Are EV conversions relevant today? Twitter poll results

1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante with electric powertrainEven as more major automakers announce plans to mass-produce electric cars, more companies have cropped up to convert old cars to electric power—even on a mass scale. A company in Montreal is working to convert old Ford F-150s to electric power for fleets. Several British luxury automakers, including Jaguar and Aston Martin, now offer old...

Would automatic robotic chargers be helpful? Take our Twitter poll

Automated charging pilot project  -  EA and Stable AutoElectrify America is developing new chargers with robotic arms to plug into self-driving cars. That led us to wonder: Is that really more helpful than wireless charging pads? Wireless chargers lose efficiency if cars don't line up over them precisely, which may trouble some drivers. If cars are driving themselves, they could be expected to line up...

What’s your favorite EV ad so far? Twitter poll results

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Kicking Gas' electric car campaignLast week, after another compelling ad for electric cars found its way onto America's screens, we finally found enough decent, ads for electric EVs to ask readers their favorites. The ad was from Porsche, associating electric cars, including its upcoming Taycan, with lots of clean, powerful electricity by showing a trio of plug-in Porsches racing...

Do EV conversions matter today? Take our Twitter poll

Classic Mini Cooper electric conversion by Swind“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is one of the core concepts for greening your life—and with the right motivations along the way, reducing your carbon footprint. It’s part of what makes the idea of electric-car conversions so compelling. You take a tired, polluting old vehicle with a tailpipe, remove everything having to do with...

Would solar cells add value to your EV? Twitter poll results

Lightyear OneLast week, after a spate of introductions of concept electric cars with solar cells, we asked our readers if such a system would add value for them. Despite a lot of reservations and skepticism, a clear majority of readers said it would. Our poll was inspired by a new concept Prius PHV (Prius Prime in the U.S.) that Toyota says can get up to 27.6...

What’s your favorite EV ad so far this year? Take our Twitter poll

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Kicking Gas' electric car campaignWhen it comes to ads for electric cars, there have been few to choose among, until recently. Now that a variety of traditional carmakers have brought electric models to market, electric car fans finally have a selection of ads they can choose from as their favorites. That's the topic of our Twitter poll this week: What's your favorite EV ad, so...