4 Great YouTube Channels For Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts
Electric vehicle fan pages are now prolific on YouTube and other video-based media. We all know that E For Electric and the Tom Mologhney channels are among the best in the EV space. But where do you go if you want more EV news, opinion, and fun? Here are four channels you may not have associated with electric vehicle content, but who are doing great work now, or about to around EV topics.
#1 - The Fast Lane Cars (TFL Cars)
The Fast Lane Cars is a great channel for EV owners who want a source that knows EVs because the site's creators own EVs. The owners have a Model Y and often use it for direct comparison and contrast stories with other popular EVs. Being based in Colorado, these guys really know the ins and outs of winter driving. Dare we say as well as the New England Motor Press Association does? Check out TFL Cars if you want some fun, in-depth, and first-hand EV content from folks who also have truck channels and other channels as well.
#2 Mach-E Vlog
Maybe you are tired of a Tesla-centric EV space. Perhaps you want some content from sources who have been EV early adopters, and now are trying out Ford's Mustang Mach-E. If so, you have to try the Mach-E Vlog. This vlog is the place to go if you want to relax, grab a coffee and settle into some detailed deep dives on EV subjects. The pair that run the site are very easy to watch and listen to. They have a very relaxed demeanor that we find refreshing. No yelling at you from the screen. The site is chill, the hosts are chill, and they don't pander. They tell it like it is. Also Colorado-based. Hmm. Maybe there is something to that Rocky Mountain air?
#3 New England Motor Press Association - Drive New England
The New England Motor Press Association, or NEMPA as members call it, is one of the longest-running automotive press associations on the planet. Members provide content to Car Talk, MotorTrend TV, Road and Track, Popular Mechanics, Autoweek, Hemmings, Forbes, AAA, U.S. News And World Report, and even Torque News! The diversity of members is the group's strength. One member owns a Model S. Another was the owner of a conversion EV in the 1970s. NEMPA is not focused entirely on electric vehicles - yet - but the topics of the group's MIT conferences have all been EV-related in the past decade.
New to the group is the Drive New England feature. Check out NEMPA's page if you want a broad range of topics, often including EV topics, from some of the top content creators in the business. Think of the channel as what these folks do when they choose to create content for their own satisfaction. One plus is that the folks in this group are the first in the nation to test and report on new EVs. Often well before they are even available to the public.
#4 Torque News - Community
We are not going to hold back - Torque News has a fantastic YouTube channel for EV enthusiasts. Our own Armen Hareyan narrates videos daily, often multiple times per day, bringing you the latest in Tesla and other EV topics and news. Armen has a fantastic baritone voice with a hint of an accent. He's multilingual, and chooses to speak English for this channel, but he'd be just as comfortable in Russian or Armenian (or a few other languages). Armen's golden tones are the Torque News trademark. Look for the community tab to interact with other like-minded EV enthusiasts or spar with some folks with differing views. Either way, it's a fun part of the channel.
Do you have some other EV-centric YouTube channels you think fans may be missing? Feel free to list them with your own short overview in the comments below.
John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin