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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


Cracking The Code Of What People Want In Electric Vehicles

September 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Cracking the code of what people want in their electric vehicles is not that complicated, even though analysts at Edmunds seem to think otherwise. In an article published by the San Diego Union Tribune, a market analyst at Edmunds said that electric car buyers "don’t seem to be EV fans, they seem to be Tesla fans.” She also said that, "It’s been really hard for any other company to crack the code of what people want in an EV.”


My Car Expenses The 15 Years Before Tesla

September 2nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I've had an obsession with financial software for some time, something that I probably inherited from my father. I remember when we got our first Apple II in 1978 and he used it for investments and budgeting. When he moved to an IBM PC (which I bought for him at a discount since I was an IBM employee from 1984 to 1998), he fell in love with Managing Your Money. I moved to Quicken in the mid 1990s. I'm trying to spend less time tracking my finances and more time writing, so I'm moving to more cloud-based methods of tracking my finances. But I noticed that I had 15 years of data on my auto spending available as part of this obsession. I didn't have it easily tied to my 7 cars, but don't think of this as a review of any car, but as a general survey of the fuel, maintenance, and repair cost for 7 cars over about 400,000 miles


Electrifying Transport Is Green Here, Greener There, & Green As Kermit The Frog In Norway Or With A Solar Roof

August 10th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There's an important caveat with electric cars. Although electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, they draw their power from a wide variety of energy sources. Bloomberg reports, "Trading in your gasoline-guzzling car for an electric vehicle is a lot like shifting the emissions ... [as] EVs run off electricity, and that electricity" can come from both clean and dirty energy sources


What The Heck Is MPGe? And Why Is Electric Car MPGe So High?

July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car


Electric Vehicles, Renewables, & The Changing World Dynamic

June 22nd, 2019 | by Robert Dee

Every time someone buys or leases an EV, fossil fuel's stranglehold lessens. That's the cost differentiation between EVs and ICEs. The individual benefit, as I am enjoying, is autonomy and the opportunity to have free electricity for cars and homes. EVs are thinking people's cars, yes, and it takes planning and work, but we'll have a better life and planet for it


How Owning A Tesla Model 3 For 1 Year Has Changed My Life

June 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've owned the Model 3 for exactly one year now. What I like most about the car is that it's 100% electric, burns no gas, and has zero emissions. There's so much to the car that I love, and I mean it when I say that the car has changed my life. I realize that's a big statement to make so I'd like to explain what I mean by that


30 Reasons To Buy An Electric Car … Today!

June 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

My increasingly good friend Paul Fosse wrote an article yesterday giving 5 reasons to buy a Tesla before July 1. At the end of the article, he linked to a 2016 article of mine that I had forgotten about. It's a simple listicle but it's actually one of my favorite articles. So, thanks to Paul, I'm reposting it today. In 2016, it was titled, "30 Reasons Your Next Car Should Be Electric." At this point in time, I think it's more appropriate to say that you should buy that car today, not wait any longer. Hopefully you'll agree after reading through this list


EV Safety Benefits — Crumple Zones, Rollover Results, Vehicle Control

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In this section of our report "The EV Safety Advantage," we roll through a handful of clear EV safety benefits, which help to explain electric cars' better performance in the case of accidents and subsequent insurance claims. We also throw in more safety ratings and charts



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