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autoevolution's EV Month

Enough time has passed since the arrival of the electric vehicle for the masses for all of us to know these things are not going away. Especially now, when the majority of carmakers around the world not only have one or two electric cars in their lineups, but have also pledged to make a complete switch to this type of propulsion in the coming decades.

The road from world's first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, to the wealth of pure battery-electric machines currently available was not easy. It’s also far from over, this road, as all the great pieces of wonderful engineering currently moving on it are just the tip of the iceberg.

The topic of EVs is enough in itself to generate tons of discussions. From new car launches to advancements in battery technology, the world is buzzing electric. To such an extent, in fact, that we here at autoevolution decided to focus on that for the coming month.

March is thus dubbed EV Month by our crew of writers, a time to celebrate probably the most profound transformation of the automotive industry since, well, forever.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
Remembering the Chrysler TEVan, the All-Electric Minivan You Didn't Know Existed
Remembering the Chrysler TEVan, the All-Electric Minivan You Didn't Know Existed

8 Mar 2022, 16:17 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / Chrysler is set to introduced its "first battery-electric vehicle by 2025," but it already made one in the 1990s. Meet the TEVan, the all-electric minivan

 
Lotus Type 132 Electric SUV Reveals Itself In Patent Images in Australia
Lotus Type 132 Electric SUV Reveals Itself In Patent Images in Australia

8 Mar 2022, 11:14 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / To survive, Lotus now has to go against everything Colin Chapman once wanted it to stand for: lightness. And that may be a good thing

 
Nonsensical Mid-Engine Polestar EV Supercar Gets Rendered, We Still Fancy One
Nonsensical Mid-Engine Polestar EV Supercar Gets Rendered, We Still Fancy One

8 Mar 2022, 09:26 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The virtual artist only known as “superrenderscars” on social media continues to explore the idea of mid-engined cars, now switches to EV Polestar DNA

 
Seventh Chevy Camaro Follows Equinox and Blazer EV, Morphs Into Zero Emission SUV
Seventh Chevy Camaro Follows Equinox and Blazer EV, Morphs Into Zero Emission SUV

8 Mar 2022, 08:46 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Kleber Silva, a Barueri, Brazil-based virtual artist known as “KDesign AG” on social media, has decided to revisit last year's idea of a Camaro EV sport-utility

 
Electric Catamaran Pol Lux Turns Into Camper at Night, the Perfect Adventure Craft
Electric Catamaran Pol Lux Turns Into Camper at Night, the Perfect Adventure Craft

8 Mar 2022, 06:23 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Lightweight and modular watercraft aims promises to deliver endless days (and nights) of adventure, with fully-electric powertrain and whatever else you want

 
Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham: Examining a 102-Year-Old, American-Built EV
Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham: Examining a 102-Year-Old, American-Built EV

7 Mar 2022, 14:15 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Fifty years before the birth of Elon Musk, this fascinating series-production EV was roaming the streets of American cities

 
Nissan Presents E-4ORCE System's Benefits by Carrying a Bowl of Fresh Noodles
Nissan Presents E-4ORCE System's Benefits by Carrying a Bowl of Fresh Noodles

7 Mar 2022, 12:42 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Controlling back-and-forth body sway helps the motorized server tray deliver noodles without spilling out a single drop of sauce

 
Stilride SUS1 Aims for World’s Most Attractive and Sustainable e-Scooter
Stilride SUS1 Aims for World’s Most Attractive and Sustainable e-Scooter

7 Mar 2022, 11:37 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The steel origami Sports Utility Scooter 1 finished prototype is here to offer a more sustainable and good-looking alternative to scooter manufacturing

 
Aston Martin Partners With Britishvolt to Develop High-Performance Cells
Aston Martin Partners With Britishvolt to Develop High-Performance Cells

7 Mar 2022, 09:46 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / They will be used to power Aston Martin’s second BEV (battery electric vehicle), scheduled to arrive by 2025. By 2030, its core portfolio will be electrified.

 
Tesla Moves To Solve the Problem of Dying 12-Volt Li-Ion Batteries on the LFP Model 3
Tesla Moves To Solve the Problem of Dying 12-Volt Li-Ion Batteries on the LFP Model 3

7 Mar 2022, 09:41 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Tesla Model 3 with an LFP battery can't keep its 12-volt Li-Ion charged due to a calibration issue. Tesla moved to solve this problem with a software update

 
Meet the Cannabis Car, the Hemp-Built Renew Sports Car That Is Greener Than EVs
Meet the Cannabis Car, the Hemp-Built Renew Sports Car That Is Greener Than EVs

7 Mar 2022, 08:24 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Inspired by Henry Ford’s 1941 hemp-plastic car, the rebodied Mazda Miata by Bruce Dietzen is three times greener than EVs, can run on electricity too

 
Kia Committing to the EV Truck Market, Can It Slay the Current Goliaths?
Kia Committing to the EV Truck Market, Can It Slay the Current Goliaths?

6 Mar 2022, 10:21 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Any Kia EV truck is going to need to be just as, if not even more reliable than the American hardware from Stellantis, GM, and Ford are packing.

 
Tesla Might Be Forced To Close Up Shop in Oklahoma, a New Bill Is To Blame
Tesla Might Be Forced To Close Up Shop in Oklahoma, a New Bill Is To Blame

5 Mar 2022, 14:40 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Sometimes politicians just ask for an argument with the people. Tesla, an American car company, is at risk of being forced to leave Oklahoma. Here’s why

 
Tesla Drags Down Electric Car Reliability in British Survey
Tesla Drags Down Electric Car Reliability in British Survey

5 Mar 2022, 12:06 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The honorable exception is the Kia Niro EV, which is not only the most reliable electric car British customers can buy: it is the overall champion.

 
These Are the Safest Electric Vehicles That You Can Buy Now in the U.S.
These Are the Safest Electric Vehicles That You Can Buy Now in the U.S.

4 Mar 2022, 22:06 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / IIHS released the 2022 list of the safest vehicles that were awarded the Top Safety Pick+ accolade and eight EVs were among them

 
Study Shows Electric Pickup Trucks Promote Steep GHG Reduction
Study Shows Electric Pickup Trucks Promote Steep GHG Reduction

4 Mar 2022, 21:39 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The study was conducted by Ford and the University of Michigan pretty close to the presentation of the production version of the F-150 Lightning

 
General Motors EV1: The EV That Disappeared as Soon as it Arrived
General Motors EV1: The EV That Disappeared as Soon as it Arrived

4 Mar 2022, 20:06 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Electric motors had a tendency to be associated with golf carts and forklifts at the very apex of the American muscle car craze. That all changed with the EV1

 
Tesla Village Is Real and Exists in China, Shows Cars Can Transform Communities
Tesla Village Is Real and Exists in China, Shows Cars Can Transform Communities

4 Mar 2022, 18:19 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Ever considered the impact of the car where you live now? If you haven’t given it a proper thought, here’s how Tesla vehicles changed a community

 
Henrik Fisker Shows Fisker Ocean's SolarSky Solar Roof in Action
Henrik Fisker Shows Fisker Ocean's SolarSky Solar Roof in Action

4 Mar 2022, 16:34 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The designer shared a video on Twitter that shows how the world’s largest solar roof – in his own words – also works as a sunroof and how big it is

 
Opel Manta EV Will Return Around 2025, Pledges Purely Electric Lineup for 2028
Opel Manta EV Will Return Around 2025, Pledges Purely Electric Lineup for 2028

4 Mar 2022, 15:36 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Stellantis' German subsidiary already has twelve electrified versions in the lineup, promises next Crossland and Insignia will also be battery-powered