Can an Electric Car Go Through a Carwash?

A car going through a car wash

We’ve spent so much of our lives guarding our electronics against the ever-present threat of water that it has become second nature to us. The advent of electric cars, then, presented us with an interesting problem to consider: can electric cars cope with nature’s wetter elements? Can an EV Go Through a Carwash? Let’s start … Read more

Nissan Leaf Annual Maintenance Costs: A Complete Guide

Nissan Leaf maintance costs

Even with the rapid growth in sales and model availability in the last few years, electric vehicles are still relatively unknown to the wider marketplace. As even the biggest automotive names now add all-electric models to their range, including high-end luxury marques, more and more people are asking about the potential benefits of making that … Read more

These Electric Cars Have Liquid Cooled Batteries (Awesome!)

Demounted battery from electric car Nissan Leaf. Cells of high voltage battery from Kiev, Ukraine.

In an increasingly electrifying automotive world, the issue of battery cooling is becoming a hot-button issue. The temperature of an EV battery has tremendous bearing on how safe it is to charge it. Car makers advise their customers to allow the car batteries adequate time to cool down before they start charging. But, when you’re … Read more

What Does “Maintenance Tire” Mean For The Nissan Leaf EVs?

Close up of the Nissan Leaf cabin

Most modern cars are a sea of lights, symbols, reminders and notifications. There are so many bells and whistles on new vehicles, and all of them come with additional controls, settings, and sooner or later maintenance requirements. The Nissan Leaf is no exception, and one of the slightly more baffling things that users encounter is … Read more

Does Supercharging Reduce Tesla Battery Life?

Telsa Model S charging at Delaware Welcome Center, thanks to

In the world of electric vehicles, the issue of charging is among the most discussed. Whether it’s concerns over home charging setups, charging speeds, recommended charging levels, use and availability of public charging infrastructure, the topic is never far away from the lips of a current or aspiring EV owner. Tesla and Supercharging One company … Read more

Is The Nissan Leaf Dealer ‘Annual Battery Check’ Really Needed?

HONOLULU - MARCH 14, 2015: 100% Electric Nissan Leaf car on display at the Motor Show exhibition - 2015 First Hawaiian International Auto Show at the Convention Center in Oahu, Hawaii. March 14, 2015.

The Nissan Leaf is among the best-known and most popular EVs on the market today. As an arguably more affordable model than, say, a Tesla, it is a top choice particularly among city-dwellers who don’t necessarily worry about the car’s shorter range when compared to aforementioned Teslas. It’s reliable, comes packed with great technology, and … Read more