Autel MaxiCharger EV Charger Review

From Tom Moloughney. I offer my full review of the Autel MaxiCharger, a 40-amp WiFi-connected smart EV charger. Available for $549.00, the MaxiCharger EV charger is a solid EV charger offered at a good price. Check out the video for all the details. This video is powered by Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation…

Emporia Solar EV Charger Review

From Tom Moloughney. We offer our full review of the Emporia 48-amp EV charger. Available for $499, the Emporia EV charger is a good unit at a very good price. Check out the video for all the details. This video is powered by Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation services for EV charging, home…

Rivian Recall Explained

From Tom Moloughney. Rivian recently recalled all 12,212 R1T electric trucks and R1S electric SUVs currently in customer hands. I received the recall notice last week and quickly contacted Rivian to perform the required recall service. In this video, I will explain what the recall is all about, how Rivian is dealing with the issue,…

Chevy Bolt EV Fast Charging Analysis

From Tom Moloughney. I fully drain the battery of a 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and then record the entire charging session on a 150 kW Electrify America DC fast charge station. I then analyze the results to show how good – or bad, the Bolt EV is when it comes to DC fast charging. This…

We Find Out Just How Fast The Kia EV6 Charges

From Tom Moloughney. I drain the battery of a 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line and record the charging sessions a number of times on different Electrify America ultra-high-speed DC fast chargers to see how long it takes to charge the Kia EV6. I then analyze the results, plot out the EV6’s charging curve, and explain how…

Ford F 150 Lightning: My Top 10 Likes & Dislikes

From Tom Moloughney. Now that I’ve owned my Ford F-150 Lightning for about two months, I’m starting to form opinions on the things I like and the things I don’t like about the vehicle. In this video, we’ll explore the ten things I like and the ten things I don’t like about my 2022 Ford…

Ford F-150 Lightning 70 MPH Range Test

From Tom Moloughney. I fully charge my 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, take it out on the highway, and drive at a constant 70 mph until the battery is just about completely drained, to find out its maximum driving range at 70 mph. This video is powered by Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation services…

Chevy Bolt EV DC Fast Charge Analysis

From Tom Moloughney. How fast does the Chevrolet Bolt EV charge? We find out when we record a full 0 to 100% DC fast charge session on a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV that had the recall battery replacement performed a week earlier. This video is powered by Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation services…

How Fast Does The MINI Cooper SE Charge?

From Tom Moloughney. We completely drain the battery of a 2022 MINI Cooper SE and plug it into a 150 kW Electrify America DC fast charger to see how long it takes to fully recharge. We then analyze the results & explain how long it takes to add back the driving range. This video is…

How Fast Will The Ford F-150 Lightning Charge?

From Tom Moloughney. We get exclusive charging data from Ford so we can be the first to estimate the full 0-100% DC fast charge curve for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning with the Extended Range Battery pack. This video is powered by Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation services for EV charging, home energy…

Hyundai Ioniq 5 DC Fast Charge Test

From Tom Moloughney. We take a 2002 Hyundai Ioniq 5 with the extended range battery pack and record three DC fast charging sessions, (two from 10% to 80% and one 0% to 100%) on 3 different charging stations to see how well it will charge in cold weather. Hyundai advertises that the Ioniq 5 will…

How To Charge The MINI Cooper SE

From Tom Moloughney. We discuss the different ways to charge the MINI Cooper SE, including the three different levels of charging, the connectors used, and how long it takes to charge on the different levels. We also explain how you can use a Tesla charging station to charge the MINI Cooper SE. Tesla to J1772…

Electrify America HomeStation EV Charging Station Review

From Tom Moloughney. The Electrify Home HomeStation is a 40-amp smart charging station with adjustable power output It’s a wall-mounted charging station that comes with a NEMA 14-50 plug but can also be hardwired. It will charge any electric vehicle currently sold in North America, including Tesla vehicles when using the J1772 to Tesla adapter.…

How to Charge The Ford F 150 Lightning Deep Dive

From Tom Moloughney. In this video, we cover everything you need to know about charging the Ford F-150 Lightning. It’s a comprehensive review that also explains basic EV charging so even the novice can understand. We know it’s a long video, and that’s because we went for thoroughness over brevity since most F-150 Lightning owners…

ChargifyEV Electric Vehicle Charging Station Review

From Tom Moloughney. The ChargifyEV 32 is a 32-amp charging station from a US-based startup, ChargifyEV. It’s a wall-mounted charging station that comes with a NEMA 14-50 plug and is also available in a 40-amp version. It will charge any electric vehicle currently sold in North America, including Tesla vehicles when using the J1772 to…

Tesla J1772 Wall Connector Review new

From Tom Moloughney. The Tesla J1772 Wall Connector is the first charging station that Tesla has ever offered that didn’t use Tesla’s Proprietary connector. It’s a 40-amp wall-mounted charging station that will charge any electric vehicle currently sold in North America, including Tesla vehicles when using the J1772 to Tesla adapter. Our Tesla GEN3 Wall…

Tesla Charging Losses Explained

From Tom Moloughney. We take a 2021 Tesla Model 3 to an Electrify America DC Fast charging station and use a CHAdeMO adapter to measure the amount of charging losses we incur during the charging session. We then explain why this happens and how much wasted energy is lost during the changing process. 0:00 Intro…

Porsche Taycan 0 to 100% DC Fast Charge Test

From Tom Moloughney. I drive a 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD with the Performance Plus 94.3 kWh battery option (83.7 kWh usable) down to 0% state of charge to record a 0% to 100% DC fast charge session. The Taycan has an 800-volt battery system and is one of the fastest charging electric vehicles available today.…

I Check Out The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ

From Tom Moloughney. I had the opportunity to take a quick look at the upcoming 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. The LYRIQ will have a 100 kWh battery pack and use General Motor’s new Ultium battery technology. Notable timestamps: 0:00 intro 2:36 LYRIQ overview 4:10 GM’s Andy Oury talks Ultium battery tech…

Charging Ahead With The Volkswagen ID.4

From Tom Moloughney. I partnered with Volkswagen on this sponsored video to explain why I believe the Volkswagen ID.4 is such a great charging electric vehicle. While I worked with VW on this particular video, I had previously posted a few unaffiliated videos that explain ID.4 charging, recordings of my DC fast charging experiences with…

Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48 EV Charging Station Review

From Tom Moloughney. The Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48 is a high-powered 48-amp compact smart-charger for electric vehicles that is stylish and comes packed with features. It has a long 25-foot cord and must be hard-wired to deliver the full 48-amps. We thoroughly tested out the Pulsar Plus 48 with a variety of electric vehicles and…

2021 Mustang Mach E GT First Drive Review

From Tom Moloughney. *Note: In the video, I quote the estimated EPA range figures that Ford provided us with at the first-drive event which were lower than what the official EPA range figures arrived at. The Mach-E GT is EPA range rated at 270 miles and the GT Performance came in at 260 miles. I travel…

BMW iX xDrive50 First Drive Review

From Tom Moloughney. We get invited to Germany for the media first-drive event of BMW’s all-new iX xDrive50 electric SUV. 0:00 Intro 1:42 iX xDrive50 walkaround 4:55 What’s under the hood? 5:24 Rear hatch 5:53 Carbon fiber reinforced plastic use 6:05 Interior overview 7:15 Drive modes, iDrive 8 & infotainment 7:23 Center console, power seats…