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New Chevrolet Silverado EV Truck
Chevrolet is jumping on the zero-emission pickup runaway train bandwagon with the new Silverado EV confirming that the electrified truck will boast a range of 400 miles between charges.
Ford Doubles F-150 Lightning EV Production
Ford Motor Company recently revealed that it will double the production numbers of its awesome new F-150 Lightning EV pickup truck. It seems the American automaker already has over 120,000 reservations for the Lighting in advance of its spring 2022 release!
Subaru's New Solterra EV
The 2023 Subaru Solterra is built on the e-Subaru Global Platform, a new all-electric vehicle architecture, bringing the Subaru brand’s trusted reliability, state-of-the-art safety technology, and legendary all-wheel-drive engineering to an environmentally responsible all-electric SUV coming soon in late 2022.
Solid Power's Solid-State Batteries
A Colorado based company called Solid Power is introducing a new breed of solid state electric car batteries that promise lower cost, longer range and safer electric vehicles.
Road Test: Rivian R1T EV Truck
Take the new Rivian R1T out for a spin in this week's road test where we cover the ins and outs of the new electric pickup truck. While Rivian’s R1T is certainly a pickup truck, the company thinks of it more as an electric sport utility vehicle - we have to agree!
Best AWD Hybrid Cars for 2022
Discover the top five best AWD hybrid vehicles for 2022 including a mix of hatchback sedans, crossovers, and SUVs at mid-range price points to help narrow your list of possible new vehicles that ticks all the boxes.
GMC Confirms New EV Pickup Truck
The battle for EV truck supremacy is heating up with GMC announcing the development of a new, full size, all-electric pickup truck following the wake of its mighty Hummer EV.
Mercedes-Benz Goes Electric
By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have battery electric vehicles in all segments that the company serves. From 2025 onwards, all newly launched Mercedes-Benz vehicle architectures will be electric-only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for every model the company makes.
Google Maps' Eco-Friendly Routes
Google Maps recently released info on an app that will highlight environmentally friendly directions to where you want to go. Now you can easily find the least polluting route to your next driving destination.
Biden Pushes for EVs by 2030
President Joe Biden has set a new national target for the adoption of electric vehicles in America, pushing for EVs to represent half of all new car sales by 2030.
Best New Electric Cars for 2022 and Beyond
Use this curated list to explore the best new electric cars for 2022 and beyond and find the perfect electric car for your zero-emission future.
General Motors Launches Fleet Charging Service
General Motors (GM) recently announced that it will continue to accelerate its transition to electric vehicles with the unveiling of its Ultium Charge 360 service for fleet customers.
Electric Car Racing Sparks EV Sales
A survey by a Michigan-based research company suggests that motorsports influence a large percentage of new car buyers. Do people really go out and buy a specific brand and model of car after seeing it win a big race? The study by Foresight Research suggests that EV racing sparks EV sales.
Lincoln to Release First Electric SUV 2022
Automaker Lincoln recently unveiled its Aviator-sized Zephyr Reflection all-electric SUV concept vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show. There, Lincoln revealed its plans to move full speed ahead with a forward-thinking electrification plan surrounding electric cars.
Honda Goes All in for EVs
Honda Motor Co. is the first Japanese automaker to publicly promise that it will phase out its sales of gasoline-powered cars completely by 2040.
BMW and Ford-Backed Solid Power Goes Public
The biggest revolution in the electric vehicle world is without a doubt the coming of solid-state batteries. These high-tech wonders will dramatically speed up the adoption of EVs by providing the auto industry with a safer, cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Hyundai Stops Developing Gas Powertrains
Hyundai revealed that it has stopped developing gasoline powertrains for its cars and plans to cut internal combustion models from its line in order to free up more resources for electric cars.
Honda's 2024 Prologue EV SUV
Honda Motors recently announced that it has given a name to its all-electric crossover SUV that is coming in 2024. It will be called Prologue.
Mercedes' EQA Crossover Goes Electric
The EQA electric SUV rolled out in Europe last year, but the automaker needed to ramp up production and add additional battery lines in order to bring the small crossover to America. The good news, it's coming soon!
Best-Selling Hybrid: Jeep Wrangler 4xe
Since its debut on American roads a few months back, the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid averages just 10.5 days on dealer lots before heading home with a happy camper.
Amazon's New Rivian Electric Service Trucks
Just one year after announcing the purchase of 100,000 custom all-electric delivery trucks as part of its Climate Pledge, e-commerce giant Amazon is rolling out the new service trucks by automaker Rivian in 15 key cities throughout America.
Toyota Mirai: Future of Hydrogen EVs
Mirai is a Japanese word that means “future.” It is also the name of Toyota’s forward-thinking mid-size hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and it is one of the first mass produced hydrogen-powered electric cars on the market. But, looking beyond the auto industry’s race to ween us off gas-powered cars in favor of all-electric vehicles, where does hydrogen fit into the scheme of things?
Ford F-150 Lightning EV Can Power Your House
Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck can power your entire home for three days on a single charge. Amazing, right? America’s best-selling pickup has been given the EV treatment, offering 563 horsepower and plenty of battery power to light up your entire house!
Next Gen EV Batteries Will Deliver 500-Mile Range
More Americans than ever are embracing the zero-emissions future and EV adoption is catching on fast. Here, we explore how new technology is on the way that could deliver batteries that will take you 500 miles or more on a single charge.
Daymak EV Mines Cryptocurrency While Charging
A Canadian company called Daymak, known for building EV scooters and e-bikes, is aiming to build the first electric vehicle capable of mining cryptocurrency.
VW Changes Engine Factories into Battery Plants
Volkswagen (VW) is changing the way it is building and supplying vehicles to the world in a big way. The German automaker is investing in all-electric vehicles faster and more heavily than other car makers in America.
Chevy's New 2022 Bolt EUV
Chevy's redesigned 2022 Bolt EUV is quickly gaining momentum as the electric SUV for the masses. Chevrolet began selling its Bolt all-electric subcompact hatchback at the end of 2016. Its sure-footed success caused the automaker to expand its EV offerings with the new Bolt EUV, now arriving in showrooms near you.
New Canoo EV Pickup Truck: All Electric, All American
Known for its snub-nosed delivery van, Canoo has entered the rugged race of EV pickups with an unconventional truck design. Rather than giving Americans more of what they are used to, as Ford did with the Lightning, the Canoo electric pickup is a stubby affair with equally unconventional dimensions.
Mustang Mach-E Software Update
The first-ever “over-the-air” (OTA) software update for Ford’s exciting Mustang Mach-E crossover all-electric vehicle began its roll-out on March 18th. Ford tells us the update included bug fixes and minor refinements. Nothing too earth-shattering.
Pre-Order the All Electric BMW iX and BMW i4 Today!
Pioneering a new age of driving, BMW is pulling out all the stops to take the EV eco-friendly world by storm with the introduction of two incredible new all-electric models, the iX Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) and the sleek i4 four-door coupe sedan. Both vehicles may be pre-ordered in the western U.S. region starting on June 1.
Best EV Lease Deals
These EV lease deals on electric cars will save you money and help you get in the driver seat of a new electric car or plug-in hybrid. This list of the best EV lease deals will give you the confidence you need to make the switch and start driving electric.
Investing in Electric Car Stocks
Investing in electric car stocks might be a good idea as the world’s automakers pledge to ween us off gasoline powered cars by 2035. Investing in electric car stocks might be a good idea, but should you invest in EV stocks? If so, which ones? Let's take a closer look.
Kia's Stunning All-Electric EV6
Kia's new EV6 release touts the fastest charging battery-electric vehicle on the market. The Korean automaker's dazzling new flagship line of electric cars is ground-breaking news and a game changer for the future of zero-emission vehicles.
Volvo Switches to Online EV Sales
Volvo is putting the pedal to the metal to accelerate an all-electric future by only producing and selling electric vehicles by 2030.
Honda Clarity – The Ultimate Zero-Emission Vehicle
Of all the electric vehicles currently on the market, only one has the distinction of having been an all-electric car, a plug-in hybrid and a hydrogen fuel-cell electric car. That vehicle is the Honda Clarity. You might call it the ultimate ZEV since at one time or another in its history, the Clarity has been all three of these technological wonders.
Kicking Gas with GMC's New Hummer EV
Breaking ties with Hummer's gas-guzzling past, GMC is rolling out their all-new Hummer EV with an all-electric twist. This new Hummer is coming back as an all-electric pickup truck in a leaner, cleaner form that demands a closer look. Let's get under the hood together and explore this technological wonder.
Sizzlin' Sixteen: New Electric Cars Coming Soon
Over the next few years, we’ll see a barrage of amazing new electric cars, SUVs and even pickup trucks to electrify your transportation needs. Here’s our list of sixteen inspiring new electric car models that we can’t wait to test drive.
Meet Jeep's New Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid
Get familiar with Jeep's new extremely hearty plug-in hybrid Wrangler built for off-road adventures. The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s eco-friendly powertrain will help preserve the wildlife environments it so effortlessly explores. Like all Wranglers, it can get down in the dirt, rip over rocks and traverse creeks with the best of ‘em.
America's Expanding EV Charging Network
As the reality of an all-electric future continues to evolve, today’s electric car owners have found that any initial “range anxiety” they had experienced has vanished. This has come about for several reasons discussed in this article.
Electric Car Maintenance: How It Works
With an electric car, you don’t have to pay for tune-ups, oil changes, cooling system flushes, spark plugs, drive belts, transmission and differential servicing. In fact, electric cars with all their amazing technology are really quite simple to maintain and cost roughly one third of what you’d typically spend to keep a gas-powered car serviced.
Best Hybrid Cars 2021
There are more choices today than ever before when it comes to quality hybrid vehicles on the market. We’re proud to present this year’s batch of best hybrids that will both save you money at the gas pump and make a positive impact on the environment.
Best High-Mileage Hybrids 2021
For our look at the Best High Mileage Hybrids for 2021, we included the latest offerings available ranked from least to most miles per gallon and expected EPA total range.
Best AWD Hybrid Cars 2021
When choosing the right hybrid car for you and your family, there are many wonderful choices to make. One of them is whether or not to get a hybrid with all-wheel drive (AWD). This feature means that the hybrid of your dreams is capable of handling year-round road conditions of all kinds and will still offer great mileage.
2022 Chevy Bolt Gets $5,500 Price Cut
With several high end all-electric vehicles coming soon from General Motors, what’s GM doing for the common folk? Well, the Chevrolet Bolt has been a huge success story for the automaker. This new price point for the 2022 Chevy Bolt is important for GM to keep in step with the evolving competitive landscape of EV offerings.
VW’s Electric Microbus Due in 2023
Of all the up-and-coming electric vehicles being planned for the near future, Volkswagen’s eclectic electric Microbus has to be the most iconic. It has become as eagerly anticipated as the soon-to-be released all-electric Ford F-150 and the Rivian R1T.
Top Two Best Family-Friendly Hybrids
Looking for the perfect family-friendly hybrid? This week, we took two closely matched rivals head to head in this compact crossover shootout. After much deliberation, we selected the recently introduced 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and pitted it against the popular, redesigned 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid.
Rivian Electric Trucks are Coming
The exciting new Rivian R1T electric pickup truck promises a driving range of 250 to 400 miles between charges depending on which battery pack you choose. The plan is to start delivering the futuristic premium vehicle later in 2021.
Today's Most Efficient Electric Cars
Which are the most energy efficient electric cars on the market today? For this article, we ranked the combined energy economy to measure the efficiency of 2020 models with automatic transmissions, listed from least to most efficient. To learn more, you can find all of these vehicles on the GreenCars Marketplace.
Longest Range Non-Tesla Electric Cars
Let’s start by asking a simple question. How many times have you run out of gas in your car? Generally, unless you have a broken fuel gauge, this is something that very rarely happens to most people. Yet “range anxiety” is something top of mind for many people considering an electric car.
Ford’s New Electric F-150 Pickup
The folks at Ford Motor Company recently faced a monumental challenge. They needed a way to influence their extremely loyal Ford F-150 pickup truck drivers. Namely, they wanted to introduce the all-new Ford F-150 Electric in a way that these faithful followers could understand, appreciate, and grow to embrace.
Interest in Electric Cars is Rising
A number of recent studies show that interest in owning an electric car is definitely on the rise. One study in particular by the British RAC has found that nine percent of European drivers plan to switch over to an electric car for their next vehicle.
Subaru and Toyota Join Forces on New Electric SUVs
Toyota and Subaru recently announced that they will work together to build all-electric vehicles, develop driverless cars and acquire even more stock in each other’s companies. The automakers started their partnership back in 2005 resulting in the development of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports cars.
Volkswagen's Future in Electric Cars
Volkswagen hopes to build one million electric cars by 2023 and pledges to have eight new all-electric and hybrid vehicles in showrooms worldwide by the end of 2021. The automaker sees all-electric cars as the future of personal transportation and hopes to design an EV for every driver.
Nissan Leaf vs Chevy Bolt
In the EV universe, two, four-door electric cars have risen to the top of the heap for everyday user-friendly features at an affordable price. We’re talking about the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf. For purposes of this comparison, we chose the Leaf Plus version because it is a closer price point comparison head-to-head.
Mustang Mach-E Road Test
One of the biggest stories in the electric car world this year has got to be the unveiling of Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E. The venerable running stallion nameplate is the stuff of legends, right up there with its rivals the Chevy Camaro and Porsche 911. But this is no steel thoroughbred of days past. Ford has turned the former sports car into a four door, all-electric crossover SUV. What’s it like to drive? Let’s find out.
Driver Assist Lingo Decoded
Electric cars are placing amazing new technology into the hands of drivers that borders on autonomous travel. Most of these new tech wonders fall under the heading of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and over 90 percent of new vehicles have at least one form of this amazing tech. These systems are getting more and more sophisticated and their use is widespread, but driver assist lingo can be confusing. What exactly do these systems really do?
Cheapest Electric Cars 2021
For 2021, there are more great electric cars on the market than ever before. You’ll find updated models with more luxurious trim levels offering the newest technology for drivers assist and safety. These new EVs boast increased range and faster charging capabilities than their predecessors. Plus, electric cars are cheaper to own in the long run due to better efficiency, reasonable prices for electricity compared to gasoline, and minimal maintenance.
Charging Electric Cars Away from Home
Most owners of electric cars charge their vehicles at home over night or top off their charge while parked at the office. But what about when you need to charge your electric car at the mall, or out on the road somewhere you aren’t familiar with? Fear not, we have the answers in this guide to getting a charge away from home.
Best Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars 2021
For this list of the 5 best plug-in hybrids on the market today, we looked at vehicles that are ranked best by their electric range, their affordability and overall reliability. We picked four-door sedans, crossover SUVs, and even a hybrid minivan all ranked by their electric range from the least to most miles.
Best Electric Crossover 2021
There are a growing number of all-electric compact crossover SUVs available on the market today and the Hyundai Kona Electric is our choice for the best of the lot for 2021. Here’s why we chose the Kona.
5 Tips for Buying an Electric Car
By the year 2030, electric vehicle sales are forecasted to eclipse the sales of gasoline-powered vehicles. That’s a good thing for all of us as EVs are better for the environment, more economical overall, and they’re a lot of fun to drive. For those of you who are interested in buying an electric car, here are five tips you should keep in mind that will help you go green.
Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric
As world governments have come to understand the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment and humanity, more and more laws have adopted electric cars as one solution. The European Union aims to have at least 30 million zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030, as it seeks to steer countries away from fossil fuel-based transportation.
Leasing an Electric Car on a Budget
The electric car marketplace is an ever-changing landscape and, if you’re thinking of buying or leasing a new EV, it’s a good idea to know the best time to make the leap. This is especially true if you’re on a tight budget and looking for the best deals. As we all know, each year auto makers produce new models cars - and that means dealers make special year-end deals on current year models.
Where Do Electric Car Batteries Come From?
As we all know, fossil fuels are running out and tailpipe emissions are contributing to pollution in our atmosphere. That’s why so many consumers are turning to electric cars that are powered by lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are lighter and last a lot longer than previous battery technology. But where do electric car batteries come from?
Electric Car Charging Tips: Get Charged Up
When a gasoline-powered car needs fuel, you just stop at a gas station and fill ‘er up. But the advent of electric cars brings along a whole new world of charging up your car.
Cost to Maintain an Electric Car
Much has been written about electric cars, but there is very little information about what it costs to maintain your EV. Let’s break it down.
Best Electric Cars 2021
Looking for a new electric car for under 45K? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this list of the best EVs on the market including Volkswagen’s new ID4, part of VW’s global goal of building 20 million EVs by 2029. We’ve listed them by price, from least to most expensive based on MSRP.
Unveiling the Best Electric Family SUV
In a world where electric cars are finally becoming more commonplace, it is interesting to note that no one has really stepped up to produce an all-electric family SUV that seats eight. You can find plenty of hybrid SUVs and crossovers that offer seating for up to seven, and even a few that give larger families a third row of seating, but car manufacturers are only now beginning to produce electric SUVs that meet the needs of the average family.
Five Best Used Electric Cars
As we enter 2021, mass produced electric cars have been with us for a decade. That means there are a lot of good used EVs out there on the market. For our list of the best 5 used electric cars, we focused on vehicles that are both affordable and dependable every day drivers. You’ll notice that Tesla didn’t make our list.
Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S
In the ever-growing landscape of electric cars, two mighty gladiators have risen to the top of the premium luxury merchants of speed, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Tesla Model S. The Porsche is the dangerous new fighter in the ring going toe-to-toe against Tesla’s long time champion. But which car would you own?
What to Do While Charging Your Electric Car
Most folks who drive an all-electric car usually take the vehicle to work and back, or out to the grocery store or to do a bit of shopping. Then they return home to charge their cars up to full while parked in the garage overnight. However, what if you are on a little road trip and need to stop at a quick charging station to top off your Tesla, Leaf, Bolt or Kona?
What's Next: Solar-Powered Electric Cars
People have been pondering the possibilities of creating a solar-powered automobile since General Motors created the Sunmobile in 1955 for the Chicago Powerama Convention. Yes, Powerama. The vehicle was made up of 12 selenium photovoltaic cells and a small electric motor. Since then, solar powered vehicles have been delegated pretty much to places such as Universities hoping to inspire us with solar challenges of one form or another. But there has never been a solar car available for the masses. Well, perhaps until now.
Nissan Leaf vs Tesla Model 3
We decided to take on two of the world’s most popular electric cars in a good, old-fashioned shoot out. Here, we will focus on range and charge times, power and acceleration, and price.
Race for the Best Electric SUV & CUV
SUVs and crossovers are among the most popular models of cars today. It wasn’t long before manufacturers began turning them into hybrids and all-electric vehicles. Here, we present you with GreenCars’ list of the best all-electric SUVs and CUVs available in the USA for 2021.
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Where can I get maintenance done on my vehicle?
It is suggested that maintenance regarding the internal system be performed by a trained technician at the dealership. If the repair is performed outside of the dealership and something goes wrong, it may void your warranty.
Basic maintenance such as hosing down corrosive materials (i.e. road salt) from underneath the body of the car with plain water can be done at home. In addition, adjusting tire pressure, replacing windshield washer fluid or replacing the windshield wiper blades are all maintenance that can be done every 7,500 to 15,000 miles at home.
What maintenance is required for an electric car?
Driving an electric car requires a lot less maintenance than a gas-powered vehicle. There is still some long-term maintenance required, but the frequency and costs are lower with an EV.
About two dozen repairs and periodic maintenance normally required in gas-powered vehicles are no longer required with an EV. This means no tune-ups, oil changes, emissions tests, engine air filters, drive belts, transmission checks, spark plugs, mufflers and more.
As an EV owner, you will be required to maintain your tires, battery care, brake service, updates from the manufacturer and general maintenance (wiper blades, washer fluid, etc.).
What should I ask when shopping electric cars?
Asking questions about the warranty is always important. Some important questions to ask include:
- What constitutes battery degradation? Will they replace the battery if it goes below certain capacity (usually below 70%) during the 8-10-year battery warranty period?
- Which tax credits and incentives are available to me?
- Are there any promotions on charging networks? (Automakers work with dealers to provide discounted rates or even free charging for a certain period.)