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NEWS


Cruise gets an influx of cash thanks to an investment from Microsoft

Microsoft announced that it is entering a long-term strategic relationship with Cruise to accelerate the development and commercialization of self-driving automobiles. The new investment comes with a check for $2 billion. “Our mission to bring safer, better and more affordable transportation to everyone isn’t just a tech race — it’s also a trust race,” said […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Tesla apparently values “Full Self-Driving” at exactly $0

If you want to add Tesla‘s “Full Self-Driving” feature to your car, it’ll set you back $10,000. That $10,000 buys you a set of semi-autonomous driving aids and the promise that the car will be able to drive itself in the future. You’d think that adding a $10,000 option to your car would result in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
Next-generation Honda HR-V teased as a hybrid only in Europe

Honda will reveal the global market second-generation HR-V next month. The crossover will lose its rounded shape for something a little more upright based on the teaser shot that the automaker released on its European media site. Like the upcoming eleventh generation Civic, which was previewed by a thinly veiled prototype in late 2020, the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
Mercedes-Benz EQA teased ahead of January 20 debut

One of the smallest Mercedes-Benz EQ models, the EQA, has been teased ahead of its official debut on January 20. Essentially, an all-electric version of the subcompact GLA-Class, the EQA 250 will initially get a 140-kW (188 hp) electric motor. AWD variants will follow along with a 200-kW (268 hp) model sitting at the top […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021

REVIEWS

Hyundai
2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review: Striking design meets strong efficiency

Mention mid-size sedan to the average person and he or she will likely think of a humble four-door with seating for five and a big trunk. That is until they see the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. The current-generation Sonata is a striking piece of automotive art that you’ll either love or hate. Look closer and you’ll […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
Porsche
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S review: Electric sports sedan with few peers

Porsche rarely delivers a half-baked car, although the 912E and 914 are as close as any whiffs the automaker has made in its history. When it comes to its electric cars, Porsche has been offering hybrids since 2010 and even gone racing with electron powered 911s, so when it comes to the new Taycan, it’s […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/12/2021
Toyota
2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: The ultimate miserly commuter

Toyota’s latest Corolla is a massive leap forward over its predecessors. This popular compact car has evolved from a basic appliance to a vehicle with character. Now, there’s a super efficient hybrid model that promises exceptional efficiency and a long standard equipment list for not much money. Could this be the ultimate commuter for those […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2021
Honda
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid review: Near perfectly executed mid-size sedan

Ever since debuting as a 2018 model, the current generation Honda Accord remains one of the benchmarks in the mid-size segment. Why? Because every version is a formidable entry, offering a spacious cabin, fuel-efficient powertrains, great performance, and superb ride and handling. Perhaps the best example is the Accord Hybrid, a car that promises to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/4/2021

OPINION PIECES

How we’d spec it: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

Jeep has launched the configurator of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe and we’ve gotten in to create our perfect one. Although we’d prefer a two-door, we’re not mad that the Wrangler 4xe is only offered in the four-door Unlimited. That gives us room for four passengers (or five in a pinch) and the same open-top […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021

Alternating Currents: New year and new president brings new optimism

I know we’re just under three weeks into 2021, but this year feels like a really important one for electric propulsion. For at least the last five years I’ve been repeating this mantra over and over every January, but I swear there’s real change in the air right now. It’s not just hopeful optimism. There […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/20/2021
Lincoln should bring back the Mark LT pickup truck as an EV

One could argue — and I often do — that the Lincoln Blackwood and subsequent Mark LT pickup truck was ahead of its time. It was designed to be a premium offering during a time when nobody wanted a premium truck. Those times are over, and it’s obvious if you step foot on a Ford […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
This Tesla driver needs to have his driver’s license revoked and he should be in prison

Every week, without fail, I come across a video on YouTube or on TikTok of someone setting Autopilot on their Tesla and climbing into the back seat. Sometimes it’s “just to relax” while other times it is to “sleep.” If you do this, you are a moron and you are unnecessarily putting your life at […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
The Kia K5 Hybrid should come to the United States

The Kia K5 is a fantastic mid-size sedan. Great ride and handling, a spacious interior, and user-friendly tech features at a surprisingly affordable price make it an enticing option. Unfortunately, Kia hasn’t brought the hybrid variant to the U.S. The automaker hasn’t given a final say whether it plans to sell the K5 Hybrid here, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021

HOW-TO ARTICLES

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
How-to charge an electric vehicle
by Stefan Ogbac
12/10/2020
How-to check the Tesla stock price at our dedicated hub
by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020

BUYING GUIDES

Tesla Model Y Standard Range vs. Volkswagen ID.4: Which one should you get?

Even in the battery electric vehicle space, utility vehicles are the dominant body style. As the auto industry transitions toward electrification, crossovers will remain popular as consumer demand for them remains at an all-time high. To meet different needs and requirements, automakers have filled nearly every segment with SUVs, meaning there’s one to fit every […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021

Residual Roundup: Tesla Model 3 value after one year of ownership

A factor most buyers never consider when buying a new car is the residual value of their impending purchase. If you’re planning to keep the vehicle for years to come, it’s not really an issue. But for anyone thinking about short-term ownership, residual value can play a big role in which model they drive off […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
1/18/2021
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. Hyundai Kona Electric: Which one to get?

Your choices for mainstream electric vehicles with over 200 miles of range per charge have grown significantly over the last few years. The Tesla Model 3 isn’t the only game in town anymore. You’ve got entries from Nissan, Chevrolet, Hyundai, and Kia all vying for a space in your garage. Some entries have a longer […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus: Which is best?

Electrification is upon us and two automakers are at the forefront of that: Nissan and Tesla. Both are pioneers in electric vehicle development but each one took a different route in bringing out their entries. Now, Tesla and Nissan each have 200-mile EVs that are within the reach of the average consumer. Which one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf vs. 2021 Toyota Prius: Which is best?

An electric vehicle or a hybrid? That question goes through everyone’s head when the time comes to move to an electrified model. You’ve narrowed down your options to the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. Each has its merits as a daily driver but the way you use your car determines which one best fits your […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/5/2021

FEATURE ARTICLES

Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain, Hybrid Synergy Drive, explained
by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about
by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/22/2021
What is Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system and how does it work?
by Stefan Ogbac
1/21/2021
2022 Kia Niro: How will the little electrified crossover evolve?
by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2021