F-150 Lightning tow and charge: How far you can go and how long it’ll take

Pickup trucks are often tasked with a variety of jobs. The exception of what a truck should be capable of doing far exceeds that of a sports car. So an electric pickup truck will be held to similar standards. Additionally, unlike a gas-powered truck, an electric truck will need to be recharged. Depending on the […]

by Chad Kirchner
Shopping for a Tesla Model 3 replacement: Porsche Taycan

Recently, after over four years of ownership, I decided to part ways with my Tesla Model 3. Truth be told, I didn’t necessarily have any gripes with the vehicle and didn’t have a compelling reason to sell it, other than I felt like it was time for something new. You see, I have a terrible […]

by Jason Siu
How far can a 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge travel on electricity alone?

For 2022, Volvo updated its plug-in hybrids with new battery technology and better range while driving only on electricity. We had a chance to sample the powertrain early on in Belgium last year, but now we are driving a U.S.-spec on our home turf. The advantage of a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV, is that for […]

by Chad Kirchner
Wireless charging is an electric vehicle gamechanger

Your phone can charge wirelessly and you don’t need a bulky Ethernet cable to access the internet anymore, so why does your electric vehicle still have to be plugged in? Truth be told, it doesn’t. A company called WiTricity has developed a cordless charging solution that makes juicing up an EV as simple as parking. […]

by Craig Cole
Tested: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a DC fast charging champ

There are plenty of reasons to love the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. This retro-inspired crossover wears unmistakable styling, has a spacious, well-built interior and is great to drive. But another feather in the Ioniq 5’s cap is its stellar DC fast charging capability, something that makes it an excellent road trip vehicle. First, the basics […]

by Craig Cole
EV 101: Can the Cadillac Lyriq use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?

The Cadillac Lyriq is the new hotness from the luxury brand, and the company’s first dedicated EV. It’s quite good, at least based on our first impressions, so you’re probably thinking about ordering one. You’ve likely heard that fast charging can be hit or miss, depending on where you live, but you’ve seen Tesla’s Superchargers […]

by Chad Kirchner
Take a journey through 50 years of BMW electric vehicles

This year, BMW is making a huge deal about the 50th anniversary of its M brand. While the motorsports arm of the brand is certainly due for a celebration, the automaker should also be celebrating the 50th birthday of its first electric vehicle, not to mention its other milestones in electrification. While the automaker offers […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
Breakthrough recycling process for lithium-ion batteries is clean, quick and economically viable

With smooth, seamless power, dramatically fewer moving parts and zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles offer a host of benefits over internal combustion-powered cars and trucks. Still, EVs are far from perfect. Their bulky lithium-ion batteries require enormous amounts of rare materials, and so far, there’s no good way to recycle these energy-storage devices, though a […]

by Craig Cole
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

by Craig Cole
Level 1 vs. Level 2 charging: The differences between them and Level 3 charging

Navigating the charging network for battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids can sometimes feel like a maze. Why is that? Because there are so many charger types with varying levels of output. Some even have different connectors that certain BEVs can’t use. That being said, we’re going to explain to you the differences between each type. […]

by Stefan Ogbac