Do Electric Cars Need Special Tires/Tyres?

Photograph of Tesla Model S wheel and tire

As we seen in my how electric cars work article, EVs work quite differently to conventional gasoline powered cars. Due to this, people often wonder whether special tires/tyres are needed for electric cars. This article intends to find out. Key differences There’s two main differences between EVs and gasoline cars which put extra strain on tires: … 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

Green Car Fuelling Cost Breakdown: Is There a Best Type to Run?

Running costs breakdown from the EPA, fueleconomy.gov

As you’re no doubt aware, there’s multiple types of green car: traditional hybrids, EVs (electric cars), plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell cars. The technology (and infrastructure) powering green cars is progressing all the time, but are they a match financially for standard gasoline autos? This article will find out. Type of Car: Recap This … 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

What Is A Compliance Car?

Green car sales shot up after 2012 - ucsusa.org

When looking at the (big) list of electric and hydrogen cars, you may have noticed that some of the vehicles listed (made by mainstream manufacturers) are not ones that you have seen on the dealer forecourts. Back in 2012, the CARB launched the Zero Emission Vehicles regulations. This made it mandatory for the state’s six biggest car manufacturers (those selling … Read more