All posts tagged: PHEV

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV – Road Test

Last year we drove the fabulous Escape Hybrid and loved it. Ford have since added the PHEV version to their ever expanding electric lineup and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. Oddly enough, it’s the same colour as last year’s hybrid – Antimatter Blue. What’s the difference between them? Well, the PHEV has a larger battery that you can plug in and charge. Depending on the distance you drive, potentially you’ll only visit the gas station once or twice per year.

EV charging logo, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

If You Are Considering An EV – You Need To Stop Having Range Anxiety, Here’s Why

According to a recent study, 97% of short-range EV drivers do all of their charging at home (or work – where available). So why is there such a huge push among non-EV drivers for a larger public network? Think about this: How often do you actually use a gas station? Once a week, maybe twice if you drive more often. The odds are pretty good that you consistently use just a few stations that are close to home or work – that’s it. So you’re not really using the entire network of gas stations – why would you feel you need a huge choice to plug in an EV?

2020 Ford Escape, RoadTest.co, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org, #FordEscape #2020Escape #2020FordEscape

2020 Ford Escape Makes Its Debut With A Complete Redesign, a 3-cylinder Engine, a Hybrid AND a PHEV

Today, Ford Took The Wraps Off Its (Finally) Re-Designed Compact Crossover You can’t get a Focus anymore in North America, but the All-New Escape looks like a better replacement vehicle for those not wanting or needing a large vehicle. Riding on the company’s new global platform that debuted on the redesigned European 2019 Ford Focus, this will be the first vehicle sold in North America using this platform.

2017 Chevrolet Volt, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org, EV, PHEV

2017 Chevrolet Volt – Road Test

The Chevy Volt is the first Chevrolet I’ve driven in probably 20 years. To say I’m not a Chevy Fan would be pretty accurate.  Based on my past experience of owning a Camaro and Malibu, I’d quite happily have watched the brand disappear into oblivion. So why am I driving one? Well fortunately Chevrolet didn’t disappear because they are actually creating some good looking cars and they are at the forefront of the EV revolution with cars like the Volt and Bolt. The new Malibu is a good-looking car, as is the Cruze and I love the Colorado truck, so change is afoot at Chevrolet – time to check out the goods!

Road-Test.org, Electric Vehicles, Iain Shankland

Why Are So Many Auto Manufacturers Offering Electric Vehicles?

Almost every day now we’re seeing announcements of new electric vehicles arriving very soon. Although they’ve been around for a while now – the Chevrolet Volt is now entering its 2nd Generation, and the Nissan Leaf, which has been around since 2012 will be all-new for the 2017 model year. Ford have the Fusion, Focus and C-Max plug in/hybrid models and don’t forget the leader of hybrid cars/SUV – Toyota, as well as Tesla, Kia and now Hyundai.