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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.

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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.

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

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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PHEVs: Electrics with Options

A recent study in Europe takes plug-in hybrids to task, claiming they are “fake electric cars built for lab tests and tax breaks, not real driving.” Our tens of thousands of miles behind the wheel of many PHEVs contradict this.

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Henrik Fisker: 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.

Maximizing Battery Cell CROI

We don’t think about the environmental implications and carbon return-on-investment (CROI) of every battery cell produced, but Toyota’s chief scientist sure does. Is the best application an electric vehicle, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell EV? Short answer: It depends.

All-Electric Kia EV6

A hot hatch with a fastback profile, the EV6 is shows Kia’s coming direction with electric vehicles. It rides on a dedicated global platform engineered specifically for electric drive and features various powertrain choices, including a blazing-fast EV6 GT variant.

GMC Hummer Electric SUV

GMC will add a second vehicle to its Hummer all-electric truck lineup when it brings out a two-row, five-passenger SUV for the 2024 model year. While that’s still a few years down the road, it will be worth the wait.

Next-Gen Toyota Mirai FCEV

Toyota broke new ground with its quirky and futuristic-looking Mirai fuel cell vehicle in 2015. Segue to the model’s next generation and you have a sleek and sophisticated sedan with the latest in advanced hydrogen tech, along with mainstream appeal.

RAM 1500: High Efficiency

The pickup market is hot, motivating automakers to continually deliver new choices and enhancements in their truck offerings. RAM’s 1500 exemplifies this with its latest polar opposites – the mega-high-performance TRX and the 33 mpg high efficiency HFE EcoDiesel shown.

Pacifica Hybrid: Family Hauler

Chrysler introduced families to the all-new minivan category in 1984 with the Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, and Chrysler Town & Country models, selling 15 million copies over five generations along the way. The Chrysler Pacifica is this minivan’s worthy successor.

BMW’s Plug-In X3 xDrive30e

Aiming to satisfy the needs of those seeking a fun and engaging compact SUV, the X3 xDrive 30e features a handsome design, all-weather driving confidence, and off-road functionality. Importantly, this plug-in BMW adds handy electric-only capability for zero-emission, around-town driving.

Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In

The RAV4 compact SUV is one of Toyota's all-time best sellers and continues to evolve and improve with every generation. Since its debut in 1994, over 10 million RAV4 examples have been sold worldwide, a tribute to this enduring model.

Lincoln Corsair PHEV

Automakers have long embraced hybrid technology to improve driving efficiency, with many also offering plug-in hybrid capability that delivers zero-emission driving solely on batteries. Lincoln is joining in with its second luxury plug-in SUV model, the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring.

Mustang Mach-E: Electrified!

Ford introduced the Mustang brand to an eager and enthusiastic market over 55 years ago, offering something truly distinctive with enduring appeal. Now a new and uniquely different Mustang model has joined the lineup that promises to stir things up.

Audi e-Tron Sportback

Audi’s e-tron electric car broke new ground when it was introduced two years ago. There’s something to be said for branching out, though, and that’s what the 2021 e-tron Sportback model does with its sleeker fastback styling and compelling persona.

Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Toyota’s new 2021 Sienna hybrid minivan targets sales leaders Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona with a fresh and dynamic design, much improved drive characteristics and cabin environment, an array of important technology innovations, and arguably best-in-segment convenience features.

Kia Seltos: A ‘Right Sized’ CUV

‘Right-sized’ crossover SUVs are clearly a hot trend these days, as evidenced by the many downsized models that proliferate on our highways. Happily, gone are the days when legions of massive SUVs with single drivers jammed roadways and parking lots.

BMW’s Impressive 330e PHEV

BMW’s second-generation 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan is better, faster, and goes farther on battery power than its predecessor of just a few years back, delivering the benefits of electrification while remaining true to the racing heritage of the brand.

Stylish 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s Elantra sedan has been an important model for the automaker since its introduction. Now, an all-new generation is poised to hit the streets featuring Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ Parametric Design directive, which comes screaming through with a compelling coupe-like profile.

Polestar 2 Makes a Statement

Polestar 2 features an excellent combination of high-performance horsepower and torque without carbon emissions. This electric hatchback brings mainstream good looks, Swedish engineering sensibilities, and Volvo style to a segment crying for quality, choice, and a broadened vehicle service network.

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