All the News, Reviews, Guides and Reports on Electric Cars

By Brad Berman ·
July 17, 2019

Tesla Cuts Base Price of Model 3 By $1,000

Tesla this week cut the price of its Model 3, its best-selling electric model. The price of the Model 3 will drop by $1,000 to $38,990. The Tesla Model 3 so far in 2019 makes up nearly half of all EV sales in the United States.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 03, 2019

The Five Most Affordable Pure Electric Cars

Even if you’re a budget-minding car buyer, you don’t have to put off buying an electric car. With some willingness to re-think your assumptions, there’s a highly affordable EV for sale—between about $20,00 and $30,000—that can meet your needs and satisfy your tastes.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 17, 2019

Forget 400-Mile Electric Cars, Bring On Affordable 200-Mile EVs

The pro-Tesla blogosphere champions nearly everything that Elon Musk claims is fantastic and ground-breaking. But Musk’s announcement earlier this month—that Tesla will soon offer EVs with 400 miles of range—landed with a thud. Thank goodness.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 30, 2019

The Very Slow Rise of the All-Electric SUV

We’ve heard about the rise of electric SUVs for a couple of years. So far, these promising new, larger EVs—some of which are barely larger than traditional sedans—have had little impact. Will we see signs of change when May sales numbers are reported early next week?

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By Brad Berman ·
May 16, 2019

New 2020 Version of Prius Prime Seats Five Passengers

For more than a year, the Prius Prime has been the second best-selling plug-in vehicle—surpassed only by the Tesla Model 3. Now the new 2020 version of Prime, due as early as June, will become even more accessible and attractive when its back row expands to accommodate a fifth passenger and adds two USB ports.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

The Real Price of EV Public Charging

It’s important to gain a grasp of pricing schemes for public EV charging, so you can compare the cost of charging on the road to what you pay at home.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

Quick Charging of Electric Cars

Public quick chargers commonly add about 50 or 60 miles of range in around 20 minutes. That makes electric cars more convenient and functional. This guide provides the details.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

How to Use the PlugShare EV Charging Station Tool

PlugShare is a powerful mobile application and online tool that allows electric car owners to locate and optimize the use of EV charging stations.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 24, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette

Thou shalt charge only when necessary. Don't leave nasty notes when a gas car parks in an EV spot. And other rules to live by.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 23, 2019

Seven Ideas for Electric Car Ownership Without Home Charging

Electric car owners with a 240-volt supply of power in the garage or driveway can refuel a battery-powered vehicle with ease. Plug your car in before going to sleep, and wake up to a full battery in the morning. That beats going to the gas station—for both convenience and cost. But approximately one in four Americans lives in a multi-unit building without a dedicated parking spot, while many home renters have landlords unwilling to install EV charging. Are they completely out of luck?

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  2. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  3. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.