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With EV Live, GM lets you chat up EV experts away from obnoxious dealers

GM wants to educate the world on electric cars with its EV Live online platform -- and ultimately, it's a pretty smart way to learn.
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EVs won’t truly go mainstream until there’s a Kia Seltos of EVs

EVs are gaining in popularity, but they're still expensive, and the cheaper ones offer serious compromises. We need a better alternative.
A Telsa Model 3 drives along a road.

The cheapest electric cars you can buy

Teslas are expensive for most people, but one of its cars made our cheapest EV list, along with eight other models.
The front view of a red Hyundai Ioniq 6.

Move aside, Tesla. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the best electric sedan for the masses

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is finally rolling out, and it's got a lot going for it. So much so that it could be the electric sedan to beat right now.
Rear three quarter view of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6.

I’m glad the Hyundai Ioniq 6 isn’t just a smaller Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is finally rolling out, and it offers a pretty different design compared to the Ioniq 5. I think that's a good thing.
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The gas-guzzling Cadillac Escalade is going all-electric with the IQ

General Motors is taking one more step towards electrifying Cadillac's lineup, with the announcement of an all-electric Escalade.
2023 BMW XM three-quarter view

2023 BMW XM review: a luxury plug-in with power

The BMW XM is over the top in many ways, but under the hood, it's a plug-in hybrid that could serve as a great way to get around without using gas.
A red 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in a field.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E isn’t just getting cheaper, it’s getting better

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has seen multiple price cuts over the past few years -- but turns out the car isn't just getting cheaper, it's also getting better.
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The locations of over 2 million Toyota cars were exposed for 10 years

Toyota has disclosed that the location of over 2 million cars was potentially accessible over a 10-year time span.
Android Auto in a car.

You’ll soon be able to watch YouTube videos in your Android Automotive car

Android Automotive is getting better. At Google I/O 2023, Google announced several entertainment-related improvements to the in-car infotainment system.
The infotainment panel of a Lucid Air.

Modern cars take touch controls too far. This company found a balance

Cars are evolving, and many of them are getting all-screen controls. Some, however, are going too far -- but the Lucid Air proved there can be a balance.
The front three-quarter view of a Lucid Air.

Lucid Air Grand Touring review: Let go of your range anxiety

With 512 miles of range, the Lucid Air Grand Touring shatters EV records. But it's much more than just the king of big batteries.
Kia EV 9

I review EVs for a living. Here’s the one I’m waiting to buy

The Kia EV9 is on its way, and it could change the pace of electric car adoption in the U.S., serving as a cross between the Telluride and EV6.
The Mercedes-Benz EQE sedan exhibits the same bulbous looks as every Mercedes EV.

The Mercedes-AMG EQE might be the best luxury EV right now

The Mercedes-AMG EQE isn't as expensive as its EQS counterpart, but the car offers all the best things about the EQS in a more affordable package.
A Tesla Model 3 on a road.

Best used EVs: get an electric car without paying full price

EVs are getting more accessible, but even the cheaper ones can still cost a lot -- which is why buying used might be worth it. Here are the best used EVs.
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Lithium-ion vs. NiMH: EV batteries explained and compared

Electric vehicles are on the rise, but not all EV batteries are created equal. Here's a look at the different kinds of EV batteries.
A Chevy Volt parked on the beach.

Are used EVs eligible for tax rebates? Yes, but here’s the fine print

Tax rebates make buying a new EV a whole lot easier. But are used EVs eligible for rebates? Here's everything you need to know.
Tesla Roadster front view

2023 Tesla Roadster: Everything we know about the electric car

The 2023 Tesla Roadster is coming, and it's set to be one of the fastest and longest-range EVs so far. Here's what we know about the 2023 Tesla Roadster.
A Tesla Model Y is seen driving to the left.

Is Tesla Full Self-Driving worth it?

Tesla has made plenty of headlines over the past few years for its self-driving tech. But is Tesla Full Self-Driving worth it? Here's what you need to know.
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What are the different types of electric car chargers?

Charging an electric car isn't quite as easy as it should be. Here's a look at the different types of electric car charger.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.

Why are so many luxury EVs ugly on the outside and gorgeous inside?

Luxury EVs are arriving from all the big players, but some of them fall flat on their ugly faces. Why can’t they look as cool on the outside as they do inside?
Kia EV6 next to vineyard

Kia EV6 vs Tesla Model 3: Which EV is right for your needs?

The Kia EV6 and Tesla Model 3 are both top-tier electric cars, and they both have a lot to offer. But which electric car is best for your needs?
A Tesla Model Y is seen driving to the left.

Tesla Model Y vs. Kia EV6: which is better?

Both the Tesla Model Y and Kia EV6 are at the top of the EV game, but which is the better car? We put them head-to-head to find out.
Front three-quarters view of a 2023 Kia EV6 GT in a desert setting.

Pros and cons of buying a used electric car

EVs are now common, and we're entering a world where buying used electric cars will be a whole lot easier. But what are the pros and cons of doing so?
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Genesis Electrified GV70 first drive review: a killer high-end EV with one flaw

The Genesis Electrified GV70 takes the much loved GV70 crossover and slaps a battery and electric powertrain in it. Is that the right strategy?
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Can electric car batteries be recycled?

Electric cars may be better for the environment than gas-powered cars, but they still have their own environmental challenges -- like their huge batteries.
A Telsa Model 3 drives along a road.

What’s the difference between Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving?

Tesla offers a range of autonomous driving features, but what's the difference between them? And are any of them truly fully autonomous?
A Tesla Model 3 electric car.

Tesla Model 3 maintenance costs: What can you expect?

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most popular electric cars out there, and one of its advantages is how cheap it is to maintain. But just how cheap is it?
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9 longest-range plug-in hybrids: get the best of both worlds

Plug-in hybrids allow you to get the best of both electric and gas-powered cars, but offer a lower range. Here are 9 plug-in hybrid cars with the longest range.
2022 BMW i4 M50

BMW i4 vs. Tesla Model 3: Which EV sedan is better?

The Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4 are some of the best electric sedans out there, and you might be deciding between the two. But which is better?
Two Electrify America Charging Stations.

How much does an electric car battery cost?

Electric cars cost less to operate and repair than gas-powered cars over the long run, but there's one component that can cost far more -- the battery.
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Why you should consider a plug-in hybrid in 2023

Electric vehicles are great for those who can charge quickly -- but those that can't don't have to miss out. Here's why you should consider a plug-in hybrid.
2021 Tesla Model S

How to reset the screen on your Tesla

Tesla cars offer a number of advantages, but perhaps the biggest is the great software. But that software can fail. Here's how to reset the screen on a Tesla.
tesla starts opening its supercharger network to other evs

Tesla Destination Chargers vs. Superchargers: What’s the difference?

Tesla cars are easy to charge -- but there are different kinds of chargers. Here are the differences between the Tesla Supercharger and the Destination Charger.