Tractor-trailers with Hyliion technology would run cleaner, cutting their carbon footprint.
Hybrids & Electrics

Why Hyliion, Not Tesla, Is the EV to Watch

So many automotive headlines talk about Tesla’s innovations and electric vehicle advancements. Tesla is changing not only what we drive but also how we buy. And some observers say there isn’t a brighter mind out there today than Elon Musk. But Tesla’s groundbreaking technology in the auto industry is inspiring others to jump in. Some …

Hyliion Hypertruck ERX
Hybrids & Electrics

The Hyliion Hypertruck Is an Alt-Fuel Beast

As interest in electric vehicles grows, Hyliion Holdings Corporation is the newest company to enter EV manufacturing. Expected to arrive in 2021, the negative net-zero-emission hybrid Hypertruck ERX promises to reduce the trucking industry’s reliance on fossil fuels. Not only does the Hyliion Hypertruck use an alternative fuel source, but it also boasts performance capabilities …

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 …

The Tesla Model S Performance offers a 2.3-second 0-60 time and over 350 miles of available range.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Save More With an Electric Vehicle Over a Gas-Powered One Says Consumer Reports

The electric vehicle market has snowballed over the last years as buyers strive to become more eco-friendly. While electrified cars have numerous benefits, many drivers still aren’t sold on making a move from gas to electric. Although, new data regarding the electric vehicle cost vs. gas debate could inspire you to get an EV.  New data shows that electric …

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 black and orange electric scooter is shown with somebody riding it in an urban setting.
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Off-Road Scooter Can Take You Anywhere

Here is the first clue. It is fast, all-terrain capable, intimidating, and electric. Any guesses? Nope, it is not the new GMC Hummer, nor is it a Tesla Cybertruck. It is not Batman’s tumbler either. In fact, it is not a car, truck, or SUV. Here is another clue. It has been described as a …

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar to Attempt a Baby Jag… Again

Jaguar is an automotive company centered on luxurious performance vehicles. Sticking to that theme has helped the automaker survive for nearly 100-years. But, the company has struggled for the last two decades trying to introduce younger buyers to the brand. Jaguar has attempted “Baby Jags” more than once to attract new buyers with arguably little …

The Electraline Lakester electric vehicle is in the foreground of the Bonneville Salt Flats, with the sunrise in the distance.
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Speed Record Set at Bonneville Salt Flats

Competitive people push boundaries. For example, the four-minute mile was considered impossible at one time. Also, a three hundred mile-per-hour capable production car was also considered unheard of. Over time those records were shattered. Now comes word that EV West just broke an electric vehicle record. They shot for and surpassed the electric speed record for class E2 at the Bonneville …

A red 2021 Jeep Gladiator sits atop of rocks.

It’s Jeep Versus Everybody

Jeep is legendary for its stylish, adventure-ready vehicles. But now, Jeep wants to maintain its presence as the leader of off-roading machines and attract a new generation of loyal fans at the same time. The American automaker recently announced that it has a plan to target each of its primary competitors. The revamped Jeep SUV models will include …

A black Canoo electric van sits in a driveway of a modern home.
Hybrids & Electrics

Blackberry to Provide Operating System for Canoo EV

Who knew Blackberry was still around? Today’s news of the company in the automotive space may cause some to do a doubletake. Blackberry just announced it will provide the QNX technology and operating system for Canoo, an electric vehicle tied to a subscription service set to debut in 2021. Blackberry invading every element of the …

The General Motors headquarters has a couple of GM vehicles on display.
Hybrids & Electrics

General Motors and EVgo to Triple Nationwide Charging Stations

Consumers have long been concerned about range capabilities of electric vehicles. To allay some of those fears, General Motors and EVgo want to add more than 2,700 fast chargers to the nation’s largest public fast-charging network. The move will be phased in over the next five years. New EV fast-charging stations to begin rolling out …

Two people stick their head out the sunroof to watch a drive-in movie
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Cars Are Better for Drive-Ins

Two popular topics during the global COVID-19 pandemic have been electric cars and the resurgence of the drive-in movie experience. VW says that electric cars are “more inevitable” and Walmart is converting many of its locations into drive-in movie spots. Interestingly, both of these topics go hand-in-hand.  Lockdown means time to learn about electric cars …

The front end of a white 2020 Golf R from Volkswagen
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Electric Cars More Inevitable, VW Says

Tesla has done a lot to jumpstart the major auto manufacturers’ electrification efforts. The company has shown that electric cars for the masses are a possibility. Other manufacturers have taken notice and strengthened their own efforts to pursue creating more electric cars in their lineups. Volkswagen seems to be falling in line as well. Electric …

A blue Hyundai Kona Electric car sits on display next to a recharging unit.
Hybrids & Electrics

Hyundai and Samsung Team up on Electric Future

The electrification of the automotive industry is happening extremely fast. Some of the credit for that goes to Tesla. The company’s presence jump-started the electric car industry. Consequently, electric battery tech for the average consumer has become a lot more affordable and prevalent. Now, almost every automotive manufacturer is looking at electric options for their lineup, …

The rear of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport has a large wing with Bugatti written across it
Hybrids & Electrics

Bugatti Delays More Affordable Model

Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann announced in November 2019 that the next vehicle it builds would be available between $550,000 and $1.1 million. That is not exactly inexpensive. But, for Bugatti, it is a far cry for their $18 million for La Voiture Noire. Today, however, the news is coming out that the anticipated entry-level Bugatti is delayed. …

A charcoal Tesla Model 3 electric car in a showroom
Hybrids & Electrics

Almost 30 Tesla Model 3s Ordered By Accident

A Reddit user by the name of Balloon Man recently recounted how an internet hiccup caused some trouble for his German father. An order for a single Tesla Model 3 ended up with the father’s order and deposit being multiplied. The original Tesla Model 3 with the Autopilot option was selected. But, when all was …

Electric vehicle (EV) plug-in station
Hybrids & Electrics

EV Owners to Get Cash From Vehicle-To-Grid Technology

In many areas of the country, people have solar power generated electricity for their homes. If those systems produce more electricity than the homes need, that extra generated electricity is sold back to the local electric utility. A new project is aiming to see if the same concept can work for electric cars. A vehicle-to-grid …

A white Model Y sits in a display
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Model Y Teardown Foam Failure

Tesla has taken a lot of heat for being unconventional. Regardless of what pundits say about the company’s approach to the automotive market, however, no one can argue that the company is a failure. Instead, Tesla has successfully marketed, introduced, produced, and sold new electric models after new electric models. It has also created legions of followers along the way. …

Rear view of Lucid Air
Hybrids & Electrics

Lucid Motors and Tesla Motors: What is The Difference?

Lucid and Tesla are some of the most talked-about electric vehicle companies in recent years. They are both acquiring a sizable chunk of the EV market, with an increase in buyers looking for more sustainable vehicle alternatives than ever before. Lucid Motors and Tesla Motors: What is the difference? Although Lucid has stated that it …

EV charging station
Cars

These Cars Can Help You Avoid the Coronavirus

Over the past few weeks, it seems like the world is out of control. You may have been directly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic or you may not have, but one warning has been clear: social distancing is critical. During your weekly routine, there is one place you probably visit at least once a week, …