Sometimes a car can be more than the sub of it’s specifications and the 2023 Solterra is certainly that kind of car. Let’s be honest, on paper the Solterra doesn’t look great: xxx miles of range, “just” 218 horsepower, no funk, and slow charging made it the newest EV I was least interested in driving… But then I drove it and I’m glad I did. https://youtu.be/XWpMH4qrFmg It’s A … [Read more...] about Subaru’s First EV Is Much Better in Person Than On “Paper” – 2023 Subaru Solterra First Drive Review
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Let's be honest, with just over 220 miles of range and 218 hp, the 2023 Subarus Solterra doesn't look great on a spec sheet. In the real world, however, 0-60 mph happens in 6.2 seconds, it gets more like 222-228 miles of range, and its actual ground clearance create a fantastic combination. DC charging is on the slow side (100 kW), but the payback is likely increased battery … [Read more...] about The 2023 Subaru Solterra Is Much Better Than You Think
Now that our last long-term EV has left the driveway and joined a new family in Southern California, we have already gotten our hands on its replacement, the 2022 Kia EV6. This time around, better charging times and efficiency were at the top of our wish list. So, why did the EV6 earn a spot on the gravel over competitors like Tesla Model Y, Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Volkswagen ID.4? … [Read more...] about The 2022 Kia EV6 is Replacing our Mustang Mach-E
Since 2014, the Toyota Tundra's highest trim level has been the 1794 Edition, which symbolizes the traits and history of the ranch property that Toyota's Texas plant sits on. With a western brown color motif, it appeals more to those who get their shoes muddy at work but come home to impeccably clean dwellings. For the urbanites out there, the Platinum trim has been the best … [Read more...] about Let’s see if the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone is up to top-trim duty.
Kia’s EV6 isn’t the brand’s first EV, but it is arguably its most important. The EV6 is the start of an onslaught of new electric vehicles designed to compete directly with the best in the world under the names "EV#". Kia has pledged that 40% of their vehicles will be electric by 2030 and 100% by 2040, quite a tight schedule. To meet the mark, Kia needs to start 2022 with a … [Read more...] about Kia’s Sexy Tesla Alternative, The 2022 Kia EV6
My name is Brian. This is the News Desk. Chrysler to go all-in on EVs. Remember when Chrysler had a solid lineup of cars and SUVs? In the early 2000s, nameplates such as Crossfire and PT Cruiser roamed the streets. The 300 was not the only sedan they built, and at one point you could pick up a rebadged Dodge Durango as the Aspen. Today, unfortunately, there is a very … [Read more...] about News Desk [January 10th, 2022]
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
Think of the 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS not as an "electric S-Class" but an S-Class re-imagined for the 21st century. Interestingly this is also how the S-Class and EQS were engineered. The EQS and S-Class were designed side by side and share some of their electronic gadgets, but aside from a little software and some safety systems they share essentially nothing. The EQS rides … [Read more...] about 2022 Mercedes EQS 580 Review: The Ultimate EV?
Pickup truck are big business in America, you only have to look at the sale charts where pickup trucks are the top three best selling vehicles in the USA are the Ford F-Series pickups, GM's pickup twins, and Ram's full-size truck lineup. It was therefore only a matter of time before one of the big three gave us a green alternative to their V8 truck lineup. Although GM was first … [Read more...] about Ford’s New 2022 F-150 Lightning Is The Truck You’ve Been Waiting For
This week’s news sees lots of truck-related news, the return of a 90s icon, and Volkswagen has added more features to three of its vehicles for 2022. A new teaser for the upcoming 2022 Toyota Tundra has been getting a lot of news this week because it showed off the truck’s suspension. It appears Toyota has added leaf springs, which could result in improved performance on and … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 8 to 14