China's ORA Beetle knockoff rendering
Hybrids & Electrics

Great Wall Is Making A VW Beetle Sedan Knockoff

Not all things that were once popular remain that way. Disco comes to mind as something once popular that no longer has any legs. But the iconic VW Beetle has remained popular. Between a healthy enthusiast group restoring and modifying the German sedans and the new iterations from Volkswagen over the last couple of decades, …

An image of a Toyota Prius outdoors, one of Consumer Reports' best used hybrid cars.
Hybrids & Electrics

Best Used Hybrid Cars According to Consumer Reports

Let’s face it. In recent years, brand-new cars have just gotten too expensive for a massive portion of U.S. buyers. Since electrified models often carry significant premiums over standard models, being eco-friendly isn’t always friendly to your wallet. Thankfully, Consumer Reports just released its list of best used hybrid cars. As a result, you can …

A blue Tesla Model S travels on a multilane city highway
Hybrids & Electrics

Which Tesla Model Has the Longest Range?

Tesla has been making luxury mass-market electric vehicles far longer than any other automaker. Its investments in public charging stations and home charging solutions have made its cars more palatable to EV skeptics. In fact, there’s growing public demand for both new and used models.  For consumers, charging anxiety has posed the most significant obstacle to buying an EV. So it …

The 2022 Acura MDX driving through a city
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Top-Rated Luxury Hybrids According to Edmunds

Decades ago the idea of consumer-oriented hybrid cars were just emerging, and manufacturers have been striving to product better hybrids ever since. In the modern world of automotive manufacturers, hybrids have become fairly common, with the push now to make them more desirable, more powerful, and even more sustainable. Many manufacturers have also begun to …

A dark-blue 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 at the Bonneville Salt Flats at sunset
Hybrids & Electrics

How Much Does it Cost to Charge the Volkswagen ID.4?

With the electric car market gaining traction, there are probably a lot of people thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV). Buyers of emerging EV models like the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV are very possibly going to be new to EV protocol. Inexperience brings up a lot of important questions about the cost of charging the …

A man's finger touches a Tesla Model 3's 15-inch control touchscreen in May 2018
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Tesla’s New Touchscreen Shifter Is a Recipe for Disaster

Car enthusiasts might agree Tesla leads the charge in introducing new auto-based and EV technology. The company already produces groundbreaking models such as the Model S, Model X, and Cybertruck. And with each Tesla model, consumers expect new and exciting features. One of the latest features Tesla announced offers gear-shifting controls through the in-car touchscreen. Tesla designed it …

San Francisco traffic
Hybrids & Electrics

EPA Is Looking To Ban All Gas-Powered Cars

The Environmental Protection Agency is on a mission. It wants to issue new vehicle emissions standards by July 2021. But first, it has to rebuild the EPA which was gutted under the former Trump administration. The EPA’s new Administrator Michael Regan wants the agency’s focus to be fighting climate change and helping areas of the …

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Charging Station
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Charge Your 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe at Trailheads

You know what’s exciting about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe? It’s electric! Now that the classic 70’s boogie-woogie, woogie song is stuck in your head, you can be even more excited about going electric. Jeep just made the 4xe electric hybrid even easier to charge by adding charging stations to a few off-roading trailheads.  The …

A Tesla Model S electric car is on display during 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Might Not Even Be Allowed to Have That Weird Model S Steering Wheel

Most people love chic, luxurious, spacious, and stylish car interiors. Besides improving the electric range, redesigning the liftback, and bolstering acceleration, Tesla has sensationally equipped Tesla Model S interior with one of the most fascinating features. The all-electric Tesla Model S was the first car from Tesla to break into the mainstream car market because …

Hybrids & Electrics

Here’s The 2023 eRay Electric Corvette

Here’s what we know right now about the coming electric 2023 eRay Corvette. You know that GM is on a march towards electrification. In the case of the C8 Corvette, is it a death march? Based on how well the Mustang Mach-E has done so far we’d say probably not. Still, the eRay won’t be …

VW Tarok pickup truck concept in blue
Hybrids & Electrics

The Volkswagen Tarok Is Joining the Compact Truck Party

Everyone say hello to the Volkswagen Tarok. It’s a compact pickup truck that could be coming to the United States to rival the upcoming Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, the Volkswagen Tarok has one advantage up its sleeve because it’s electric.  Is the Volkswagen Tarok coming to the United States?  Maybe, according to …

Russian Kalashnikov CV-1 EV | Kalashnikov
Hybrids & Electrics

The Russian Kalashnikov CV-1 EV Was Meant To Crush Tesla

Mother Russia has been in a technology race with the US forever. While mostly copying American developments for air and space vehicles, it did launch the first human successfully into space. But that was in 1961. Since then it has been mostly crickets. But in 2018, the Russian government announced to the world it was …

The layout of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG E Performance hybrid powertrain
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AMG Is Going All-in on Hybrid and Electric Performance

While the next-gen 2022 SL lineup is fully under AMG control, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance division is slimming down. Specifically, by cutting down on how many ICE cars it makes. However, all those cars are being replaced. Only instead of relying solely on internal combustion, AMG is fully embracing hybrids and electric vehicles. AMG made electric Mercedes …

A red Tesla Model 3 EV and other models at the Tesla Service Center in Hamburg, Germany, on October 21, 2020
Hybrids & Electrics

What Is the Cheapest Tesla?

Tesla is all the rage. It seems not a day goes by when there isn’t a news story about the brand’s innovative cars, soaring stock prices, or colorful CEO Elon Musk. The public praise and attention are well-deserved — the consensus is that Tesla EVs are excellent (if expensive). So if you’re thinking of buying …

2022 Hyundai Ionig 5 front 3/4 view
Hybrids & Electrics

Hyundai Having Problems Making Ioniq 5 EV: Expect Delays

Hyundai’s 2022 Ioniq 5 is a smash hit. There have been over 40,000 pre-orders placed for Hyundai’s first all-electric vehicle. Over 24,000 orders were placed in South Korea for the Ioniq 5 the day it was first shown to the public. Even the 3,000 limited-edition “Project 45” launch model for Europe sold out almost instantly. …

An image of a Tesla Model Y out on a race track.
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla and Toyota Are Trying for a New Electric Baby

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Telsa and Toyota with a baby carriage. Alright, so auto manufacturer relationships may not happen that way, but Telsa and Toyota might be revisiting their potential partnership to build a new electric vehicle.  Tesla and Toyota might be partners  According to Fox Business, Tesla and Toyota might …

A red Tesla vehicle parked at a dealership in Miami, Florida, on January 3, 2019
Hybrids & Electrics

What Tesla Model Is the Best?

If you’re shopping for a luxury electric car, you’ll find several Tesla models worth considering. The world’s most disruptive automaker continues its bull run into 2021 with revamped versions of the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y.  Each offers various trims and features, so choosing the best of the above models isn’t …

A blue Rivian R1T parked on a gravel road in a forest
Hybrids & Electrics

Does Rivian Have a Better EV Warranty Than Tesla?

We’re currently counting down the days until the R1T and R1S officially hit Rivian dealerships. But before they do, the American EV company continues to trickle out more information about the potential ownership experience. For example, how it plans to offer charging stations outside of urban environments. And now, Rivian has revealed another bit of …

close up of brake pedal in car
Hybrids & Electrics

What Is One-Pedal Driving?

Vehicles have gone from three pedals-brake, clutch, and accelerator; to one-pedal driving. That is if you have an EV that supports it. So what is one-pedal driving? In short, it uses the vehicle’s electric motor to slow the car down when you release the accelerator. It effectively eliminates the need to brake.  Electric motors in …

Humble One from Humble Motors solar and electric hybrid
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Humble Wants To Be First With Solar-Powered SUV

Yet another electric vehicle startup has a bold goal to be the first with a solar-powered SUV. California startup Humble Motors has already begun the development of the “Humble One.” This is a four-door crossover SUV. One goal for Humble is to see a 500-mile range through a combination of electric and solar power. Plans …