EVs in the News
Electric vehicles (EVs) drew a lot of attention from the media, both the mainstream ones and those specializing in automotive topics. In most cases, EVs are covered as a part of the automotive section but in some media including the mainstream ones, electric motor-powered vehicles have their own sections. They appear in many different contexts but most often, you can read about EVs in relation to:
New models, technology and features. Often based on manufacturers’ press releases, these reports provide information about virtually everything that is new in the EV industry. Examples include new releases/models, new technologies (both available and in development), new features, equipment and other extras that may be of interest to drivers of EVs as well as those who are considering to “go electric”.
Vehicle tests and reviews. These have become extremely popular with the drivers and often have a big influence on the consumers when deciding which vehicle to buy. For that reason a growing number of media include vehicle tests and reviews on their own or at least the key findings by the most respected automotive reviewers.
Automotive shows and events. In addition to presenting the latest technology and products, automotive shows and events typically also offer special deals, discounts and packages to visitors who decide to buy a new vehicle. To keep their readers informed about the upcoming automotive shows and events, media thus report of the dates, venues, programs, schedules, tickets, etc.
Environmental benefits. Unlike the traditional fossil fuel-powered vehicles that almost exclusively appear in automotive sections of the news, their electric counterparts are often also included in the environmental section - in a positive context. This is because they don’t directly emit any greenhouse gases. Also, they create less noise and particulate pollution. As a result, EVs often also appear in “how to” articles on reducing carbon footprint, live a greener lifestyle, reduce the human impact on the environment, etc.