REVIEWS

Lectron Tesla to J1772 charging adapter hands-on review

Almost two months ago, I decided to sell my Tesla Model 3 after owning it for four years. With all the different BEVs that are now available (well, somewhat), I decided it was time to get something new and to see if the competition has caught up or even surpassed what Tesla has to offer. […]

by Jason Siu
12/1/2022
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 review: One of the best

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 may be the best EV available today, full stop, end of story, do not pass go, do not collect $200. That’s a bold statement to make, especially as a diversity of excellent all-electric offerings like the Porsche Taycan, Ford F-150 Lightning, Mercedes-Benz EQS and even the closely related Kia EV6 […]

by Craig Cole
11/30/2022
2023 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier review: The best value in the EV world

The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is one of the greatest values on the road today. Not only does this all-electric crossover have a spacious, nicely trimmed interior, the Bolt EUV also offers plenty of smart features, has decent range between charges and is available for practically a bargain-basement price. Few vehicles available today, especially in […]

by Craig Cole
11/8/2022
ICECO GO20 dual zone 12v car refrigerator review

Car refrigerators have really grown in popularity over the last few years, arguably due to more EVs being on the road. With a standard gasoline-powered vehicle, 12-volt refrigerators or coolers can leave you with a dead battery unless you have your vehicle running the entire time. That’s not the case with EVs, especially those that […]

by Jason Siu
10/14/2022
2023 Kia Niro EV first drive review: A more affordable EV6

Kia’s Electric Global Modular Platform — E-GMP — is all the rage in electric vehicles, delivering solid range, excellent driving dynamics, and practical storage in a range of new cars and crossovers. The EV6 is one of the best cars Kia currently sells, and the upcoming EV9 family hauler will surely impress. But at a […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/11/2022
2023 Nissan Ariya first drive review: Worth the wait

Revealed over 2 years ago, the Nissan Ariya has suffered a few setbacks going from reveal to production. The supply chain disruptions thanks to the pandemic made it tough on the entire industry. But the U.S.-spec Ariya is on U.S. shores and about to head to dealerships, so we finally got a chance to get […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/7/2022
2023 Nissan Leaf SV Plus review: Neither new nor improved, and that’s OK

There a quite a few reasons not to buy a 2023 Nissan Leaf, but paradoxically, despite having some significant shortcomings, the updated version of this pioneering electric vehicle could be the ideal EV for you. Soldiering on for another model year, the Leaf received some mild enhancements for 2023, just don’t expect groundbreaking technical innovation, […]

by Craig Cole
9/28/2022
Revisiting the Hyundai Ioniq 5

When this author first drove the Hyundai Ioniq 5, we were still reeling from a pandemic. Travel was limited. Our job here at EV Pulse looked very different from it does today. But one key take-away from my first drive in San Diego was just how good the Ioniq 5 is. It was the first […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2022
2023 Genesis GV60 review: Exceptional, engaging and a little eccentric

The 2023 Genesis GV60 is exceptional — but it’s not just an amazing EV even though it excels at doing electric car things — this an all-around outstanding vehicle, regardless of what’s under the hood. Part hatchback and part SUV, this segment-blurring crossover from an upstart luxury automaker that’s only been a stand-alone brand since […]

by Craig Cole
9/9/2022
2023 Lexus RX 450h+ early first look review: Upgraded plug-in model tough to beat

Santa Barbara is a beautiful community north of Los Angeles that has some amazing beaches just minutes away from some amazing vineyards. It’s an ultimate weekend getaway. The updated 2023 Lexus RX feels right at home driving along the grape-lined roads of the California country, and the car is more environmentally-friendly than ever. Sitting at […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2022