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Cars

This Fiat Panda is a Compact Electric 4×4

It’s not only celebrities that are going electric. Classic trucks and SUVs are now being converted to electric drive, keeping classic utility without problematic powertrains. Swapping the engine out for an electric motor also makes affordable importable off-road SUVs easier to live with—fewer obscure parts to break. But SUVs aren’t the only off-roaders. Both Lancia …

2020 Chevy Silverado Pickup | GM
Hybrids & Electrics

The Chevy Silverado Will Get Independent Rear Suspension–And Maybe an Electric Version

Although the Chevy Silverado has slipped in sales recently, the truck regularly outsells its GMC version and comes with numerous standard features. It’s also stolen less often than the F-150. Still, GM knows there’s always room to broaden the Silverado’s appeal and improve on its design. The automaker is considering bringing back the single cab …

A 2020 Honda CR-V on display at an auto show.
Hybrids & Electrics

Best 2020 SUVs For Fuel Economy

Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) have continued to advance giving greater economy than in their early days. Some manufacturers are doubling down on all-electric vehicles essentially abandoning hybrids. But, there are a lot of reasons to go for a hybrid SUV, not the least of which is the range you get and the …

Rivian R1T tank turn
Hybrids & Electrics

Are These Electric Truck Features Actually Useful, or Just Gimmicks?

It’s easy, with how today’s media consumption, for an automaker to market any feature as something ground-breaking. Especially with electric pickup trucks, a segment where manufacturers need to differentiate themselves. Some, like Bollinger, let the truck’s capability and design do the talking. Others, such as Tesla, can sometimes lean on sensationalist methods. Is setting up …

Lamborghini Sian
Hybrids & Electrics

Supercapacitors May Revolutionize the Electric Truck, but Are They Ready for Production?

Electric pickup trucks like the Telsa Cybertruck, Bollinger B2, and Rivian R1T are just around the corner. But while they may be almost production-ready, potential buyers may hesitate over range and recharge time. Especially when towing gets involved. Hydrogen technology could help, but it comes with its own problems. However, there may be a different …

Tesla Cybertruck
Hybrids & Electrics

Does the Latest Tesla Model 3 Performance Update Preview a Faster Cybertruck?

Although Tesla’s over-the-air updates have occasionally caused problems, they’ve also been a fundamental benefit for the EV manufacturer. Where updating something like a Ford F-150 can take months or years just to plan, Tesla can implement changes essentially overnight. And some of these changes can be dramatic. The already-quick Model 3 recently received a free …

Tesla Cybertruck Premiere
Hybrids & Electrics

Here’s the Deal With the Tesla Cybertruck’s Windows

Tesla’s electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, certainly hasn’t had a quiet introduction. Its design has invited several interesting comparisons and critiques, as have several of its features. Especially the Cybertruck’s supposedly ‘bulletproof’ windows, which broke twice during on-stage demonstrations with thrown steel balls. Elon Musk may have quipped it away, but he may have feared …

Tesla Cybertruck
Hybrids & Electrics

People Can’t Stop Comparing Tesla’s Cybertruck to the Most Ridiculous Things

We finally know what the real, production-spec Tesla electric pickup looks like. After many renders and much speculation, last night Elon Musk showed the Tesla Cybertruck on-stage to the whole world. And the reactions were…interesting. Not because of the specs, but the looks. The Cybertruck’s design has been polarizing, to say the least. Musk promised …