Author: Neil Brooks

What Exactly Is an E-bike?

We brought you a list of seven e-bikes that you can get for under $1,000 last week. A few days later it dawned on me that we never bothered to define what exactly an e-bike is. How rude of us! Let’s take a look at what an e-bike is and how they work. E-bike Defined An e-bike is defined as a bicycle that gives the rider the option of using an integrated electric motor to assist with propulsio...

Are Electric Car Charging Stations Free?

I have to admit I was a bit incensed the other day when I parked in one of the electric vehicle spots at my local shopping center. Having once provided charging for free, the owners of the garage were now demanding payment for the service. To add insult to injury, the only way to pay for the charge was to download their app and give them a bunch of personal information. No bueno! This development ...

10 Celebrities Who Have Gone All-Electric

As much as we may hate to admit it, celebrities are interesting. Whether they be stars of stage, screen, or sport, celebs are often at the forefront of the national discourse surrounding politics and culture. While we may not always agree with their positions, we can recognize and appreciate it when celebrities make positive contributions to society. To show our appreciation for purchasing all-ele...

The 7 Best Electric Bikes Under $1000

If you’re like me, you’re broke. Should being poor doom us to suffer the indignities of walking everywhere just because we can’t afford an expensive electric bike? Absolutely not! We have scoured the Internet dear readers for seven electric bikes (e-bikes) you can order on Amazon today for under $1,000. 7. Ecotric Fat Tire – $790.00 The Ecotric Fat Tire features 20′ t...

Top 10 Electric Vehicles Ranked by Range

As we’ve noted previously, range anxiety is the number one roadblock for many potential all-electric vehicle (EV) buyers. In an effort to promote EVs, we here at enrg.io have found 10 models that won’t leave you stranded. Here are the top 10 EVs for 2019 ranked by range. 10. Audi e-tron: 205 Mile Range Audi’s first all-electric offering is the stylish e-tron crossover SUV. In add...

5 Sports Stars Who Drive Electric Vehicles

So…I’m (allegedly) a man. As a man I’m naturally drawn to certain things. Two of the best and most entertaining things in life for me are sports and cars. This got me thinking: has the all-electric (EV) car craze managed to hit the sports world? Are there any professional athletes out there driving EVs today? As it turns out, the answer to this question is a resounding YES! Let&#...

Arnold and EVs: Has the Terminator Gone Green?

What words pop in your head when you think of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Terminator? Commando? Governor? How about environmental activist and all-electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast? Impossible you say, the man owns four full-size Hummers for crying out loud! While this may be true, Arnold appears to be re-inventing himself as hero of all things EV. Schwarzenegger made headlines in June of this year when...

Formula E 101

Unlike its well-established older brother Formula 1, the Formula E racing league is just a baby. The concept for Formula E was conceived by Jean Todt, the President of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in 2011. Todt announced his intention to create an all-electric vehicle (EV) racing league while dining with friends in Paris, and Formula E was born! The inaugural race for the ...

5 Affordable Amazon Gifts For the EV Owner in Your Life!

I wrote about 5 gadgets that Tesla Model 3 owners might want to consider last month here. After doing so, I realized how left out other non-Tesla Model 3 all-electric vehicle (EV) owners must have felt. In order to atone for this, I’ve come up with a list of not-so-expensive items found on Amazon that any EV owner can enjoy! Full disclosure: I don’t currently own any of these items but...

Meet Andrew Ference: the NHL’s Mr. Green

Andrew Ference has long been known for his commitment to environmental causes. The Canadian defender has been a staunch advocate of all-electric vehicle (EV) ownership and other forms of green living. In 2018, Ference was hired to be the NHL’s first Director of Social Impact, Growth, and Fan Development, a position that will allow him to continue his environmental advocacy. Ference first bec...

NIO Automotive: Will this Company Be the Next Tesla?

China’s NIO automotive company (formerly known as NextEV), first made headlines in 2016 when it raised over a billion dollars in seed money.  The company indicates on its website that their goal is to be a world leader in both the all-electric vehicle (EV) and autonomous vehicle markets. NIO’s successes have been laudable, although recent setbacks have critics wondering: is NIO the rea...

Tiny EVs in China: Small Vehicles, Huge Market

China is home to the world largest populace, with over 1.4 billion people calling it home. China is also the number one market for all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), as we noted here. Sales of EVs and PHEVs in China dwarf those in the United States, at least partially due to their government’s proactive measures to increase ownership. Much like in the U...

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