Debunked: 4 Misconceptions Surrounding EV Fast Charging Stations

EVCS

Every industry is guaranteed to experience a technological revolution at some point, and currently, we are witnessing a major shift in the automotive industry away from traditional combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles, or EVs. As with any widespread adoption of new tools and technologies, misconceptions abound, particularly around fast-charging … Read more

Oshkosh Defense Selects South Carolina to Build New USPS Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense

The United States Postal Service (USPS) places it largest order in three decades. Oshkosh Defense wins and will manufacturer in South Carolina. South Carolina is the location for the new Oshkosh Defense manufacturing plant that is slated to build the next-generation USPS delivery vehicles. Specifically, the Wisconsin-based manufacturer chose Spartanburg … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

Fast Facts About Electric Vehicles, Battery Life

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Battery life and electric vehicles go hand in hand. As the main source for vehicle propulsion, an adequately working battery pack is essential. Just as cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices utilize lithium-ion batteries, so do most electric vehicles. Keeping batteries healthy will prolong use. In EVs, that can … Read more

Whopping $12,500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs Proposed

Widened tax credit for electric vehicles receives congressional support. Shoppers of Tesla and GM electric vehicles are no longer eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. That is due to both companies using up their 200,000-unit credit. In Tesla’s case, the incentive ended years ago. While other automakers jump into … Read more

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Crossover: Start of a Revolution?

Introducing the Ioniq 5 Crossover EV. Yet another manufacturer is touting its latest electric vehicle project. Following recent announcements from GM and Ford for the Hummer EV and F-150 Electric, respectively, Hyundai just dropped details about its latest all-electric model, the Ioniq 5. The new model builds on the company’s … Read more

Lucid Motors Completes Arizona Factory

Lucid Motors building

Phase one of four for Lucid’s manufacturing plant. We all know that 2020 will go down as the year when everything changed. Most notably, a pandemic raged across the world, taking lives and shutting down economies. Many of the best-laid plans of individuals and businesses came to a screeching halt … Read more

About Bollinger Motors, EV Startup

Pictured Above: The Bollinger Motors B1 being put through winter testing and ABS calibration in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in February 2020. The list of upstart automakers continues to expand thanks to vehicle electrification. Indeed, it is due to such advances in electric technology that’s led to several companies throwing their … Read more

It’s a Wrap: 2018 in Review

Happy New Year to you and yours! The ending of one year and the start of another should give us pause, allowing us to reflect on what once was as well as assess our lives as we look forward. As an automotive journalist, I like to keep tabs on my … Read more

7 Facts About the Volkswagen Beetle

original Volkswagen Beetle

You would be hard-pressed to find another vehicle with a model name as well known or as even as old as the Volkswagen Beetle. Years before it showed up on our shores, the Beetle design was established, the work of Ferdinand Porsche. In 2014, Volkswagen marked the 65th anniversary of … Read more

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Makes 48 MPG

Among midsize sedans, the Accord Hybrid is the most efficient of all models. The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and is more efficient than ever. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is EPA-rated at 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway for a combined 48 mpg. That’s 1 … Read more

The Top 10 Fuel Efficient Cars of 2016

What are the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2016? Our list excludes electric and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles, and features 10 models each averaging a combined 40 mpg. With gas prices at or near the lowest levels we have seen this century, fuel efficiency concerns have been placed on a back … Read more

Tesla Owners Gripe Over Supercharger Abuse Warning

Tesla owners are a unique lot as they have the privilege of driving an extended-range electric vehicle in addition to having access to free supercharging stations across the country, indeed around the world. Those stations are typically located in shopping centers near major highways connecting cities. Last week, Tesla Motors … Read more

Price Cut, More Power for the 2016 Cadillac ELR

GM is staying with the Cadillac ELR despite a paucity of sales. For 2016, this exquisite coupe will benefit from a price cut and notable changes to its technologies. Those changes, however, will provide only modest gains for the ELR. The General Motors Company is nothing if not persistent. The … Read more

Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Green Car of the Year award now in its eleventh year. The Audi A3 is a Green Car of the Year finalist. Think “green car” and your thoughts might turn to a variety of battery electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S, the Ford Focus Electric and the Nissan Leaf. … Read more

Nissan Charging: Free Electric for Leaf Owners

Nissan program to cover up to 25 cities in 2015. Nissan has been having moderate success with its Leaf electric vehicle. Those sales are not approaching the 150,000 annual unit capacity that its Tennessee plant provides, but it is making progress. To date, more than 120,000 Leafs have been sold … Read more

BMW i8 Bedazzles at Frankfurt

It is both an electric vehicle and a super car, what makes the BMW i8 so unique in the emerging field of vehicle electrification. Introduced to a packed media audience at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, it represents the first production model in BMW’s new “i” sub-brand segment. … Read more

Global Debut: BMW i3 EV

BMW has rethrown its hat into the electric vehicle ring, by introducing to the world its all-new i3 model. On Monday, the German car manufacturer simultaneously introduced the car at events in Beijing, London and New York, representing three important markets where the car will be sold. Its North American … Read more

Chevrolet Volt Sales Surge, But Fall Short

Chevrolet Volt sales tripled in 2012, but that increase still fell far short of the 35,000 to 40,000 units GM had said that its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle would sell for the 2012 calendar year. Yet, in a market where EV demand is still anemic, the Chevy Volt managed to … Read more

Why the Honda Insight Failed

For the second time in its brief history the Honda Insight is being pulled from the US market. And this time it may be gone for good. The Insight, like the Toyota Prius, is a dedicated hybrid. That means there is no gasoline version and the model’s success or failure … Read more

Are Electric Cars Really Better Than Gas Cars?

Electric cars, are they really better? Vehicle electrification is in the news thanks to recent announcements of the planned launch of several electric-powered vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf, Fisker Karma and the Ford Transit Connect EV. Electric vehicles offer distinct advantages over their gas-powered counterparts although their price premium can offset some of those … Read more