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NEWS


Tickets are on sale now for the world’s greatest EV show: Autopia 2099

Earlier this year we told you about an upcoming show that would be geared toward EV enthusiasts and the EV-curious. We told you it’d be called Autopia 2099 and it’d have a retro-futuristic vibe. We also told you it’s being brought to you by some of the biggest names in the automotive industry, including one […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2021
Bigger battery and more power: Volvo T8 Recharge PHEVs get updated

Volvo has announced a significant update to its T8 plug-in hybrid lineup, which adds more power and improve their all-electric range. This includes a new 18.8-kWh lithium-ion battery replacing the 11.6-kWh unit and a 145-hp electric motor in place of the 87-hp unit in the current cars. As a result, Volvo’s T8 lineup will have […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/9/2021
Karma Automotive to offer modular electric powertrains for commercial trucks

Karma Automotive has announced at Advanced Clean Tech (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California that it will launch modular all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. Called Powered by Karma, the new engineering and contract manufacturing arm will focus on electrified solutions and services for its customers. This is the next evolution of Karma Automotive’s business-to-business (B2B) […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/9/2021
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX confirmed for production: Report

Volkswagen is poised to continue its hot hatch heritage as it electrifies its lineup. Brand boss Ralf Brandstätter revealed to Auto Express at the 2021 Munich auto show that the ID.X Concept has gotten the green light for production. That car was essentially a thinly veiled Volkswagen ID.3 GTX and was ready for production. “The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/8/2021

REVIEWS

Ford
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning first ride review: An electrifying first impression

During our first look at the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we were impressed at how it’s built. It fulfills the needs of truck buyers yet somehow manages to also be appealing to tech-focused consumers. This pickup blends utility and technology so well, it may just change the way the average person looks at trucks. However, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021
Volvo
2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered review: Best one-car garage?

A brown, diesel-powered wagon with a manual transmission is the quintessential automotive unobtanium in the U.S. because there’s not a single vehicle that checks all of those boxes. In fact, to sell wagons, automakers have added body cladding and raised suspensions to expand their appeal in a crossover-crazed world. Choices for a conventional wagon are […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021
Nissan
Watch: Our 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with Pro Pilot Assist

Recently, we spent several months behind the wheel of a 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with the company’s famed Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous Level 2 ADAS driver assist system. With 215 miles of stated range, and all the creature comforts of a modern car, we ended up quite enjoying our time with the OG electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2021
Polestar
2022 Polestar 2 single motor first drive review: The Gothenburg Project

If there’s one thing that we learned from Elon Musk and Tesla, it’s that building cars is difficult. So, when a car company that was launched on Oct. 17, 2017 already has two models out on the streets for customers to buy, that’s a pretty incredible feat. What’s more incredible is that the brand’s mainstream […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2021

OPINION PIECES

Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2021

The Nissan Leaf is likely not going away anytime soon

Rumors of the Nissan Leaf getting discontinued have been making their rounds ever since the Ariya made its global debut in mid-2020. With the compact crossover being a high-volume vehicle across all global markets, it’s not surprising that the Ariya’s arrival could spell the demise of Nissan’s first dedicated battery-electric nameplate. However, that doesn’t seem […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/9/2021
The series hybrid may just be the way to get consumers to embrace electrification

For most consumers, a battery-electric vehicle isn’t the most viable solution, especially if you don’t have a charger at home. Between range anxiety and the perceived inconvenience of charging, the majority of the U.S. population doesn’t see it as a feasible option just yet. But what if I told you that there’s a potential middle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/22/2021
Charging by the minute for EV charging should be illegal

Owning an electric car means that sometimes you won’t be charging at home or work, but rather at a DCFC station. This might be because you’re on a road trip, or you’re just out driving around and need some extra juice. There are many different places that offer fast charging, from a variety of different […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck: How we’d spec it

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a bit of a trendsetter. It’s the only truck expected to get 37 mpg combined thanks to its standard hybrid powertrain and the second model to enter the recently revived compact pickup segment alongside the Hyundai Santa Cruz. This vehicle is aimed straight at people who need the capabilities of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021

HOW-TO ARTICLES

How-to build the best EV tire repair kit
by Robbi Hess
9/13/2021
How to use camp mode in your Tesla
by Robbi Hess
5/27/2021
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

BUYING GUIDES

Do I need winter tires for my EV?

I hesitate to write this article because we are in the midst of summer and no one wants to think about snow and ice and treacherous roads, right? Well, that may not be true, especially if you’re in sweltering heat or humidity. Winter will, unfortunately, be here before you know it and you may be […]

by Robbi Hess
8/25/2021

Which 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid trim should you get?

Good value doesn’t always mean getting as much as you can for as little money. In some cases, what the additional content adds to the experience matters more than the dollars you spend. As the mid-size sedan bench mark, the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid must give you more than the competition in terms of substance. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/28/2021
Top 5 tire pressure gauges for your electric car

Whether you’re going down the road or cross-country, the last thing you want to be faced with is a flat tire. Unless you are traveling with your own pit crew who can leap to your aid and make certain the tire pressure is where it belongs and can fix your flat or replace your tire, […]

by Robbi Hess
6/21/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which one should you get?

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient electrified crossover, there’s a wealth of choice out there, especially in the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota alone has a hybrid for every need and if yours only requires two rows, you can choose between the RAV4 Hybrid or the Venza. Which one to get? How does each one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline: Does size really matter?

Unibody pickups were once seen as crossovers with beds masquerading as trucks but it appears the trend has caught on. With the arrival of the 2022 Ford Maverick, there are now three trucks that use a unibody construction. The original, however, was the Honda Ridgeline and it has stuck with that formula. With that said, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021

FEATURE ARTICLES

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning in the metal: Imposing with its character
by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021
We ride in the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition so you don’t have to
by Chad Kirchner
8/23/2021
See the 2022 BMW iX and i4 electric vehicle lineup up close inside and out
by Chad Kirchner
7/16/2021
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge exudes a different aura in the metal
by Stefan Ogbac
7/12/2021