Forest River travel trailer outside set up for camping
Hybrids & Electrics

An All-Electric RV by Lordstown Motors Is Finally on Its Way

As the auto industry’s electrification becomes more prevalent, it was only a matter of time before it hit the world of RVs. EV startup Lordstown Motors just announced that it would partner with Camping World to develop an electric RV and electric travel trailer. While established manufacturers such as Airstream have dabbled with electricity in …

Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020, near Gruenheide, Germany.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Elon Musk Open To Merging Tesla With Other Automakers

In recent years there have been several mergers and acquisitions in the automotive industry. For example, Stellantis is the new company formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler America and Peugeot Citroen. Years prior to that, Ford bought and then sold Jaguar, Land Rover, and Aston Martin. So, it is not unusual that merger talk …

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 …

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. …

A tourist in an RV with bicycle racks approaches the small town of Chimayo, New Mexico
Marine & RVs

These Electric Bicycles Are the Perfect RV Companion Tool

Many people enjoy taking an RV to a scenic spot in the great outdoors or a campground or RV resort. But, some people that enjoy RV life also have knee concerns. So, walking can be a literal pain when attempting to go back and forth to the clubhouse or general store. In those situations, a …

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 …

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat driving on country road
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford F-150 Adds Expensive Hands-Free Tech

Something to never say in a Ford F-150 is, “Look, Mom, no hands!” In fact, that should never be said by any driver! But the 2021 Ford F-150 is coming with hands-free driving technology that could make it safer.  The 2021 Ford Ford F-150 gains hands-free driving tech  According to AutoBlog, Ford has confirmed that …

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 red Solo, from ElectraMeccanica, sites in a parking lot.
Hybrids & Electrics

Production of The Solo Begins – New Locations Open

ElectraMeccanica may not be a name familiar to many. That’s okay. In recent years the company has been putting together the funding and manufacturing relationships it needs to produce electric vehicles. Today, a press release announced that its production versions of its flagship vehicle, the Solo, are now rolling out.  What is the Solo The …

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 …

Zoomed in photo of the grille of a pre-production GMC Hummer EV supertruck
Hybrids & Electrics

Hummer Reveal: Watch It Tonight Right Here

For a year, we have been covering the return of Hummer. First, the idea of the brand returning was intriguing. Then we learned that an entire brand would not be reborn. Instead, a model within GMC would use the Hummer nameplate for electric vehicles. That was then followed by information that there would be a …

Several different styles of yellow buses built by the Thomas Built Buses Company
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric School Bus Sales Are Booming

The school bus, the twinkie, the big cheese, the cheese log, the cheese wagon… these are all nicknames for what is familiar to all of us as the school bus. All of us have seen them. Many of us have waited for them. A few of us have accidentally climbed aboard the wrong one. But …

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid, competing with the Honda Civic, is displayed during the first press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
Hybrids & Electrics

Is Toyota’s Promise Inspiring Other Brands?

Toyota continues full steam ahead with release after release of hybrid vehicles. As the hybrid and electric market surges forward pulling the entire auto industry along with it, Toyota plans to stay ahead of the pack. Since the Toyota Prius debuted in 1997, the brand has been at the forefront of the push toward hybrid …

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 …

Ford F150 prototype EV in front of train
Automotive News

The Ford F-150 EV Will Be the Best Electric Work Truck

Do you want the Electric Ford F-150 for business or pleasure? Because the Ford F-150 Electric pickup truck may fall more toward the business side, as Ford suggests their electric truck is a serious work truck to differentiate it from rivals.  The Ford F-150 Electric is a work truck.  Ford aspires to set their electric …

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 …

The Cervelo R5 Lamborghini Edition bicycle in motion
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Lamborghini Goes Too Old-School, Unveils Bicycle

Lamborghini is a brand known for performance cars. But, did you know that the company is also involved in other projects? The automaker has also been involved with tractors and boats. It does not end there. For something a little more affordable, Lamborghini has also ventured into bicycles. Oddly though, the bicycles are old school …

2 Wheels

Is it Worth it to Buy a Cheap E-Bike Priced Under $500?

When it comes to affordable two-wheeled transportation, it’s hard to beat an electric bicycle. The market has been saturated with a bevy e-bikes to choose from these days and what makes it even harder are the price points that a lot of them are being marketed at. For example, if you’re looking for one that …

2022 Grand Jeep Wagoneer Concept driving on street.
Hybrids & Electrics

Jeep Launches Wagoneer Portfolio of Premium SUVs

There have been many teases of the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer for weeks. This morning, Jeep finally formally announced that Wagoneer would be a portfolio of premium SUVs. The company aims to infuse that portfolio of products with an opulent luxury feel. Wagoneers will be Jeeps like no other. Taking a shot at Cadillac …

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 …

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 …

2018 Ram 2500 Last Manual Trans | FCA-001
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 …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Do You Charge an Electric Bike?

Electric bikes have become more popular in the past year and if you have been toying with the idea of buying one, then you have likely been doing your research. And while it’s easy to get caught up in all of the specs, features, and prices of the vast amount of electric bikes currently in …

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 …

a sleek Tesla Model S press photo against a white backdrop
Hybrids & Electrics

You Have to Give up Your Gas Car Sooner or Later

Hear that? It’s the winds of change. Across the globe, automakers like Toyota are making promises to have all hybrid or electric vehicles in their lineup within the next few years. Tesla has become a household name in terms of automobiles, even though they only sell electric vehicles. It’s coming. We are going to see …