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2019 Honda Clarity PHEV Promoted In New Walkaround Video

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Honda actually wants to sell its Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, and the push is working. The word on the streets in the EV community for some time has been that legacy automakers don’t really want to sell their plug ins. In many cases this is true. It has also been said time and time again that ...

What Happens When You Cut Into A Tesla Battery Cell?

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Don’t try this at home. A wise man once noted there are a few things one should never do. Things like pulling on Superman’s cape or spitting into the wind, for example. Now, we would like to add a new item to this list: don’t drill into a Tesla battery cell. As you can see ...

Yet Another E-Bike: This Time It’s Kalk & Cake: Video

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Who doesn’t love a little Cake? Yet another e-bike is here, apparently, finally! Based in Sweden, Cake (yes that’s their real name) has heretofore been manufacturing off-road electric motorcycles, but they’re introducing the “Kalk&” (a step up from the Kalk OR) as a street-legal version. The bike looks like a hoot: a tiny thing that’s barely a step up from ...

EV Range Test: Tesla Model X Vs. Audi e-tron & Jaguar I-Pace: Video

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Nothing quite like watching the triple threat of EV crossovers side-by-side on Germany’s legendary roadway. We’ve seen plenty of comparisons of the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace. It still seems a bit strange to us, since the I-Pace is hardly comparable to the Model X. The Jaguar is in a class of its own ...

CUPRA Reveals Formentor Plug-In Hybrid SUV Ahead Of Geneva

CUPRA Formentor joins electrifying Geneva Motor Show CUPRA, Seat‘s performance brand, will be back at the Geneva Motor Show with a new plug-in concept. After the racing all-electric Cupra e-Racer, this year the company will unveil its first model developed specifically for the brand. Meet the CUPRA Formentor, a high-performance plug-in hybrid for the first anniversary ...

Volvo Delivered First Electric Trucks To Customers In Sweden

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

See first fully electric Volvo trucks in action On February 19, Volvo Trucks delivered the first electric truck to customers in Sweden in its pilot program for selected customers, which will be expanded to other European markets in the second half of 2019. The first delivered Volvo FL Electric are a refuse truck to waste and ...

U.S.’ Most Affordable BEVs Per Mile Of Range: Comparison

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Today’s low is approximately $145 per mile of range. Good news is coming – decreasing battery prices and bigger battery packs for long-range models, as well as higher production volume, are translating into a much lower ratio of price (MSRP + destination charge) per mile of EPA range. Here is our comparison for the U.S. ...

Buemi “Speechless” At Nissan’s Formula E Energy Miscalculation

02.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Sebastien Buemi was “speechless” after the Nissan e.dams team’s dramatic energy loss in the Mexican ABB FIA Formula E race, which he put down to a strategy software miscalculation. Buemi and his Nissan teammate Oliver Rowland were running fourth and third at the start of the final lap of Saturday’s race, just behind Pascal Wehrlein ...

GreenPower EV Star CarGO Van With Huge Payload Revealed

A big electric van that’s able to carry big loads. The EV Star CarGO Van is an all-electric 25-foot cargo van with a capacity of more than 570 cubic feet, a payload of up to 6,000 pounds and a range of up to 150 miles. When you talk about EVs, most people immediately jump to ...

Tesla Model 3 RWD Tested In Snow & From Stopped On Hill: Video

02.21.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

RWD versus snow. Back in the old days, this combination was usually a recipe for spinouts. But nowadays, with advanced traction control systems, most rear-wheel-drive cars fare rather well in snow. And the Tesla Model 3 RWD is no exception. Yes, AWD is preferably in conditions such as this, but the cheaper RWD Model 3 ...