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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
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
2/24/2021
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
2/16/2021
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
2/11/2021
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
2/8/2021