Return of Cash for Clunkers: The government’s case for the return of the car scrapping scheme

The Biden administration has embraced Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) idea of paying people to scrap old vehicles and buy new electric ones instead.  You might remember the Obama-era days of Cash for Clunkers, a federal scheme launched during the Great Recession of 2009 as an attempt to stimulate the economy by spurring new vehicle sales. […]

by Rebecca Bellan
What you need to know about federal tax incentives for EVs

At the start of February, House Democrats introduced a new version of the GREEN Act which aims to revise the federal tax incentives for electric vehicle purchase, among other tax code revisions. If approved, the 2021 GREEN Act will open Tesla and GM to federal EV tax credits again.  Currently, qualifying electric vehicles are eligible […]

by Rebecca Bellan
What are Pete Buttigieg’s plans and what can we expect from his Department of Transportation?

The National Climate Task Force, created as part of the series of executive orders enacted by President Joe Biden, had its first meeting on February 11 to discuss a governmentwide approach to tackling climate change, creating jobs, and achieving environmental justice. The Biden administration, which has rejoined the Paris Accords, pledges to eliminate fossil fuel […]

by Rebecca Bellan
Blink Charging bets big on revenue from charger utilization, owner-operator model

As countries around the world announce zero emissions goals for the near future, the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is expected to grow exponentially. In 2020, the market size was valued at $15 billion, a number that analysts predict will increase at a rate of 33.4% year-over-year until 2028.  “The industry is literally on fire, […]

by Rebecca Bellan
2022 Lexus NX: What to expect from the updated Lexus SUV

Although it arrived late into the compact premium crossover game, the Lexus NX wasted no time gaining ground. Eventually, it became one of the most popular Lexus models and is currently the second bestseller behind the larger RX. In production since the 2015 model year, the NX is now one of the older vehicles in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
22 new or updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles coming to market in 2021

Electrification doesn’t mean only more battery-electric vehicles entering the market. They also include hybrids in both plug-in and self-charging flavors. Automakers are rolling hybrids out in droves as part of the industry’s move away from internal combustion engines. Both mainstream and luxury brands all offer hybrids and plug-in hybrids in different flavors, meaning there’s something […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Will the Genesis Essentia, the halo sports coupe from the brand, be an EV?

Back in 2018, Genesis showed off the stunningly gorgeous Essentia Concept at that year’s New York Auto Show. The car gathered a lot of attention and it gave us a glimpse of the luxury brand’s then-future design language, which has since appeared in the G80, GV80, G70, GV70, and the upcoming GV60. Many wondered, though, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
For Science: Fuel consumption of the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generator in the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid

An onboard generator on a pickup truck seems like an obvious feature. Until the release of the 2021 Ford F-150, however, such a feature didn’t exist. Touted as one of the main reasons to go with a Ford over the competition, the Pro Power Onboard generator can serve a variety of uses. Some folks will […]

by Chad Kirchner
2023 Toyota Sequoia: Will electrification make it more enticing?

The current Toyota Sequoia is an automotive dinosaur at this point. In production since the 2008 model year, this full-size SUV has undergone multiple refreshes. The latest one added a modern infotainment system and active driver assistance features. However, the moment you drive it, you immediately notice how dated the Sequoia is. A new generation […]

by Stefan Ogbac