NEWS

Rivian completes first Rebelle Rally

The Rebelle Rally is officially over, and the scoring is tallied up. The 8-day off-road adventure pits teams of two against either other to find and score the most points using just a map and a compass. No GPS. No Apple Maps. No technology. Of course, that no technology rule doesn’t apply to the vehicles […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2020
Mercedes-Benz builds a case study in extreme off-road electric capability with EQC 4×4²

Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes a vehicle in their lineup and gives it the extreme off-road treatment. This time, they’ve done it to the electric EQC and it looks bonkers. Called the EQC 4×4², Mercedes-Benz calls it the “electric car of extremes.” This currently one-off concept is based on the EQC 400 4MATIC. It features upgraded multi-link […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/14/2020
Musk lowering the price of the Tesla Model S in response to competition

In response to Lucid Motors pricing of their Lucid Air, Elon Musk announced that he’s dropping the price of the Tesla Model S. That new price? $69,420. Because he has the maturity of a 12-year-old boy. The Model S currently is priced at $71,990 before the destination and handling charge. For comparison, the base Lucid […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/14/2020
Electrify America expanding midwest DC fast charging at Meijer locations

Having a Tesla Model 3 in the midwest, we often need to hit up a Supercharger. The Superchargers closest to where we live are all in the parking lots of Meijer locations. Now there’s a possibility those same stores will also support other electric vehicles. Electrify America announced that they are working with Meijer to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/9/2020
Watching over you? Hacker discovers purpose for Tesla’s interior camera

Most people probably don’t even know it’s there, but your Tesla Model 3 and Y has an interior camera and it’s looking at you. Positioned right above the rearview mirror, the tiny camera blends seamlessly into the black background its placed in, most people never know it’s there. Last year Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/9/2020
Listen to the Audi e-tron GT sing the song of its people

Electric cars are relatively silent in day-to-day operation. Law requires them to make noise at lower speeds to pedestrians can hear them coming, but aside from that there isn’t a lot of audible goodness going on. Also, as we determined driving some of the best gasoline-powered sports cars, noise matters. So how does a manufacturer […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/8/2020
Check out Magna’s active aero technology in action and see how it makes cars more efficient

Magna is an automotive parts supplier who is working on some future technology to make cars greener and more efficient. One of those technologies is active aerodynamics. Once restricted to high performance sports cars, the technology is becoming more and more mainstream. One of those potential future applications is electric cars. While the Tesla Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/6/2020
Watch Ford torture test the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid pickup truck

As Ford moves toward more electrification, there will be products that will need to be able to handle extreme environments. Hybridizing the F-150, and ultimately completely electrifying it, means that Ford will need to make sure it’s as capable and durable as their normal gasoline-powered offerings. “Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/6/2020
Electrify America introduces solar-powered charging in rural California

Where power is readily available, especially the 3 Phase required for fast charging, it is easy to add electric vehicle charging infrastructure. But what if there isn’t? What if you want to add a charging station where power isn’t easy to find? What if you want that power to be renewable? Then you need to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020
Power Innovations providing the juice for the Rivian R1T and others during Rebelle Rally

The upcoming Rebelle Rally is an event that tests the endurance and capability of both the team driving and the vehicle itself. Taking place in the desert, however, creates some interesting challenges if you’re running a vehicle that requires electricity. Power Innovations has the answer. For this year’s Rebelle Rally, Power Innovations is providing green […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020