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

By Brad Berman ·
September 26, 2018

Volkswagen Will Launch Its Electric “People’s Car” in Late 2019

News emerged this week that VW is getting closer to introducing an affordable, mainstream electric car—as it has promised for years. The company presented a few more details about its modular electric platform, giving credence to reports that a model that’s slightly larger and roomier than the Golf will go on sale in some global markets by the end of next year.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 26, 2018

Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

We're doing our best to track the growing list of federal and state-based incentives for purchasing an electric car or plug-in hybrid. See how much you can save to get behind the wheel of an electric-drive plug-in vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 26, 2018

Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

We're doing our best to track the growing list of federal and state-based incentives for purchasing an electric car or plug-in hybrid. See how much you can save to get behind the wheel of an electric-drive plug-in vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 20, 2018

Audi Unveils the E-Tron, Its First of 10 All-Electric Vehicles

Audi unveiled the all-electric e-tron sports utility vehicle this week, the brand’s first pure EV. It’s been nearly a decade since the company’s exhilarating electric R8 sports car was introduced—and three years since the battery-powered e-tron Quattro concept was first shown. Those vehicles generated a lot of excitement among auto enthusiasts and EV fans alike. But the e-tron that was revealed in San Francisco this week was aimed at wider appeal.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 12, 2018

Are Electric Car Batteries Getting Too Big?

The race for big-battery EVs now includes the Chevy Bolt and Hyundai Kona EV (both with 64 kWh packs), as well as 95 kilowatt-hour batteries carried by the Jaguar I-Pace and Porsche Taycan. These big-battery EVs solve the range problem by providing as much as 300 miles of driving on a single charge. However, it is now dawning on automakers and analysts that bigger is not always better when it comes to EV batteries.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 07, 2018

Ford Revs Up Its EV Plans, Starting with 300-Mile Electric SUV by 2020

In a blog post yesterday, Ford’s product development director for electric cars said, “We are being tasked to set the future trajectory of the company.” That’s a big assignment for Darren Palmer and his co-workers at Ford Team Edison, the company’s dedicated EV group located in new digs in an old factory in the heart of Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 30, 2018

Volkswagen Leads a Massive Effort for Ubiquitous Ultra-Fast EV Charging

Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary that formed in the wake of Dieselgate, plans to install more than 2,000 chargers across the US by the end of 2019. In a sign that the project will bring EV charging to the masses, one-thousand of the charging stations will be installed at Walmart locations. The first of those Walmart-based stations was put in place this week in Tennessee—with plans for future stations in 36 states across the country.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 28, 2018

The 258-Mile Hyundai Kona Electric Sets the New Standard for EV Range

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced that the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is rated to provide 258 miles on a single charge. That’s a huge deal. It’s important not because the Kona crossover displaces the Chevy Bolt as the leader in range among affordable electric cars. There are only 20 miles that separate the range of the Kona Electric and the Bolt—a difference that’s inconsequential for daily driving. The Kona EV’s 258-mile official range is a big deal because it’s the new benchmark for all carmakers to meet when introducing an electric car.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 22, 2018

Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid On Track for 2020

Fiat Chrysler announced last week that a key component of its upcoming Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid will be produced at the company’s Ohio-based Toledo Assembly Complex. It’s a reassuring sign that even a company that’s been reluctant about EVs is moving on pace to produce additional plug-in vehicles. The plug-in Jeep Wrangler, the brand’s first battery-powered vehicle, is expected to go on sale in 2020.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 25, 2018

Performance Version of Model 3 Rekindles Enthusiasm for Tesla

For most of this year, reviews of the Tesla Model 3 have been mixed. The small Tesla EV earned praise for handling and acceleration. However, the overall build quality and the reliability of high-tech dashboard controls received lower marks. Fortunately, there’s a new reason to get excited again about Tesla’s capabilities to produce compelling automobiles: the first reviews of the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Performance version.

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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.