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

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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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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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.