Tesla Model S reliability

You Can Do It, EVs!

Conventional wisdom in car-reviewing circles is that consumers should stay away from brand-new models or models that have a significant update. There are simply too many glitches that need to be worked out in the first year, so it’s best to wait for the following year. Or more. Regarding reliability, industry expert Consumer Reports says,…

EVs plug in winter

Winterizing Electric Vehicles

The warning “winter is coming” is almost as ominous for owners of electric vehicles as it is for citizens of Westeros. Cold weather can be hard on hybrids and EVs since the loss of charge (in practical terms, that’s miles) being a major problem in lower temperatures. According to the US Department of Energy, hybrids’…

2019 Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Range Rover Plugs In, Goes Electric

In September 2017, Jaguar Land Rover announced that all of its vehicles would be electrified by 2020. It’s taken a big, luxurious step in that direction this week with the announcement of the 2019 Range Rover P400e, a plug-in hybrid SUV. Like all plug-in hybrids, the P400e has a gasoline-powered (or petrol-powered, for you Anglophiles)…

smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW Generates Buzz with New Electric Van

Volkswagen is putting the electric van in EV with its plans to produce the I.D. Buzz concept vehicle. In January, VW showed a cute little electric van, a modern take on its old standby of a bus. This month, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, the company announced that it would make that…

Mazda race car

Forecasting the Future with Mazda

Mazda recently announced its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan, which sounds like it was named by a guy in a tie and my preschool nephew while they were locked in room together. Regardless! It’s an interesting plan, so let’s take a look at what it means for normal people who just want to buy and drive…

Fiat 500e

10 Least Expensive EVs to Insure

Mercury Insurance put together a list of the ten least expensive electric vehicles to insure, which doesn’t seem that momentous, but it is. Keep in mind that in 2011, there were four EVs on the market. Four. Total. The fact that in 2017, anyone can put together a top ten list of EVs and not include every…

Electrified Volvos

Volvo Embracing Electric, And Proving It 

Volvo is walking the talk with its commitment to EVs. As of 2019 all the vehicles they launch will have an electric motor on its own or in addition to an internal combustion engine. “This is a clear commitment towards reducing our carbon footprint as well as contributing to a better air quality in our…

Tesla Model 3

Hurry Up And Wait For Model 3

by Sara Lacey Elon Musk tweeted in the early hours of Monday July 3 that “Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 by Friday.” That means, this Friday. Friday the 7th of July, 2017. This tweet is notable because all of Tesla’s previous models (Roadster,…