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Continental’s automated EV charging tech makes plugging in a thing of the past

While still far from perfect, electric vehicles offer a range of important advantages compared to combustion-powered cars and trucks. One nice feature is that in everyday use there’s no gas tank to fill because you can juice up right at home. Making this even easier, supplier company Continental is developing a system that automatically charges […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Unlock the benefits of EV Mode on your Toyota Prius

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are becoming increasingly popular as they offer an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional gasoline-powered cars. One of the features of many of these vehicles is the EV Mode, which allows drivers to switch from gasoline to electric power. This mode is available on many hybrid cars, including the Toyota Prius, […]

by Bradward Boimler
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Exploring the fascinating history of lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion technology has had a major impact on the way we power our electronic devices. In this article, we will explore the history of lithium-ion batteries, from their early history to their application in current day technology. We will also look at the chemistry behind this technology, the common battery cell types, and the challenges […]

by Bradward Boimler
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
Continental’s Electric Corner Module improves EV efficiency, serviceability and even maneuverability

How do you maximize the interior volume of an electric vehicle? There’s a lot that can be done, like mounting the battery underneath the floor and right-sizing powertrain parts so they take up as little space as possible, but engineers at supplier company Continental have come up with another solution. Their new Electric Corner Module […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/26/2023
REE Automotive has the EV chassis market ‘cornered’ thanks to its innovative drivetrain tech

It seems like practically every automaker and supplier company is developing some sort of all-electric skateboard chassis, with drivetrain components at each end, the bulky battery pack in the middle and a mostly flat floor to maximize interior volume. This configuration is practical and makes all the sense in the world, but Israeli firm REE […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/24/2023
Harbinger aims to redefine medium-duty vehicle segment with new platform

From passenger cars to pickup trucks, the world is slowly going electric, but when it comes to replacing fossil fuels on a truly meaningful scale, “We believe there’s no better opportunity than medium-duty vehicles,” said Phillip Weicker, chief technology officer and co-founder of Harbinger in an interview with EV Pulse. Delivery vans and their kin […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 1/10/2023
Can you charge a Tesla with the Pro Power Onboard generator on the Ford F-150 hybrid?

Ever since Ford announced that its 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid would offer a 7.2 kW onboard generator, we wondered if it would be able to charge an electric car. It’d be a boon to recovery companies if they could purchase an XLT with the generator to help stranded EVs alongside the road. Now we have […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 12/21/2022
Your next RV could be an EV thanks to Harbinger and Thor partnership

Early in November, Harbinger, a Los Angeles-based automotive startup, forged a strategic partnership with Thor Industries, the world’s largest recreational vehicle manufacturer, to deliver medium-duty, all-electric vehicle chassis for the motor home market. This is probably not something many drivers think about, but there’s plenty of work to be done cleaning and greening the RV […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 12/2/2022
The Rivian EDV is the most innovative commercial van we’ve seen

Commercial vans aren’t exciting. But when it comes to electrification, delivery vans specifically are ripe for new technology. Working with Amazon, Rivian has constructed an electric delivery van (EDV) that is quite possibly the most innovative product we’ve seen. If you’ve been paying attention, you know we like the Ford E-Transit. We’ve reviewed it here, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 11/30/2022
Hybrids vs. plug-in hybrids vs. pure electrics: EV Basics No. 6

Automakers still offer conventional gasoline and diesel engines, but more and more vehicles are available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric drivetrains, which means things can get convoluted. Let’s break it all down, so you understand what to look for when shopping for your next vehicle. SEE ALSO: What’s the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt-hours? […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 11/29/2022