Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Frog Camping Trike: Might As Well Stay Home

Downsizing and carbon footprints are occupying more and more of our activities and planning. Especially, when it comes to camping we want to leave things as we found them, so minimizing our presence is key. That is the thinking behind the Elektro Frosh camping trike. Translated to “Electric Frog” camping trike, looking at the whole …

An electric car owner prepares to charge his car at an electric car charging station EV charging
Hybrids & Electrics

The Biggest Complaints About Electric Cars

There’s really no beating around the bush. Electric cars are growing in popularity. But with that popularity comes a number of complaints. But when it comes to electric cars, what do people have to complain about? Let’s dive in. Newer electric cars aren’t always the most reliable According to Consumer Reports, newer electric cars aren’t …

Two Tesla models in front of a building
Hybrids & Electrics

The Biggest Tesla Complaints

There’s no denying that Tesla has become one of the most popular automotive brands in the country. Its cars are sleek. The tech is cool. And owning one means that you won’t be stopping to refuel at the pump anytime soon. But as enticing as all of that may be, Tesla does have some issues …

A Toyota Mirai car is displayed at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Toyota Mirai Actually Looks Like a Good Car Now

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles were first sold in California in 2015. That includes the Toyota Mirai, which has been around since the 2016 model year. It’s been redesigned for 2021, and it looks like a good car now. However, it’s still only available in California and Hawaii. Here’s what we know about the 2021 Toyota Mirai. …

Hybrids & Electrics

Volkswagen Will NEVER Make The ID. Buzz Retro-Van

On the same day that VW America CEO Scott Keogh told Automotive News, “I think the ID. Buzz is just pure magic Volkswagen, it was announced there would be yet another delay for the retro van. VW now says 2023 is the date. Since 2017, when the ID. Buzz van was announced going into production, …

Hybrids & Electrics

Does This Really Mean Chevy Is Doing A Corvette SUV?

For years there have been rumors about Corvette becoming its own brand-possibly killing off Cadillac in the process. The thinking is that Corvette has remained true to its name and has an almost impeccable reputation. When Ford was rumored to be splitting off the Mustang brand into an all-electric crossover the Corvette rumors gained weight. …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Tesla Model Y Offers Useless Third Row Seats

It happened again! Tesla is being wild with brand new ideas. They just offered new third-row seats for the Tesla Model Y. However, this 2021 Tesla model is a bit small, so the seats may only be big enough for very small children.  The 2021 Tesla Model Y offers third-row seats  According to Electrek, you …

Close-up of Tesla Motors logo against a bright blue sky in Pleasanton, California, July 23, 2018.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Most Reliable Tesla Is Also the Cheapest

Critics and buyers worship the Tesla brand because of its emphasis on electric performance and efficiency. Though, Tesla’s long-term quality is still up for debate. A couple of the brand’s EV’s have some low ratings. But there’s one Tesla that sticks out for being more attainable and reliable. The most reliable Tesla according to Consumer Reports  Consumer Reports caused quite …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Tesla Model Y Just Got A Major Price Cut

The Ford Mustang Mach-E better watch out! The 2021 Tesla Model Y just got an $8,000 price drop to be more competitive. Will the Mach-E respond to the Telsa Model Y’s lower base model price as their EV battle continues?  The new 2021 Tesla Model Y variant saves $8,000  According to AutoBlog, Tesla just revealed …

Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 RAV4 Prime Has Left Some People Conflicted

It only makes sense that the Toyota RAV4 family keeps growing. The latest addition to the current dynasty is the 2021 RAV4 Prime. This new Toyota has garnered attention for its spunkiness and efficiency. But at the same time, it’s left some reviewers conflicted.  Performance is enough reason to get excited about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime  The …

The Tesla Model S Performance offers a 2.3-second 0-60 time and over 350 miles of available range.
Hybrids & Electrics

Broken Tesla Model S Finally Gets a V8 Heart Transplant

When you think of a Tesla Model S, chances are the first things that come to mind are its savage 0-60mph times or its incredible range. However, when one of these cars gets wrecked in an accident, they essentially become massive paperweights. This is because Tesla won’t sell Model S parts to the general public. …

People look at a Tesla Model Y car at a Tesla showroom in Beijing on January 5, 2021
Hybrids & Electrics

Can You Lease a Tesla?

Whether you love or hate Tesla, there’s no denying the fact that it develops some of the coolest electric vehicles in the industry. These vehicles are also some of the most expensive. This means the prestige of owning a Tesla might be out of the question for some consumers.  There are other options for getting …

Hybrids & Electrics

A $25K Tesla Is Coming

Tesla is going to be squeezed. New EV startups and the major auto manufacturers have all geared up and are ready to release an onslaught of competition. But Tesla won’t be standing still. There are many aspects of Tesla’s portfolio that need to be fleshed out. One of the main ones is an entry-level sedan. …

The Lunar Rover was an electric vehicle (EV).
Hybrids & Electrics

A Deep Dive Into the 50-Year-Old Lunar Rover

For the first time ever, in July 1971, astronauts were able to drive across the surface of the moon. They used the Lunar Rover to accomplish this. The electric vehicle, or EV, would go on to inspire generations of scientists and engineers. That was 50 years ago. So, it is an appropriate time to go back …

The black and white electric van called the Toyota APM, Accessible People Mover
Hybrids & Electrics

That Time Toyota Built a Golf Cart

Golf carts can be used for many purposes beyond the golf course. For example, college campuses have used them for security. However, it does not end there. Paramedics have used them at sporting events, and airports have also used them as shuttles. Regardless of their mission, the mobility machines are rarely made by a mainline …

A Porsche Taycan Turbo S on display at an auto show
Hybrids & Electrics

This 8 Million Dollar EV Has Been Around Since the 1970s

Electric cars have been around since the 1800s. But, back then, they were not optimized anywhere near today’s capabilities. Yet, in the 1970s, one outfit decided to make a vehicle meant to traverse unknown territories by using electric propulsion. That electric vehicle, or EV, would be captured on film and go on to capture the …

A dark-red 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Hybrids & Electrics

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Redefines the Muscle Car

Car enthusiasts are excited about the new Ford Mustang Mach-E. But many of them probably don’t know the Mach-E wasn’t originally a Mustang. It was going to be a wagon model of the Focus EV. But the higher-ups at Ford, fortunately, gave that some thought. If you want to get people into EVs, they need …

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. U.S. electric car company Tesla
Hybrids & Electrics

How Many Miles Will a Tesla Last?

Buying a new car is generally a really big expense for most people. And, after the purchase, there is ongoing maintenance to pay for as well. But what about electric vehicles? How many miles will a Tesla last and when should you expect to replace the battery in a Tesla? How long Tesla batteries last …

An orange 2020 Kia Niro on display in a parking lot with trees in the background
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the 2020 Kia Niro Hybrid Hang With the Toyota Prius

The hybrid platform has fully integrated into the car scene over the last 20 years or so. What started as something only meant for eco-conscious drivers has morphed into the powerplant for sports cars, supercars, and pickup trucks. It is as ubiquitous as a V6 at this point. The hybrid posterchild was and probably still …

A Chinese consumer look at a Tesla Model S electric car at the Tesla Store
Hybrids & Electrics

Plenty of Tesla Owners Agree That a Crucial Feature Is Missing

It feels like Elon Musk is constantly adding things to his line of popular Tesla vehicles. The massive center touchscreen allows you to stream Netflix, play arcade games, and even display a crackling fireplace. However, even some Tesla drivers agree that their car is missing an important feature. To date, popular smartphone integration isn’t available …

A dark-red 2020 Tesla Model S is displayed during the London Motor and Tech Show at ExCel on May 16, 2019, in London, England
Hybrids & Electrics

Does the Tesla Model S Have Apple CarPlay?

The Tesla Model S is the paragon of electric vehicles that other manufacturers aspire to create when designing eco-friendly automobiles. With a superior driving range and quick acceleration, the Model S is a class-leading example of impeccable performance and reliability. Despite the abundance of state-of-the-art technology, Tesla took a different route for the infotainment system. …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Is Offering You a Deal on a Feature You Can’t Fully Use

There is no denying that Tesla’s driver assistance features are some of the best in the business. However, the American carmaker continues pushing to develop a fully autonomous vehicle. Despite this, full self-driving is not currently available despite Tesla selling the feature as an option for new vehicles. To entice buyers toward the end of …