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Letter to a Friend Buying an Electric Car

December 2nd, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

Two friends recently bought electric cars for their families after thinking about it for a long time. Beyond wanting to congratulate them, and click my heels together like Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain, I felt the need to describe, in detail, just how big a deal this EV purchase is, beyond platitudes like “EVs are so amazing for the world.” So I wrote them a letter


5 Things To Watch Out For In Studies Claiming Electric Cars Are “Not So Green”

September 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A few days ago, I wrote about a new report by Ricardo for the European Commission showing (yet again) that electric vehicles “have significantly lower impacts on the climate.” I noted in the article that there's a common problem of much more limited studies coming to different conclusions that put electric cars in worse light, as well as simplistic and misleading headlines like "Electric cars aren't as green as you think they are" or "Electric cars have a dirty little secret."


The PHEV Era Needs To End, Now

June 10th, 2020 | by Daryl Elliott

I have no doubt that many plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners work to max out the EV aspect of their vehicles. However, it would be incorrect to believe that all PHEV owners do so. Some don't even plug in their PHEVs


Choosing An Electric Car In UK Offers Huge Financial Savings

May 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In December, I published exclusive insight from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) study showing that, thanks to policy changes in the UK, consumers and businesses could save thousands or tens of thousands of pounds by switching to an electric car


Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner Than Gasoline Vehicles (New Fact Sheet)

May 17th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) results in less global warming emissions than the average gasoline-fueled vehicle. As the US electricity grid gets cleaner (by shifting away from coal and adding solar and wind power), the benefits of EVs compared with gasoline vehicles will continue to grow


Electric Vehicle Ownership: Purchasing vs. Leasing

December 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our new report, Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams (2019), we investigated whether EV drivers bought their cars new, bought them used, or leased them. The split was interesting. We then dug in deeper as well, for the first time ever, to learn a bit more about the cars they replaced, and why they went electric


EV Ownership + Rooftop Solar Ownership — New Report & Charts

December 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We were curious whether EV ownership/leasing correlated with rooftop solar panel ownership, and also whether driving an EV encouraged people to drive more efficiently or even conserve energy more at home, so we surveyed thousands of EV owners. Guess what the results were


Don’t Be A Dummy, Buy A Tesla Model 3 If You Value Your Family’s Safety!

September 22nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

A few days ago, we wrote about Tesla earning the Top safety score (TOP SAFETY PICK+) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). I had publicly asked them last month why they hadn't yet tested the car and was happy to get a reply that they were working on it. I'm not surprised how things turned out


IIHS: Tesla Model 3 Earns Top Safety Score In All 8 Test Categories

September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 won the IIHS's TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, which means that the car achieved the top score in all 8 test categories. You cannot get a better score. While this is a tremendous achievement, it's also not surprising. The Model 3 already achieved the best safety score ever from the NHTSA, and we know that it is the safety leader due to abundant crumple zones, market-leading active safety features, extremely strong doors and a similarly strong roof, a low center of gravity that keeps the car stable, and tremendous traction control



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