History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about

Even casual car fans know about the GM EV1, long described as a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. That recognition may come from the well-received 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? But what about the other early EVs that popped up in the late 1990s? Electric vehicles on sale today owe a […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
Alternating Currents: New year and new president brings new optimism

I know we’re just under three weeks into 2021, but this year feels like a really important one for electric propulsion. For at least the last five years I’ve been repeating this mantra over and over every January, but I swear there’s real change in the air right now. It’s not just hopeful optimism. There […]

by Bradley Brownell
Ford Mustang Mach-E wins NACTOY Utility of the Year award

One of the biggest awards in the automotive industry is the North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the year (NACTOY) awards. Taking place in January, the jury consists of 50 automotive journalists. This year was a big win for electrification, with the Ford Mustang Mach-E taking home the trophy as Utility of the Year. […]

by Chad Kirchner
Watch the Ford F-150 EV go dashing through the snow

We know the Ford F-150 EV is coming. We know it’ll go into production in mid-2022. We know it’ll be one of the first electric pickups you’ll be able to buy from a mainstream manufacturer. But how does an OEM hold over potential customers while they wait to be able to place their orders and […]

by Chad Kirchner
“Christmas Vacation” re-imagined with the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Aside from “Die Hard,” one of the best Christmas movies made was “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” In that movie, an iconic scene involves Clark Griswold trying to light up the house’s holiday lights. Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, is back with a remake of that famous scene. Alongside his wife Ellen, played by Beverly D’Angelo, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Plug-in home charging stations make level 2 charging easy and affordable

For most people planning to switch to an EV, home charging infrastructure is a major consideration. Depending on the style and specific brand of charger, getting ready to charge can involve contractors, electricians, and a substantial expense. However, a new generation of 240-volt home-based chargers are knocking down barriers to EV ownership. All you need […]

by Jeff Zurschmeide
Several electrified vehicles make the NACTOY finalists list

One of the biggest awards in automotive is the North American Car, Truck and SUV of the year. Each year a variety of journalists from across North America drive and vote on what they think is the best in each category. Today, NACTOY released its list of finalists in each of those categories. What’s interesting […]

by Chad Kirchner
Our Mustang Mach-E performance testing results

Recently, we had a chance to spend a few hours with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. During our time with it, we were able to test some of the performance metrics of the vehicle. We weren’t able to conduct our full barrage of tests, but we were able to hit some key metrics. […]

by Chad Kirchner
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive review: Future of high performance Fords is electric

Most commenters on the internet — never read the comments — were outraged when Ford announced that its new electric crossover would carry the Mustang name. Surely a four-door, high-riding crossover with available all-wheel drive can’t be in the same family as a rear-drive, high-horsepower performance sports car. Or can it? We spent the day […]

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