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By Justin Hart on January 27, 2022 - 2:22AM
Kia has revealed the pricing of their new EV6 for the U.S. market and the good news is that it has a lower starting MSRP, at $40,900, than almost every other compact EV SUV currently for sale. Only the VW ID.4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 (when the RWD base model goes on sale) are priced lower than the EV6, and only a tad lower at $40,760 and $39,700 respectively.
By John Goreham on January 17, 2022 - 3:18PM
Electric vehicles have multiple issues that make them harder to use on road trips than plug-in hybrids or hybrids. Here is why the range between charges is so low on long road trips.
By James Walker on January 11, 2022 - 1:07PM
Ford takes home a pair of trophies in awards results featuring a lack of electric vehicles despite strong finalists.
By John Goreham on January 10, 2022 - 3:56PM
“Spongy, wonky, annoying, disappointing, frustrating, and not working.” The VW ID.4 controls have stirred some controversy. Here is how one experienced EV testing team broke down just how terrible some aspects of the ID/4’s design are in their opinions.
By John Goreham on January 4, 2022 - 4:16PM
Volkswagen offers some good insight into winter driving. One section we liked in particular.
By Justin Hart on December 19, 2021 - 3:01AM
My best friend, whose first car (a 1985 VW Jetta) was my first aspirational vehicle, had me over to speak with his parents. While chatting with them about their next vehicle purchase, they said something provocative: “what if I don’t want a plug-in vehicle?” As a plug-in vehicle enthusiast, it is a question that is hard to hear but also an obvious indicator of the profound change the act of plugging into an electrical outlet, instead of a gas pump, represents in people’s lives. Change is hard!
By Justin Hart on December 13, 2021 - 4:44AM
Everyone should know electric vehicles are rapidly taking more market share from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. But which manufacturers will lead the way in EV sales? The answer varies by region, of course, and much depends on the global supply chain, geo-political landscapes, the rippling impacts of the pandemic, etc. I will focus on the U.S. market since there should be rapid acceleration in U.S. EV sales, soon.
By John Goreham on October 4, 2021 - 1:47PM
The Volkswagen ID.4 trails EV crossovers sales leaders such as the Toyota RAV4 Prime and Ford Mustang Mach-E, but VW sees a silver lining.
By Peter Neilson on September 29, 2021 - 12:49AM
QuantumScape is on the move. Here is what we know about the company and why they need to be watched heavily.
By Safet Satara on September 24, 2021 - 11:54PM
The shift toward electric cars seems to be far quicker than any of us could imagine. While some may say that the number of sold EVs is still unconvincing compared with the number of sold ICE-powered cars (apparently, only 1 in 250 vehicles on the road is electric), one must say that the investments into the EV tech only grow.
By Safet Satara on September 20, 2021 - 4:35PM
I have heard, more than once, that Volkswagen ID3 looks a bit like a "nineties concept car ". This has almost become a meme in the weird world of EV enthusiasts. Well, whoever started the rumor couldn't be closer to reality. As some already pointed out, the Volkswagen ID3 does look a lot like a concept car from 30 years ago – it looks suspiciously similar to the 1989 Volkswagen Futura Concept at that. Check out this collage we prepared for you.
By John Goreham on September 10, 2021 - 5:58PM
Modern Spare has just expanded its portfolio of products to include the Volkswagen ID.4.
By Timothy Boyer on August 26, 2021 - 4:03PM
An important recall warning is in effect for 16,737 of the latest new model Taos SUVs sold this year that has a high potential of becoming one of the worst ways to die from a vehicle accident---or even while just cruising down your neighborhood street.
By Peter Neilson on August 6, 2021 - 3:00AM
Quantumscape is fiercely taking on the task of bringing Solid-state. With their recent announcement, the promise looks and feels very real. Take a look at what we know about what the next 5 years in EV will look like.
By John Goreham on July 19, 2021 - 9:05AM
Owners of battery-electric vehicles are discovering the hard way that vehicle makers are stealing their spare. Here’s what you can do about it if you want to go green.
By John Goreham on June 21, 2021 - 4:07PM
Volkswagen has just announced that its ID.4 battery-electric vehicle is “The most affordable all-wheel-drive electric vehicle on sale in the U.S.” This has us scratching our heads for two main reasons.
By Frank DiMuccio on June 11, 2021 - 12:08AM
As Tesla moves forward in their quest to bring full self-driving onto the road, companies like GM and Volkswagen are following suit. The HUMMER EV and any Cadillac EV will likely have Super Cruise installed. Tesla has recently started offering paid trials for FSD, and Volkswagen has recently bandied about the concept of offering vehicle autonomy as a premium hourly service.
By Frank DiMuccio on June 6, 2021 - 1:00PM
The Mustang Mach E, Ford’s first commercially available Battery Electric Vehicle, has been a smashing success and a great kick-off for the company’s future of electrification. It’s expected that the Cadillac Lyriq will be out later this year to amaze us with the luxury brand’s first BEV. It’s not just the American manufacturers rolling out EV SUVs either. On June 2nd, Toyota announced the BZ4x, and before that, Subaru promised us the Solterra.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on May 26, 2021 - 3:01PM
2021 Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4 are actually quite different in many ways. Both compact electric SUVs have their own merits. But with no frunk, less power and less range ID.4 poses less of a challenge.
By Frank DiMuccio on May 24, 2021 - 11:11PM
The Volkswagen ID.4 is a very cool electric SUV. It’s shown itself to be off-road capable, competing in the Mexican 1000 against legends like the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. The Volkswagen ID.4 may not have off-roading as its main intent, but it makes a great family vehicle.
By Frank DiMuccio on May 5, 2021 - 11:42AM
Lithium finds itself at the heart of most of our technology today. It’s used in rechargeable batteries the world over and has largely been mined using environmentally costly methods. Some Auto manufacturers, like Mercedes and Volkswagen, have begun to invest heavily in means of recycling or producing lithium.
By Frank DiMuccio on May 3, 2021 - 11:58AM
With Electric Vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model S, GMC HUMMER EV, and the Mustang Mach E starting their takeover of the motorsports arena, the age of electric muscle may soon be upon us. Chevrolet teased a sporty looking silhouette with an EV drivetrain- many sources believe it to be the next Camaro. But something that is sorely lacking from the EV automotive sector, is customization.
By Tinsae Aregay on April 7, 2021 - 3:38AM
A note to clients out by Morgan Stanley says auto investors can't afford to not have Tesla in their portfolio. The note also discusses how the $174 billion Biden EV tax incentive will disproportionately benefit Tesla.
By Marc Stern on April 1, 2021 - 3:22PM
Years ago, P.R. people used to do things like put out April Fools jokes about potholes that could eat New York. Well, the times have changed, but Vol-T-swagen came out the other day with a tongue-in-cheek reference to the automaker's electric car fleet. It was a refreshing change and reminder.
By Tinsae Aregay on April 1, 2021 - 12:23PM
A new report coming out of China states Volkswagen and its state-owned Chinese partner FAW have agreed to purchase green credits from Tesla.
By Armen Hareyan on March 18, 2021 - 10:06AM
Electric vehicle subsidy reduction in the United Kingdom made some big shifts moving Tesla and Volkswagen. Here is how.
By Daniel Cappo on March 15, 2021 - 3:20PM
VW seems to be copying Tesla’s approach in a multitude of ways. Some are saying this could work in VW’s favor. It’s probably too early to tell what the outcome will be for VW or Tesla for that matter.
By John Goreham on March 3, 2021 - 1:49PM
The coming Volkswagen ID.4 is going to be a great new battery-electric offering. However, it has some issues now that VW needs to fix. Don't jump the gun and get one that is half-baked.