All the News, Reviews, Guides and Reports on Electric Cars

By Brad Berman ·
November 16, 2016

Electric Cars in the Age of Trump

Automakers, consumers and EV advocates will need to recalibrate. Automakers could downshift on their investment in EV research while reducing production of ultra-efficient cars to a minimal level. The race for the electric car—and the mitigation of vehicle emissions—is about to hit a speed bump.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 08, 2016

Carmakers’ Commitment to Electric Cars: Brand-by-Brand Review

Every electric vehicle purchase is a vote of confidence in the companies helping to wean the world from a petro-based transportation infrastructure. Obviously, a vehicle’s features—its style, handling and range—are essential for making a good decision. But for many EV buyers, the level of commitment an automaker makes toward the electric car future is another important consideration.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 08, 2016

Total Cost of Ownership of an Electric Car

EVs get bad rap as expensive. Until you look at the Total Cost of Ownership. The sticker price of the vehicle is only the first consideration.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 07, 2016

Toyota Plans a Long-Range EV for 2020

Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported today that Toyota intends to mass-produce an electric car with a driving range of approximately 185 miles. According to reports, the automaker will dedicate a team starting next year to develop the vehicle by 2020. The future model will likely use an existing platform—such as Prius or Corolla.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 03, 2016

Despite Lack of Publicity, Hyundai’s New EV Goes on Sale in Weeks

After remaining very quiet, Hyundai is stating to call attention to the Ioniq, its new EV that goes on sale before the end of the year. The Ioniq deserves attention as the first ever model to be offered as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric car.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 25, 2016

Infiniti Eyes Producing an Electric Car for China

Infiniti told in 2014 that its plans for an all-electric car were “delayed indefinitely.” Well, it appears that the indefinite period could soon come to end—as the luxury brand considers producing an EV primarily for China’s growing auto market. Bloomberg reported last week that Infiniti is internally discussing the right timing for introducing an electric car in China.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 20, 2016

Is 350-Kilowatt Ultra-Fast Charging the Future of EV Refueling?

With the imminent release of affordable 200-plus mile electric cars, there is a pressing need for public charging that is much faster than today's so-called Quick Charging. Anticipating the need for public EV charging with output “up to 350 kilowatts,” an alliance of European carmakers this week officially launched a network of 25 “ultra-fast” chargers.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 12, 2016

Market for Luxury Electric Cars Could Get Very Crowded

As Tesla shifts focus to its long-standing goal of producing an affordable long-range EV, a new set of incumbent carmakers appears to be making a move for the luxury electric car market. The new electric players will include Mercedes, Audi and even Maserati.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 06, 2016

Prius Prime Makes Toyota a Legitimate Plug-in Hybrid Player

With the introduction of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota’s hesitation with plug-in hybrids appears to be a thing of the past. The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will offer a EPA-estimated all-electric driving range of up to 25 miles up and at speed up to 84 miles per hour. It's due at dealerships in early November.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 30, 2016

Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car

Shop around. Consider the incentives. Have faith in the battery. And four other essential things to consider when buying a plug-in vehicle.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  2. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  3. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.