Can’t charge your EV with the Ford F-150 Hybrid or Lightning? Here’s why

If you follow our coverage, you know that early on after Ford started shipping the F-150 Hybrid with Pro Power Onboard we attempted to charge up our long-term Tesla Model 3 using the generator and the Tesla mobile charging adapter. It worked flawlessly. For reference, the F-150 Hybrid’s 7.2 kW onboard generator can output 3,600 […]

by Chad Kirchner
Dissecting Hyundai Motor Group’s electrification plans

Hyundai Motor Group’s three brands have all but revealed their electrification plans. Hyundai and Kia will have hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric powertrains on offer while Genesis will go all-in on the latter. We also know that the three latest platforms, K3, N3, and M3 are built from the ground up to accommodate all levels […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Carbon Revolution’s carbon fiber wheels are the future of electric pickup trucks

Carbon Revolution is in the business of making wheels. Carbon fiber wheels, to be exact. The Australian joint is responsible for some of the coolest wheels on OEM cars, including the wheels on the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette Z06. But with a future revolving around electricity, the company’s next big thing is electric pickup truck wheels […]

by Chad Kirchner
EV 101: Can the Ford F-150 Lightning use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?

You might be considering ordering the hot new electric-powered pickup truck from Ford. It’s the first real, mass produced, non-premium electric pickup truck on sale in the United States, and they’ll soon be everywhere. When you get you, you might be thinking about where you’ll charge it. You might have even noticed when driving around […]

by Chad Kirchner
Can a PHEV work with a standard wall outlet?

One of the best ways to get the most out of a plug-in hybrid vehicle is to use its all-electric or EV mode frequently. That means only using the gas engine only when needed like driving on the highway, long distances, or hauling heavy loads. This allows you to maximize your time driving emissions-free but […]

by Stefan Ogbac
How does Honda’s two-motor hybrid system work?

Honda has one of the most unique hybrid powertrains on the market. It’s one of the only brands to utilize one that doesn’t have a transmission, the other being Koenigsegg. That means the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, and Insight all have direct drive layouts. They don’t use a stepped gearbox, a CVT, or even a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Some of the best vehicles we drove for 2021

Every year we drive many vehicles in our line of work. However, there are always some that stand out from everything else. These are the cars, trucks, and crossovers that end up on our personal recommended lists and the ones we remember the fondest. Only a few are high-dollar exotics, many of these are the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
How does Nissan’s ProPilot Assist work?

By now you’ve probably heard of Nissan’s semi-autonomous driving assistance technology called ProPilot Assist. The system originally debuted in the current generation Leaf back in 2017 and has since trickled down to more vehicles. You can now get ProPilot Assist in the Rogue, Altima, Rogue Sport, and soon, the 2022 Pathfinder. In Infiniti’s lineup, the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Watch: Teledyne Flir’s thermal camera fusion system makes emergency braking systems safer and more effective for less cash

Autonomous emergency braking systems are becoming more advanced every day. Some use visible light cameras, while others use radar. Some even use a combination of both. But while those can be effective, there is room to grow. Lidar is expensive, but is there something in between? If you ask Teledyne Flir there is. By adding […]

by Chad Kirchner
Watch: We test out Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” beta software, and it’s quite shocking

Recently, we had a chance to borrow a Tesla Model 3 Long Range that is participating in the “Full Self Driving” beta program. We wanted to see for ourselves what the system does well, what the system does adequately, and what needs work. We documented the entire process on camera. At this point, “FSD” and […]

by Chad Kirchner