Electric Cars Aren’t Green: Myth Or Truth? We Take A Look!

Power plant with various emissions being produced, from le-si of FreeImages.com

The great thing about buying and driving an electric car is that you’re doing your bit for the environment… or are you? Some people claim that electric cars are actually bad for the environment. Is this true? Are you better off with your noisy, gas-guzzling 4×4 instead? The Basics When looking at the overall environmental footprint of … Read more

Will Electric Cars Reduce (or Eliminate) Road/Highway Noise?

Sources of traffic noise in a bar graph, from asphaltroads.org

Electric cars are much quieter than conventional cars, so much so that they need to emit fake sounds for pedestrian safety. So in a utopian future world where every car on the road is electric, would pesky road/highway noise be eliminated? This article aims to find out. Some background Electric cars are quieter because they don’t … Read more

Electric Car Charge Plugs/Types: An Easy-To-Understand Guide

An EVSE charging station with a CHAdeMo plug

If you have looked around for information on electric car charging stations and plugs, you might have come across a range of different terms: level 1, level 2, type 1, type 2, level 3 and 4… CHAdeMO, CCS, Commando, GB/T, Combo 2, Combo 1… fast charge, slow charge, rapid charge, supercharger… confused? I was too! … Read more

How Exactly Do Electric Cars Work?

A diagram showing the interaction between the pedal, controller, motor and battery work within EVs (electric cars).

Since we have all grown up around gasoline-powered cars, the general way that they work (i.e. gasoline is burnt in an internal combustion engine, which provides the necessary power to drive the vehicle forward) is fairly well understood. However electric cars are much newer and less mainstream, and so we wanted to take an in-depth … Read more

What Secret Cars are the ‘Tech Challengers’ (Google, Apple etc) Working on?

An actual Waymo car, from Waymo.com

For the past few years, there’s been more and more rumours that some of the big tech firms are working on self-driving cars, which will predominantly be plug-in electrics. Some companies – such as Apple and Dyson – have only given limited information about their programmes. Others – like Google – are fairly open about … Read more