Electric vehicles (EVs) offer so many advantages to gas-powered vehicles, like increased power, quietness, a more planted ride, as well as a better choice for the environment. Unfortunately, the common misconception that EVs don’t work in the winter is a little too common on the Internet. In today’s blog post, we’ll talk about what happens... Read More.
Have you seen a video of a Tesla taking off from a stop, whipping its passengers back with force? An EV with so much power, even though there’s no big motor in the front? Their front trunk or “frunk” may confuse some prospective EV buyers about what really powers these futuristic vehicles. In today’s blog... Read More.
by Chris Chase Ram, Dodge, and Lexus are this year’s top-ranked brands for initial quality, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS), which was pubished August 31. As well, seven models from the Hyundai Motor Group’s Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands were rated best in their vehicle segments, the most for any car... Read More.
The Government of Canada has declared that all vehicle sales by 2040 will be electric vehicles (EV). But for that to happen, the next 19 years have to see a large influx in the adoption of EVs. Until now, each province has only seen an increase of single-digit percentages year over year. The leading issue... Read More.
As electric vehicles (EVs) have grown in popularity, you may have heard about the phenomenon known as range anxiety. Whether you use the term, worrying about running out of juice when you can’t recharge may be holding you back from buying your first EV. In this blog post, we’ll explain what range anxiety is and... Read More.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more affordable as the technology improves and the cost of making EV-specific components like batteries and motors comes down. But while new electric vehicle (EV) prices are decreasing, they are still more expensive than comparable gas and hybrid models and may be out of reach even with government rebates. One... Read More.
Electric vehicles have been growing in popularity. Between 2017 and 2018 alone, the global stock of EVs increased by 63%. When they come up in conversation, you may have heard names such as Tesla and Chevrolet Bolt and wondered if it was time you committed to an EV yourself. To help you decide, we’ll discuss... Read More.
by Chris Chase Like many automakers, Mini is looking to the future of driving by experimenting with electric vehicles. Right now, it sells two cars you can plug in to charge: One is the Cooper Countryman SE, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) subcompact SUV, and the other is the all-electric Mini Cooper SE three-door, which is... Read More.
If you’re waiting for electric vehicle prices to drop closer to those of conventional gasoline models, we hope you’re patient. EV prices are dropping, but it’s happening slowly. Regardless of what type of vehicle you want, you won’t find much for less than $40,000 – at least, not before any government rebates available in your... Read More.
If you’ve been following our coverage of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) list of the most efficient vehicles, you’ve probably read our articles about the conventionally powered car and SUV/truck models that use the least fuel. For our third and final instalment, we’re moving into the newer territory of plug-in electric vehicles. NRCan splits the list... Read More.