car companies should be allowed to sell in the U.S. With the announcement of BYD aiming to build cars in Mexico, that creates a way for the brand to enter the U.S. and offer its cars to a new market. Opponents to this will […]

by Chad Kirchner
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Towing with an electric truck is both the best and the worst

When videos and reviews of the Ford F-150 Lightning came out, people were outraged by how much the range dropped while towing. In our testing, the truck didn’t do too badly, but other publications saw much larger declines. This led to plenty of inflammatory tweets and clickbait headlines. But here’s why folks are dead wrong […]

by Craig Cole
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Modern vehicles suffer from tech overload

Technology is important. It’s what makes the future brighter and happier. But car interiors are no place for over-the-top razzle-dazzle. Things are getting out of hand. It’s crazy. Thanks to internet-connected smartphones, we walk around with instant access to a huge chunk of all recorded human knowledge right in our pockets and purses. But at […]

by Craig Cole
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Chevrolet leaving a Bolt-sized hole in the affordable EV marketplace

Chevrolet officially announced that the Bolt EV and EUV are dead at the end of the 2023 calendar year. With its removal from the marketplace, the number of truly affordable EVs drops quite significantly. The Tesla Model 3, at least at the time of this writing, is $41,380 with destination. When you factor in the […]

by Chad Kirchner
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HOW-TO ARTICLES

How-to watch the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event
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How-to charge a non-Tesla EV at a Tesla Supercharger
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How-to use camp mode in your Tesla
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How-to charge any EV with a Tesla charger
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BUYING GUIDES

Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Chevy Bolt or Bolt EUV?

In our review of the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier, we named it the best value in the EV world. The 2023 Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV are currently the most affordable BEVs in the U.S., and we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw more and more them hitting the roads in the coming years. […]

by Jason Siu
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What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 and newer Ford F-150 (and F-150 Lightning), in addition to the hybrid added to the lineup, is the onboard power generator. Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard, and it can produce up to 7.2 kW of electricity if it’s equipped to the hybrid version of the truck. […]

by Chad Kirchner
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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
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Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid?

If you’re in the market for a new Jeep Wrangler, you probably have seen the all-new 4xe version of the Sahara and Rubicon. The plug-in hybrid Jeeps represent a paradigm shift for off-roading, and based on our first drive impressions, it’s an excellent bit of kit. In order to take advantage of driving on pure […]

by Chad Kirchner
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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 […]

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FEATURE ARTICLES

Do you really need all-wheel drive in your next EV?
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Michelin working to make more sustainable tires that don’t wear as quickly on EVs
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Charging in the desert: How Optima/Clarios brings clean EV charging to grueling environments
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