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Alternating Currents: Don’t make your car your entire personality

Choosing what car you drive says a lot about who you are as a person and what things you value. Maybe you chose your car to be a unique extension of who you are. Maybe you chose your car because you wanted to flex on fools or show off your wealth or because it was […]

by Bradley Brownell
2/17/2021
Understating electric vehicle range doesn’t help just as overstating range doesn’t help

This week it was discussed that with some conservative independent testing, the Porsche Taycan 4S is capable of approximately 100 miles more range than stated on the sticker. In that same testing, none of the Tesla models tested reached the stated range. Obviously overpromising and underdelivering is not a great way to sell cars. Electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/13/2021
Testing indicates that the Porsche Taycan 4S is the range king: Report

Manufacturer claimed ranges and EPA claimed ranges of electric vehicles often differ from real world experiences. While that’s also true in ICE vehicles, sometimes the differences in EVs can be quite stark. That’s why places like to independently test EV range and consumption. The folks at Edmunds did just that, and the results are a […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/12/2021
Upcoming $25,000 Chinese-made Tesla to be sold globally: Report

With Tesla‘s big manufacturing push in China, the company is expected to launch an electric car that sits below the Model 3 in the lineup. Being dubbed the Model 2, it should have an entry-level price point of $25,000 in U.S. currency. While we know the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 existed briefly, off books, for […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/9/2021
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/2/2021
Updated Tesla Model X Plaid details

Along with learning about the updated Model S today, we learned some more information about the upcoming changes to the Model X, including the Plaid version. Available for ordering now, the Tesla Model X Plaid has the same interior as the Model S. That means that there is a new horizontal touch screen in the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021
Standard Tesla Model S is no longer priced at $69,420

Remember when Elon Musk lowered the price of the Model S to $69,420 so that Tesla would be able to compete with the unreleased Lucid Air? Well that price didn’t stick around long. With the introduction of the updated Model S today, the price of the Long Range model increased to $79,990 before destination. For […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021
Tesla updates Model S sedan with new interior and exterior refinement, Plaid and Plaid+ models

As part of the earnings call, Tesla unveiled an updated Model S sedan with an all-new interior and a steering wheel that is more science fiction than reality. Let’s take a look at the new interior in the front. The most obvious change is the half steering wheel with all the controls on the steering […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021
Can you charge a Tesla with the Pro Power Onboard generator on the Ford F-150 hybrid?

Ever since Ford announced that its 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid would offer a 7.2 kW onboard generator, we wondered if it would be able to charge an electric car. It’d be a boon to recovery companies if they could purchase an XLT with the generator to help stranded EVs alongside the road. Now we have […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/26/2021
Gas-powered pickup truck vs. electric pickup truck: Which should you buy?

Being an electric vehicle focused site, it would seem to make sense that when you’re looking for a new vehicle, you should choose an electric offering. But is that blanket advice good across the board? Does it apply to pickup trucks? When looking at an electric pickup truck, you have to realize that none are […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021