Here’s the battery pack behind VW’s global electric-vehicle push

VW Battery PacksNo single core component in an electric vehicle costs more—or probably matters more for the acceptance of EVs—than the battery pack. Many would argue that one of the best decisions Tesla ever made was going with the Panasonic 18650 cells in the Model S (and later, Model X). Thanks in part to good power management and thermal planning...

What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?

Rich Rebuilds flooded Tesla Model S, via YouTubeWith all the floods from Hurricane Florence, what happens to electric cars? That's the question many electric car owners may be asking after the 100-year hurricane dropped more than two feet of rain in North Carolina, where a burgeoning electric car movement was springing up. The answer is: It depends. READ MORE: Tesla expands Supercharging access...

2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

2018 Kia Soul EVThe effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in...

Will Volkswagen’s electric Microbus be made in the USA?

VW ID familyVolkswagen is expecting to launch at least three new all-electric vehicles in the U.S. in the next five years. The first will be the 2020 introduction of the ID, a unique electric-only that would replace the e-Golf; the much-anticipated, all-electric ID Buzz, a remake on the counterculture-icon microbus, due in 2022; and the I.D. Crozz, a...