Measuring electric vehicle efficiency: What is MPGe?

June 13th, 2019 by

Measuring electric vehicle efficiency: What is MPGe? Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car. A lesser-known fact contributing to the low…

The owner’s manual of the GM EV1 shows just how advanced it was.

May 15th, 2019 by
GM EV1 Owner's Manual

The 1997 GM EV1 was a car ahead of its time. It was the first modern electric car, hitting the market over 10 years before the Tesla Roadster surged onto the scene in 2008. It wowed its owners with smooth and powerful acceleration characteristic of electric powertrains. It even carried features that today’s most advanced…

No, electric vehicles do not produce more carbon emissions than gasoline vehicles.

April 22nd, 2019 by
Long Tailpipe

One of the biggest arguments in favor of the widespread adoption of electric vehicles is that they produce fewer emissions are therefore better for the environment. Tesla’s mission statement has long been (and continues to be) “to accelerate the to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market…

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…

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…

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…

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