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Subaru B9 SC Scrambler

Subaru is not one of the brands that springs to mind when talking electrification in the auto industry. That’s now changing as the marque seeks to embrace an electrified future. Here’s a look back at Subaru’s efforts 17 years ago.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5

The all-new 2021 IONIQ 5 midsize crossover shows a new direction for Hyundai. Built on the automaker’s Electric-Global Modular Platform created specifically for its future battery electric vehicles, the model is handsomely aggressive, feature-packed, and offers several electric drivetrain options.

Lucid Air Elevates Luxury

Plenty of start-ups have announced intentions to compete with Tesla, but so many have found the way fraught with challenges. A high-profile exception is the Lucid Air from Lucid Motors, Green Car Journal’s 2022 Luxury Green Car of the Year.

Porsche Taycan Gran Turismo

Featuring a sleek and slightly beefier take on the well-received Porsche Taycan electric sport sedan, Porsche’s 2022 Taycan Cross Turismo delivers a handsome package that adds even more functionality and roominess to its original counterpart, while delivering eye-opening performance.

VW ID.4: More Power and AWD

VW’s popular ID.4 hit a sweet spot at its introduction with a thoughtful blend of functionality, good looks, and zero-emission electric drive. Now this crossover has evolved with greater power and all-weather capability thanks to the availability of all-wheel drive.

Audi’s Electric Q4 e-tron

Audi intends to electrify 30 percent of its U.S. model lineup by 2025, and the next step in that strategy is the introduction of the fully electric Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, available in rear-wheel-drive and AWD quattro versions.

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Electric Vehicle Reality Check

After decades of high hopes and false starts, the age of the electric vehicle is materializing before our eyes. But it isn’t an entirely smooth road ahead as the transition to EVs faces an array of challenges large and small.

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A Red Flag for Battery Safety

Battery safety is a serious concern for makers of electric vehicles today because of potential battery fires. But in earlier years, one of the most serious incidents wasn’t a fire, but a toxic chemical cloud from an EV’s experimental battery.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Jeep has taken another step towards its future of ‘Zero Emission Freedom’ with the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version of the all-new, fifth-generation 2022 Grand Cherokee, which is available in Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve trim levels.

Hyundai Updates Kona EV

First appearing as a 2019 model, Hyundai’s Kona Electric morphed from a popular crossover to deliver a new all-electric option with zero emissions. With a significant redesign for 2022, this electrified model now offers even more for the EV enthusiast.

Toyota Rocks with New Tundra

A new generation Tundra has been a long time coming from Toyota, but it’s finally here and poised to get a lot of attention. This popular pickup gains a more aggressive and contemporary design and an exciting new hybrid option.

Tesla Model S Plaid

Elon Musk has never been shy about the capabilities of his vehicles, so it comes as no surprise that Tesla positions the all-wheel-drive Model S Plaid as ‘the best car to drive, and the best car to be driven in.’

Karma GS-6: Luxury for Less

The four-door, four-passenger Karma GS-6 is a new option within Karma’s extended-range electric vehicle lineup, built with the intent to make ‘luxury electric vehicles more accessible.’ Pricing starts at $83,900, a significant $40,100 less than the company’s original Karma Revero.

All-Electric BMW i4

BMW calls its next generation of electric vehicles – the 2022 i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 – “zero emissions BMWs worthy of the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker.” Considering their power and driving capabilities, especially in the higher performance M50, we believe it.

High MPG Honda Civic

Since the earliest days of the ‘green car’ movement, one example that’s stood true to its original intentions is Honda’s Civic, a model that has exemplified a fresh approach to the small and economical car from the very first model.

Electric Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo took another step in its ambitious electrification plan with the introduction of the fully-electric C40 Recharge. Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge is built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform, the same as used for the conventionally-powered XC40.

Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV

Hyundai’s family-friendly 2022 Santa Fe is a popular sport-utility choice with ample interior room for both people and cargo, well-suited for everything from daily carpool duty to weekend adventures. A new-for-2022 plug-in hybrid option makes the model even more attractive.

The Amazing Audi e-tron GT

We’ve known for a long time that legacy automakers would be gunning for Tesla, the maverick automaker that proved electric vehicles could be flashy, fun, and go the distance. Now Audi has entered the fray with its scintillating e-tron GT.

Ford Maverick Hybrid

Ford’s all-new Maverick speaks to drivers who want the utility of a pickup coupled with a smaller footprint and easy maneuverability, in a package about 10 inches shorter than a Ford Ranger with all the requisite functionality and advanced electronics.

Mazda’s Hydrogen RX-8 RE

Back to the future: Clean hydrogen power reaches beyond the fuel cell vehicles being explored today. Back in 2004, Mazda fielded its innovative RX-8 RE, a developmental rotary engine sports car that would drive on either hydrogen or gasoline fuel.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz ‘sport adventure vehicle’ joins the growing unibody pickup segment, offering a blend of truck and CUV features aimed at urban dwellers who seek outdoor adventures, easy maneuverability, and need an open bed for their gear.

Charging the EV Revolution

Electric vehicles are gathering momentum. To support their growing numbers, it’s imperative to dramatically expand the nation’s charging infrastructure and make ‘refueling’ convenient, Here are thoughts from Robert Barrosa, Senior Director of Sales, Business Development, and Marketing at Electrify America

Fisker on Foxconn, Ocean EV

Green Car Journal publisher Ron Cogan chatted with Henrik Fisker recently to explore what’s on this visionary entrepreneur’s mind, his journey from Fisker Automotive to the workings of his current Fisker Inc., and his high-profile deal with Foxconn.

Mazda’s All-Electric MX-30

Mazda is known for a lot of things, not the least of which is its historically driver-centric motoring experience. Focus has shifted over the years from its previous ‘zoom-zoom’ mantra to now offer more, with an all-electric crossover model coming.

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Much has been said about coming electric models destined to be ‘Tesla Killers.’ That’s folly. But loads of buyers desiring luxury in a high-tech electric will surely say ‘pass’ to well-optioned Tesla models and gleefully buy a Mercedes-Benz EQS instead.

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