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

By Akhil Jariwala ·
April 23, 2019

Checklist: Taking Delivery of Your EV

Congratulations on your decision to buy an electric car! This checklist will guide you through the process of finalizing your purchase—and ease the transition into the daily driving of a car powered by inexpensive, clean, domestic electricity.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Carmakers’ Commitment to Electric Cars

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 ·
April 22, 2019

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 ·
April 22, 2019

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 ·
April 22, 2019

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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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2019

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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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2019

Electric Cars Pros and Cons

Like almost anything in life, electric cars have advantages and disadvantages. You can expect a site like PluginCars.com to generally promote EVs as having, on balance, a lot more benefits than shortcomings—but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer an honest assessment of the pros and cons.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2019

Electric Cars Pros and Cons

Like almost anything in life, electric cars have advantages and disadvantages. You can expect a site like PluginCars.com to generally promote EVs as having, on balance, a lot more benefits than shortcomings—but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer an honest assessment of the pros and cons.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2019

What Is an Electric Car?

Before we get going, let's establish basic definitions. For starters, an electric car is powered by an electric motor instead of a gasoline engine.

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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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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.