EV 101: How much it costs to charge an electric car

“How much DOES it cost to charge an EV?” In short, less than a gas car. Sometimes it can be free. It’s not incredibly straightforward, but we’ll break it down to help demystify the costs of charging an EV. Calculating charging costs In a sense, EVs operate somewhat similar to gas-powered vehicles in that owners fill […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
Toyota’s e-TNGA platform explained

Toyota’s long-term product plan involves the addition of up to six electric vehicles depending on the market. For North America, we’re surely getting SUVs of different sizes and a sedan. The automaker intends to sell these EVs at affordable prices to help popularize EVs. You may be asking, what’s underpinning these vehicles? That would be […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz: What you need to know about the compact pickup

The Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept stole the show when it debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. A compact to mid-size pickup truck packed with style and flair, it was the solution for those who want a truck but demanded the comfort and driving ease of a car. It has been five years […]

by Stefan Ogbac
What we know about the 2023 Toyota Tacoma and its electrification

You’d think that every truck segment would belong to the Detroit Three automakers but one glance at mid-size pickup sales and you’ll immediately realize that Toyota owns that. For 2020, Toyota has sold 58,920 Tacomas to date, which is more than double the second-place Ford Ranger, which moved 28,350 examples. This rig is one of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Going the distance: 200,000 miles in a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, one of the worst hybrids made

Mainstream hybrids and EVs have been around for more than two decades but every time I hear a conversation about them it’s like they’re some sort of bleeding-edge mystery that has yet to be explored by modern engineering. They’re full of worries about long-term reliability and the fear of expensive battery changes. I’m here to […]

by Evan Williams
What we know about the 2022 Toyota Tundra and its electrification

The current generation Toyota Tundra has been around since 2007. At nearly 14 years old, this rig is now one of the oldest full-size trucks. As competitors undergo one redesign after another, the Tundra has only seen minor refreshes. Even with the addition of an updated infotainment system, driver assistance technologies, and a new face, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Unboxing the 2020 Tesla Tequila

In addition to selling cars, Tesla sometimes decides to whip up some quick cash by offering items like flamethrowers and booty shorts. Earlier this year, an adult beverage hit the Tesla store. After a few weeks of waiting, we finally received our bottle of Tesla Tequila. Follow along as we show you what’s inside. The […]

by Chad Kirchner
Everything you need to know about the electric Ford pickup truck

While there are a ton of electric pickup trucks in the pipeline from a variety of different automotive startups, Ford’s electric F-150 pickup truck will be one of the first competitors from an established, mainstream automaker. Is an electric Ford F-150 in your future? Here’s everything you need to know about it. What is an […]

by Chad Kirchner
What we know about the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and what we don’t

What Hyundai bills as a mid-cycle refresh of its Santa Fe compact crossover for 2021 turns out to be a rather extensive update. And it’s not even done yet. When it goes on sale later this month, the most noticeable change to the 5-passenger 2021 Santa Fe is a bolder face with prominent crosshatch grille and […]

by Rick Cotta
2022 Nissan Ariya shows the brand is innovating again

When the Nissan Ariya debuted earlier this year, it showcased everything from a futuristic yet minimalistic interior to semi-autonomous driving assistance technologies. Look even closer and you’ll realize that this electric SUV is more than just a tech and design showcase. It’s a statement of intent from Nissan; a car that flaunts everything the brand […]

by Stefan Ogbac