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Electric vehicles apparently cost half as much to maintain as gas

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Electric vehicles may still cost significantly more than a gas powered car to buy but they cost half as much to maintain. That’s according to a new report from Consumer Reports anyway. The up front cost of electric vehicles is slowly coming down as the technology develops but still provides a significant barrier to entry. […]

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Ford planning range extender for F-150 EV

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Ask any prospective electric vehicle what their number two concern is after cost and they will likely say range. Some automakers have included a gas engine to help charge the batteries. Ford is going a different way with a modular range extender. The upcoming electric F-150 has a lot of work to do. Not only […]

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2023 Ford F-150 EV teased

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A teaser image for the 2023 Ford F-150 EV was teased last week during the announcement that Ford was updating the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan ready to produce the electric truck. Rouge has been producing trucks since 1948 and it’s fitting that the new 2023 Ford F-150 EV will be manufactured there too. The […]

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New electric Ford F-150 truck will be with us in 2022

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There has been a lot of talk of an all-electric version of Ford’s best-selling truck and the vast majority of it has been rumour. A lot of what we think we know is still speculation but we now know for sure that there will be an electric Ford F-150 and it will be with us […]

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How Dyson’s abandoned EV could change battery technology for other projects

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The news that engineering innovator James Dyson was entering the world of EVs was met with joy from fans but groans from automakers. With a reputation for delivering innovative ideas that shake up the industry, some were not looking forward to the new competition. So it’s a shame that Dyson cancelled the project. It wasn’t […]

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Kia announces new crossover EV for 2021

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Kia is definitely not resting on its laurels, as it announced last week it is planning a new crossover EV for next year. The company says the new model is split between two versions. One a standard crossover and the other will be a high performance crossover with up to 500 miles of range. The […]

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Ford reduces Mach-E charging time by 30%

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The two main barriers to entry for electric vehicles are price and range anxiety. Yet dealerships hear another quite a lot, charging time. Having to wait an hour or several hours for the car to recharge enough to tackle another journey something we hear quite a lot. Ford are tackling that with the Mach-E by […]

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How to maintain your EV when not in use

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A couple of weeks ago, we discussed how to keep your car healthy while not being used to commute to work during lockdown. As more Canadians are investing in electric cars, I thought it might be useful to cover those too. If your EV is sitting on the drive during the COVID-19 epidemic, what do […]

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Electric Transit van coming to Canada

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The huge number of vans roaming our cities means they are fertile ground for electrification. With more cities setting pollution targets, charging for access to city streets and looking at ways to improve air quality, electrifying vans is a logical step to take. Ford are one of many van makers taking on the challenge. The […]

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Kia Sorento to go electric during 2020

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As part of Kia and Hyundai’s drive to electrification, another model is getting the EV treatment. The Kia Sorento, along with its Hyundai Tucson sibling and the Santa Fe, will be getting a PHEV and a hybrid variant. It’s all part of the company’s plan to have 23 EVs, 13 hybrids and 6 PHEVs in […]

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