Category Archives: Electric Vehicles

Articles about electric & hybrid vehicles

F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning: what you need to know

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For the past 39 years, the iconic Ford F-Series, which primarily includes the F-150, has been the best selling vehicle in the United States, selling just shy of a million vehicles in 2020. As automakers across the U.S. race to electrify their fleets, there’s been one major gap in announcements of new electric vehicles: what would happen with America’s best selling car? In May 2021, Ford put an end to that speculation, launching the new Ford F-150 Lightning. 

While the Lightning won’t be the first electric pick-up truck in the U.S., it may be the most important one. It’s not only a stronger, faster version of the trusted F-150, but by being completely electric, the F-150 Lighting comes with additional features that could attract both new and former F-150 customers. In its first 48 hours of accepting reservations, Ford had almost 45,000 reservations; after a week, this number increased to 70,000. The truck officially goes on sale in 2022. 

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wallbox review

Introducing Wallbox: the European-based smart EV charger company

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In 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association declared the 2020s would be the ‘Solar+ Decade”. So far, their designation has come true, and then some: 2020 was the best year ever for energy storage deployment in the US, including at the residential level. But it’s not just energy storage that is being paired with solar; according to our recently released Installer Survey, in 2020, 1 in 12 solar installations also included an electric vehicle (EV) charger, while nearly as many people purchased an EV as purchased a solar panel system nationwide. 

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electric car faqs

Electric vehicle FAQ

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular and affordable in the United States. And because they’re a newer technology, many drivers have questions about how EVs work, what they cost, the advantages and disadvantages of switching to electrified transportation, and more.

So we’ve put together a list of common questions about electric vehicles, and provided additional information and resources to help you learn more about your options.  

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myths about electric vehicles

Top electric vehicle myths

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Have you ever heard that electric vehicles (EVs) are just as bad for the environment as gasoline-powered cars? Don’t believe it for a second! In this article, we’ll bust that myth, plus other misconceptions about EVs. 

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EVs vs. ICEs: which is better for the environment?

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Electric vehicles (EVs) promise a cleaner transportation future – but just how true is that vision? Let’s take a look at a few European studies comparing EVs to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and let the data speak for itself.

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travelling with an electric car

Travel in the modern EV: a reliable choice

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A common argument against electric vehicles is that they’re “unreliable” or “too limited in range.” Ten years ago, these critics may have been right. But today, electric vehicles represent the future of the auto industry. In 2020, electric car manufacturer Tesla overtook Toyota to become the world’s most valuable carmaker. Other auto companies have been quick to follow, from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, and Jaguar to more affordable options like Chevy or Nissan now boasting new EV options. This trend is driven by scientific advancements in batteries and charging that allow you to travel farther and recharge quicker than ever before. But what does travel with an EV look like today? Is a road trip really viable? Let’s take a look.

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pros and cons of hybrid cars

Pros and cons of hybrid cars

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Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are becoming more popular each day, and for good reason: drivers that switch to cars like this have a number of both environmental and financial advantages to look forward to.

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ev charging

Best places to own an EV

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular around the world. However, some places are more EV-friendly than others because of financial or convenience reasons. In this article, we’ll break down what factors make a place more or less suitable to own an EV, as well as call out some of the best states in the U.S. for electric car ownership.

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vehicle to grid charging

Vehicle to grid charging: what you need to know

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Solar and storage continue to increase in popularity throughout the country, and why not: pairing a solar battery with a solar panel installation provides an affordable, clean, reliable power supply for your home. At the same time, electric vehicles continue to become more and more mainstream: in 2019, the millionth electric vehicle hit the road in the US, and EVs were even heavily featured in Super Bowl ads

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super bowl electric vehicles

What you need to know about the electric vehicles in Super Bowl ads

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If you watched this year’s Super Bowl, you may have noticed a number of different commercials for electric vehicles. Given the cost of each 30-second spot, it’s clear that companies are committed to making electric vehicles mainstream sooner rather than later. We’ll let others comment on the quality of the ad itself (feel free to do so in the comments), focusing instead on what we know about the electric vehicles introduced or teased during this year’s Super Bowl.

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