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 work has been featured in Find The Best Car Price 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 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. With 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 60,000 all-electric miles under his belt and is always ready to try out a new electric vehicle.

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Cheapest Electric Cars You Can Buy Right Now

Cheapest EV

One of the main criticisms leveled at electric vehicles (EVs) is that they are too expensive. Even the cheapest electric cars tend to come in around $5,000-$10,000 more expensive than their gasoline equivalents, which can be a tough pill to swallow for car buyers on a tight budget. Nonetheless, affordable…

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Longest Range Electric Cars: Which Has the Best Range?

Longest Range EV

Over the past decade, battery technology has advanced rapidly enough that the longest range electric cars now top 400 miles on a single charge, while 250 miles is considered a baseline for many more. Commutes for most Americans only cover around 30-40 miles per day, something that many mid-priced EVs will…

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3 Vehicle Segments That Electric Cars Still Have to Crack

EV Segments for Adoption

Awareness and adoption of electric vehicles are growing. As we enter 2021, Tesla is turning the heads of everyday car buyers, founder Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world, and everyone from established automakers to ambitious EV startups appears ready to launch models that go toe-to-toe with the…

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What You Should Know About Electric Vehicles

What you should know about electric vehicles

After a few false starts, the transition of drivers switching to electric cars is underway. With Tesla proving that electric vehicles are fast and fun, while the likes of Nissan and GM work on the affordable end of the market with the more practical Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt EV, the stage has been set…

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Affordable Electric Cars to Watch

affordable electric vehicles

When it comes to affordable electric cars, the sticker price is only one of many factors to consider. Because electric vehicles represent a brand-new category in the automotive world, the purchase price is quickly transformed by federal tax credit available for some EVs, state-level incentives, and charging…

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Reasons to Buy an Electric Car

reasons to buy electric car

Electric cars have been on the road for more than a decade now, but they remain a small fragment of overall vehicle purchases. At around two percent of the US market, is it still too early to be looking at an EV? On the contrary! The current stage of EV adoption marks a moment where…

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How to Prepare for Buying an Electric Car

prepare to buy an EV

As awareness increases about the low running costs and rapidly expanding capabilities of electric vehicles (EVs), buying an electric car is becoming a reality for more and more Americans. With that decision comes the transition to a new way of powering our primary means of transportation. Although this…

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