In continuing our series of looking at different all-electric vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), today we take a look at how much electricity it takes to charge a Model X from Tesla. Before we get to the meat and potatoes, let's take a look at the history of the Model X... The Tesla Model X first unveiled in 2012 and first produced for sale in 2015 … [Read more...] about How Much Electricity Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Model X?
There are a number of reasons you might want to buy an electric vehicle. You might choose an EV because you care deeply about your carbon footprint, for example. You might choose an EV because you keep your vehicles for a long time, and you're concerned about the future value of a vehicle powered by internal combustion. You might not care about any of that and may just want the … [Read more...] about How to Calculate EV Charging Costs
The Bosch Power Max Level 2 charging station was revolutionary when it debuted in 2013. In addition to its sub-$500 price tag, the original Power Max was lauded for its compact size and stylish appearance. It also came standard with a 25 foot charging cord, a favorite feature of early buyers. In 2016, Bosch introduced the Power Max 2 and Power Max 2 Plus to its lineup of … [Read more...] about Bosch Power Max 2 – Our Review
Today we take a look at how much electricity it takes to charge a Chevy Volt. Before we attempt to answer this question, let's take a look at some of the basics... The Chevrolet Volt was first introduced on the U.S. market in December of 2010. Since then, the car has managed to become the best selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) world wide. The Volt owes much of … [Read more...] about How Much Electricity Does It Take to Charge a Chevy Volt?
We've covered procedures for rebooting your Tesla Model S and Model 3 in the past. If you haven't had a chance to do so, I would encourage you to click here and here for these tutorials. Today, we cover Tesla's only SUV to date and take a look at a few different ways to reboot the Tesla Model X. The Model X is a special car. From the innovative body design to the space-age … [Read more...] about How to Reboot Your Tesla Model X
There are a few things I miss about living in Southern California. The weather. The Mexican food. Bonfires at the beach during the Summer. And of course, the LA Auto Show. I used to go every year with my dad. We would walk around together pretending to be car experts and provide commentary to each other about the latest and greatest in the automotive industry. Good times! While … [Read more...] about The 5 Newest EVs Unveiled at the 2019 LA Auto Show
As I've written before, we here at enrg.io are big fans of all things Tesla. Tesla's newest and most affordable car is of course the Model 3. Since its debut in 2017, the Model 3 has become Tesla's most popular offering, leaving the Model S and the Model X in the dust with respect to sales. The model 3 was the number one best selling plug in car in 2018, both world wide and in … [Read more...] about How Much Electricity Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Model 3?
How much can a Chevy Spark EV tow you ask? We will try and answer that question for you today. The Chevy Spark has an interesting backstory. First launched in 1998 as the Daewoo Matiz, the car was originally only available in various Asian countries. After General Motors completed their takeover of Daewoo in 2002, the car was re-branded and sold as a few different iterations … [Read more...] about How Much Can a Chevy Spark EV Tow?
The inaugural season of MotoE just wrapped up a few weeks ago in Valencia, Spain, with the aptly-named Italian Matteo Ferrari taking the widely celebrated first-ever championship in the history of this all-electric racing series. It so very nearly wasn't so, however-- and as such, in this week of Thanksgiving, it seemed like a good time to look back at the state of electric … [Read more...] about State of the Art 2020: Electric Motorcycle Racing
We touched a bit on the Renault Zoe back in October when we provided an overview of service costs. Today we shift focus to performance, including Renault Zoe 0-60 times. But first, a bit of history. Renault does not directly sell any of its products in the United States. After selling its share of the American Motor Company to Chrysler in 1987, Renault decided that the … [Read more...] about Renault Zoe 0-60 Times – A Performance Overview