NEWS

Volkswagen to significantly increase battery production, further expand charging network

During its first Power Day, Volkswagen revealed its road map to 2030 and has placed making battery technology accessible to everyone at the center of its electrification offensive. To do that, the company is pushing with its planned increase in battery production to meet higher demand, especially in Europe. “E-mobility has become core business for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
Volkswagen’s ID.4 cross-country road trip is underway and here’s what happened on Day 1

Last week, we told you that the folks at Volkswagen were going to take the new ID.4 crossover battery electric vehicle on a cross-country road trip. There’s nothing more American than the road trip, so it’d made sense for VW to take its electric family hauler on one to prove that it is capable. Here’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/15/2021
Toyota confirms first EV rides on the e-TNGA platform

Toyota’s first battery-electric vehicle is set to make its first public debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and we have new details regarding what’s under the skin. Toyota has confirmed that its electric crossover will be underpinned by the e-TNGA platform, which is specifically built for EVs. The e-TNGA platform stands out for its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
2022 Kia EV6 revealed, showing off the new design direction for the company

The wraps have officially come off the 2022 Kia EV6, the brand’s first dedicated battery-electric vehicle. This is the second vehicle on the Hyundai Motor Group’s EV-specific architecture E-GMP. The EV6 also debuts the brand’s new design language dubbed Opposites United, which is inspired by contrasts found in nature and humanity and will find its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
Rivian introducing Rivian Guides program to provide one-on-one support through entire ownership

When Tesla introduced its buying method to the public, it was hailed as a stress-free alternative to traditional dealership sales. While there is a Tesla sales representative that can help you through the process, most of the support and after sales hand holding is done through ownership clubs and support communities. Rivian understands that buyers, […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/12/2021
The 2022 Nissan Ariya’s exterior colors span the entire spectrum

Nissan has shown the 2022 Ariya’s entire exterior color palette and there’s a whole range to suit every taste. Two of the 10 choices are even exclusive to Nissan’s new battery-electric crossover. The hero color, Akatsuki Copper, looks like a mix of bronze and rose gold complemented by a contrasting black roof. Aurora Green is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/12/2021
Magna helping to electrify pickup trucks with the biggest update to beam axles in a century

Building an electric pickup truck is going to require some hurdles to overcome. One of those important hurdles is making sure that the truck doesn’t lose any the of the towing or hauling capability of the ICE-powered cousins. Magna has a solution. Called eBeam Technology, the company says it’s a “game changer” for electrification. It’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Canoo shows off pickup truck concept and its awesome

Canoo has officially revealed its all-electric pickup at the Motor Press Guild’s Virtual Media Day and it comes packing with many cool, helpful features that’ll come in handy for work and play. The truck’s design looks similar to the first model that Canoo introduced, the podlike car simply called the Lifestyle Vehicle. The pickup has […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/11/2021
Tesla shuffles pricing of various models

Overnight, Tesla adjusted pricing on some of its models. The price adjustments vary from as little as $500 to as much as $10,000. Here’s what we know. The Model Y Long Range is now starting at $49,990 before destination, which represents a $1,000 increase. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus is up $500 to $37,490 before […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Volkswagen taking new ID.4 on a road trip across the country

Road trips are a staple in the American experience. While most people don’t drive that far daily, or even on the weekends, being able to hop in a car and drive across the country is what many of us long to do. The problem is, in an EV, is can it be done? Is the […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021