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Ford eliminating hundreds of wiring harness configurations with 2024 F-150 pickup truck

With the recently announced 2024 refresh, Ford is streamlining and optimizing its immensely popular F-150 full-size truck to reduce complexity and improve quality. Whether the former is actually better for customers remains to be seen, but the latter is something every owner, consumer or commercial, will appreciate. “So, we’re paying attention to every detail,” said […]

by Craig Cole
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Nikola’s electric and hydrogen fuel cell-powered big rigs put diesel to shame

It’s not just passenger cars and light-duty pickups that are going green. A company called Nikola is looking to revolutionize heavy hauling with battery-electric and fuel cell-powered Class-8 trucks. Both the all-electric Tre BEV and hydrogen-fueled Tre FCEV are based on the Iveco S-Way semi from Europe. Speeding development, these Nikola models share the same […]

by Craig Cole
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2025 Volvo EX30 first look: Affordable excellence

The new 2025 EX30 could be the most important Volvo of all time. Not only does this all-electric SUV offer loads of style and clever features, but the EX30 also delivers performance, sustainability and value in a way almost no other EVs can match. Volvo’s smallest SUV It’s hard to tell in photos or video, […]

by Craig Cole
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The Dos and Don’ts of electric vehicle etiquette

Do you know how to be a good electric vehicle owner? If not, we’ll run down the dos and don’ts of EV etiquette, rules you should follow. Electric vehicles are different, and a lot of drivers don’t have experience with them, so they don’t know the best ways to use their battery-powered cars and trucks. […]

by Craig Cole
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What are some unexpected EV expenses you should look out for?

Electric vehicles have numerous benefits over gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks, but these advantages often do not come cheap. Up next, 10 unexpected EV expenses you need to be aware of. Despite myriad advantages, EVs do have their downsides, and unexpected expenses can really surprise new owners. Higher upfront costs The first one to […]

by Craig Cole
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Going the distance: 200,000 miles in a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, one of the worst hybrids made

Mainstream hybrids and EVs have been around for more than two decades but every time I hear a conversation about them it’s like they’re some sort of bleeding-edge mystery that has yet to be explored by modern engineering. They’re full of worries about long-term reliability and the fear of expensive battery changes. I’m here to […]

by Evan Williams
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Are electric vehicles cleaner than gas cars?

Are electric vehicles cleaner than combustion-powered cars and trucks or is that just an ugly rumor? We’ll answer that thorny – and complicated – question right here. Critics castigate the cleanliness of EVs while proponents of battery-powered cars and trucks proclaim they’ll save the planet. But who’s right? We’ll lay to rest the burning question […]

by Craig Cole
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Electric vehicle vs. combustion vehicle maintenance

All vehicles need maintenance, even electrics. But did you know EVs generally require way less service than conventional gas- or diesel-powered cars and trucks? It’s true! So, routine maintenance, you’ve got to do it if you want your stuff to work properly and last. With combustion-powered cars and trucks, this is as streamlined as it’s […]

by Craig Cole
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Honda go-kart concept proves electrification is better, even in racing

Easing onto the accelerator while pulling out of pit lane, the all-electric Honda eGX Racing Kart Concept I’m piloting immediately responds with a herculean shove, sending me hurtling toward the chicane. A quick left-right flick of the heavily weighted steering wheel has me safely around the first set of cones and into the next corner. […]

by Craig Cole
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What are rare-earth elements and why are they so important?

You often hear about rare-earth elements and how they’re used in electric motors and other high-tech applications. But what are these metals and why are they so important? For answers, we chatted with Tom Schneberger, the CEO of USA Rare Earth, a Tampa, Florida-based company working to supply domestically sourced rare-earth metals. Looking at the […]

by Craig Cole
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