Honda Insight Prototype is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

Don’t Worry So Much About Your Hybrid Battery

Since the dawn of the Toyota Prius, hybrid cars and SUVs have been just short of a conspiracy to some. There’s a good chance you’ve heard someone speak in fear of the high cost of battery replacement. Or maybe they were talking about the worry of additional maintenance after buying a hybrid car. Regardless of …

a red electric vehicle at a car show
Hybrids & Electrics

Do ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles Have Dirty Secrets?

There are many compelling reasons for the rising interest in electric vehicles. For one, there’s the electric vehicle tax credit. In addition, there is an assumed benefit toward slowing climate change due to zero emissions. The driver of your neighborhood electric vehicle inherently flexes their ethical muscles as they drive through the streets lined with …

Elon Musk on stage
Hybrids & Electrics

What’s the Big Deal About the Tesla Battery Day Event?

Tomorrow, September 22, 2020, is Tesla’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders. It will stream live on the Tesla website. Immediately following this awaited meeting, the Tesla Battery Day event streams live as well. The stockholders’ meeting will commence at 1:30 PM Pacific Time. The following Battery Day event is getting a lot of hype, but what …

Elon Musk giving a talk at the new Tesla HQ in China
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Tesla Wants to Supply Batteries to Rivals

People often think of Tesla as an auto manufacturer. But the company does a lot more than produce vehicles. The company also makes solar roofing tiles, and was also recently in the news for applying to get a license as an energy provider. So, it should come as no surprise that Tesla also wants to get …

Prius charges Subaru dead battery.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Car Battery?

Everyone will have to replace their battery at some point. Mechanics estimate the average car battery is designed to last anywhere from two to five years. Of course, other factors go into this. Factors such as your vehicle type, weather, and type of battery in your car are all at play in how soon your …

Border Patrol Detaining Someone
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Places in a Car That Smugglers Try to Hide Things

It is no surprise that south of the United States border, there are a lot of people trying to find ways to get Americans to part with their cash. Sometimes that means smuggling illegal substances across the border to them. Everyday US Border Patrol agents and their K9 partners inspect untold numbers of vehicles to prevent this illegal smuggling. …