Which electric vehicles can tow?
As of February 2020, the only fully electric vehicles that are recommended for towing are the Tesla Model X and Audi e-tron. There are larger plug-in hybrids that may fit your needs, such as the Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and Range Rover PHEV. With more electric trucks and SUVs[…]
Is the quiet nature of electric vehicles a hazard?
Electric vehicles aren’t silent, and at parking-lot speeds they make as much noise from various fans, pumps, and tire noise as most modern internal-combustion engine vehicles. At high speeds, the wind and tire noise is comparable to any car.
Can electric cars drive far enough to be practical?
Most new electric cars have a range of 200-400 miles and this is quickly growing. Very few drivers travel this far on a daily basis and most EV drivers plug in their car overnight, allowing you to wake up to a full battery each morning. For the infrequent occasions when[…]
Are electric cars better to drive?
Many electric car drivers will report that they offer a more enjoyable driving experience, due to the smooth, quiet ride and instant acceleration. While this is subjective, we can get a clear picture from surveys and polls of EV drivers. In 2020, AAA surveyed drivers of plug-in cars and asked[…]
How long will electric car batteries last?
Most Lithium-Ion batteries in electric cars are warranted for at least 8 years and 100,000 miles, but they can last even longer depending on driving and charging habits, as much as 10-15 years or more. In fact, some electric car batteries on the road today can already last up to[…]
Are plug-in vehicles reliable?
Though they are still relatively new to the market and buyers have suspicions, electric cars are actually proving to be more reliable than gas-powered vehicles. There is one clear reason why: the drivetrain of a typical gas-powered car has about 200 moving parts, while an electric car has about 20[…]