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…

Today In EVs: Prices go down? BOO! Prices go up? BOO!

Making EV news today: Hyundai and Tesla generate price dissatisfaction… but for opposite reasons! Tesla Prices Go Down? Some Existing Owners Angry In response to Tesla announcing a massive reduction in prices in the Model 3 to launch the $35k variant,  most people were pleased by the price reduction. Some people, however, who recently purchased the vehicle at…

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,…

Electric Cars and Road Tripping: Yes, We Can.

One of the greatest, if not the greatest reasons that many people hesitate to switch to an electric vehicle is the fear of… “What if I can’t get There from Here”? Well, here’s the good news: You absolutely can. We’ll start with Teslas, as they’ve long been the road-tripping champions, and then move onto other vehicles available today….

Big news for EVs: Nissan pulling back, GM stepping… up?

Big news today for the electric vehicle market, from two fronts…. Nissan postpones launch of 60kWh Leaf E-Plus Following the ouster and arrest of their CEO, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan has postponed the launch of the much anticipated Leaf E-Plus. Why does this matter? Not merely will the much larger pack greatly extend its range; the reported $36k…

Dear Established Automakers: So Electric Cars Can't Be Profitable Yet, Huh?

Go on, auto industry, analysts and old-school auto journalists. Tell us how electric cars can’t be profitable today and why we’re stuck with oil for the time being!   *** “I want to be very clear here,” Carlos Tavares, chief executive of PSA, the owner of Peugeot, Citroën and Opel-Vauxhall, told reporters at the show. “We are moving…

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…