Archive for the ‘Electric Vehicles’ Category
Warming Up an EV While It’s Plugged In: Can You Do It? Is It Safe?
There’s a lot of to stuff to learn when it comes to EVs. While there have been many different innovation over the past century when it comes to automobiles, their fuel source has remained (fundamentally) the same. For instance, you’re not supposed to start a car while it’s hooked up to the gas pump.
How about EVs? Can you start an electric vehicle while it’s plugged in?(more…)
Do Plug-in Hybrids have to be Charged to Operate?
Plug-in hybrids occupy a strange space in automotive market. They’re more complex than regular hybrids, but not quite the same as all-electric vehicles. Auto companies often advertise their plug-in hybrids with claims of “100 MPGe” and “30+ miles electric range.” That makes sense for an EV, but not for a hybrid. That begs the question:
Do you have to charge a plug-in hybrid for it to work?(more…)
The Upcoming Ford F-150 EV: What We Know
You may have seen some footage awhile ago of an all-electric F-150 pulling 10 trains cars from a complete stop. And then it pulled 40+ F-150 models from a complete stop. That had our attention. So, where is this electric F-150? Is Ford actually making it?
Ford is making an electric F-150 and it’s expected to go on sale within the next few years.(more…)
Electric Vehicle Battery Charge Times and Outlet Types
Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of the burning questions for electric cars: charging time. We’ll look at how long it takes without the nonsense, misdirection, and marketing jargon.
Here’s how quickly electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids actually charge.(more…)