Green Car Journal logo

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Green Car Time Machine logo

Lotus-Inspired Dodge EV

Dodge isn’t all about muscle and performance, though you wouldn’t know it. There was a time in the 1990s when this brand was big on electrification. Then, after a decade-long break, there was the Dodge EV prototype unveiled in 2008.

Most Recent

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.

Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

Automakers have long embraced hybrid technology to improve driving efficiency, with many also offering plug-in hybrid capability that delivers zero-emission driving solely on batteries. Lincoln is joining in with its second luxury plug-in SUV model, the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring.

Mustang Mach-E: Electrified!

Ford introduced the Mustang brand to an eager and enthusiastic market over 55 years ago, offering something truly distinctive with enduring appeal. Now a new and uniquely different Mustang model has joined the lineup that promises to stir things up.

Toyota Sienna Hybrid Goes High Style

Toyota’s new 2021 Sienna hybrid minivan targets sales leaders Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona with a fresh and dynamic design, much improved drive characteristics and cabin environment, an array of important technology innovations, and arguably best-in-segment convenience features.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

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.

Don't Miss

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.

Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell

When you think ‘hydrogen’ it’s usually Honda and Toyota that come to mind. Hyundai? Not so much, but that would be a mistaken conclusion. The new Hyundai Nexo is built on a dedicated platform and is highly advanced. Kudos, Hyundai.

Audi e-tron Delivers

Audi is clearly committed to electrification. Proof of this is Audi’s all-new and eagerly awaited e-tron, the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle. This compact electric SUV boasts expected Audi styling, all the right stuff, and great 200+ mile range as well.

Driving the RAV4 Hybrid

With the RAV4 an extremely important vehicle to Toyota’s bottom line, you would expect the model’s new generation to be something special. It is, as we found both on and off road. Plus a high mpg hybrid seals the deal.

Tesla's $35K (Finally!) Model 3

The long-awaited Tesla Model 3 delivers what its fan base has expected. This electric sedan is stylish in a Model S sort of way, fast, and travels a significant distance on a charge. It’s also very late in coming. But apparently, all is forgiven.

Archives: 1998 Nissan Altra EV

We take today’s electric vehicle technology for granted. But it’s been a long road, with automakers fielding advanced technologies and concepts for decades on the way to an EV future. Here’s how the first lithium-ion battery powered EV came about.

The Race to Disrupt Tesla

Tesla has been the undisputed champion of electric cars for years now, with legacy automakers scrambling to keep up. That’s all changing with a slew of new high-tech EVs now here or coming. Here’s a look at what’s happening.

Volvo XC40 is High Tech

Looking for efficiency and functionality in a smaller crossover that also offers a high-end persona? Volvo’s new XC40 should be on your comparison list. This stylish model offers loads of on-board tech along with a respectable 33 highway mpg..

Cadillac's Sharp XT4

The XT4 is Cadillac’s answer to the compact crossover SUV, and it’s one sharp looking model. While it isn’t exotic in the sense of integrating electrification, it achieves a thrifty 30 highway miles-per-gallon on its turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Connected to the Road

Connected technology and advanced driver safety systems are all the rage. Once the domain of high-end cars, in growing numbers these systems are making their way to entry-level models. Their technology is advanced and capabilities amazing.

Driven: Lexus ES 300h

The all-new 2019 ES 300h is a welcome evolution of Lexus’ approachable luxury sedan. It offers handsome style, a quiet and comfortable interior, and good performance. Importantly, this hybrid is less than a $2,000 step up from its gas counterpart.

RAM 1500 Mild Hybrid

RAM’s debut of its 2019 RAM 1500 has more than satisfied the expectations of pickup fans who have been awaiting this new-generation model. It’s tough. It’s handsome. And it boasts all the right specs for the segment…plus mild hybrid power.