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5 Reasons to Buy a Used Rivian Truck from Current Automotive

Rivian R1S at Current Automotive

In the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), Rivian has emerged as a frontrunner in the race to electrify the automotive industry. With its innovative technology, rugged design, and commitment to sustainability, Rivian has garnered widespread attention and admiration. If you’re considering joining the electric revolution and have your eye on a Rivian truck,…

Understanding the Clean Vehicle Credit

On Friday, August 12th, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law. The “Clean Vehicle Credit” (CVC) portion of the act includes a rewrite of the previous $7,500 Federal Income Tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle, but with more restrictions and a different method of realizing the benefit. Here’s what…

Types of EV Chargers

EV Charging 101

Everything You Need to Know About the EV Charging Infrastructure in 2022 There is a lot of talk about public charging infrastructure in 2022. Specifically, if there are enough public charging sites to support the rapidly increasing number of EVs on the road. The answer isn’t so obvious. Fueling an EV isn’t like fueling a…

One Year, 55,000 Miles in an EV

Jon and his 2017 Chevy Bolt

On the first anniversary of purchasing a vehicle from Current Automotive, Jon crossed the threshold of 55,000 miles driven in 365 days. That translates to 4,583 miles per month, 1,057 per week, or 211 per weekday. That’s a lot of miles in any car, but Jon did it in an electric vehicle—a 2017 Chevy Bolt….

X-Care Warranty Success Stories: Sean

When a recent customer of ours, Sean, was considering purchasing his first Tesla a few years ago, he said he worried whether the pre-owned 2013 Model S P85+ he was looking at would be difficult to repair if anything went wrong and needed to be replaced. During his research process he learned about X-Care EV…

First Impressions: 2022 MINI Cooper SE

We’ll always jump at the opportunity to check out what’s new in the world of electric vehicles, and we were recently offered a chance to get our first impressions behind the wheel of the 2022 Mini Cooper SE thanks to our friends at Bill Jacobs Mini. Originally launched in the 2020 model year, the 2022…

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From 2012 Model S Signature Performance to 2020 Model Y, A Tesla Early Adopter’s Perspective

2012 Model S Signature Performance and 2020 Model Y Along the Chicago Lakefront

With a depleting battery and several miles to go until a planned stop to Supercharge her Tesla, Sonja received a notification that the battery was beginning to precondition to optimize for charging, which caused her to slightly panic. “I was like Oh no! It’s going to use more energy for pre-conditioning and I’m not gonna…

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Review: The Taycan carries the soul of a proper Porsche.

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Porsche Taycan Review: The Porsche Taycan is an electric sport sedan that channels the double-natured soul of the modern 911.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Electric Vehicle Transmissions

Almost all electric vehicles use a single-speed transmission right now, but that might not be the case forever. What’s next for EV gearbox technology?

How much does a Tesla Model 3 Battery Replacement Cost?

Tesla Model 3 Battery

A real work invoice shows just how much it costs to replace a Tesla Model 3 battery pack out-of-pocket. Plus, how does Tesla supply replacement packs?

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