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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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Why should I care about EVs?
MODEL F • FORD HOPES ITS F-150 LIGHTNING DOES FOR EVs WHAT THE ASSEMBLY LINE DID FOR THE PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE.
A TRUCK LOAD OF EVs • IT’LL BE A CROWDED MARKET IF ALL OF THESE PLANNED ELECTRIC PICKUPS MAKE IT INTO PRODUCTION—BUT THAT’S A BIG IF.
ARE TRUCKS THERE YET? • WHY PICKUPS AREN’T READY FOR THE EV TREATMENT.
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Cell Anatomy • Before GM could commit to an electric future, it had to figure out how to turn a profit on EVs. The solution lies deep inside the company’s new Ultium batteries, which will power nearly all its models by 2035.
Nevera Nevera Land • A $2.4 MILLION 1877-HP ELECTRIC HYPERCAR FROM AN AUTOMAKER YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF OFFERS OTHERWORLDLY ACCELERATION.
The Young and the Restless • Acquiring a Bugatti by age 33 would be impressive enough, but acquiring the brand—or at least a major part of it—by 33 is simply epic. Later this year, that’s what’s happening to Mate Rimac, the man VW believes can best engineer the drivetrains that Bugatti will need in an electrified era.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME • A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN HOW CARS MOVE IS LEADING TO AN EQUALLY RADICAL SHIFT IN HOW THEY’RE DESIGNED.
Welcome to the New Frontier
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test • Either the Tesla Model 3 Performance will get you hyped about EVs or nothing will.
The People’s Other Car • Aimed at the heartland, the Volkswagen ID.4 could use a little more heart.
Simple Machine • The Polestar 2 strips the idea of a car down to the basics.
The OG EV • The Nissan Leaf Plus falls to the competition.
Y, Though? • A sloppily built Tesla Model Y Performance leaves us wondering what all the fuss is about.
The Sleeper • More capable than it appears, the Kia Niro EV is too often overlooked.
Quiet Progress • The Audi e-tron doesn’t look like a vision of the future, but maybe that’s the point.
Here’s Why We Didn’t Include That One EV You Believe Should Have Won It All
Transcending Electrons • The Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus isn’t a typical electric vehicle.
Power Up • The Volvo XC40 Recharge is a better small SUV, but it’s not a better EV.
Enduring Persistence • Hiding its age well, the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus manages to stay out in front, most of the time.
The Prophet • Foreshadowing a future when an EV’s range is secondary to how it drives, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is our EV of the Year.
The EV 1000 • A 1000-MILE RACE ACROSS FOUR STATES REVEALS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO DRIVE AN EV LONG DISTANCES IN 2021. SPOILER: IT’S POSSIBLE BUT NOT A LWAYS FUN.
The V-8 Fights Back • In a rural Massachusetts garage, Rich Benoit and his merry band of outlaws are jamming a 6.2-liter V-8 from a wrecked Camaro SS into a Tesla Model S.
Forget Me Not • Highs: Fully loaded value, clever all-wheel-drive system, steering and brake feel. Lows: Small rear seat, ride harshness.
Stepping out of the Shadows • Now free to build a supercar, Maserati shows its stuff.