OPINIONS

Charging by the minute for EV charging should be illegal

Owning an electric car means that sometimes you won’t be charging at home or work, but rather at a DCFC station. This might be because you’re on a road trip, or you’re just out driving around and need some extra juice. There are many different places that offer fast charging, from a variety of different […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck: How we’d spec it

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a bit of a trendsetter. It’s the only truck expected to get 37 mpg combined thanks to its standard hybrid powertrain and the second model to enter the recently revived compact pickup segment alongside the Hyundai Santa Cruz. This vehicle is aimed straight at people who need the capabilities of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
The Android Automotive UI is a game changer

Multimedia systems are one of the most used parts of a car and manufacturers must get it right. Automakers have approached this differently to varying results. The best ones to date are Hyundai Motor Group, General Motors, Stellantis, and Mercedes-Benz. All of these companies have interfaces that are user-friendly because they’re either super straightforward or […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
Pre-order a Tesla Roadster Founders Series and paid the full $250,000 up front? Here’s how much you’re potentially out

On November 16, 2017, Tesla debuted the perpetually upcoming Tesla Roadster 2.0. At that point, Elon Musk opened up the order banks for reservations. The reservation amount was substantial — $5,000 up front and $45,000 after 10 days — but if you wanted to secure that ultra lucrative Founders Series, you had to shell out […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2021
Every new pickup truck debut now should have an BEV option

A paradigm shift recently occurred. EVs went from interesting talking points in the United States to genuinely considered products when Ford revealed the all-new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. In the future, we’ll look back on this time as Before Lightning and After Lightning. Any pickup truck reveal occurring After Lightning will have to have a […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/1/2021
How many miles a day are enough miles a day for an EV owner?

The conversation about big range versus charging infrastructure versus charging speeds is getting tiring. It’s been raging for the last few years, with many potential car buyers arguing EVs will never be able to go far enough, charge fast enough, or reach whatever backwater hollar they need to visit twice a year. Cars shouldn’t be […]

by Bradley Brownell
5/26/2021
The Volkswagen Arteon has the blueprint for the brand’s future EV flagship sedan

A Golf GTI in a tuxedo. That’s the best way to describe the Volkswagen Arteon. It’s sophisticated and balanced, yet more practical than many crossovers. The way the Arteon moves down the road is textbook Volkswagen, meaning it’s a great all-around do-everything vehicle. That alone is the reason why it’s the blueprint for the brand’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/25/2021
EVs and towing: It’s not the range, it’s where to charge with a trailer

With the Ford F-150 Lightning and Lightning Pro being announced, people are asking how far they’ll be able to tow with one of these electric trucks. While yes, that is an important question — which I plan on addressing — it’s not as important as the question people should be asking. That question? Where do […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/25/2021
U.S.-spec 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is much larger than you’d expect

Pictures don’t do the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 justice. It looks like a tall hatchback in photos but once you see the car in the metal as we did recently at an undisclosed location, you’ll immediately notice just how big it is. The angular exterior and pixel-type LED lighting all to create a cohesive retro-futuristic […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/24/2021
Small business owners should consider the F-150 Lightning Pro extended-range for their business

Remember when the whole of Texas’s electrical grid took a colossal dump and Ted Cruz went to Cancun? During that time, Ford pickups with the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generators were called into action to help keep people from freezing to death. Power outages can be a pain, but for some they can be […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/24/2021