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How Are Gas Companies Adapting to Electric Vehicles?
BP and other gas companies already have chargers installed at their stations. But does that make them green?
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Jerry
May 16, 2022
Rivian Is Partnering With Clearloop To Make a More Sustainable Planet
Rivian is partnering with Clearloop to provide renewable energy through solar panel plants in Tennessee.
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Jerry
May 15, 2022
What Does 'BEV' Stand For?
Lots of terms are floating around that seemingly describe the same thing, but what’s a BEV?
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Jerry
May 14, 2022
EV Battery Startup Sila Has Big Plans for Washington State
Sila wants to build EV battery parts in Moses Lake, Washington, that swap graphite out for silicon. Will the switch help lower electric vehicle prices?
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Jerry
May 13, 2022
Georgia Just Saved Rivian $1.5 Billion
Rivian plans to spend $5 billion on a new facility headed to Georgia. The Peach State’s government wants to make the goal a little easier.
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Jerry
May 13, 2022
Lotus' EV Platform Seems Inspired by LEGO
While some supercar brands seem reluctant to join the EV revolution, Lotus is jumping in, full-tilt. How could the British brand’s innovations reshape the industry?
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Jerry
May 12, 2022
Honda Takes Another Step In EV Plans By Announcing Two New EVS
Honda plans to add two new EVs in order to help meet its goal of phasing out gas-powered cars by 2040 and launch 30 EV models by 2030.
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Jerry
May 11, 2022
German EV Makers Are Getting Serious About Their Carbon Footprints
BMW and a group of battery builders plan to track the carbon footprints of their EV batteries. What else are German automakers doing to reduce environmental impact?
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Jerry
May 10, 2022
Not Paying for Gas: What North Carolina Electric Vehicle Drivers Do Pay For
North Carolina State is charging EV owners an extra charge to cover the revenue lost from the gas tax. However, running EVs in the state is still cheap.
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Jerry
May 09, 2022
Porsche's Investment in Solid-State Batteries Could Mean New Advancements for Electric Sports Cars
Porsche is working on new solid-state batteries that could prove crucial to the company's future endeavors in the e-cars market. 
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Jerry
May 09, 2022
Two Awesome Pickup Trucks: The 2022 Rivian R1T vs. the 2022 Ram 1500
Electric pickups are on the rise, so how do they compare to their gas-powered competitors? Take a look to see which car would be better for you: the 2022 Rivian R1T or the 2022 Ram 1500.
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Jerry
May 09, 2022
Hyundai’s Genesis X Speedium Coupe
The Hyundai Genesis X Speedium Coupe is currently a concept car that has a striking design and elements reminiscent of other luxury vehicles.
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Jerry
May 07, 2022
An Electric Car Battle For the Best: The 2022 Kia EV6 vs. the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
With all these new EVs cropping up, it can be hard to know what to choose. Jerry’s here with an in-depth comparison to help you out: is the new Kia EV6 or Hyundai Ioniq 5 the better buy?
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Jerry
May 07, 2022
Waiting to Order a 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E? You Just Ran Out of Time
Due to supply shortages and increased interest, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has already sold out before June.
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Jerry
May 05, 2022
Renault's Newest EV Is Hot Hot Hot
The Renault Austral is Renault’s latest electric SUV which combines both luxury and performance in a sporty package.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
Back From the Dead: Bentley Will Revive a Classic Into an EV to Battle the Rolls-Royce Spectre
Bentley could be looking to go head to head with Rolls-Royce in the EV sector. Though it just retired the Mulsanne, an EV model may be on its way to combat the new Rolls-Royce Spectre.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
Tire Companies Have To Keep Up With the Electric Car Revolution
Due to EVs larger weight, tire companies are competing to make the most suitable tires for electric vehicle buyers.
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Jerry
May 02, 2022
Could the Aspark Owl Outshine the Tesla Roadster?
Tesla has dominated the EV sector, but its starting to face some serious competition. The new Aspark Owl might just stand up against the lighting-fast Tesla roadster, for both speed and acceleration.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
Lucid Continues to Break Records, This Time EV Charging Times
Lucid continues to break records with their EVs, this time the Lucid Air Dream Edition has a faster charging time than the Tesla Model S Plaid.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
This Car Company is Working on a Manual EV
While it’s not functionally necessary for an EV to have a manual transmission, there are many people who enjoy stick-shift driving which is the crowd Toyota is trying to appeal to.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
Honda Will Try Again to Break Into the BEV Market With the e:Ny1
Honda is breaking into the BEV market with their Honda e:Ny1. While not much is known yet about the vehicle, it’s going to be released in 2023.
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Jerry
Apr 28, 2022
Can Stellantis' New $4 Billion EV Battery Plant Help Kickstart a New Supply Chain?
Stellantis recently announced that it’s helping to finance a $4 billion EV battery plant, along with help from LG Energy Solutions. Find out how this massive new facility could help kickstart the North American automotive supply chain.
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Jerry
Apr 28, 2022
Consumer Reports Was Far From Impressed With the Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 got less than stellar reviews due to its lack of comfortability, its confusing infotainment system, and value.
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Jerry
Apr 26, 2022
VinFast Will Have a Factory In North Carolina By 2024
VinFast will plan on building its first EV car manufacturing facility in North Carolina this year, and plans on creating job opportunities for many Americans.
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Jerry
Apr 26, 2022
GM Secures Undisclosed Deal for Precious Cobalt
GM just inked a deal with a global mineral supplier for an increasingly rare electric vehicle battery component.
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Jerry
Apr 25, 2022
This EV Brand Could've Been Big
Byton was an up-and-coming name in the EV world back in 2018. However, factors like the pandemic held them back from success, and now it looks as if we may never get a Byton EV on the market.
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Jerry
Apr 24, 2022
Mini's New 2024 EV Prototypes Are Getting Some Rigorous Testing
The 2024 Mini EV prototypes are getting tested in the frigidness of the Arctic Circle to ensure that they can withstand freezing temperatures.
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Jerry
Apr 23, 2022
What is 'Kandi'?
Kandi is a sub-compact EV brand that sells cheap models. Their affordable K27 and K23 models are on the market for those who would like to test the EV industry without breaking the bank.
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Jerry
Apr 23, 2022
Will Lordstown Manage to Produce a Vehicle This Year?
Lordstown says its electric pickup truck should be ready for buyers by September, but with all the tricks the company’s pulled in the past, should we believe it?
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Jerry
Apr 23, 2022
Canoo Is Building Cars for Astronauts
NASA officially selects Canoo to produce Crew Transportation Vehicles for its upcoming Artemis launch. Canoo confirms delivering the modified Lifestyle Vehicle models by June 2023.
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Jerry
Apr 22, 2022

All Questions on Electric Vehicles

Do electric cars have transmission fluid?
I want my next car to be electric; I’m extremely conscious of the effect that I have on the environment, and I want to lessen my impact as much as I can. To that end, I’m trying to learn more about how electric vehicles work, but everything I read seems to give me a different answer, especially about car parts like the transmission. Do electric vehicles have transmission fluid, or are they built completely differently?
Ben Guess
Jan 27, 2022
What are fuel cell electric vehicles?
Everyone is talking about electric vehicles, and I thought they were all battery powered until some mentioned fuel cell vehicles to me. If they don’t use batteries, how do they work?
Hannah Dewitt
Jan 31, 2022
How much does it cost to install an electric car charger?
Is it expensive to install an electric car charger at your house? I’ve been considering getting an electric car, but I’m afraid that the charger will be too expensive to justify.
Liz Jenson
Mar 07, 2022
What are electric cars like in snow?
I know electric cars really aren’t all that different from traditional, gas-powered vehicles. But what about in bad conditions? Should I be worried if I’m taking my Tesla in the snow?
Tom Hindle
Jan 19, 2022
Can electric cars use HOV lanes in Texas?
I heard that some places allow EV drivers to use HOV lane access even when driving alone. Can I use HOV lanes with my electric vehicle in Texas?
Marlee John
Mar 11, 2022
Which electric car has the longest range?
I want to get an electric car, but I’m concerned about the availability of chargers. It seems like it might take a while until there are as many chargers as there are gas stations. So I’m wondering, which car can go the furthest without needing to recharge it.
Serena Aburahma
Feb 08, 2022
Do self-driving cars run on gas?
I’ve been digging into the self-driving car industry lately, and I can’t wait until I can buy one myself. I live in an area where there aren’t a lot of charging stations for electric vehicles though. Can self-driving cars run on gas?
Macy Fouse
Mar 08, 2022
What happens if my electric car runs out of battery?
I’m considering buying an electric car. What happens if the car runs out of battery power, especially while you are driving?
Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jan 25, 2022
What is the difference between autopilot and full self-driving?
I spend a lot of time commuting, so I’m considering upgrading to a Tesla for a few reasons—including the awesome driver assistance features. But I’m a little confused between some of the options. Can you help explain the difference between their autopilot features and full self-driving?
Macy Fouse
Mar 01, 2022
Do electric cars have better mileage in the city?
Electric cars are popular for city driving as they reduce the emissions in the air. Do electric cars have better mileage in the city?
Marlee John
Mar 21, 2022
Which type of Electric Vehicle has the Largest Battery?
I’m a college student and a car fanatic saving up to buy an electric car after I graduate. I’ve been doing a bit of research on electric cars, and all the types seem to have different specifications. Which type has the largest battery?
Marlee John
Feb 14, 2022
What precious metals are used in electric cars?
I thought that car batteries were made out of lead, which isn’t very expensive from what I understand. Why do electric cars need to use precious metals in their components, and what types are used?
Jason Crosby
Feb 03, 2022
Who makes electric car charging stations?
It’s easy to tell who makes a certain electric car because it’s in the car name. But do those car companies provide the charging stations too? Who makes electric car charging stations?
Ru Chen
Feb 11, 2022
Can electric cars park for free in Honolulu?
I know some states have different laws and incentives when it comes to EVs. Do electric cars park for free in Honolulu, Hawaii?
Marlee John
Mar 11, 2022
Can the NYS electric car incentive be used in another state?
I live in New Jersey, but I’m shopping for a car in the New York area because I’m hoping to receive their electric car incentive. If I buy an EV in New York but I’m from out of state, will I still qualify?
Jason Crosby
Mar 07, 2022
Are electric cars the solution to global warming?
Global warming seems to be in the news more and more these days and I was wondering, are electric cars the solution to the problem of global warming?
Preston Vanderslice
Feb 28, 2022
How far can a small electric car go?
I know EVs have a limited range, so I’m trying to see which vehicles have the farthest driving range. How far can a small electric car drive?
Marlee John
Mar 31, 2022
Does driving an electric car help the environment?
I’ve read a ton about Teslas and other electric cars, and I think I’m going to buy one. While I’m excited about skipping the line at the pump, I’ve also read that electric cars don’t actually help the environment. Is this true? Does driving an electric vehicle help the environment or not?
Eric Schad
Mar 15, 2022
What are some tips for traveling in an electric car or EV?
I just bought my first electric car and have gotten used to driving it around town. This summer, I’ll be driving from Oregon to Texas for my high school reunion. Do you have any tips for traveling long-distance in an EV?
Rachel Rigolino
Jan 20, 2022
Can electric cars park in Beverly Hills for free?
I know there are a few cities in California with free parking for electric cars. Can electric cars park in Beverly Hills for free?
Marlee John
Mar 07, 2022
Does cruise control make electric cars more efficient?
I was reading up on how to get the most out of an EV battery and I read somewhere that cruise control makes electric cars more efficient. Is that just an urban myth or is it true?
Marlee John
Mar 21, 2022
What percentage of new car sales are electric?
I’m seeing car brands come out with more and more new electric car models, so I’m curious. Are people actually buying more electric cars than in the past?
Hannah Dewitt
Mar 11, 2022
What is the Toyota Prius's gas mileage?
I’m interested in reducing my carbon footprint, so I want to buy a car that gets great fuel economy. I’ve read that the Toyota Prius gas mileage is one of the best around. What can I expect in terms of fuel economy from the Toyota Prius?
Eric Schad
Feb 25, 2022
Do electric cars lose their charge when they're parked?
I have an electric car that I use sparingly, so I leave it parked for about a week at a time. Do electric vehicles lose their charge when parked?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
Are there any electric convertible cars?
I’m considering purchasing an electric car and I’ve been looking for a luxury model convertible. Are there currently any electric convertibles?
Emily Jansen
Mar 04, 2022
Do electric cars need antifreeze?
I’m thinking about buying an electric car, but I’m wondering how certain maintenance aspects of an electric car might be different from a gas-powered car. For instance, is antifreeze needed in an electric car?
Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jan 24, 2022
Can non-electric cars park at charging stations in California?
I live in San Diego, and sometimes the grocery I like to shop at runs out of parking—but there’s an electric car charging station next door. Is it illegal for me to leave my car there while I go inside? I don’t usually take too long.
Jason Crosby
Mar 07, 2022
Why do electric cars require less maintenance?
I've read that electric vehicles require less maintenance over time, but I have no idea why. Why would an electric car cost less to maintain?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
What happens if my electric MINI runs out of juice, can I get a regular tow?
"If my EV runs out of batter, what should I do? New job, big paycheck, so I treated myself to a new car! I am super excited about my new electric MINI Coop, but I am a little nervous. I have never had an electric car before, and I'm worried I will get stuck somewhere."
Shannon Martin
Jul 28, 2021
Does Midland Texas have electric car chargers?
I’m visiting relatives in Midland, Texas over the spring break and I was debating on whether I should take my electric car or not. Does Midland have electric car chargers?
Marlee John
Mar 18, 2022

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