Yes, Virginia – EVs Can Take The Backroads

Every so often one encounters a myth about electric vehicles that's so odd it makes you scratch your head. When it happens just once, it's easy to dismiss, but when it keeps popping up, it becomes time to address it. In recent weeks, I've seen multiple people assert that, “Sure, you can take EVs on…

And That's That: The $35k Tesla Model 3 Goes On Sale

Well, it's finally happened: Tesla has released the $35k Model 3. While the whole Model 3 programme had been previously moved forward two years, the failure to meet the accelerated timeline has been a regular source of criticism for Tesla over the past year. The new unveiling introduced a whole slew of variants, including: (price, range,…

The New Wave of Electric Cars: Infographics

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of how much the electric vehicle market has been changing year to year. Not only are growth rates spectacular — 54% annually globally — but the capabilities of each new generation of vehicles rises dramatically.   It is this latter aspect that I wish to focus on today — or, to put…

Who's Trying To Kill The Electric Car Again? Take A Guess.

By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard the news: earlier this month, the Trump administration announced plans to reverse the Obama-era CAFE standards, effectively deciding to increase US oil consumption, pollution, and CO2 emissions. They’ve also set their sights on their next target to kill: CARB (the California Air Resources Board) — a thorn in the…

The War on Tesla, Musk, and the Fight for the Future

Upfront: If you think that anything is justified against a person simply because that person is wealthy, this is not an article for you. If you think it’s okay to lie, mislead, or otherwise attack a person simply because of their financial status, consequences be damned, then you should probably look elsewhere. You won’t have…

“I shudder to think of evacuating in an electric car”- EVs in Disasters: Expectations Versus Reality

It’s something you periodically hear whenever the topics of “electric cars” and “natural disasters” meet: fear. There comes an image of electric cars stranded across the roads, endless impractical lines for charging, while their gasoline-driving compatriots escape to safety. In the aftermath, there’s an image of people in their powerless homes, stranded because their electric…