Looking for luxury, performance, and sufficient battery electric range for short commutes or around-town driving? The BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance may pique your interest. This plug-in hybrid gets an updated look for 2020 along with a more powerful hybrid drivetrain.
Who says you can’t get appealing style and desired functionality in a budget-minded sedan? The all-new 2020 Nissan Versa certainly proves otherwise with its exceptional fuel efficiency, improved looks, and an array of advanced driver-assist systems…all at an entry-level price.
Sleek and stylish, the redesigned Mazda3 is fun to drive and smarter than ever, with a host of advanced driver assist systems that are now standard. Plus, two distinct body styles provide an additional choice for fans of the marque.
The Highlander Hybrid has long been a family favorite. Now it’s even better with an all-new, very stylish design based on a new platform with more tech than before, and an updated hybrid drivetrain now offering front- or all-wheel drive.
Jeep fans have waited a long time for a rugged new pickup from this storied, adventured-focused brand. They have it in the 2020 Gladiator, a crew cab truck based on the Wrangler that’s at home on pavement or off-road trails.
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.
Charging an electric vehicle through magnetic induction is being explored today as a new way to energize EV batteries, But it has its beginnings more than 28 years ago at GM’s Hughes Aircraft, long before today’s charging systems were adopted.
Lots of new technologies are being used by automakers to enhance the power and efficiency of their hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Innovations abound, like the compact and lightweight modular hybrid transmission now being used in Ford and Lincoln SUVs.
While all-electric vehicles can be pressed into service for long trips, that’s not always an easy thing. Plug-in hybrids like Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV fill this need well. It’s all-electric for around town and well-suited for longer journeys. Here’s our experience.
It’s been years since the MINI E plied the roads as part of a lease-only, limited test fleet. The follow-up is the all-electric MINI Cooper S E. It’s packed with technology and promises a fun driving experience. Sign us up!
Buyers are increasingly looking to crossovers and SUVs as their primary mode of transportation. As these vehicles become more car-like in most respects, is it any surprise they also adopt sedan and hatchback design language? At Ford, apparently not.
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?
What’s in the pipeline for plug-in SUVs? Plenty. It’s no secret that buyers are embracing crossovers and SUVs in ever-greater numbers. They’re functional, fun, and a favorite of families and sports enthusiasts alike. Increasingly, more will be offering a plug.
Aston Martin debuted its production-ready Rapide E at the Shanghai Auto Show, put on a demonstration ahead of the Formula E Monaco ePrix, and showed it at Fully Charged Live in the UK. This exotic electric is on its way.
Launching a new car company is no easy thing. Doing so while focusing on the fiercely-competitive truck and SUV segment of the industry against entrenched legacy automakers seems nuts and fraught with peril. But upstart Rivian knows what it’s doing.
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
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
It’s a new day for Ranger Rover’s Evoque. The stylish crossover joins competitors by offering buyers an efficient, 48 volt mild-hybrid version as an option to increase fuel efficiency and decrease carbon emissions while also boosting overall acceleration and performance.
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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.