EV Basics: Helping make sense of EV ownership concepts and terminology

About Owning a gasoline-powered car is seemingly simple. But really, it’s quite complicated when you factor in maintenance and upkeep, plus all the complicated components. But it seems simple because we’ve spent our entire lives around them and we are comfortable around them. It’s different with electric vehicles. They’re in no way more complicated than […]

by Staff
EV 101: Will the cold weather shorten my EV’s range?

Introduction We’re all accustomed to seeing the fuel economy numbers in large-format print on the window stickers of new vehicles. These numbers give consumers shopping for new vehicles a rough idea of how many miles a vehicle can travel on each tank of gas. These numbers are easy to understand, repeatable and don’t change much […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
Autel is joining the “save the power grid with EVs” fight with own V2X charging system

Autel Energy is a company you might not have heard about, but if you attend this year’s North American International Detroit Show, you’ll learn quickly who they are. They have a massive, Apple store-esque, display for the public to see loaded with products. “We offer the highest power products with the best warranty,” Autel’s COO […]

by Chad Kirchner
Toyota exploring portable power utilizing hydrogen, benefits huge

Hydrogen. It’s the most abundant element in the known universe, the lightest on the periodic table, and can go boom. While it doesn’t exist in the air we breathe (that’s 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen), it’s essential to human life as it is part of the water we drink. Using it as a power source for […]

by Chad Kirchner
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