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Leasing a Ford EV? You may not be allowed to purchase it once the contract ends

If you lease a Mustang Mach-E SUV, F-150 Lightning pickup truck or E-Transit commercial van and your contract started June 15 or later, you may not be able to buy your vehicle once the lease is over. As reported by CarsDirect and Automotive News (subscription required), according to a letter sent to dealers, Ford is […]

by Craig Cole
6/27/2022
Hummer EV 3X reservation holders can customize this summer, price increasing for future reservations

The Hummer EV is a big, bold, in your face electric pickup truck. It’s also no cheap. But for those fortunate enough to get their hands on one, it’s an experience they likely won’t soon forget. Edition 1 models sold out pretty quickly, but next in line to start getting their trucks will be those […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/17/2022
Sony Honda Mobility is the new joint venture between Sony and Honda

Sony and Honda have formally announced the establishment of their joint venture. Called Sony Honda Mobility Inc., the company aims to sell battery-electric vehicles and provide mobility services. This comes after the two Japanese corporate giants released a Memorandum of Understanding detailing a strategic alliance in the mobility sector back in March. Sony and Honda […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2022
Ferrari will debut its first fully electric model in 2025

Ferrari revealed during its Capital Markets Day presentation that it plans to produce 15 new models between 2023 and 2026. Electrification will play a major role in the brand’s upcoming portfolio revamp because hybrids and battery-electric vehicles will make up 60% of the product offering by 2026. Come to 2030, that will increase to 80% […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2022

REVIEWS

Chevrolet
Updated GM Super Cruise reviewed: The best driver’s assist system, period

Debuting on new products like the GMC Hummer EV, updated Silverado and Sierra pickups, and slowly rolling out to more and more vehicles is an updated version of Super Cruise. Super Cruise is a level 2 driver’s assist system that allows you, the operator, to use the system without your hands on the steering wheel […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/22/2022
Bentley
2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid review: Ultra luxury motoring in transition

Defining luxury varies from person to person. For some, it’s all about comfort. Others look at it from a technology or sporting standpoint. Certain consumers revel in the lack of compromise. That last group gravitates toward vehicles that give them everything and the 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid promises exactly that. However, that begs the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2022
Toyota
2023 Toyota Sequoia first drive review: Hybrid passenger hauling and towing power

If you need a 3-row SUV, you have a few options to choose from. But if you want that same 3-row SUV to also be powered by a hybrid system, you don’t have nearly as many options. The updated 2023 Toyota Sequoia is that option, but is it any good? Visually, the Sequoia receives some […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2022
Kia
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV review: Just right with a splash of extra

Electrifying the Sorento was a genius move on Kia’s part. It took an already compelling package and made it even more appealing by adding efficiency to its strengths. There’s still part two to that story because a version with a plug is now available nationwide. The 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV takes all the goodness of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/6/2022

OPINION PIECES

Google, please fix your account issues before more cars get Android Automotive

If you’re like me, you have a Google account for most of your day-to-day life. You might even have a Google Apps for Business account, which allows you to have a custom domain name among other things. I don’t have multiple users, but I wanted a reasonably affordable custom domain suite of options. Google is […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/15/2022

Buc-ee’s needs to get in on EV charging

Recently, a Wall Street Journal article highlighted some of the challenges that still exist with fast charging an electric vehicle on a road trip. While some of the issues encountered are based on the car the author took — a Kia EV6 which doesn’t have dynamic trip planning based on available fast chargers — it […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/6/2022
Ford Pro is leading the way in helping save the power grid

Electric companies aren’t known to be the best companies when it comes to public perception. When the power goes out, you realize how fragile the grid actually is. There have been some big grid issues in the news recently, including a failure in Texas during an ice storm, and an equipment failure that caused a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/23/2022
Reminder: You don’t have to pay $145,309 for a new F-150 Lightning

In the United States, prices quoted by the manufacturer are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. That “suggested” part is key, and how franchised dealerships can charge whatever they want for a new car, regardless of what the brand would like them to sell it at. On a hot new product, especially one that has 200,000 preorders […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/13/2022
Don’t lose focus: Home charging still matters WAY more than fast charging for EV owners

DC fast charging needs to improve. There’s enough articles on the internet and enough experiences from people who drive EVs to know that it needs to be better. But we also shouldn’t lose sight of the forest for the trees. Electrify America is working on improving its charging experience. That is all well and good, […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/23/2022

HOW-TO ARTICLES

How to use camp mode in your Tesla
by Robbi Hess
6/20/2022
How-to use Apple’s EV routing function in Apple Maps on iOS 14 and newer
by Chad Kirchner
3/17/2022
How-to build the best EV tire repair kit
by Robbi Hess
9/13/2021
How-to charge your EV for free
by Samanthan Rutherford
1/4/2021

BUYING GUIDES

The best DIY windshield repair kits

Got a pesky, annoying rock chip on your windshield? Before you go and schedule an appointment with your local windshield repair shop, you may want to consider a do-it-yourself (DIY) windshield repair kit. These products are relatively inexpensive (you might spend more on lunch) and sometimes they have surprising results. I say sometimes, because DIY […]

by Jason Siu
6/24/2022

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

One of the coolest features of the 2021 Ford F-150, 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. At first glance, the power […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/23/2022
The best car covers to keep your EV protected

Chances are, your electric vehicle wasn’t exactly cheap. For many, owning an EV is a long-term investment and if you take good care of it, it’ll last you for many long years. Now, unlike a traditional ICE-powered car, you don’t need to worry too much about routine maintenance with your EV. That means your to-do […]

by Jason Siu
6/22/2022
The best tires for an electric vehicle

The tires you have on your electric vehicle play a role in the number of miles you can drive on a charge. You may not have considered the impact your tires have on the EV, but because these tires handle more weight than the same size tires would have to handle if you’re driving an […]

by Robbi Hess
6/20/2022
The best Amazon Prime Day deals for EV owners

It’s a bit early to do your Holiday shopping, but if you’re looking to save some money on accessories for your EV this summer, Amazon Prime Day is a good time to do it. Each year, the online retail giant hosts its own shopping event with hundreds of thousands of products going on sale. Most […]

by Jason Siu
6/17/2022

FEATURE ARTICLES

Breakthrough recycling process for lithium-ion batteries is clean, quick and economically viable
by Craig Cole
6/20/2022
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint
by Craig Cole
6/14/2022
Level 1 vs. Level 2 charging: The differences between them and Level 3 charging
by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2022
We drive the Lockheed Martin and General Motors lunar rover on the moon… kind of
by Chad Kirchner
6/13/2022