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First Toyota RAV4 EV for Consumers

Will we see an all-electric RAV4 from Toyota? We expect so since a RAV4 EV has been offered before. Here’s a report on the original 20 years ago.

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Audi e-tron S Sportback: Horsepower Electrified

The all-electric Audi e-tron S Sportback is a stellar SUV by any measure. The fact that it’s battery powered is a powerful bonus.

The Evolving Electric Future at Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dimitris Psillakis shares the company’s vision on an electric future and its focus on delivering a full luxury electric vehicle lineup.

History Proves the Value of California’s ZEV Mandate

In 1994, we published this special report on the attempts to overturn California’s ZEV Mandate. Momentum in those early years led us to the EVs of today.

Chevy Bolt EV is Back with a Hot Redline Edition Coming

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a milestone electric vehicle that provided buyers an affordable long-range EV option before production abruptly stopped. Now it’s back.

7 Best Strategies to Cut the Insane Cost of Your Gas Bill

The price of gas today is unbelievable. Who would have thought we would be paying $5.00 or more per gallon in many parts of the country? Here’s what to do.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

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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Ford Maverick Hybrid

Ford’s all-new Maverick speaks to drivers who want the utility of a pickup coupled with a smaller footprint and easy maneuverability, in a package about 10 inches shorter than a Ford Ranger with all the requisite functionality and advanced electronics.

Mazda’s Hydrogen RX-8 RE

Back in 2004, Mazda fielded its innovative RX-8 RE, a developmental rotary engine sports car that would drive on either hydrogen or gasoline fuel.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz ‘sport adventure vehicle’ joins the growing unibody pickup segment, offering a blend of truck and CUV features aimed at urban dwellers who seek outdoor adventures, easy maneuverability, and need an open bed for their gear.

Charging the EV Revolution

Electric vehicles are gathering momentum. To support their growing numbers, it’s imperative to dramatically expand the nation’s charging infrastructure and make ‘refueling’ convenient, Here are thoughts from Robert Barrosa, Senior Director of Sales, Business Development, and Marketing at Electrify America

Fisker on Foxconn, Ocean EV

Green Car Journal publisher Ron Cogan chatted with Henrik Fisker recently to explore what’s on this visionary entrepreneur’s mind, his journey from Fisker Automotive to the workings of his current Fisker Inc., and his high-profile deal with Foxconn.

Mazda’s All-Electric MX-30

Mazda is known for a lot of things, not the least of which is its historically driver-centric motoring experience. Focus has shifted over the years from its previous ‘zoom-zoom’ mantra to now offer more, with an all-electric crossover model coming.

Electrified! Mercedes-Benz EQS

Wow! Buyers desiring luxury in a high-tech electric may be saying ‘pass’ to well-optioned Tesla models and gleefully opting for a Mercedes-Benz EQS instead.

Maximizing Battery Cell CROI

We don’t think about the environmental implications and carbon return-on-investment (CROI) of every battery cell produced, but Toyota’s chief scientist sure does. Is the best application an electric vehicle, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell EV? Short answer: It depends.

All-Electric Kia EV6

A hot hatch with a fastback profile, the EV6 is shows Kia’s coming direction with electric vehicles. It rides on a dedicated global platform engineered specifically for electric drive and features various powertrain choices, including a blazing-fast EV6 GT variant.

Rome 500 Experience Tour

What’s the best part of Italy? That’s a question with no easy answer. There’s so much to experience, from the water world of Venice and art immersion in Florence to the waves of history that wash over you in Rome.

Lotus-Inspired Dodge EV

There was a time in the 1990s when Dodge was big on electrification. After a decade-long break, there was this surprising Dodge EV prototype unveiled in 2008.

GMC Hummer Electric SUV

GMC will add a second vehicle to its Hummer all-electric truck lineup when it brings out a two-row, five-passenger SUV for the 2024 model year. While that’s still a few years down the road, it will be worth the wait.

Next-Gen Toyota Mirai FCEV

Toyota broke new ground with its quirky and futuristic-looking Mirai fuel cell vehicle in 2015. Segue to the model’s next generation and you have a sleek and sophisticated sedan with the latest in advanced hydrogen tech, along with mainstream appeal.

PHEVs: Electrics with Options

A recent study in Europe takes plug-in hybrids to task, claiming they are “fake electric cars built for lab tests and tax breaks, not real driving.” Our tens of thousands of miles behind the wheel of many PHEVs contradict this.

RAM 1500: High Efficiency

The pickup market is hot, motivating automakers to continually deliver new choices and enhancements in their truck offerings. RAM’s 1500 exemplifies this with its latest polar opposites – the mega-high-performance TRX and the 33 mpg high efficiency HFE EcoDiesel shown.

Pacifica Hybrid: Family Hauler

Chrysler introduced the all-new minivan category in 1984 with the Dodge Caravan. The Pacifica Hybrid is this minivan’s worthy, efficiency-focused successor.

BMW’s Plug-In X3 xDrive30e

Aiming to satisfy the needs of those seeking a fun and engaging compact SUV, the X3 xDrive 30e features a handsome design, all-weather driving confidence, and off-road functionality. Importantly, this plug-in BMW adds handy electric-only capability for zero-emission, around-town driving.

Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In

The RAV4 compact SUV is one of Toyota's all-time best sellers and continues to evolve and improve with every generation. Since its debut in 1994, over 10 million RAV4 examples have been sold worldwide, a tribute to this enduring model.