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Electric Minivans Were on Chrysler’s Menu in the 1990s

Electric minivans have always seemed a logical application of zero-emission technology. Chrysler explored this in the 1990s with its EPIC minivan.

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The Best! Electric Trucks Score Top Awards

Viewed as significant sources of carbon emissions, trucks are evolving. Next-generation electric trucks are coming with zero emissions and high efficiency.

Tested: Driving 10,000 Miles in a Ford Escape Hybrid

We’ve driven the magazine’s long-term Ford Escape Hybrid test car for 10,000 miles with remarkably high efficiency. That means spending less time on the hunt for expensive fossil fuel.

Yes! VW Brings Back the Microbus as an Electric

Volkswagen has unveiled its eagerly-awaited ID.Buzz electric microvan, though we won’t be getting this model in the States until 2024.

What It’s Like to Drive on Hydrogen

Green Car Journal editors have witnessed the progress being made with hydrogen vehicles over 30 years. You may not be one of the lucky ones driving one today, but you could be in the future.

Alfa Romeo First: New Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Crossover

Alfa Romeo is a brand unfamiliar to many, but that will change as the 2023 Tonale plug-in hybrid joins the automaker’s U.S. lineup late this year.

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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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Driver Assist Systems 101

A growing array of sophisticated driver assist systems is offered by automakers to help make driving a safer experience. Here’s a closer look.

Hyundai IONIQ 5

The all-new IONIQ 5 midsize crossover is built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform created specifically for its future battery electric vehicles.

Lucid Air Elevates Luxury

Plenty of start-ups have announced intentions to compete with Tesla. The Lucid Air beats Tesla on range, style, and luxury.

Porsche Taycan Gran Turismo

The electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo delivers exhilarating zero-emission performance with greater roominess than its sports car cousin.

BrightDrop EV600 Electric Delivery

Ideal for last mile delivery, GM’s BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery van is Green Car Journal’s 2022 Commercial Green Car of the Year.

VW ID.4: More Power & AWD

VW’s popular electric ID.4 crossover hits a sweet spot with a thoughtful blend of functionality, good looks, and zero-emission driving.

A Red Flag for Battery Safety

Battery safety is a big concern today. In earlier years, one of the most serious incidents wasn’t a fire, but a toxic chemical cloud from an EV’s battery.

Electric Vehicle Reality Check

After decades of false starts, the age of the electric vehicle is materializing before our eyes. But the transition to EVs faces an array of challenges.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Jeep has taken another step towards its future of ‘Zero Emission Freedom’ with the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version of the all-new, fifth-generation 2022 Grand Cherokee.

Hyundai Updates Kona EV

First appearing as a 2019 model, Hyundai’s Kona Electric morphed from a popular crossover to deliver a new all-electric option with zero emissions. With a significant redesign for 2022, this electrified model now offers even more for the EV enthusiast.

Toyota Rocks New Tundra

A new generation Tundra has been a long time coming from Toyota, but it’s finally here and poised to get a lot of attention. This popular pickup gains a more aggressive and contemporary design and an exciting new hybrid option.

Tesla Model S Plaid

Elon Musk has never been shy about the capabilities of his vehicles, so it comes as no surprise that Tesla positions the all-wheel-drive Model S Plaid as ‘the best car to drive, and the best car to be driven in.’

Karma GS-6: Luxury for Less

The four-door, four-passenger Karma GS-6 is a new option within Karma’s extended-range electric vehicle lineup, built with the intent to make ‘luxury electric vehicles more accessible.’ Pricing starts at $83,900, a significant $40,100 less than the company’s original Karma Revero.

All-Electric BMW i4

BMW calls its next generation of electric vehicles – the 2022 i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 – “zero emissions BMWs worthy of the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker.” Considering their power and driving capabilities, especially in the higher performance M50, we believe it.

High MPG Honda Civic

Since the earliest days of the ‘green car’ movement, one example that’s stood true to its original intentions is Honda’s Civic, a model that has exemplified a fresh approach to the small and economical car from the very first model.

Audi’s Electric Q4 e-tron

Audi intends to electrify 30 percent of its U.S. model lineup by 2025, and the next step in that strategy is the introduction of the fully electric Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, available in rear-wheel-drive and AWD quattro versions.

Electric Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo took another step in its ambitious electrification plan with the introduction of the fully-electric C40 Recharge. Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge is built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform, the same as used for the conventionally-powered XC40.

Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV

Hyundai’s family-friendly 2022 Santa Fe is a popular sport-utility choice with ample interior room for both people and cargo, well-suited for everything from daily carpool duty to weekend adventures. A new-for-2022 plug-in hybrid option makes the model even more attractive.