NEWS

Mercedes-Benz EQE to debut in September

The fourth member of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ range is reportedly debuting at the end of the year. Aimed directly at the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S, the Mercedes-Benz EQE will be the last addition to the German brand’s all-electric range for the year. Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius revealed that the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/3/2021
Here are the 2021 best cities to live in for EV owners

If you have an electric vehicle and you’re wondering which cities are the best to own one, it won’t come as a surprise that most of them are big and/or on the west coast. LawnStarter has just published its 2021 list of best cities to own an EV by looking at 11 key factors including […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/2/2021
Electrify America invests big in STEM programs promoting brand neutral zero emission education

Electrify America has announced that it’s investing over $1.6 million in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, workforce development programs, and other related infrastructures and projects. This is to help speed up the development of electric vehicles and the infrastructures supporting them. This will award funds for four organizations to support K-12 and community […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/2/2021
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is the XC40’s swoopy sibling sold only online

Volvo has revealed its first dedicated electric vehicle, the 2022 C40 Recharge. Think of this as the XC40’s swoopy sibling featuring a fastback-style rear end and a lower roofline. The front fascia is also unique because the C40 sports new headlights with pixel-style lights, which will be the signature of Volvo EVs in the future. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/2/2021
Is Volkswagen planning an ID.3 convertible?

It looks like Volkswagen wants more ID models and group boss Herbert Diess wants a fun convertible. “quiet, smooth, open: We‘re thinking about an e-convertible, maybe an #VWID3 convertible. What do you think?” Diess said on Twitter. Volkswagen’s CEO also included a rendering of an ID.3 convertible, which appears to be straight-up legit from one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/1/2021
Hello, Mercedes: Spy shots of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQ crossover Stateside up close and personal

Soon Mercedes-Benz EQ models will be going on sale in the United States, so the company will likely have to validate and test those vehicles using U.S. roads and utilizing U.S. charging infrastructure. Here we have some shots of Mercedes-Benz doing just that with what appears to be the EQS sedan and the EQ crossover. […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/26/2021
2022 Nissan Ariya undergoes final aerodynamic testing

The 2022 Nissan Ariya is undergoing the final phase of testing and part of that is putting the car in a wind tunnel. Improving a car’s aerodynamics is crucial to help the car cut through the air as efficiently as possible. A vehicle with minimal resistance to aero forces well is also more efficient because […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/26/2021
Electrify America explains why charge rates can vary, especially in colder weather

Winter can be hard on a vehicle. When it comes to overall range, both gasoline and electric vehicles suffer from the changes, but it appears that electric vehicles suffer more. There’s some reasoning to why, and why the recharge rate can also vary as the thermometer drops. Electrify America’s director of Charging Infrastructure Planning and […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/26/2021
Aston Martin DBX to receive a PHEV variant with up to 800 horsepower: Report

The Aston Martin DBX, the brand’s first crossover, will also be one of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles. It’s all part of the brand’s plans to have a 90% electrified lineup by 2030. Aston Martin boss, Tobias Moers, spoke during an investment call about the company’s future. Since Mercedes-Benz has 20% ownership stake in […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/26/2021
Michelin Pilot Sport EV blends grip and low rolling resistance

Michelin has unveiled a tire that blends low rolling resistance with the grip levels needed for performance car applications. Called the Pilot Sport EV, this tire takes the knowledge from developing tires for Formula E for the last six seasons and applies it to road cars. Unlike current tires, the Pilot Sport EV has been […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/25/2021