BMW i3 Electric Car Photoshoot. Jul, 2015. Photo by Ian Billings

5 Secrets of Driving Electric

I’ve logged more than 100,000 miles driving a diverse array of electric cars since Green Car Journal’s launch in 1992, during the very early days of the modern electric vehicle. Here are five things you should know about driving electric.

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The Road to Extreme Fast Charging

The ultimate goal for electric vehicles is to offer the same driving experience as gas-powered vehicles, with zero emissions. That means sufficient driving range for long-distance travel. Is that even possible given the realities of the nation’s existing electrical grid?

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Tokyo R&D IZA Electric Car

It was an exciting time for electric cars in the early 1990s. GM’s Impact concept was unveiled at the 1990 LA Auto Show, with the Tokyo Motor Show exhibiting many electric concepts as well. Among them was Tokyo R&D’s IZA.

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A Redesign Good for the Soul

The iconic, box-like Kia Soul gets a redesign for 2020, sporting styling changes that include a more aggressive front end with horizontal strips containing daytime running lights. Headlamps are integrated in the bumper while taillights now practically encircle the rear

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale Plug-In

The SF90 Stradale represents many firsts for Ferrari. It’s the legendary automaker’s first plug-in hybrid electric model, the marque’s first all-wheel-drive supercar, and the most powerful Ferrari production car ever sold. The SF90 boasts the highest output ever for a

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Rivian’s Cool Electric Pickup

Start-up electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian is on a roll. The company plans to offer the five-passenger R1T electric pickup in late 2020, built on its innovative electric ‘skateboard’ platform. Now it has 500,000 more reasons supporting its success with a

2020 Range Rover Evoque Side at Night

2020 Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover’ stylish Evoque enters its second generation with a complete redesign that features the automaker’s Premium Transverse Architecture and little in common with the outgoing version. Conventionally-powered and mild hybrid (MHEV) versions will be sold in the U.S., with

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Monterey Road Trip in a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

There are countless reasons to visit California’s picturesque Monterey Peninsula, home of historic Monterey with its Cannery Row of Steinbeck lore, Fisherman’s Wharf, and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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All-New Explorer Hybrid

Ford has completely redesigned America’s all-time best selling SUV, the Ford Explorer. Redesigned from the ground up, the fourth-generation 2020 Explorer returns to the truck-like roots of its first two generations with a longitudinal-engine, rear-drive architecture. Moving away from the

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Hyundai Kona Two Ways

The Kona, Hyundai’s newest and smallest crossover, serves up a pleasing design and welcome functionality. It is offered with a choice two gasoline engines that net up to 33 highway mpg, and also as a battery electric vehicle. Styling cues

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Honda Clarity Electric

Part of Honda’s Clarity triple-play – along with the hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell and more mainstream Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – the Clarity Electric is a model that clearly cuts its own path. It does not aim to be part of

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Enduring Internal Combustion

Many consider the internal combustion engine a thing of the past. After all, we have zero-emission electric cars and a growing number of hybrids. But conventional engines keep getting better and will power most cars and trucks for some time.