Electric Vehicle Charging 101

April 1st, 2019 by
Electric Vehicle Charging

Besides a superior driving experience and big savings on fuel, the big difference electric vehicles bring to the table is the convenience of charging a car over the errand of visiting a gas station to fill up. Electric cars make great daily drivers today, you just have to get used to plugging them in. We’ll…

Is free Supercharging worth it? A guide to Tesla’s Supercharging Network

March 23rd, 2019 by

Superchargers are Tesla’s solution to electric vehicle fast charging. 15-30 minutes at a Supercharger station is all that’s necessary to get the battery recharged to get back on the road.  Plus, Tesla has invested heavily in building out a network of Superchargers so that Tesla drivers can go anywhere. Take a look at the map…

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Current Automotive is Fair

March 13th, 2019 by
Fair App

Find your car, buy online, get it delivered. Or not – it’s up to you. Each car buyer has their own idea of the ideal purchase experience. That’s why Current Automotive was built to provide either an online or an in-person experience. And now, there’s one more way to get behind the wheel of a…

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Cold Weather’s Impact on Electric Vehicles, and How to Combat it

March 7th, 2019 by
Icy Tesla Model 3

Since winter is making its last strike at the Midwest and Northeast this week, it’s a good time to take a look at how cold weather affects electric vehicles. In particular, electric vehicle shoppers are concerned about their range decreasing. This February, AAA released a report detailing just that. The AAA Study AAA tested five…

Tesla Model 3 Buyer’s Guide (from March 2019)

March 5th, 2019 by
Tesla Model 3

Update April 16, 2019: Tesla has killed the Standard Range Model 3 and made some other price changes, putting much of this article out-of-date. An article with the new information can be found here. Update March 21, 2019: This post has been updated to include Tesla’s price increases. Tesla’s announcement of the long-awaited Standard Range and surprising…

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Tesla Changes Autopilot Feature Availability

March 1st, 2019 by

Update May 15, 2019:  Tesla has raised the price of Full Self Driving to $6,000 before delivery and $8,000 after delivery. This applies to Model S, Model 3, and Model X. Autopilot “Lite” is still standard on all three cars. Both Autopilot packages are still optional on Model Y at the last prices: Autopilot is…

Volkswagen Says its Future is All-Electric

February 21st, 2019 by

Originally published on February 8, 2019. With 27 different electrified models planned by 2022 and over 10 million all-electric cars over its lifespan – Volkswagen Group has big dreams for its new “MEB” platform. Translated, MEB means “Modular Electric-drive Toolkit,” and it’s meant to be the basic building block upon which all of Volkswagen’s upcoming…

So what’s the difference between a PHEV, EV, and HEV anyways?

February 19th, 2019 by
Toyota Prius Prime

PHEV, REx, BEV, Full hybrid, mild hybrid, FCEV – there’s so many different approaches to electrifying a vehicle that it can be hard to keep up with what they all mean! And it’s important to understand the difference, because not every electric vehicle will fit every driver’s situation. Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Conventional hybrid vehicles…

What are the different types of hybrid drive systems?

February 19th, 2019 by
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Hybrid cars carry some of the most cutting-edge technology on the automotive market today. There’s a good reason hybrid powertrains made their ways into this decade’s hypercars, like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918 Spyder. While those dream cars may be unreachable for nearly everybody, similar hybrid tech is humbly put to…

Why We’re Current

February 18th, 2019 by
Nissan Leaf

Electric vehicles aren’t just the future, they’re here now. They offer the quietest, smoothest, most comfortable commutes in the world. They can also offer mind-bending acceleration and great handling. They save their drivers big money in fuel costs. They’re a better driving experience than gas and diesel burning vehicles, period. Unfortunately, there are lots of…

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1551 W Jefferson
Naperville, IL, 60504 US
(855) 438-3838
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