Curious about my work?

You can find much of the work I’ve published over the past decade or so in my Authory portfolio. It’s segmented into Minnesota-themed clips and basically everything else. (Which is a lot.)

Themes, you ask? Areas of expertise? Sort of. I cover:

  • Personal finance, with a focus on consumer education and empowerment
  • Housing, again with a focus on consumer education and empowerment
  • All things homeownership, from property taxes and insurance to routine maintenance to simple DIY projects to whole-house renovations
  • Decarbonization and the energy transition, from national/international policy and large-scale commercial projects down to individual behaviors
  • Local and regional news across the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest

 I love my job. And if you have a story to tell, I’d love to hear from you.

Need to get in touch? Reach out via my contact page, fill out the form to the right, or tweet me @Brian_Martucci.

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Blog

Level 1 vs. level 2 vs. level 3 charging — what?

People talk about level 1, level 2, and level 3 chargers all the time without clarifying what they mean. The distinction isn’t super complicated, but it’s important to understand early on in your EV journey.

Non-Tesla EV sales surged from 2020 to 2023, but normies still aren’t buying

I spoke earlier this month with Karl Brauer, executive analyst for iSeeCars. We talked about iSeeCars’ latest EV dealers study, which found non-Tesla new EV sales grew by 800% from November 2020 to November 2023. We also chatted more broadly about the state of the electric vehicle market as 2023 draws to a close.

I don’t regret buying a used BEV (yet)

If you're seriously considering buying a used electric vehicle — particularly a full EV (battery-electric vehicle, or BEV) rather than a plug-in hybrid — then you've probably heard or read advice against doing so. Battery life: the strongest argument against buying a...

Should we have bought a plug-in hybrid instead of an all-electric car?

I'm the first in my close friends-and-family network to purchase a full battery-electric vehicle. Several friends have plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles though. Before we pulled the trigger on our new car, a few of these expressed reservations about our going full...

We had one car until we needed two

This is the prologue, the tl;dr on why I'm writing about electric vehicle ownership in the first place. It was with great smugness that I sold my 10-year-old subcompact to a dealer in early 2022, at the height of the post-pandemic used car shortage and well before the...

Contact Brian

You can find me in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I live and work — except when I'm in the field, which honestly isn't too often.

If you want to learn more about what I do, or discuss what you think I can do for you, use the contact form to get in touch. Or reach out to me directly on Twitter @Brian_Martucci. I personally respond to every inquiry.