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Driving the 2022 Lexus NX

Lexus is getting serious about electrification with plans for a range of Lexus models offering battery power by 2030. While electric Lexus models are coming, the ‘green’ mainstay here remains the hybrid and PHEV, like the new Lexus NX hybrid.

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Amazon's Electric Delivery Van

Start-up auto manufacturer Rivian has developed the Rivian Electric Delivery Van (EDV) to fill the need for zero-emission last mile delivery service operations. A number of delivery vehicle models are in the works to fit specific needs and cargo capacities.

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Electric Delivery Vans are on a Roll

Electrification is picking up speed, but it isn’t just electric cars and pickups that matter. Delivery vans represent an important part of the evolving electric vehicle space, offering an outsized environmental return for the investment since they’re constantly in motion.

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VW’s Original Electric Microbus

Volkswagen’s coming ID Buzz electric microbus is generating loads of interest. The idea of an electrified reincarnation of the iconic VW bus isn’t new, though, as Volkswagen showed its intentions back in 2007 with its Space Up! Blue microbus concept.

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Ford’s Electric F-150 Lightning

It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of an all-electric pickup was merely a gleam in some engineer’s eye. But these days the automotive landscape changes quickly, especially when it comes to electrification, and trucks are no exception.

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Tillamook Road Trip in a PHEV

Sometimes you just need to get out on the road…even during a pandemic. We figured the safest way was to head off on our own in a Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid, immersing ourselves in the natural world along the Oregon Coast.

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Electrified Ford E-Transit Van

The electric revolution is showing up in some surprising yet important places these days. One high-profile example in the commercial vehicle space is Ford’s significant investment in the cargo, tradesman, and fleet market with its electric van, the Ford E-Transit.

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GMC Hummer EV Pickup

The GMC Hummer EV – and the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq – are the first vehicles being built on GM’s modular Ultium Drive Architecture at GM’s retooled Factory Zero plant. This advanced platform is planned for an array of future GM EV models.

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Life With Toyota’s Sienna

The Swiss Army Knife of mobility, the minivan was a family staple before its legions of buyers began moving on to trendy and more exciting SUVs. Now there’s a resurgence as advanced features and style are making minivans cool again.

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Making It Easy to Go Electric

There’s an urgent need to greatly expand convenient charging opportunities to facilitate the millions of plug-in vehicles expected on our highways. This requires an ‘all-in’ approach by companies and governments at all levels. Charge Enterprises aims to streamline the process.

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Canoo’s Cool Electric Pickup

Those looking for something different in an electric pickup might cast an eye toward Canoo, an emerging new automaker based in the U.S. All three of Canoo’s announced models feature a unique design and ride on an innovative skateboard chassis.

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Driver Assist Systems 101

A growing array of driver assist systems are offered by automakers to help make driving a safer experience. Many provide audible and visual warnings, while some do this and also take control to avoid a collision. Here’s a closer look.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BrightDrop EV600

The need for zero-emission delivery vans is epic considering the sheer number of last-mile deliveries taking place these days. GM’s BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery van – Green Car Journal’s 2022 Commercial Green Car of the Year – aims to fill that need.

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VW ID.4: More Power & 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.

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Electric Vehicle Reality Check

After decades of high hopes and false starts, there’s positive electric vehicle news to share as the age of the EV is materializing before our eyes. But the transition to electric vehicles faces an array of challenges large and small.

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