VIDEO: Real Tesla Range Anxiety & What Happens When The Tesla Battery Runs Out

If you have heard the nonsense put out by blind Tesla fanboys that Range Anxiety is a thing of the past, watch this video to get the real information. I recently had to do a loop from Calgary to Lethbridge, Alberta and back.  Because Lethbridge has only 1 charger and it is only a 220 volt tied to the Holiday Inn, I had to go through a small town named Fort Macleod, Alberta which has a very nice set of…

VIDEO: Henrik Fisker Explains Why He Uses VW Parts & Assembly to Make the Best EV, The Fisker Ocean

What is the “best” electric vehicle?  That is a subjective question for sure, but using mass market proven components combined with a price regular people can actually afford are to of the most important parts of the formula. The Fisker Ocean EV will be the least expensive, highest quality electric drive SUV on the planet.  According to the founder, Henrik Fisker, designing your own parts and assembling your own vehicle is an expensive fools game. Using the Volkswagen MEB electric…

VIDEO: What’s Wrong With The Telsa Model 3

Tesla fan boys will tell you that the Model S, 3 and X are the greatest vehicles ever put into production and that “…none of the brain dead dino-juice legacy car companies will ever catch…” (actual quote from a Telsa buddy of mine). In this video we discuss more than a dozen Tesla problems or shortcomings, many of which are quite unexpected. From excessive road noise, to a lack of basic radio management tools (like mute and reordering favorites), to…

Are GM’s New Ultium Batteries The Cure For EV Sales & Market Domination?

It should not have come as a surprise to us that several people have made snide comments about our review of General Motors new Ultium batteries but it did. So let us quickly clarify a few things. There is no suggestion that the GM’s Ultium EV battery packs will leap frog GM or any other company into market domination.  Low cost, flexible packaged, high capacity, fast charging, EV battery packs are a necessary but NOT sufficient element for domination.  So…

VIDEO: GM Announces Amazing Ultium Lithium EV Batteries

As word spread last week that Tesla is likely to change to hexagonal from the cylindrical batteries it has used for a decade, GM that usurped the whole efficiency debate by showing off their innovative new flat pack batteries they call “Ultium”.  They are higher density at a much lower cost than any other companies battery pack and can be charged at a massive 800V providing a 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. It appears that GM will…

VIDEO: Is The Tesla Cybertruck an Abomination or A Stroke of Marketing Genius?

To say that the Tesla CyberTruck is unorthodox is like saying cheese is not metal; it’s a bit of an obvious understatement.  Most people think that the CyberTruck is incredibly ugly but others see it as bold step.However, a business analysis of Elon Musks latest creation went something like this: Tesla cannot afford to further erode profit margins by producing mass market priced vehicles Tesla cannot be distracted by another complex and expensive assembly line Tesla has now proven they…

Passive Aggressive About Tesla? What Might Go Wrong

I have a relative that is quite literally the biggest Tesla fanboy I have ever conversed with.  He correctly points to how far ahead Tesla is on battery technology and how the big manufacturers like GM, Mercedes, BMW, and FCA have just let him take the market. Simply pointing out that Tesla, like all companies, will have unforeseen roadblocks in the future and that existing auto manufacturers will have unforeseen advances results in a religious fervor that those outside the…

Top 10 New Electric Vehicles Available in 2020

In a recent article we detailed More than 40 Electric Vehicles Coming by 2021 You Can Afford, but that list includes vehicles you won’t see for more than a year and some vehicles that are unlikely to be sold in volume.  So we updated and filtered that list to the top ten PHEV’s and EV’s you will be able to buy this year. Here they are in alphabetical order: Chevrolet Bolt Version 2 Pure EV Sedan Starting at USD $36,000…

GM Says They Want To Skip Hybrids and Go Straight to EV’s

In a few recent interviews GM CEO Mary Barra has said that she does not see big returns in hybrids and wants to go directly to all electric vehicles. “…There is an inherent cost because you’ve got two powertrain system.  And when you are a company that believes in the science of global warming, why wouldn’t you get to EVs as fast as you can?  Why dedicate a lot of capital and engineering into a segment that doesn’t get your…

Is GM Changing The Electric Vehicle Game Again?

The General steers a big ship (perhaps, ‘a big truck’ is a more apt analogy… but I digress) and when they make changes they have to do so with serious consideration for what those changes do to their existing businesses.  In particular, their profitable businesses like luxury vehicles and pickup trucks. At the start of 2019, GM announced the Cadillac would be their “lead electric brand”.  On December 19, 2019 GM reaffirmed that position by saying that while Cadillac was…

GMC’s Unexpected All Electric Hummer

Since Ford kicked GM to the curb and stole their multibillion dollar deal with famed EV truck maker Rivian in the spring of 2019, GM has had a big problem.  It has been clear for some time that GM does not want to risk making changes to their golden goose, the Sierra and Silverado pick up trucks, that might alienate existing customers, but they need an electric pick up and they need it now. They have come up with a…

More than 40 Electric Vehicles Coming by 2021 You Can Afford

Like you we are overwhelmed with media events and press releases about new full electric and plug in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.  GM, for instance, has announced that they will offer more than 20 electrified vehicles by 2023 but details are slim.  We want, names, prices, photo’s, and release dates. To clear this mess up we decided to make a list of every: nearly production ready electrified car, truck, crossover and SUV that has been shown to real people and is…

Complete List of All Plug-In Electric Cars & SUV’s in Canada

There are so many announcements of new electrics coming soon (like the Cadillac Escalade PHEV) and old electrics being replaced (like the Chevy Volt), we found it very difficult to get our heads around what electric vehicles were actually for sale.   So we did some research and developed this list to help us all out. Keep in mind that the pricing does not include ‘destination’ even PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection Fee) so add $2000 to these base prices to get to…

VIDEO: Cadillac Announces Electric Platform for New SUV & More

At the Detroit Auto Show in January 2019 General Motors Announced the Cadillac would spearhead it electrification efforts. In this announcement Cadillac said their EV’s will be both affordable and sold globally. The video shows an expandable “skateboard” platform in which flat pack batteries are connected together is segments under the floor. This skateboard EV platform will be used for sedans, SUV’s and even pickup trucks in the very near future.