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Rivian introduces second-generation R1S and R1T

Rivian has unveiled the second generation of its R1S SUV and R1T pickup, featuring numerous hardware improvements, performance upgrades, and a redesigned software experience. These vehicles maintain Rivian’s signature exterior design while introducing a new zonal electrical architecture and updated compute and autonomy platforms. The new models offer various motor configurations, design elements, and customization […]

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IMPRESSIVE! 2025 Cadillac Optiq specs finally released

The 2025 Cadillac Optiq is the luxury automaker’s new all-electric small utility vehicle. This nameplate, which slots below the Lyric in Cadillac’s lineup, was announced late last year, but on Wednesday, the company finally revealed all the vehicle’s important specifications, and they’re pretty impressive. Dimensionally, the Optiq rides on a lengthy 116-inch wheelbase and its […]

by Craig Cole
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Jeep introduces 2024 Wagoneer S with 600 horsepower and 300-mile range

The Jeep brand has announced the launch of its first global battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S. The vehicle, set to debut in the U.S. and Canada in the fall of 2024, will later be available in international markets. The Wagoneer S is powered by a 600-horsepower engine and can accelerate from 0 […]

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Jeep introduces fully electric Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept

The Jeep brand has unveiled the Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept, showcasing its capabilities as a fully electric off-road vehicle. This concept vehicle combines Jeep’s renowned off-road performance with the latest in all-electric 4xe technology. The Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept includes features such as Rock mode and a driver-selectable electronic rear axle locker, which […]

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REVIEWS

Volkswagen
2024 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S review: Earned respect

The Volkswagen ID.4 sucks, or more accurately, it used to. For 2024, the German car company has made some huge changes and impactful refinements to this all-electric SUV that have transformed the ID.4 from an also-ran into what is arguably the most improved EV available in the U.S. today. One upgrade every driver will feel […]

by Craig Cole
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Toyota
2025 Toyota Crown Signia first drive review: Long live the longroof!

Just like wood-bodied convertibles, Volkswagen diesels and common courtesy, station wagons are all but extinct from America’s roadways. But these eminently practical vehicles might be staging a comeback thanks to the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia. Only available as a hybrid, which this Japanese automaker is famous for building instead of pure EVs, the Signia is […]

by Craig Cole
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Chevrolet
2024 Chevy Equinox EV first drive review: The Goldilocks of EVs

The new 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is the Goldilocks of electric vehicles. Affordably priced, thoughtfully engineered and attractively designed, this utility vehicle is impressively well balanced, excelling in numerous areas without breaking the bank. It may be a little late to the party, but this new Equinox EV was worth the wait. This SUV’s design […]

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Kia
2024 Kia EV9 Land AWD review: Three-for-all

If you’re shopping for a three-row EV and you don’t have trust fund-levels of cash, your vehicular options are regrettably minimal. One of the precious few mainstream electrics with room for the whole family is Kia’s new EV9, the K-backwards-N brand’s latest smash hit. Filling this cavernous marketplace gap, the spacious and capable EV9 is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

The best four audiobooks for your next road trip

It’s an ongoing discussion amongst me and my and my book-loving friends: Is listening to an audiobook mean you’re reading a book? Does listening to an audiobook “count” as having “read” a book? Depending on my mood I say, “yes” listening to a great book is as ideal as flipping the pages on an e-reader […]

by Robbi Hess
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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 […]

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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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Your next EV could have double the range thanks to silicon nanoparticles and a special elastomer
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