The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 set in motion a changing EV tax credit landscape. Every year between 2022 and 2029 the rules will change annually to incentivize EV production in North America, but not all the changes have been easy to understand. The US Treasury just released details on the vehicles that will qualify for either $3,750 or $7,50 in non-refundable tax credits … [Read more...] about Here Are The EVs and PHEVs That Still Get Tax Credits
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The Real Reason We Won't Get the Chevy Montana in the U.S.? CAFE. Yes, the new Montana small truck is all kinds of awesome. No, we’re probably never going to get it in the USA. Why? It’s not because of the name (which is awesome), nor is it due to the 133 HP 1.2L three-cylinder turbo (less awesome), or even the fact that it’ll be front-wheel drive only. The real reason we … [Read more...] about The Chevy Montana is Not For Us. Here’s Why.
The 2023 Civic Type Rawr (as it will always be known to me) may be more of a “hot sportback” than a “hot hatch” but it’s undeniably insane. 315 eager ponies are channeled thorough one of the best 6-speed manuals in America and sent to the ground via 265-width summer tires. What’s not to love? The front wheel drive only design? Let's talk about the Type R. Now don’t get … [Read more...] about Alex’s Take: The 2023 Civic Type R Is Honda’s Mid Life Crisis Hatch
It’s time for some solid-state battery tough talk. Solid state batteries are the next step in the evolution of electric vehicles, but they are far from the panacea that they are presented as. Let’s take a deep dive into what solid state batteries are, what challenges they solve and importantly: what challenges remain even in a world full of solid electrolyte … [Read more...] about Solid-State Batteries Are Important, But They Won’t Solve Charging Times
Brembo Sensify: Brembo, the widely recognized leader in performance brakes, plans to change the very nature of brake application in your next car starting in 2024. The Italian firm is calling their braking system "Sensify," and it's more than just a set of Brembo calipers and some brake pedal tuning, Brembo aims to replace the entire system from pedal to wheel. I'll let … [Read more...] about Brembo Is Re-Inventing the Way Your Next Car Will Stop | Brembo Sensify
With a peak charge rate of 236 kW and a mind blowing 196 kW average charge rate from 10% SOC to 80% SOC, the Ioniq 5 is now the fastest charging EV in the world. According to Hyundai you can go form 10-80% in just 18 minutes and 10% to completely full in just over 40 minutes. Is it really possible? I put it to the test and crunched the … [Read more...] about Hyundai Ioniq 5 DC Fast Charge Test
Let's be honest, the process of buying expensive things is strange. Stranger still, regardless of the dollar amount, "expensive things" don't always use the same sales process. When you want to buy a house you usually have typically two real estate agents involved plus brokers, lenders, title companies, county recorders, etc. involved. Even though you might be buying a car … [Read more...] about Car Buying Is Weird – Dealers: Why We Have Them & Why We Always Will
A few months have passed since we've got the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Alex likes it a lot more than expected but the factories are too narrow for the amount of power you get even with this Premium dual-motor model. At 225/55R19s, they're not that wide; in fact, they're narrower than the rubber you'd find a range-topping Honda Civic Touring. They're also Michelin Primacy … [Read more...] about 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Tire Upgrade: Will it Affect the Range?
It's that time of the year and Alex has been tasked with the hard decision of figuring out the replacement for his current Dodge Durango. In this buyer's guide video, we see how Alex makes his decision and whether he ends up with a truck or...another Durango. Buying a new vehicle is a hard process because just one segment alone will give you a whole plethora of options. This … [Read more...] about Buyer’s Guide: Did Alex Buy a Truck or an SUV?
Can you go off-grid or solar-only and still drive an EV? Totally. However, it's much harder than it looks. In this video, we're going to take a look at exactly how to do just that while flexing Alex's green credentials to prove that he's not some crazy neanderthal. Buy Merch! http://aoamerch.com … [Read more...] about The Truth About EVs And Solar