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 …

The profile of the Magic Bus mobile preschool EV Winnebago
Marine & RVs

Winnebago Built a Magic Bus EV Mobile School RV

Winnebago has a specialty vehicle division. This division takes care of crafting their commercial platforms for clients that require special attention. For example, they prepare a Winnebago RV for use as a food truck, wheelchair-accessible RV, mobile surgical station or dental office, and so on. Recently, they got the opportunity to work together with the …

A red 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime parked on the top of a parking deck.
Hybrids & Electrics

Has Toyota Been Secretly Developing an All-Electric RAV4?

Toyota has pretty much perfected the compact crossover formula. The RAV4, for example, is the best-selling crossover in the U.S. Additionally, the Japanese carmaker has developed excellent hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the popular model. In a surprising announcement, Toyota claims it has a brand new fully electric crossover set to debut in 2021. …

An image of a Porsche Taycan with all-new Pirelli tires.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Porsche Taycan’s Violent Acceleration Requires Special Tires

The arrival of the Porsche Taycan marked several important achievements for the German brand. Aside from being its first fully-electric sports car, it retained tremendous performance. However, the Taycan’s high horsepower only translates into performance if the tires can put the power down. This is where Pirelli comes in with its brand-new range of Elect …

An image of a Tesla Model X parked outdoors.
Hybrids & Electrics

Recall Alert: Your Tesla Model X’s Roof Could Fly Off

Tesla has been going through a rough time as of late. Less than a weak ago, Consumer Reports announced that the Model S had lost its official recommendation due to poor reliability. To add insult to injury, the Model S could potentially be recalled over faulty screens. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced …

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

Don’t Buy These Electric Vehicles if You Like Going Places

As battery technology becomes increasingly more advanced, electric vehicles are more enticing than ever. Additionally, you’re no longer just stuck with an electric sedan. Now you’ve got electric SUVs and sports cars as well. However, Consumer Reports recently retracted its recommendation of a crop of EVs from big-time manufacturers such as Porsche, Audi, Kia, and …

A photo of the BMW iX out on the road.
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the All-Electric BMW iX Dethrone the Tesla Model X?

The world of six-figure electric SUVs grows by one with the debut of the BMW iX. Like most other luxury carmakers, BMW opted to create a flagship EV rather than an affordable option. However, the iX will have to dethrone the current segment favorite, the Tesla Model X. For starters, things look promising on paper. …

Trucks & SUVs

The Most Fuel-Efficient Audi SUVs

Whether you like German luxury vehicles or not, you have to admit that Audi has been on its game in the past decade or so. The automaker went from producing cars that are more likely to end up at your local repair shop to producing cars that are more likely to end up on the …

A black custom T Sportline Model X T Largo Edition. Number 13 of 20
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Tuning Shop Creates Exclusive Custom Model X

There is a desire amongst many drivers to personalize their vehicles. They prefer to have their ride more in keeping with the personal character. For example, some drivers may be more outgoing or flamboyant. So, they may want wild stripes and wraps, suspension modifications, or fancy widebody kits. Other drivers may be more subdued and …

The GMC Hummer EV is an all-electric pickup truck.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Electric Car Buyers Eye Recharge Network Expansion Delays

Electric cars are being adopted at a brisk rate in recent years. Indeed, the electrification of the automotive industry as a whole has turned the market 180-degrees. A decade or two ago, people were saying electric cars would never catch on. Yet, here we are today with manufacturers scrambling to create hybrid-electric or all-electric vehicles …

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 …

A Tesla Model 3 is charged at the charging station for TESLA electric vehicles, manufacturer of electric vehicles
Hybrids & Electrics

What Impacts an Electric Car’s Range?

Electric cars are getting more and more popular. So much so that the typical electric car terminology like “range,” “charge time,” and even “kilowatt-hour” is getting more ubiquitous as time goes on. However, not many consumers might know what kind of factors play into an electric car’s projected range. There’s a lot more to it …

Front end of a the MG E-Motion concept car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

MG Enters Mexico, International Expansion Continues

MG will return to Mexico this month. Its owner, SAIC, is bringing MG back to that country after an absence since 2005. Does this move signal a future return to the United States as well? Will MG return to the United States? Will MG return to the United States? The answer to that question is a speculative …

Tesla Model 3, model X and model s in the exhibition hall of the newly opened Tesla experience center
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Factory Backed Motorsports Program Conspicuously Missing

Factory backed motorsports programs are often the offspring of a young automotive manufacturing company. Ferrari and Porche went racing in their early days, as did Mini. Of course, the American manufacturers have done the same on and off through the years. Even Fisker and Rivian have established a racing presence. Interestingly, Tesla doesn’t have a motorsports program. The electric car …

Hyundai Motor announced its new IONIQ electric brand will be detected to timelessly designed EVs.
Hybrids & Electrics

Hyundai’s E-GMP Electric Platform To Underpin Their Next Generation of Vehicles

Most manufacturers are looking at how to electrify all or part of their portfolio of offerings. Cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, and even commercial fleet vehicles will all have some form of electric representation in the next couple of years. Hyundai isn’t sitting still either. They have been working on the E-GMP, or Electric Global Modular Platform, with the …

The hood is raised on a 1982 Fiat Spider to expose the electric crate motor swap.
Hybrids & Electrics

Should You Expect Higher Maintenance Costs on an EV?

Electric vehicles are quickly becoming more and more popular. No longer too expensive for the average consumer, owning an electric vehicle has changed from a dream of the future to a present possibility. Because they are so unfamiliar still, many people might feel apprehensive about making the switch. In fact, it might even deter someone …

Polestar 2 all-electric 5-door fastback car in grey on display at Brussels Expo
Hybrids & Electrics

10th Annual National Drive Electric Week Begins Thursday

Every year for the last 10 years, there has been a campaign to raise the awareness of the benefits of driving electric. Of course, cars are a big part of the focus, but so are trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and even scooters. This year’s National Drive Electric Week campaign begins tomorrow, September 24th, and runs through …

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 …

A view from behind a red Nobe GT100 electric autocycle shows the removed panoramic roof.

New Tech, Classic Style, 3 Wheels – The Nobe Electric Car

I have discussed before that autocycles have had a hard time gaining traction in the United States. Before they can become a huge success, they first have to prove to the consumer that a vehicle with three wheels is okay. Once that is achieved, then autocycles will move from niche markets and into the broader mass …

A Tesla Model 3 is charged at the charging station for TESLA electric vehicles, manufacturer of electric vehicles
Hybrids & Electrics

Is Charging an EV Cheaper Than Putting Gas?

More automotive companies are producing electric cars, SUVs, and even trucks nowadays. But people are a little hesitant to get on board because of the cost to buy an EV. Potential customers want to know if they could justify their investment in one of these vehicles.  When you look at the costs, you could save …

Edd China, former co-host of the Wheeler Dealer television show stands before his EV ice cream truck.
Hybrids & Electrics

Edd China Sets EV Ice Cream Van Record

Many are familiar with the Wheeler Dealer television series. Those that are might recall that Edd China was a co-host of the show for many years. Well, Mr. China and the series parted company a while back, but that has not stopped him from pursuing other automotive-related activities. To that end, as an acknowledgment of …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Yes, an EV Can Have a Manual Transmission

There is a myth out there that says an electric vehicle will never have a manual transmission. It is a myth. It is true that few EVs have a manual transmission. But, that does not mean that a manual transmission will never be a part of the offerings from an EV manufacturer. In fact, some …