That headline? It isn't clickbait-- and it isn't some hyped up version of a watered-down commitment to "electrification", either. Mercedes-Benz, the oldest car company in the world and makers of some of the most powerful internal combustion engines to ever see production, has stopped developing new internal combustion engines, according to Daimler (Mercedes' parent company) … [Read more...] about Mercedes Stops Internal Combustion Development, Fully Commits to EVs
After reading about charging your Tesla with a NEMA 14-50 outlet at home you may wonder if it's better than a HPWC. Tesla's High Powered Wall Connector (HPWC), now referred to by Tesla simply as wall connector, does what the NEMA 14 50 set up can do: charge your car. However, the two differ slightly in their execution so allow me to compare to help you determine which is … [Read more...] about High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) or NEMA 14-50 Direct Plug – Which is Better?
A favorite among early Tesla owners, installing a NEMA 14-50R outlet ("NEMA 14 50" for short) for home charging is an economical and flexible solution. The outlet itself can be had for about $9.00. Springing for a wall plate to finish the look will set you back another $3.00. Starting earlier this year, an adapter to charge your Tesla on this outlet will have to be purchased as … [Read more...] about How To Charge Your EV With A NEMA 14-50 Outlet
“China Challenge” mastered – Volkswagen’s fully-electric prototype sets new benchmark on Tianmen Mountain Romain Dumas conquers the 99 hairpins on the 10.906-kilometre “Big Gate Road” in less than 8 minutes ID.R is the sportiest representative of the electric ID. family of products Another day, another motorsports speed record taken down by the all-electric Volkswagen ID. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen ID.R Smashes Tianmen Mountain Record
One of the most asked questions in the all-electric vehicle (EV) world is: how long does it take to charge? Perhaps because we are so used to spending around five or so minutes at the pump when we fill up our gas-guzzlers, the idea of waiting any longer than this to charge is a turn-off for many. In an effort to assuage the doubters who don't think that their schedules don't … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?
What is it about driving fast that appeals to us so much? Is it the risk? Is it the exhilaration of flying by other cars as your speed down the highway? I'm no stranger to speed. I once got my Nissan Leaf up to 70 miles per hour on the Beltway surrounding Washington D.C. Danger Zone!!! All-electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way over the years with regard to … [Read more...] about What Is the Fastest Electric Car?
If you've ever assumed that you "need" a gasoline powered car in your household for things an electric vehicle just can't do, think again. Maybe you only have one car and wonder whether an electric would work for you. Or perhaps you're already enjoying an electric vehicle but have a secondary vehicle, or spouse's vehicle that relies on fossil fuels just in case. I'm here to … [Read more...] about Can Your Household Go Fully Electric?
We brought you a list of the best route planners to plan your all-electric vehicle (EV) road trip here. Since I am a Nissan Leaf owner, I thought I would show a bit of love today specifically to other Leaf owners. Since we cannot charge our EVs using Tesla's impressive Supercharger network, we will have to make due with a combination of public and dealership chargers. No … [Read more...] about The Best Nisan Leaf Route Planners
2020 is going to be a wild ride. Between the election here in the United States that literally no one is looking forward to and my 40th birthday both looming large, 2020 could be a year of great stress and depression. But fear not, dear readers! If you feel yourself drifting into despair (either over politics or me getting older), take a look at this list of six awesome … [Read more...] about 6 New EVs Coming in 2020
My buddy Jo wrote an article last week about a team that covered over 2,000 miles in 24 hours in an all-electric Porsche. The most amazing part of this story was that this 24 hours included charging time! That's right...Porsche's new 800-volt fast-charging system was able to provide up to 120 miles in as little as ten minutes. Absolutely amazing! While the team from Porsche … [Read more...] about What Are the Best EV Route Planners?