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NEWS

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E window sticker reveals EPA range: Report

Before you were supposed to hear it from the suits in Dearborn, the Mustang Mach-E’s EPA range is revealed via a soon-to-be-owner’s digital window sticker. We can discern a lot of new information from the window sticker, but the most notable is that when equipped with an extended-range battery and AWD, Ford’s new EV crossover […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
11/22/2020
GM increases commitment to EVs, Ultium technology

By 2025, General Motors expects to have 30 electric vehicles launched worldwide, with more than two-thirds of those vehicles on sale in North America. With such lofty goals, GM gave us more details on how they expect to get there. Obviously, it’s going to require a lot of money. So much so, in fact, that […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
Electrify America expands DCFC to Westfield shopping centers

Up until now, many high-speed Electrify America DC fast chargers were limited to areas along major routes so drivers could recharge on a journey. Following the Tesla Supercharger approach with early deployment, the company can cover the most space in the least time. Now, the company is expanding beyond that. In addition to the chargers […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/18/2020
Rivian prices R1T electric pickup truck

When it was first announced, Rivian’s R1T was expected to be priced close to six figures. Despite an estimated range of 300 miles and a premium presence, that seemed a little steep. Now, as production nears, the startup EV maker has officially priced its first product and the MSRP may surprise you. Coming in June […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
11/18/2020

REVIEWS
2020 Kia Niro PHEV review: A mixed bag

The Kia Niro is a popular small crossover — really just a hatchback — that comes with a variety of powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid. Rated at 26 miles of all-electric range, it could be the ideal small runabout that can also take a journey if you needed to. Of course, that’s assuming it’s any […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/22/2020
2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge review: Electric Swede speed

Our favorite Swedish automaker is always working hard to stay in the minds of luxury car shoppers. Keeping up with BMW, Mercedes, and Audi isn’t easy, but the Geely-owned Volvo is bolstering its lineup with a selection of electrified vehicles. The effort begins with the fully electric Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge. Every Volvo model in […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
11/18/2020
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review: Living the plug-in van life

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan on sale right now that is available as a hybrid. That means, one could argue, that it is both best-in-class and worst-in-class. But judging the Pacifica solely based on the competition would be doing it a disservice. It’s a very good utility vehicle with state-of-the-art tech that […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2020
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: No plug, but absolutely worth mentioning

Here at EV Pulse, we like to cover the latest in battery-electric vehicles, alternative energy, and advanced technology. Featuring a vehicle on this site that doesn’t have a plug might seem like we’re going against our own directive. But the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is such a darn good car that it achieves the objectives […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/8/2020
OPINION PIECES
How will the Tesla Semi actually get 621 miles per charge?

Recently, Elon Musk mentioned that the Tesla Semi, a class 8 commercial truck, will get 621 miles of range per charge. How exactly will that be possible? Musk claims new battery technology will be what makes it happen, and while I agree that new battery technology is going to make this goal more attainable, it’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/27/2020

How we’d spec it: 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup

Now that you can build and price your own Rivian R1S and R1T, we thought we’d come up with some of our dream configurations to share with you folks. For the R1T, we believe that it’s a truck that’s going to be well suited for getting away from it all. That’s why the Adventure Package […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/25/2020
Alternating Currents: Bring back roadside attractions for the EV era

Patience is a virtue, and nowhere is that more true than when going on a long-distance trip with your electric vehicle. Last week I took a trip from Los Angeles to my home in Reno, Nevada on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire motorcycle. Thankfully it charges with a CCS DC fast charger connection, allowing an 80% charge […]

by Bradley Brownell
11/25/2020
An electric Nissan Titan with Hercules technology doesn’t make much sense quite yet

Every automaker is looking toward electrification for a variety of reasons. Some of it is to avoid the regulatory burdens of not making energy efficient vehicles. Some want to be at the forefront of green technology. No matter what the reason, if automakers aren’t researching and developing it now, it’ll be too late. So when […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/20/2020
Alternating Currents: An ode to the electric beater

My automotive experience has been, since the moment I turned 16 years of age, a revolving door of inexpensive knockaround machines that served their purpose in the moment; a 400,000 mile Pontiac Grand Prix, a Crown Victoria with a rusty frame, a Ford Aspire missing fourth gear, back seats, and a back window. Even my […]

by Bradley Brownell
11/18/2020

HOW-TO ARTICLES
How-to use Apple’s EV routing function in Apple Maps on iOS 14
by Chad Kirchner
9/18/2020
BUYING GUIDES
Will the Walmart Black Friday TV fit in my electric car?

Despite the pandemic and economic uncertainty that comes with it, the holiday shopping season is upon us. That means that the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, people will be flocking to stores and online to get holiday deals. While many will shop online this year because of the pandemic, some may mask up […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020

All of the electric vehicles on sale today: November 2020 edition

The list of electric vehicles available to buy is growing rapidly with 15 models available from nine major automakers today. That number is set to grow before the end of the year (Ford Mustang Mach-E) and will expand even further by the end of 2021. Last year one in 20 new vehicles sold globally is […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
11/13/2020
3 top-rated electric scooters to explore your local community

If you haven’t tried an electric scooter, you’re truly missing out. Whether it’s for last-mile commuting or recreation, the electrified rental scooters seen in most city sidewalks these days are an excellent choice for urban mobility. Hopping on a rental unit here and there won’t hurt your pocketbook much, but anyone riding an electric scooter […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
11/2/2020
Used EV buying guide: 7 tips and tricks for finding your dream electric vehicle

So you want an Electric Vehicle, but the sticker shock of a brand-new one has you looking elsewhere? Why not a used EV? As sales continue to grow, more and more previously charged electric vehicles are becoming available, especially in states that have been offering big incentives on new ones for years. A new type […]

by Evan Williams
11/2/2020
Enhancing the ownership experience: The first accessories to buy with your new EV

With any vehicle purchase comes a handful of accessories that will help make ownership easy and a positive experience. We’ve compiled a list of accessories any new EV owner should strongly consider after taking delivery of their new vehicle. Home Charing Station Hands-down the number-one accessory any EV owner should buy is a home charging […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/22/2020

FEATURE ARTICLES
EV 101: Can a Tesla use an Electrify America fast charging station?
by Chad Kirchner
11/25/2020
EV 101: Can the Nissan Leaf use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?
by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
Early EVs: The Briggs & Stratton Hybrid blows ’80s minds, not leaves
by Benjamin Hunting
11/18/2020
2021 Nissan Ariya photo gallery
by Chad Kirchner
10/26/2020