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

By Brad Berman ·
May 16, 2019

New 2020 Version of Prius Prime Seats Five Passengers

For more than a year, the Prius Prime has been the second best-selling plug-in vehicle—surpassed only by the Tesla Model 3. Now the new 2020 version of Prime, due as early as June, will become even more accessible and attractive when its back row expands to accommodate a fifth passenger and adds two USB ports.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

The Real Price of EV Public Charging

It’s important to gain a grasp of pricing schemes for public EV charging, so you can compare the cost of charging on the road to what you pay at home.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

Quick Charging of Electric Cars

Public quick chargers commonly add about 50 or 60 miles of range in around 20 minutes. That makes electric cars more convenient and functional. This guide provides the details.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

How to Use the PlugShare EV Charging Station Tool

PlugShare is a powerful mobile application and online tool that allows electric car owners to locate and optimize the use of EV charging stations.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette

Thou shalt charge only when necessary. Don't leave nasty notes when a gas car parks in an EV spot. And other rules to live by.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Seven Ideas for Electric Car Ownership Without Home Charging

Electric car owners with a 240-volt supply of power in the garage or driveway can refuel a battery-powered vehicle with ease. Plug your car in before going to sleep, and wake up to a full battery in the morning. That beats going to the gas station—for both convenience and cost. But approximately one in four Americans lives in a multi-unit building without a dedicated parking spot, while many home renters have landlords unwilling to install EV charging. Are they completely out of luck?

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Electric Car Utility Rate Plans: Top Five Rules

Blindly driving forward, without thinking about the rate plans offered by your local power company, can lead to unexpected—and sometimes unfortunate—outcomes for EV drivers.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Buying Your First Home EV Charger

It’s not rocket science, and you should not overthink the selection and installation of a home charger, also known as an EVSE. That said, there are important differences to consider.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Buying Your First Home EV Charger

It’s not rocket science, and you should not overthink the selection and installation of a home charger, also known as an EVSE. That said, there are important differences to consider.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Understanding Unique EV Specs of a Plug-in Vehicle

Shopping for a new car can be a daunting task. Sure, we have a gut reaction to a vehicle’s brand, size, design, level of comfort or even its color. But we shouldn’t overlook the specifications of car, which can be helpful in our quest to know if a particular model is right for us or not. That’s hard enough with a gas-powered car—and even more challenging to drivers considering a first electric car. Yet, with a little help, it doesn’t have to be scary or mysterious.

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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.