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Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

Issue 61: July-September 2022 Featuring: Cadillac’s ambitious move to an all-electric luxury brand by 2030 Power electronics thermal limits and how to not exceed them TWAICE battery analytics platform promises enormously valuable insights at every point in a battery’s lifecycle The redesigned federal EV tax credit and other EV-related measures ConnectDER and Siemens Partner to… Read more »

Ford and GM test bidirectional charging with PG&E

Some may toss the term “game-changing” around a little too casually, but bidirectional charging, and the V2X applications it enables, truly have the potential to change the automotive game, by transforming vehicles from wasting assets (aka money pits) into sources of revenue. Both GM and Ford have recently announced collaborations with California utility Pacific Gas… Read more »

New report from Motor Intelligence details monthly US EV sales

Back in the early days of the rEVolution, we used to get a detailed monthly report on EV sales, courtesy of InsideEVs, which painstakingly combed through sales figures provided by automakers, and used some educated guessing to make estimates for brands that refused to provide any data (ahem…Tesla). However, for whatever reason, many automakers stopped… Read more »

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: Chevy’s lowest-priced electric car gets a big brother

US drivers see the Bolt EUV as a larger, better-equipped version of Chevy’s first modern electric car. But the EUV first went into production last year in China—as a Buick. If it were a person, you might almost feel sorry for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which was launched in February. It’s a brand-new vehicle,… Read more »

VW to enable bidirectional charging on all EVs on its MEB platform starting next year

Bidirectional charging is the technology of the hour. It enables vehicle-to-grid—or should we say, vehicle-to-anything (V2X)—applications, which promise to greatly facilitate the integration of EVs and renewable energy into the grid, to offer opportunities for fleets to offset their electrification costs, and to allow other handy capabilities, such as backup power. Now Volkswagen has given… Read more »

Refreshed Tesla Models S and X to ditch lead-acid for Li-ion 12 V battery

Elon Musk and Sandy Munro covered a lot of ground in their recent video chat, discussing a great number of advances and improvements to Tesla’s vehicles and manufacturing processes. Here’s just one tidbit that many may have overlooked: beginning with the upcoming Model S/X refresh, Tesla plans to abandon the century-old lead-acid battery technology in… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

< Newer Issues Issue 34 – November/December 2017 Featuring: The Goldilocks zone: Calienté explains that battery pack heating is just as important as cooling EV Safe Charge installation service connects the dots for EV buyers A redesigned Nissan LEAF arrives in 2018, joining the new generation of plug-ins A closer look at power factor correction… Read more »

2019 Kia Niro EV: An impressive electric compact suggests good things from future Kia EVs

Kia may be the auto brand with the biggest disconnect between perception and reality in the US today. It makes stylish, modern vehicles – passenger cars plus a growing range of crossover utilities – packed with advanced features. It’s a legitimate competitor to Toyota, Honda, and others. But ask the average buyer if he or… Read more »

Prius Prime Advanced: the prince of PHEVs

Looking for an objective review of the Toyota Prius Prime Advanced? Sorry, you’ll have to look elsewhere. I’m one of “the pious” – annoying Prius drivers who sing the praises of our favorite hybrid vehicle to anyone who will listen. I’ve owned three Prii (and yes, replaced batteries on two), and this is a completely… Read more »