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Venue features a Driver Attention Warning system that monitors if a driver is fatigued or exhibits careless driving. Perhaps such a system would be appropriate for Teslas that are increasingly seen on Autopilot with a driver asleep at the wheel?

2020 Soul X-Line, 2020 Soul GT-Line, 2020 Soul EV

The iconic, box-like Kia Soul gets a redesign for 2020, sporting styling changes that include a more aggressive front end with horizontal strips containing daytime running lights. Headlamps are integrated in the bumper while taillights now practically encircle the rear

Ferrari SF90 Stradale Front

The SF90 Stradale represents many firsts for Ferrari. It’s the legendary automaker’s first plug-in hybrid electric model, the marque’s first all-wheel-drive supercar, and the most powerful Ferrari production car ever sold. The SF90 boasts the highest output ever for a

All-new Explorer ST

Better in so many ways with improved off-road capabilities and greater towing capacity, the ever-popular Explorer presents yet another choice for SUV buyers. Plus, a pair of EcoBoost engines and a new hybrid variant deliver desired performance and efficiency.

An engine cutaway of the all-new 2.7L Turbo engine found in the

Many consider the internal combustion engine a thing of the past. After all, we have zero-emission electric cars and a growing number of hybrids. But conventional engines keep getting better and will power most cars and trucks for some time.

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BMW i3 Electric Car Photoshoot. Jul, 2015. Photo by Ian Billings

I’ve logged more than 100,000 miles driving a diverse array of electric cars since Green Car Journal’s launch in 1992, during the very early days of the modern electric vehicle. Here are five things you should know about driving electric.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Action Red

Hyundai Kona Two Ways

The Kona, Hyundai’s newest and smallest crossover, serves up a pleasing design and welcome functionality. It is offered with a choice two gasoline engines that net up to 33 highway mpg, and also as a battery electric vehicle. Styling cues

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Honda Clarity Electric

Part of Honda’s Clarity triple-play – along with the hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell and more mainstream Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – the Clarity Electric is a model that clearly cuts its own path. It does not aim to be part of

Pininfarina Karma GT Front

Pininfarina’s Karma GT

Karma Automotive continues to evolve as it works to expand its product line and build on the success of its Revero plug-in. What’s next? How about a Grand Touring version with exceptional styling touches by the renowned designers at Pininfarina?

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru’s Crosstrek Hybrid – actually a plug-in hybrid – is what fans of the marque have been waiting for. It features all the functionality expected of a Subaru along with 17 miles of all-electric driving and a total 480 mile driving range.

2019 Ram 1500 – 3.6-liter eTorque Powertrain

How RAM eTorque Works

Mild hybrid engines have been tried in various models over the past decade, without really gaining traction. Now they’re making a resurgence as fuel economy becomes a more pressing need for automakers. RAM aims to make it a success story.

2019 Ford Ranger

Ford’s Mid-Size Ranger

The compact Ford Ranger disappeared from the scene many years ago, for reasons unknown. Now it’s back in grown-up form, ready to compete in an expanding pickup market where mid-size appears to have a strong and growing appeal. About time.

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Fisker’s Coming Electric

There’s huge interest in electric SUVs and that’s not lost on automakers. Many see this as a huge opportunity, but not just the legacy giants. Newcomers also want in on the game, plus some recognizable names returning for another shot.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

V-8 Can Run on One Cylinder

Not long ago, engineers created engines that could run on half their cylinders under low load conditions to save fuel. Great trick, right? Now GM has upped the ante with a V-8 and V-6 that run on just one. Well…that’s pretty cool.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace Side

Driving The Jaguar I-PACE

We all knew that Tesla wouldn’t remain the sole player in the luxury electric car game. But how do you complete with the popular Model S and Model X? Jaguar has that figured out with its aggressively stylish, high-performing E-PACE.

2019 Nissan LEAF e+

Longer Range Nissan LEAF+

Is 100 miles of range enough in an electric vehicle? Is 150 desirable? Who knows…it really depends on your needs. But in the ever-competitive world of EVs, breaking the 200 mile range barrier has become increasingly important. Behold Nissan’s LEAF-PLUS.

Lexus UX Side 1

Lexus UX: An Edgy Crossover

Lexus isn’t shy when it comes to aggressive styling cues, as one might gather from its distinctive, and massive, spindle grilles in recent models. What happens when you get aggressive with an overall SUV design? You have the Lexus UX.

Toyota Avalon Red

Avalon Hybrid Gets 43 MPG

The Avalon has historically been a mainstream, if not overly exciting, vehicle in the Toyota lineup. The model’s latest generation changes all this with an exciting design, great attention to detail, and a hybrid variant that gets really impressive mpg.

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The Truth About the Model 3

Hundreds of thousands of fans have been waiting excitedly for Tesla’s Model 3, touted by the automaker as the ‘affordable’ EV for the masses. But is it? The backstory is a bit more complicated with plenty of food for thought.

Green Car Awards Stage with Cars

2019 Green Car Awards

It’s a crowded auto market out there. Yeah, we all want great value, styling, the latest connectivity, and commendable safety. But we also increasingly want to go ‘green,’ too. Here are the best ‘green’ models of the 2019 model year.

Hyundai Nexo Rear

Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell

When you think ‘hydrogen’ it’s usually Honda and Toyota that come to mind. Hyundai? Not so much, but that would be a mistaken conclusion. The new Hyundai Nexo is built on a dedicated platform and is highly advanced. Kudos, Hyundai.

Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron Delivers

Audi is clearly committed to electrification. Proof of this is Audi’s all-new and eagerly awaited e-tron, the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle. This compact electric SUV boasts expected Audi styling, all the right stuff, and great 200+ mile range as well.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Rear

Driving the RAV4 Hybrid

With the RAV4 an extremely important vehicle to Toyota’s bottom line, you would expect the model’s new generation to be something special. It is, as we found both on and off road. Plus a high mpg hybrid seals the deal.

Tesla Model 3 Action

Tesla’s $35K (Finally!) Model 3

The long-awaited Tesla Model 3 delivers what its fan base has expected. This electric sedan is stylish in a Model S sort of way, fast, and travels a significant distance on a charge. It’s also very late in coming. But apparently, all is forgiven.

FROM THE ARCHIVES


Iza Undernood 1

It was an exciting time for electric cars in the early 1990s. GM’s Impact concept was unveiled at the 1990 LA Auto Show, with the Tokyo Motor Show exhibiting many electric concepts as well. Among them was Tokyo R&D’s IZA.

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