Perspectives

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

5 Secrets of Driving Electric

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.

Tesla-Model-3-Deliveries

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.

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The Long and Short of EV Range

I drive an electric vehicle every day as part of my job testing cars. It’s not a new thing. In fact, this has been part of the drill here at Green Car Journal since the publication’s launch in 1992…way ahead

Karma Charging Detail 2

Electrification’s Charging Challenge

Charging your electric vehicle used to be an easy thing, at least in many areas where electrification has long been promoted. Public chargers were installed in high-profile areas like shopping centers, parking garages, and at the workplace. For the longest

Ford Focus Electric

Plug-In Cars and Our Driving Future

Will electrified vehicles dominate our highways in the future? It’s a question on the minds of many these days as an increasing number of battery electric and plug-in hybrid models come to new car showrooms. The answer is not an

Tesla Autopilot

Behold the Future of Driving

Like most kids growing up in the 1960s, my first experience with an electric race car was at a slot car track as a teenager. They were fast…really fast if you used a hopped-up rewind motor capable of smoking competitors

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Autonomous and ‘Green’

There is a strong push for self-driving autonomous cars sweeping the auto industry. It’s an interesting mix of competing companies merging with both the traditional car brands and the tech industry. The overriding assumption is that taking the driver out

Der neue Mercedes-Benz CLS & Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ | Barcelona 2018 // The New Mercedes-Benz CLS & Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ | Barcelona 2018, Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+, graphitgrau Leder Nappa AMG bengalrot/schwarz, (Kraftstoffverbrauch kombini

Betting on a Well-Connected Future

When it comes to chips, automakers are all-in. That is, the silicon variety and not those with which you can gamble away a fortune, something auto companies are loathe to do. Traditionally, the risks auto manufacturers undertake are carefully calculated

Chevy Cruze Diesel

A Future for Diesel Passenger Vehicles

Diesel haters seem to be overly anxious to pile-on and shout ‘death to diesels’ these days. It’s human nature to take offense at being fooled and the diesel market certainly is paying the price of the recent emissions scandal. Serious

Ford EcoBoost Engine

Performance: Doing More With Less

Some cars leave an impression that lasts a lifetime. The Ford Mustang is one of those cars for me. As a kid, I was blessed with a dad who always had something unique in the driveway, from a Morris Minor

IMS Connected Car

Better Data Fuels Better Driving

Connected car technologies are transforming the automotive industry much like smart phone apps revolutionized the mobile phone sector.  A new generation of aftermarket products are helping tech-savvy drivers reduce accidents, lower insurance costs, save fuel, and plan routes more effectively.

FCX and FlexFuel Tahoe

The Evolution of Next-Generation Cars

There are many outspoken and polarizing proponents of the various fuels and technologies at play today. This has been the case for several decades now and isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon. Many electric car enthusiasts do not see a future