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Ford and Mazda’s future electrified offerings take aim at the Subaru Outback and its dominance

It’s no secret that many automakers want to replicate Subaru’s success with the Outback. No other wagon sells in higher numbers and because it’s tall, rugged, and practical, it appeals to so many consumers. That includes enthusiasts, many of which turn their Outback’s into rugged outdoor utility vehicles to go just about anywhere they please. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/5/2021
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: What we know about the potential mainstream performance EV

Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand has officially launched with the Ioniq 5, a compact crossover with retro styling and up to 300 miles of range on a charge. That’s just the beginning because a three-row crossover and a sedan are also coming. The latter, called the Ioniq 6, is due next year and it could change the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Quick look: Nissan Concierge is like having a personal assistant everywhere

(Editor’s note: We’re about to spend 3 months with Nissan Concierge as part of a long-term Nissan Leaf loan, and look forward to bringing you more experiences with the product during that time.) Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a personal assistant? I know I have. Well, I finally got […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Up close and personal with Jeep’s Electrify America powered trail EV chargers

When Jeep announced the Wrangler 4xe, the company said that they would be installing electric vehicle chargers at popular trail sites across the country. As time progressed, we learned these chargers would be implemented by Electrify America and that they would be solar powered. Now we’ve had a chance to see one up close. At […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/26/2021
13 EVs that are making a big splash in China

China is looking to push the standards for electric vehicles and has shown some promising results. Last year saw a massive boost to sales of “New Energy Vehicles,” which include battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. As of the beginning of 2021, there are nearly 5 million NEVs on the road […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
3/29/2021
Real-world DCFC charging speeds tested for the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen‘s new ID.4 electric crossover is the brand’s first attempt at a long-range, everyday car replacement here in the United States. With the first models having around 250 miles of range, that’s more than enough to cover the day-to-day grind. But if you want to go on a road trip, you’re going to need to […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Recharge your EV knowledge: What’s old and new in EV battery technology

Every month we hear rumblings of an exciting new battery tech that will revolutionize the electric vehicle world. From ultrafast charging packs to modular, swappable units, it seems like there is a lot of research and development going on in this field. To those asking “what’s taking so long?” Let’s walk through the history of […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
3/10/2021
2022 Alfa Romeo Tonale: Will this electrified crossover thrill?

Alfa Romeo is finally getting a new member in its lineup and yes, it’s another crossover. The Tonale will be the brand’s first electrified vehicle, a plug-in hybrid that aims to offer the thrilling driving experience of vehicles wearing the storied Alfa Romeo badge. With its arrival later this year, what can we expect from […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/9/2021
How the hybrid system in the Acura NSX works

The Acura NSX is one of the most potent supercars to come from a Japanese automaker in recent years. It’s also packing a complex powertrain that requires a lot of dissection on how it makes this supercar so satisfying to drive. Featuring three electric motors, a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, a 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery, a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/1/2021
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
2/26/2021