Steve Birkett

Steve Birkett is an electric vehicle advocate based in Greater Boston, Massachusetts. He is a content creator and marketing professional who contributes written and recorded pieces to a wide range of media outlets. His analysis has been featured in Find The Best Car Price, WWLP TV, and Torque News, among others. He has also had video content featured on Inside EVs. Birkett was an EV Guide for Plug in America events in Massachusetts (Drive Electric Cambridge and Drive Electric Lowell) and Ohio (Earth Day 2019 at Cleveland Zoo). He participates in quarterly advisory panel meetings for EVolve New York (a state-level charging initiative) and has contributed to focus groups for prominent U.S. charging networks. Birkett is a father-of-two who loves nothing more than packing up the family and hitting the road in their latest electric car, which is currently a 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5. With multiple Chevy Bolts in his past, as well as a Chevy Volt and Tesla Model 3 LR in the extended family, plus various EV rentals when he ventures back home to his native United Kingdom, Birkett has more than 100,000 all-electric miles under his belt and is always ready to try out a new electric vehicle. For press inquiries, contact [email protected]

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EV Tax Credits Explained [+ 2023 EV Tax Credit Calculator]

EV Tax Credit Guide

Last Updated: May 2023 A key factor holding many people back from moving to electric vehicles (EVs) is the initial cost. You might hear this called the "EV premium". Although an EV saves you money over the lifetime of the vehicle, they are usually more expensive upfront than a traditional combustion vehicle.…

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Electric Vehicle Incentives and Rebates in Massachusetts

Massachusetts EV Incentives Featured

Electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever, which means buyers in Massachusetts are increasingly looking to find the best deal on electric cars and trucks. Often, that involves working out whether federal tax credits and state-level EV incentives apply to their purchase. But what state programs are…

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What Are My Options for Charging an Electric Vehicle at Home?

Ask any electric vehicle owner about the perks of driving an EV and home charging will be high on the list of advantages. For those with the ability to charge at home, whether in their own driveway or courtesy of a third-party charging station, starting the day with a full “tank” is a big deal.…

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Best Electric Car Deals For May 2023

Best Electric Car Deals

Electric vehicles are no longer a distant dream of the future. As charging stations become more readily available and electric cars more reliable, the demand for alternative fuel vehicles is increasing. Now, you can purchase an EV (Electric Vehicle) with quite a long-range and high performance. In addition…

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Can Electric Vehicles Tow?

Can EVs Tow

Yes, EVs can tow, but there are some limitations to be aware of. With more and more new all-electric models on the market every year, the range of electric vehicles that can tow continues to expand. This spans affordable crossovers such as the Volkswagen ID.4, which has an official towing rating of 2,700…

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What Is the Average Range of an Electric Car?

What Is Average Range of EV

The average range for an EV in the United States was 291 miles in 2022, according to data from BloombergNEF and the International Energy Agency (IEA). As you would expect, the spectrum of EV range is wide when it comes to the latest electric vehicles. Some older models continue to offer smaller batteries to…

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What Is the Cheapest Electric Car?

What Is Cheapest EV

The cheapest mass-produced EV currently on sale in the United States is the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV. With a starting MSRP of $26,500 in its base trim, the Chevy Bolt EV undercuts its nearest rival, the Nissan LEAF, by more than $1,000, while also delivering more range and potentially qualifying for more EV…

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What Is the Most Expensive Electric Car?

What Is Most Expensive EV

The most expensive mass-produced EV currently on sale in the United States is the 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, which starts at $190,000 MSRP. For this outlay, owners will get an EV that sprints to 60mph in 2.6 seconds and hits a top speed of 162 mph, along with all of the premium…

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What Is the Best Deal on an Electric Car?

What Is Best Deal On EV

Electric vehicles still carry a slight premium on MSRP compared to their combustion counterparts, but deals are available on certain models if you’re willing to do some research. The best deal on an electric car in 2023 is the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with a starting price of $26,500 before incentives. The model…

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What Does It Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

What Does It Cost to Charge EV

There are two primary ways to charge your electric vehicle: at home or at a public charging station. Each comes with different costs. The cost of home charging comes down to your utility bill. How much do you pay per kWh, once generation and delivery are factored in, and are there any peak/off-peak times…

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